Here is why the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has become a joke.

Today the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame announced their list of candidates for possible induction in 2012. The complete list, which will be voted on in the next several months:

  • Beastie Boys
  • The Cure
  • Donovan
  • Eric B. & Rakim
  • Guns ‘N Roses
  • Heart
  • Joan Jett and the Blackhearts
  • Freddie King
  • Laura Nyro
  • Red Hot Chili Peppers
  • Rufus with Chaka Khan
  • The (Small) Faces
  • The Spinners
  • Donna Summer
  • War

To frame this up a bit, these artists have already been inducted to the HOF:

  • ABBA
  • Madonna
  • Neil Diamond

These, all eligible, have not:

  • Kiss
  • Rush
  • Stevie Ray Vaughan
  • Electric Light Orchestra
  • The Monkees
  • Moody Blues
  • Paul Revere and the Raiders
  • Yes
  • Bon Jovi
  • Journey
  • Three Dog Night
  • Chicago
  • The Guess Who
  • Hall and Oates
  • Todd Rundgren
  • Cheap Trick
  • Warren Zevon
  • The Cars
  • Willie Nelson
  • Deep Purple
  • Johnny Rivers

How is it that the ROCK AND ROLL Hall of Fame inducts Madonna, ABBA, and Neil Diamond before Rush, Kiss, or Stevie Ray? How can they even consider Donna Summer before Bon Jovi, Journey, or Three Dog Night?


3 Comments on “Here is why the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has become a joke.”

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