[big]Cave enters Aria Hall of Fame on his own terms[/big]
[smallest]October 29, 2007[/smallest]
SINGER Nick Cave has accepted his induction into the Aria Hall of Fame, but it was on his own terms.
The Australia-born songwriter last week said he was "dreading" tonight's induction during the annual music awards.
But on the night, he was gracious in accepting the honour.
However, there were a couple of conditions - that his band mates from The Bad Seeds and his former band The Birthday Party be inducted as well.
"I cannot really accept this until we get a few things straight," Cave told the crowd at Sydney's Acer Arena.
"What I can't figure out is why I am up here and The Bad Seeds aren't?
"I would like to do a bit of inducting myself."
Cave then thanked the members of The Band Seeds and The Birthday Party, the 1970s Melbourne gothic rock band which launched his career, for all their work with him over the years.
"I would like to, by the power vested in me, induct these people also into the Aria Hall of Fame."
Cave also thanked his mother, his wife Susie Bick and four sons.
Later, he told reporters there were a few other Australians artists he would like to see join him in the select club.
"Is Kylie in there?"asked Cave, who recorded the duet Where The Wild Roses Grow with Kylie Minogue in 1996.
"She f---ing well should be!"
And there's a slightly older article on his reluctance .
(I wanted to make the title something to do with "Cave" and "Hall", but I'm not as good as RJ at these things. Any suggestions?)