Wednesday, November 01, 2006


The Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame announced nominees for its 2007 class. Five of the following bands will be selected for enshrinement: Van Halen, R.E.M., Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five, Chic, Patti Smith, the Dave Clark Five, the Ronettes, Joe Tex and the Stooges, the band that spawned Iggy Pop.

Where the zhen dao mei is Rush?

The legendary trio released their debut album in 1974. Since then, the progressive rock band known for its masterful musicianship and poignant lyrics has influenced hundreds of musicians. After 32 years, they are still together, making new music and touring. Why are they being snubbed by the hall?

The Mailbox can agree with the nominations above, except for Chic (Quickly: name two songs by Chic other than "Good Times." Can't do it, can you?) But, it seems the Hall is more famous for its snubs than its honorees. Van Halen was snubbed for four years. The Sex Pistols were snubbed for five, and Black Sabbath was snubbed for nine. It seems the Hall is built to celebrate not legendary rock, but legendary sales.

Who else is getting snubbed?

I'm at work, so I don't have a lot of time to think about this....but off the top of my head I came up with: The New York Dolls, Judas Priest, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Kiss, Motorhead, Ted Nugent and Thin Lizzy.

The Hall of Fame is a joke.
Oh yeah...and Alice Cooper, Def Leppard, Black Flag, The Dead Kennedy's, DOA, Pearl Jam, Nirvana, Motley Crue, Guns n' Roses, Metallica...
Yeah, the Rock Hall of Fame is kind of a crock. It doesn't have a very good rep. I'd rather visit the Bowling Hall of Fame in St. Louis!
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