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Rodney finally gets his Star on the Walk of Fame

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The white smoke slowly rose from atop the Angelyne billboard which meant the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce had decided who would get stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2007.

The lucky winners included KROQ pioneer Rodney on the Roq who was the first d.j. to play such bands as the Ramones, the Sex Pistols, the Cure, Van Halen, Duran Duran, Oasis, the Smiths, Blondie, the Go-Gos, Depeche Mode, the Strokes, the White Stripes and scores of others. We will never be able to thank him enough for turning us on to bands like Teenage Fanclub, the Donnas, the Jesus and Mary Chain, and Shonen Knife. Shit like that explains why he's the only d.j. to have a theme song personally written and performed for him by Brian Wilson, not to mention that sweet doc "The Mayor of Sunset Strip", and the support of those behind

Here are the other stars who will be recognized forever on Hollywood Blvd: Michael Caine, Matt Damon, Lauren Shuler Donner, Jamie Foxx, John Goodman, Michelle Pfeiffer, Robert Altman, Erik Estrada, Kiefer Sutherland, Jerry Stiller, Barbara Walters, Dick Wolf, Mariah Carey, Sean “Diddy” Combs, The Doors, Crystal Gayle, Willie Nelson, Tim McGraw, Leann Rimes, Shania Twain, Sir Tim Rice, Lily Tomlin and Stu Nahan.

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OK, not Willie... but maybe 2008 will be the year for the joint-tokin red-headed stranger will get his props.

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