Kate Bush has confirmed that she is not going to be in attendance tonight on the 2023 Rock & Roll Corridor of Fame induction ceremony in Brooklyn, New York.
In a letter uploaded to her web site, Bush explains she received’t be on the ceremony however “the actual honour is understanding that you simply felt I deserved it,” she wrote. “The RRHOF has welcomed me into essentially the most extraordinary rostrum of overwhelming expertise.”
The induction ceremony might be holding its thirty eighth iteration tonight at 8 p.m. ET and might be live-streamed for the primary time on Disney+. Other than Bush, the Corridor can be honoring Sheryl Crow, Missy Elliot, Willie Nelson, George Michael, Rage In opposition to the Machine and The Spinners, amongst an extended listing of different trade giants.
In her letter, Bush congratulated fellow inductee and Elton John songwriter Bernie Taupin, who’s acknowledged within the Musical Excellence class. “Congratulations Bernie! Congratulations to everybody who’s being inducted tonight!” she exclaimed on the finish of her observe.
Bush’s textual content seems beneath.
“I’m utterly blown away by this big honour – an award that sits within the large beating coronary heart of the American music trade.
Thanks a lot to everybody who voted for me. I by no means imagined I’d be given this glorious accolade.
Final 12 months was such a surprisingly profitable time for my observe Operating Up That Hill and
I’m certain that a whole lot of you who’ve voted me in to the RRHOF additionally drove that observe up the charts. Thanks!
I’m afraid I received’t be capable to attend the ceremony tonight, however for me the actual honour is understanding that you simply felt I deserved it.
The RRHOF has welcomed me into essentially the most extraordinary rostrum of overwhelming expertise.
Once I was rising up my hero was Elton John. I poured over his music, longed to have the ability to play piano like him and longed to jot down songs that might transfer individuals in the way in which his work moved me.
That little lady in South East London may by no means have dreamed she’d be sharing the occasion tonight with Bernie Taupin, Elton’s writing associate, an unimaginable lyricist who impressed me to maintain writing songs – to maintain making an attempt. Congratulations Bernie! Congratulations to everybody who’s being inducted tonight!
Music is on the core of who I’m and, like all musicians, being on the journey of making an attempt to create one thing musically attention-grabbing is rife with emotions of doubt and insecurity.
I’m solely 5 foot three, however at present I really feel just a little taller.