Cyndi Lauper on Being Snubbed from 2023 Rock Hall Class
Cyndi Lauper has been eligible for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame since 2009 and received her first nomination this year. Even though she didn’t make the cut for the 2023 induction class, the pop singer isn’t losing sleep over it.
Lauper told People on the red carpet of the Tribeca Festival, “I always felt that rock ‘n’ roll could save the world, and as a rocker, you have to be an activist … “I don’t need a badge. I need to be able to continue the work and help to make a difference… You have to remember to be human and help other humans.”
Lauper was at the Tribeca Festival for the premiere of Let the Canary Sing, a new documentary about her life and career. The film is directed by Alison Ellwood, who previously worked on other rock docs, including 2020’s The Go-Go’s and 2013’s History of the Eagles.
USA Today notes Lauper wasn’t too sure about making a documentary about her life and career. She said before the film’s screening at Tribeca, “When I was first approached, I said, ‘A documentary? I’m not dead yet!’ But if anybody was going to tell my story – the good, the bad and the ugly; the missteps and the good steps; the triumphs and the not-so-triumphant – it would be Alison Ellwood. She’s a wonderful filmmaker. I feel honored.”
Currently, there is no set date for wide release for Let the Canary Sing.