Former Rolling Stones manager Andrew Loog Oldham won't be attending his Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction. He tells the Los Angeles Times he's not happy with the way his honor is being handled.
Oldham explains that he was allowed "no input" into his induction, which he feels leaves him and The Beatles' late manager Brian Epstein "reduced to appearing like those accountants who appear at the Oscars, Grammys, or Tonys to assure us that nothing was rigged." He adds that when he tried to address the matter with the Rock Hall, there was "no discussion, just an attitude of 'show up, smile, read your speech and enjoy the evening.'"
Oldham adds that he doesn't like the way the event has changed since it started being taped for an HBO special. He explains that he understands the Rock Hall "has to dance to a new beat to survive but it's hardly rock 'n' roll."
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame will welcome its Class of 2014 with a ceremony in Brooklyn, New York on Thursday. A highlights special will debut on HBO on May 31st.
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