The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony has been moved from May 2nd to November 7th, due to the COVID-19 outbreak. It will be broadcasted live on HBO at 5pm PT and filmed at Cleveland’s Public Auditorium. Newly entering the Hall of Fame are Bone favorites the Doobie Brothers, plus Nine Inch Nails, Depeche Mode, Whitney Houston, T-Rex, and The Notorious B.I.G. For the full story, click here.
Let’s look back on Dayna’s heartfelt congratulations to her father, drummer Keith Knudsen. Sitting on a drum riser coloring, having your elementary school teacher gawk at your famous dad, and having your teenage friends beg you for tickets are all part of the territory for Dayna. However, to her, Keith was just her dad and to her, his music wasn’t what made him great.
Over the years, however, Dayna started to see what everyone else saw: A monster talent who could not only blow the crowd away with his technical abilities but also a musician’s musician who could drum perfectly in time with another drummer.
In 2020 the world of rock would recognize his and his band’s talent, as well as The Doobie Brothers, were announced as being a part of this year’s class of inductees. Unfortunately, Keith Knudsen passed away in 2005 and would never know exactly to which heights the band had climbed.
“What really bums me out is I just wish I could call my dad, you know, and tell him ‘congratulations’ and ask him how he feels about this,” Keyes said tearing up.
“But the thing is he was never an award kinda guy. I feel like it wouldn’t have been that big of a deal, I know he would have been honored…it’s a big deal, but not the biggest. I think what matters to all of the band most is their families.”