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Henry Rollins To Honor Seymour Stein On "GRAMMY Salute To Music Legends"
As co-founder of Sire Records and vice president at Warner Music Group, Seymour Stein demonstrated his uncanny gift for knowing what's next by signing Barenaked Ladies, the Cult, the Cure, Echo & the Bunnymen, k.d. lang, Madonna, the Pretenders, Radio Birdman, the Ramones, the Saints, Talking Heads, and many more. Stein has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Songwriters Hall of Fame but his impact on American musical culture outshines the much-deserved honors he has received.
On the upcoming third annual "GRAMMY Salute To Music Legends," winner for Best Spoken Word Or Non-Musical Album at the 37th GRAMMY Awards for his narration of Get In The Van — On The Road With Black Flag, Henry Rollins is excited to present Stein his 2018 Recording Academy Trustees Award.
"It took me awhile to fully understand how much Sire Records — that's his label — played a part in my life," said Rollins, "until I went through the list of all the records and bands that he had made and signed and realized I have at least two-thirds of the records that he put out."
Watch the special tribute concert that will air on PBS at 9 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 5 (check your local listings) and will be available to stream the following day via pbs.org/gperf.