Music News Digest: Week Of October 16, 2022

October 23, 2022 by Amy Gold

During the week of October 16, 2022, early rock & roll pioneer Jerry Lee Lewis was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame as a trailblazer who paved his own unique path within country music. The awards ceremonies took place at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum's CMA Theater in Nashville, TN.

Also that week, it was announced that the 2022 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, to take place November 5 in Los Angeles at Microsoft Theater, will air November 19 on HBO and will also be available to stream on HBO Max. This year's inductees include such veteran artists as Harry Belafonte, Dolly Parton, Lionel Richie, Sylvia Robinson, and Carly Simon. For more info, visit

Motown legends Berry Gordy and Smokey Robinson will be honored as MusiCares' 2023 Persons of the Year at an awards ceremony to take place at the Los Angeles Convention Center on February 3, two nights before the Grammys. In addition to an all-star tribute concert, the gala will also include a reception and silent auction to raise funds for MusiCares.

Fleetwood Mac's 1987 hit, "Everywhere," is having a renewed popularity on the Billboard charts in the wake of its inclusion in a recent TV ad for Chevrolet's electric vehicle line. Written by Christine McVie, who also sang the lead vocals, this song spent three weeks at #1 on Billboard's Rock Digital Song Sales tally and recently entered the Hot Rock & Alternative Songs chart at #25. In addition, it rose from #7 to #3 on the all-genre Digital Song Sales tally.

Jackson Browne, Graham Nash, Linda Ronstadt, and J.D. Souther are among those to appear in "Lost Angel: The Genius Of Judee Sill," a new documentary about the Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter who rose to fame in the early 1970s and died of a drug overdose in 1979 at age 35. This movie will make its world premiere on November 13 in New York City as part of the 2022 DOC NYC festival and will also be available to view via streaming from November 14-27. For more info, visit

Also that week, AXS TV announced an all-day marathon of documentaries and concert films dedicated to the biggest names in hard rock and heavy metal to air October 29, 2022. Featured performers include such veteran bands and artists as Black Sabbath, Alice Cooper, Iron Maiden, KISS, and Ozzy Osbourne.

Finally, Rod Stewart is helping a displaced Ukrainian family get back on its feet as the Russian invasion continues to rage on. The good-hearted rock legend has rented out a home in Berkshire, England for the family and he will also be taking care of their bills for at least a year. Stewart says he met the family in February during the onset of the invasion when he drove 16 refugees to Berlin after bringing supplies to Ukraine.

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