Nominated but not inducted:
LL Cool J
Rage Against The Machine
Rufus & Chaka Khan
The Cure? Sure. Def Leppard? Yes. Janet Jackson? Sure. Stevie Nicks? No. Not as a solo artist. Radiohead? WTF? Roxy Music and The Zombies? Most definitely. And a big WTF for all of the ones who weren't inducted, except maybe LL Cool J and John Prine. I don't know that LL Cool J was all that influential and John Prine is one of the greatest songwriters who ever lived but he's more Country. The others should have been inducted years ago. The MC5 should have been Founding Members, considering the influence they had.
And I'd imagine there are still a number of influential Punk and Metal bands who've never been nominated, as well as "underground" and "musicians'" bands from the '60's and '70's who aren't even on the Hall's radar. But it's nice to see Roxy Music, the Zombies, Def Leppard and, I guess, the Cure voted in.
30 years is too soon? Yer showin' yer age, old man.
Heck, the way the R&R HOF works I thought The Archies would make it before Alice Cooper did. smdhMDDad wrote:If it's the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, I'm not really sure why Janet Jackson and LL Cool J are on the list (or even John Prine, for that matter). Nobody would ever confuse their music with rock and roll. It's like the Pro Football Hall of Fame voting in some really good rugby players. If Janet Jackson is in, why not The Archies?
Oopes! I was thinking of Megadeth. Are they there?John Q. Public wrote:QR_BBPOST Or am I thinking of somebody else? Hey, I'm old.
They've definitely blurred the lines of what constitutes R&R, if they haven't thrown them out the window, altogether.
"How stupid is our country?"
Fixed it for you. Kids these days.Omar Bongo wrote:QR_BBPOST Can anybody name a good band/artist not guzzling Geritol?
Agree on the Rap and Disco wings and I'll add Soul. And I'd disqualify anything for it that was put out after about 1980. The stuff they're calling R&B these days can't compare to the great soul music of the '60's and '70's.
I know, I was there when he got inducted (don't judge me Ima fanboi). But it took way too long for that to happen.John Q. Public wrote:Alice Cooper is in it. 2011.
Something cool from last year that I don't see anything about for this year is "Singles," which I think is just as important as the people who've been selected. For now, I'll say it's a start. Taken from Wikipedia because I don't see anything about it on the HOF site.
"Rocket 88" Jackie Brenston and his Delta Cats (1951)
"Rumble" Link Wray (1958)
"The Twist" Chubby Checker (1960)
"Louie Louie" The Kingsmen (1963)
"A Whiter Shade of Pale" Procol Harum (1967)
"Born to Be Wild" Steppenwolf (1968)
"The first Rock & Roll song" (Ike Turner on guitar)
And Link Wray. The first white guitar hero. (Elmore James beat him by 5 years) And the first instrumental song to get banned from the radio.
John Q. Public wrote: Alice Cooper is in it. 2011.
Billion Dollar Babies Tour at the Forum 1973Zebra wrote:I know, I was there when he got inducted (don't judge me Ima fanboi). But it took way too long for that to happen.