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Breakdown of number of nominations and when they became eligible. As you can see, some acts wait quite a while, even for a nomination (two have been eligible since the first year of inductions):
Beastie Boys: Third nomination (second consecutive); eligible since 2007
The Cure: First nomination; eligible since 2003
Donovan: Second nomination (second consecutive); eligible since 1990
Eric B. & Rakim: First nomination; FIRST-YEAR ELIGIBILITY
Guns 'N Roses: First nomination; FIRST-YEAR ELIGIBILITY
Heart: First nomination; eligible since 2001
Joan Jett and the Blackhearts: First nomination; eligible since 2005
Freddie King: First nomination; eligible since 1986 (first year of inductions)
Laura Nyro: Third nomination (third consecutive); eligible since 1992
Red Hot Chili Peppers: Second nomination; eligible since 2009
Rufus with Chaka Khan: First nomination; eligible since 1999
The Small Faces/The Faces: First nomination; eligible since 1991
The Spinners: First nomination; eligible since 1986 (first year of inductions)
Donna Summer: Fourth nomination (third consecutive); eligible since 1999
War: Second nomination; eligible since 1996
Laura Nyro is so underrated. Third year and i'm not seeing her making through this one, either.
Knowing the Hall, it'll probably be GNR, Joan Jett, Heart, RHCP and War.
I'd like to see The Cure and GNR get in at least, though.
it is up to the 400-500 voting members of the Hall of Fame as to who gets inducted. Joan Jett and Heart getting in at the same time? I'd be surprised. For a while, I thought Heart may have suffered because of the slick 80s material (much like Chicago).
I'd rather see Pat Benatar over Joan Jett- her overall body of work is stronger (though neither is a big critical favorite).
What about Sonic Youth? T. Rex? Big Star? Roxy Music? Nick Drake?
The RnR Hall of Fame is such a joke.
Roxy Music and Sonic Youth are some of the more deserving that have not yet been inducted. Sonic's only been eligible since 2007, so it hasn't been that long of a wait.
Not everything is perfect- and no one's saying the HOF is. But, for the most part, much of the deserving lot gets their due. And, the first-year-eligible inductees usually are no-brainers- I suspect GNR will get in this year.
Well, since she's one of the no-brainers, no need to ponder that.
(And, for the record- I wouldn't make the trip to picket for anybody. I didn't even attend her last tour, as fun as it looked- just wasn't a priority).
Guns N' Roses
Red Hot Chilli Peppers
The Small Faces/The Faces
Laura Nyro is the most deserving who will probably not get in.
I'm surprised The Cure didn't get in yet. RHCP and GNR seem like shoo-ins.
IS in, Bill- what I posted a couple of posts up is this year's inductees, announced today.
Donovan, The Faces and Nyro have been eligible since 1990, 1991 and 1992- lengthy waits for all three.
It will be interesting to see if the original Guns n' Roses lineup plays together at the event.
Too bad about the Cure. Oh well.
I thought that the Hall only inducted 5 acts each year? Did they change it?
Very good class. Laura Nyro's selection is shocking, as is the Cure's non-selection. Beastie Boys, RHCP, and GNR were absolute shoo-ins. This would be a fun concert.
I doubt we'd get Axel and Slash on the same stage- but stranger things have happened... Or have they?
Apparently Freddie King is getting inducted as well as an "early influence". Good to see him getting his due.
Rock Hall adds 6 groups to list of inductees
CLEVELAND (AP) — The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame says six additional groups will be inducted this year after a committee determined they should be recognized with previously enshrined original lead singers.
The Blue Caps, the Comets, the Crickets, the Famous Flames, the Midnighters and the Miracles will be inducted at the April ceremony in Cleveland.
The Crickets' Buddy Holly and the Famous Flames' James Brown were inducted in 1986. The Comets' Bill Haley and the Miracles' Smokey Robinson were inducted in 1987. The Midnighters' Hank Ballard was inducted in 1990 and the Blue Caps' Gene Vincent was inducted in 1998.
Previously announced inductees are the Beastie Boys, Donovan, Guns N' Roses, Laura Nyro, Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Small Faces/The Faces, Freddie King, Don Kirshner, Cosimo Matassa, Tom Dowd and Glyn Johns.