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Morning Click: Iggy heads to the Hall, Weezy leaks via snail mail, Mimi comes to Washington

Iggy PopIggy Pop, shown here at the 2008 Virgin Mobile Festival, finally made it into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with his proto-punk band the Stooges. (Sarah L. Voisin/The Washington Post)

- The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame announced its 2010 inductees, Tuesday: proto-punks The Stooges, dancing Swedes ABBA, English rock bands Genesis and The Hollies, and reggae icon Jimmy Cliff. The induction ceremony will take place in New York on March 15.

- Rapper Lil Wayne heads to court in February for sentencing in a New York gun possession case, shortly after his new album "Rebirth" is scheduled to drop. But some Weezy fans won't have to wait until February to hear it. Billboard reports that accidentally leaked the disc by mailing about 500 pre-ordered CD copies to customers' homes earlier in the week. Whoops!

- Mariah Carey is embarking on her first U.S. tour in more than three years and will be performing DAR Constitution Hall on Jan. 27. Tickets go on sale this Friday, Dec. 18 at 10 a.m.

By Chris Richards  |  December 16, 2009; 6:30 AM ET
Categories:  Morning click  | Tags: ABBA, Genesis, Jimmy Cliff, Lil Wayne, Mariah Carey, The Hollies, The Stooges  
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Not sure how they can take ABBA over KISS, one is the biggest selling American band of all time and one is...umm...not and we know how much the Hall loves artists that can sell, but otherwise it's a good list. 'Bout time The Stoges made it in.

Posted by: EricS2 | December 16, 2009 9:13 AM | Report abuse

It seems that any group (The Stooges) can get in if they hang around long enough and act weird enough. Genesis and the Hollies deserve admission, though. I'm not sure ABBA would be considered rock and roll to most people.

Posted by: gtinla | December 16, 2009 9:28 AM | Report abuse

It's true that Abba is not really rock, but when it comes to sales, I'm pretty certain their record sales would dwarf Kiss's record sales. Kiss was never really about the records anyway. Not sure why they're not in.

Posted by: KidTJ | December 16, 2009 9:41 AM | Report abuse

I don't think of them as "rock," but ABBA has sold a truly ludicrous number of records. 370 million, says Teh Internets, with 2-4 million more each year. KISS clocks in at around 70 million.

Now I know I'm dealing in shady Internet statistics, and KISS is mostly album sales while ABBA is singles. But while KISS is a big-time rock band, ABBA lives on the Beatles/Michael Jackson/Elvis plane of sales.

And not that I care much about the Rock n' Roll Hall of Fame, but IMHO any band that can crank out Double Platinum does indeed belong there. It's cold gin time again!

Posted by: hubcap | December 16, 2009 5:03 PM | Report abuse

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