Steve Miller 'Quite Pleased' To Finally Be Inducted Into Rock Hall
"I started playing rock & roll in 1956, so I've been here from the beginning," Miller tells Rolling Stone. "I've seen it go through everything, from the time in Chicago to out to San Francisco to all these different phases. It's been a great, long life of playing music, and I'm really honored to be inducted. I'm quite pleased.
"It's just taken such a long, long, long, long, long, long, long, long, long, long, long, long time," he adds. "After a while you just kind of go, "This is taking an awful long time!" I'm glad they took their time. I'm sure they made the right decision."
Miller will enter the Hall alongside Cheap Trick, Deep Purple, Steve Miller, Chicago and N.W.A. The guitarist has been eligible for entry since 1993 and the 2016 honor marks his first nomination.
"I kind of enjoyed having people complain that I wasn't in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame more than I think I'll like being in it," says Miller. "I'm sure now that I'm in it, I'll be forgotten about and nobody will have anything to complain about."
The Steve Miller Band has had 25 members in the past five decades, but the guitarist will stand alone at the podium next April as the sole inductee. Read his reaction to that here.
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