Peter Frampton, IBM, and the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

TMA friend Peter Frampton is nominated for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame!

Vote for Peter Frampton, legendary artist and myositis community advocate, every day at It’s easy to vote by providing an email address or social media handle. Voting ends on April 26!

Peter’s generosity of time, influence, and resources has been crucial to furthering the understanding and response to myositis. Meanwhile, he continues to record powerful music and deliver electrifying live concerts. Did you hear his tracks on the Dolly Parton Rockstar album? Are you attending a “Never EVER Say Never” musical tour date? Learn more about this inspirational artist at

Following a 2014 diagnosis of inclusion body myositis (IBM), Peter Frampton took on his illness with the same passion that drove him to international fame as a musician. Because of his leadership, resilience, and empathy, last year TMA presented Frampton with our Patient Ambassador Award.

Myositis is a Muscular Disease

Myositis quite literally means inflammation of the muscles, but the term has come to refer to several autoimmune diseases involving chronic inflammation. Myositis particularly affects the skeletal muscles responsible for voluntary movement, leading to muscle weakness, pain, and fatigue. There are various types of myositis, including IBM as well as dermatomyositis, polymyositis, and others, each with distinct clinical features. The exact cause of myositis is often unknown, but it is believed to involve an autoimmune response where the body’s immune system mistakenly attacks its own muscle tissue. Diagnosis typically consists of a combination of clinical evaluation, laboratory tests, and imaging studies. Once diagnosed, people living with myositis learn that there is no cure. Treatments are limited for all forms of myositis – and no treatments exist for IBM.

Peter Frampton’s Illness Leaves Him Undeterred

Lending his high profile to raise awareness of myositis, Peter Frampton was an obvious choice for the Patient Ambassador Award. According to TMA Executive Director Paula Eichenbrenner, “Peter serves as a beacon of hope for the community affected by IBM, an uncommon and challenging illness. His courage and good humor has been an incredibly energizing force.” Peter Frampton has continued to make music, tour, and connect with his loyal fans – all while exercising six days per week to stave off IBM’s progression. His upbeat attitude is inspiring to others suffering from myositis, and he has expressed his gratitude that he has been able to continue to play guitar while helping fight the disease.

In his remarks upon receiving the Patient Ambassador Award, Peter Frampton made it clear that he would not allow this disease to get the best of him. Frampton drew laughs from the crowd when he compared rare diseases to boutique hotels, and encouraged all present to join him in exponentially leveling up awareness and funding for myositis research. Peter Frampton also thanked the amazing team at Johns Hopkins University’s Myositis Clinic, and he recognized the hard work of medical investigators worldwide.

Vote Now for Peter Frampton

TMA is so thrilled to support Peter Frampton’s nomination for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, and to continue working with Peter on myositis awareness and research. People interested in learning more about TMA or myositis can explore our website. Fans of Peter Frampton can find out about his tour and get tickets to see this inspirational artist at And remember – vote daily for Peter Frampton’s Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction at!

Peter Frampton, IBM, and the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

3 comments on “Peter Frampton, IBM, and the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame”

  1. 1
    Joe Feidt on March 13, 2024

    Peter totally deserves to be in the Rock and Roll HOF!!! I will vote for him of course.

    Myself and 2 friends will attending his upcoming April 1 concert in Minneapolis. We would love to meet him if possible.

    Would you please let Peter know a fellow IBMer (that’s me) will be in the audience that day?

    Thanks so much if you can help make this happen.

  2. 2
    Donna Vallin on April 14, 2024

    Please make sure Peter Frampton is inducted into the 2024 Rock n Roll Hall of Fame. He should have been in already. His “Frampton Comes Alive” album was the best! The only Live album I liked. Every song was a hit!

  3. 3
    Greg Griffith on April 15, 2024

    Great concert in San Diego at Rady

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