Piano man Randy Newman is being inducted into the Rock Hall of Fame, it was announced yesterday, along with the likes of Quincy Jones, Lou Adler and Donna Summer. The induction ceremony will be on April 18 at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles. The event will be open to the public and will air as an HBO special on May 18. We’ll talk with the famously funny and multi-talented singer, songwriter about this latest accolade and whatever else the man wants to talk about, because that’s just the way he rolls.
Randy Newman, songwriter, singer, pianist, and composer. His solo albums span six decades and include 12 Songs, Sail Away, Good Old Boys, Harps & Angels, and the current Randy Newman Songbook series. Newman began scoring films in the 1980s, with movies such as The Natural, Awakenings, Ragtime, Toy Story 1, 2 & 3, Seabiscuit, James and the Giant Peach, and A Bug’s Life. He has been recognized with six Grammys, three Emmys, and two Academy Awards. Newman is on the Board of Councilors for the USC Thornton School of Music.