— Fans of several long-snubbed artists are already making their voices heard regarding who should be enshrined in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame next year. While the Hall won’t announce the 2022 nominees until January, an early tally of some 23-thousand votes from visitors to the museum in Cleveland shows fans want Motley Crue and Iron Maiden. Fans also want Pat Benatar, Blink-182, Dave Matthews Band, Dolly Parton, Weezer, Cher, Styx and Boston to be inducted. The informal poll doesn’t count towards induction but serves as a suggestion to the selection committee.

— Nile Rodgers is selling over 100 historic guitars at an upcoming charity auction. The Chic mastermind has sold more than 500 million records as a songwriter, producer and session man over his five-decade career. One of the auction’s big ticket items is a replica of Rodgers’ Hitmaker Stratocaster. The original instrument can be heard on recordings by Diana Ross, David Bowie, Madonna, Mick Jagger, Lady Gaga and many more. Proceeds of the auction will benefit the We Are Family Foundation, which supports cultural diversity and helps young people who are “positively changing the world.”

— Ringo Starr will be joining Joe Walsh for his annual concert to benefit veterans. “VetsAid 2021: The Basement Show” will be held virtually on December 18th, and will also include “surprise guests.” Last year’s VetsAid concert featured Alice Cooper, Jon Bon Jovi and James Hetfield. Vietnam-era veterans will also be featured in this year’s streaming event. Tickets are available at VetsAid.veeps.com.

— David Bowie’s 75th birthday will be celebrated with a livestream concert. Bowie’s birthday is January 8th, and his long-time band members will celebrate the occasion with a live concert that day, featuring guest appearances from Def Leppard, Living Colour and members of Duran Duran. Pianist Mike Garson, who’d been with Bowie since 1973, is hosting the concert called “A Bowie Celebration.” Tickets are available at rollinglivestudios.com and proceeds will benefit Save the Children.