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Ronstadt can't attend Rock Hall induction

Linda Ronstadt has revealed she couldn't attend her induction into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame next week – even if she wanted to.

Last year she confirmed she was suffering from Parkinson’s disease and she’d never be able to sing again.

Now the 11-time Grammy winner tells Billboard: “It’s very hard for me to travel. I have to save travelling for things I really have to do.

“I have to spend a certain amount of time visiting my family and I have to spend a little bit doing things that are professional. But I just can’t travel casually; it’s too hard.”

Ronstadt’s music will be represented at the induction ceremony when a musical tribute is performed by Glenn Frey, Stevie Nicks, Bonnie Rait, Sheryl Crow, Carrie Underwood and Emmylou Harris.

But the 67-year-old says she wouldn’t have been there even if her health wasn’t a problem. “I haven’t given it one thought. I didn’t go the last two times I was nominated for a Grammy either.

“I don’t have anything against it – you just don’t do things for those reasons. If you’re working for prizes you’re in trouble.”

Not only is one-time online news editor Martin an established rock journalist and drummer, but he’s also penned several books on music history. He’s appeared on TV and when not delving intro all things music, can be found travelling along the UK’s vast canal network.