Pat Benatar is as cool as ever. Although thrilled about her 2022 induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame — she’s a seasoned pro — and has never judged her talent or art with the prizes its brought her.

In addition to Benatar, the 2022 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees are Duran Duran, Eurythmics, Dolly PartonLionel Richie, Carly Simon, and Eminem. This year’s Musical Excellence Award will go to Judas Priest along with producers Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis.

Early Influence Awards will go to Harry Belafonte and Elizabeth Cotten, with Ahmet Ertegun Awards going to recording engineer, producer, and executive Jimmy Iovine, R&B singer and Sugar Hill Records founder Sylvia Robinson, and attorney, Allen Grubman.

The 2022 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony will be held on November 5th at L.A.’s Microsoft Theater and air at a later date on HBO and stream on HBO Max.

Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo next perform on May 22nd in Pompano Beach, Florida at Pompano Beach Amphitheater


  • Out now is Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo latest live set, the acoustic live DVD, We Live For Love.
  • The set was recorded live at Red Studios in L.A. and features stripped down versions of such Benatar classics as “Promises In The Dark,” “We Live For Love,” “Love Is A Battlefield,” “Hit Me With Your Best Shot,” and “We Belong.”
  • In 2010Benatar published her memoirs, Between A Heart And A Rock Place.
  • Back in 2008, she released her definitive greatest hits set, Pat Benatar: Ultimate Collection. Highlights on the collection include: “Heartbreaker,” “I Need A Lover,” “Treat Me Right,” “You Better Run,” “Hit Me With Your Best Shot,” “Hell Is For Children,” “Promises In The Dark,” “Fire And Ice,” “Precious Time,” “Shadows Of The Night,” “Little Too Late,” “Love Is A Battlefield,” “We Belong,” “Invincible (Theme From The Legend Of Billie Jean),” “Sex As A Weapon,” “Le Bel Age,” “All Fired Up,” “True Love,” and others.

CHECK IT OUT: Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo on May 8th, 2001 performing “All Fired Up” live in Anaheim: