Sunday, October 28, 2012

2013 Nominees for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

The nominees for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2013 induction have been announced:

  •  the Paul Butterfield Blues Band
  • Chic
  • Deep Purple
  • Heart
  • Joan Jett and the Blackhearts
  • Albert King
  • Kraftwerk
  • the Marvelettes
  • the Meters
  • Randy Newman
  • N.W.A
  • Procol Harum
  • Public Enemy
  • Rush
  • Donna Summer

There is even a fan poll which you can vote on here

I think usually about 5 acts get in per year...

If it were up to me it would be: Rush, Deep Purple, NWA, Public Enemy and Kraftwerk

But if I were a betting man I would say the final inductees will be: Donna Summer, Randy Newman, Public Enemy, Procol Harem and the Meters

Deep Purple really should be in the hall of fame --- not sure how they are any less influential than Led Zeppelin, The Doors, The Kinks, etc ...

I am a huge Rush fan but it seems very strange to me that Genesis are in the hall of fame, and Rush is nominated, but Yes is not in the hall. I think Yes was far more influential than either Genesis or Rush. (I would also like to see Iron Maiden and King Crimson get in.)

But as Axl Rose recently noted, its basically whoever Jan Wenner likes and not really having anything to do with Rock n Roll regarding who gets in.

IMHO, yes, the Hall is a private endeavour but at some point they will need to widen and open up the voting process to encompass a far bigger pool of rock journalists as voters, similar to the baseball hall of fame.

1 comment:

  1. - Deep Purple
    - Albert King
    - The Paul Butterfield Blues Band
    - Procol Harum
    - Joan Jett and the Blackhearts