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Steve Miller 'planning to investigate' Rock Hall

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Steve Miller says he plans to investigate the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame.

The singer and guitarist was inducted into the Rock Hall alongside Deep Purple, N.W.A, Chicago and Cheap Trick in April.

He used his acceptance speech to launch a tirade against the Rock Hall and the music industry in general, and later slammed the “murky” and “ridiculous” paperwork he would have to fill out to grant permission for his performance to be broadcast on HBO.

Now Miller says he’s putting Rock Hall organisers in the spotlight by inspecting their public documents – and he promises to make sure funding goes toward music education programmes rather than lining pockets.

He tells Sirius XM: “It’s going to get better. I’m going to get these guys. They are going to be sorry they treated people this way.

“The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame is going to go to Cleveland, the museum is actually going to mean something. The funding they raise will be used for music education before I’m done.”

He continues: “I’m planning to keep it in the news. I’m planning to investigate them. I’ve already got all their public documents, I want to see where they’re spending the money, I want to see who’s being paid. I’m going to check it all out.”

The Steve Miller Band are currently touring North America.

Steve Miller tour dates 2016

Jun 17: Northfield Hard Rock Rocksino Northfield Park, OH
Jun 18: Cincinnati PNC Pavilion, OH
Jun 19: Toledo Zoo Zmphitheater, OH
Jun 21: Huber Heights Rose Music Center, OH
Jun 23: Interlochen Center For The Arts, MI
Jun 24: Clarkston DTE Energy Music Theatre, MI
Jun 25: Anderson Hoosier Par Racing, IN
Jun 30: Fort Dodge Harlan Rogers Sports Complex, IA
Jul 01: Madison Breese Stevens Field, WI
Jul 02: Highland Park Ravinia Festival, IL
Jul 15: Peachtree City Frederick Brown Jr Amphitheater, GA
Jul 16: Raleigh Red Hat Amphitheater, NC
Jul 17: Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre, NC
Jul 19: Augusta Bell Auditorium, GA
Jul 20: Tallahassee Pavilion, FL
Jul 22: Biloxi Beau Rivage Theatre, MS
Jul 23: Houston Revention Music Center, TX
Jul 24: San Antonio Majestic THeatre, TX
Jul 26: Austin Long Center For Performing Arts, TX
Jul 27: Hidalgo State Farm Arena, TX
Jul 29: El Paso Don Haskins Center, TX
Jul 30: Albuquerque Sandia Resort & asino, NM
Aug 12: Las Vegas Cosmopolitan, NV
Aug 13: Los Angeles Greek Theatre, CA
Aug 14: Friant Table Mountain Casino, CA
Aug 18: Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena at Harveys, NV
Aug 19: Park City Snow Park Amphitheater, UT
Aug 21: Boise Idaho Botanical Garden, ID
Aug 22: Airway Heights Norhtern Quest Resort & Casino, WA
Aug 24: Vancouver Pacific National Exhibition, BC

Black Keys regret inducting Steve Miller into Rock Hall

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