Jealous Haters Since 1998!
Home | News | Reviews | Day In Rock | RockNewsWire | Singled Out | Tour Dates/Tix | Feeds

Chuck Berry and Peter Sellars Receive 2014 Polar Music Prize (Recap)


.
On Wednesday Chuck Berry and Peter Sellars Receive 2014 Polar Music Prize was a top story. Here is the recap: Chuck Berry and Peter Sellars were this year's recipients of the Polar Music Prize at a ceremony at Stockholm's Concert Hall that was attended by members of the Swedish Royal Family.

Rock and Roll pioneer Chuck Berry was unable to attend the ceremony due to illness and Dave Edmunds received the honor on his behalf. Edmunds read a speech prepared by Berry. He said, "Unfortunately I am unable to travel, but my heart is in Sweden. I want to thank the King and the Royal Family for awarding me the Polar Prize. I understand what a great honor it is to be a recipient. I am sorry that I am unable to travel and receive this personally."

Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards recorded a special video message in Chuck Berry's honor for the event. Richards said, "Chuck Berry, he just leapt out of the radio at me. I ate him basically, I mean I breathed him, it wasn't just food, he was the air I breathed for many years when I was learning guitar and trying to figure out how you could be such an all-rounder.

"Such a great voice, such a great player, and also such a great showman, you know, it was all in one package, so basically if I listened to Chuck Berry I was full for the day.

"Chuck, congratulations Chuck! And also congratulations to Sweden for recognizing Chuck Berry for what he is."

The other recipient of the prize this year, American opera and theatre director Peter Sellars was on hand to collect his Prize from King Carl XVI of Sweden.

In his acceptance Sellars said, "Thank you for this overwhelming Award…I must dedicate this Prize to my musical families who have adopted me, taught me, have been patient, generous and inspiring beyond anything that I could have imagined…Living with music every day is already the most astonishing gift anyone could ask for." -

Chuck Berry Tour Dates/Tickets

Chuck Berry CDs, DVDs and MP3s

Chuck Berry T-shirts and Posters

Chuck Berry CDs, vinyl and rarities


Share this article


.


...end




.
News Reports
.
• Day in Rock:
Ozzy Wants Original Lineup For Black Sabbath Farewell- No Guests For Allman Brothers Band's Final Shows- Slipknot's Corey Taylor Recalls Suicide Attempts- more

• Day in Pop 16 Hospitalized Following Skrillex Concert- Charli XCX Plays Surprise Show At High School Dance- Katy Perry Cancels Birthday Trip Over Safety Concerns- One Direction- more

• B-Sides: Sammy Hagar Reveals Story Behind Van Halen's Dreams- Metallica's Hetfield Still Struggles With Monster- Angels & Airwaves Preview Animated Movie- Paul Stanley- more

 Subscribe To Day in Rock

.
 
Reviews
.

• Road Trip: Styx Rocks Cozumel, Mexico Aboard The Carnival Breeze

• Anubis Gate - Horizons

• Rock Reads: Excess All Areas: Demands and Idiosyncracies of Rock Icons on Tour

• Riot V - Unleash the Fire

• Mayhem - Esoteric Warfare

• Classics: Virgin Steele - Invictus

• Manilow - Cease and Desist

• Striker - City of Gold

• Ali Campbell (UB40) - Silhouette

• Hank 3 Live

• 5 Star: Ozzy Osbourne - Memoirs of a Madman

• Excel - Split Image

• Sister Hazel - 20 Stages

• Portrait - Crossroads

• Elvenking - The Pagan Manifesto

• Bryan Adams - Tracks of My Years

• MorleyView: St. Madness

• Virgin Steele - The Marriage of Heaven and Hell - Part One


.
.
.

Search for Tickets

Or Browse For Tickets

.
.
Today's Rock News
.

• Ozzy Wants Original Lineup For Black Sabbath Farewell

• No Guests For Allman Brothers Band's Final Shows

• Slipknot's Corey Taylor Recalls Suicide Attempts

• Foo Fighters Reveal Stadium Concert Support Acts

• Pink Floyd Tour Unlikely

• Volbeat Plan Six Month Break

• Poison Reunite For Special Event

• Primus Drummer Returns to Stage Following Heart Surgery

• Kerry King Says Slayer Fans Will 'Dig' New Album

• Procol Harum To Perform With BBC Orchestra

• Alvin Stardust Dead At 72

• Korn Frontman To Face Painful Past On 20th Anniversary Tour

• Raven Take On Deep Purple, Queen and Other Classics

• Cream Reveal Box Set Details

• There Is No Opeth, Mastodon, In Flames Supergroup Project Planned

• Geoff Tate Free Of Radio Worries

• Philip Sayce Cancels Tour

• Nate Salemeh Leaves Attila To Stay Clean

• Jeff Wayne Announces Final The War Of The Worlds Date

• Fans Take Kate Bush's Breath Away


Subscribe to Day in Rock Report by Email

.
.
Today's Pop News
.

• 16 Hospitalized Following Skrillex Concert

• Charli XCX Plays Surprise Show At High School Dance

• Katy Perry Cancels Birthday Trip Over Safety Concerns

• One Direction Announce North American Stadium Tour

• Florida Georgia Line Top Album Chart With Anything Goes

• Taylor Swift Previews New Song In Target Commercial

• Iggy Azalea Vs Haters With New Track Iggy SZN

• Jack White To Speak At Yale

• Jessie Ware Recruits J. Cole For Kind Of Remix

• Nick Jonas Releases New Solo Song Wilderness

• CHVRCHES Go Anime For Under The Tide Video

• Deadmau5 Offers Free Album Download

• Juicy J Releases Two New Songs 'All I Need' & 'Trash'

• Rita Ora Premieres New Song Grateful From Beyond the Lights Film

• Walk the Moon Release Shut Up and Dance Video

• Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds Release New Video

• Ludacris Releases 'Numbers on the Board' Freestyle

• Matt Nathanson Helping Raise Awareness for the Hearing Impaired

.
.
Latest B-Sides News
.


• Sammy Hagar Reveals Story Behind Van Halen's Dreams

• Metallica's Hetfield Still Struggles With Monster

• Angels & Airwaves Preview Animated Movie

• Preview KISS Star Paul Stanley's Oprah Appearance

• Butcher Babies Go Slasher Film Style For New Video

• The Treatment Release Running With The Dogs Video

• Queen Release TV Commercial For Queen Forever

• Enter Shikari Streaming New Song The Last Garrison

• Female WWII Fighter Pilots Inspired Sabaton's Night Witches

• Obsidian Kingdom Release Ball-Room Video

• Survivor's Peterik Looks Back At Eye Of The Tiger

• Singled Out: Iris's Phenom

More News

.
 
anti Worthy Links
.
• AudioNationRadio.com • The Screen Door • A Journal of Musical Things • Lloyd Zeffler blog • Demolish Mag • Nightwatcher's House of Rock • CJ Chilvers • Deja Voodoo • The 1st Five • thecopycat.biz • Hard Rock Memorabilia • Day in Rock @twitter

.
  .
.

Click Here to Buy T-Shirts!
Click Here to Buy T-Shirts!



 

Tell a Friend about this page - Contact Us - Privacy - antiMusic Email - Why we are antiMusic

Copyright© 1998 - 2014 Iconoclast Entertainment Group All rights reserved. antiMusic works on a free link policy for reprinting of our original articles, click here for details. Please click here for legal restrictions and terms of use applicable to this site. Use of this site signifies your agreement to the terms of use.