Rockhall, Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame, The Cars

Rockhall, Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame

Read The Cars' Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Speeches

Read the Cars' 2018 #RockHall induction speeches


Read the Cars' 2018 RockHall induction speeches

Band had been passed over twice before getting into the institution this year

. Thank you to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Board for bestowing this honor on us. It’s a thrill to join the ranks of the incredible artists who have already been inducted.

In our very early days, we had an angel. Her name is Maxanne Sartori. A top DJ at WBCN in Boston, the city’s biggest FM rock station. Maxanne did an amazing thing: she started playing our demo tape in heavy rotation alongside all the biggest records of the day. The spins got reported in the radio tip sheets. So it would say, The Cars, Just What I Needed, and then in the column where the record label would normally be listed, it said TAPE!!! A&R reps for major labels started flying to Boston to check out this local band, The Cars, whose demo tape got so much airplay that it was being reported on a national level. Maxanne did that. We are forever indebted.

David, for his rock-solid drumming, and for his contributions to the band’s image, naming the band, creating our logo and art directing all of our iconic album covers.

To our fans, thank you for 40 years of undying support – we’d be nowhere without you.

My mom was my biggest fan and shared in the joy of our success. I always felt like I was doing this for the both of us. I know that she’s smiling down at me tonight and is so happy and proud. We did it, mom. Thank you all very much.

I’d like to say thanks to Roy Thomas Baker, who produced the first four Cars’ albums and helped define the sound of The Cars. Roy came to see us play during a snowstorm in Massachusetts at a high school gym with about 20 or 30 people in the audience and still agreed to produce our first album on the spot. Thanks, Roy! And I’d like to thank Mutt Lange for his contribution to the Heartbeat City album.

I have my own personal hall of fame that I would to thank, my friends Mark Volman and Howard Kaylan, whose history speaks for itself, with The Turtles, the Mother’s of Invention, and just as Flo & Eddie. They were probably the closest thing to having mentors that I ever had. I’d like to give a nod of appreciation to Todd Rundgren, who has been one of my musical heroes since before I was ever in The Cars. And I’d like to thank Martin Mull who gave me my first professional job in the music business. And thanks to Kraftwerk and Devo for being so good.

And finally, I’d like to give my acknowledgement to Ben Orr. How fitting that we are in Cleveland tonight. Without Ben’s innate talent and rock star good looks, it’s unlikely we would be here tonight.

Firstly, I’d like to thank my wheelchaired grandmother for forcing me to sing for her friends, in the parlor when I was five years old. She also had the nerve to buy me a Sears & Roebuck guitar when I was 14. Then one day I heard a song on the radio called “That’ll Be The Day” by Buddy Holly. So I started playing guitar then. I have to thank her for that.

David Heglmeier, our right hand man. Brandon Flowers, for all the wonderful adjectives. Scott Shriner from Weezer who will be playing bass with us tonight. Mario Testani for watching our chips. Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Richard Brautigan, Bob Dylan, for all their words.

So I lived in Cleveland for a while. It was the first place I played music in front of people. It was at a hootenanny about 20 blocks away. I’ve only moved this far up the street for all those years. Good night.

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