2019 Rock N Roll HOF Nominees

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Poll Closing Date: Friday, 9 November 2018 00:00 (in 2 weeks)

WHO YA GOT???

Def Leppard
Devo
Janet Jackson
John Prine
Kraftwerk
LL Cool J
MC5
Radiohead
Rage Against the Machine
Roxy Music
Stevie Nicks
The Cure
Todd Rundgren
Rufus & Chaka Kahn
The Zombies


nba jungboy (voodoo chili), Tuesday, 9 October 2018 14:53 (one week ago) Permalink

I, for one, am mostly surprised they managed to resist the siren call of nominating the Dave Matthews Band.

nba jungboy (voodoo chili), Tuesday, 9 October 2018 14:54 (one week ago) Permalink

feelin Devo this morning

Οὖτις, Tuesday, 9 October 2018 15:34 (one week ago) Permalink

Good list.

Zach Same (Tom D.), Tuesday, 9 October 2018 15:37 (one week ago) Permalink

Surprised Rundgren isn't already in. Zombies maybe less so.

Johnny Fever, Tuesday, 9 October 2018 15:57 (one week ago) Permalink

lol

Allen (etaeoe), Tuesday, 9 October 2018 15:57 (one week ago) Permalink

Before they were nominated last year, Radiohead gave an interview where they discussed their disinterest in a potential Rock Hall induction. “I don’t care,” said Jonny Greenwood. “Maybe it’s a cultural thing that I really don’t understand. I mean, from the outside it looks like... it’s quite a self-regarding profession anyway. And anything that heightens that just makes me feel even more uncomfortable.” While Thom Yorke, Philip Selway, and Ed O’Brien also sounded apathetic, Colin Greenwood said, “I’d be grateful if we got in.”

Allen (etaeoe), Tuesday, 9 October 2018 15:58 (one week ago) Permalink

Members of the British punk rock band The Sex Pistols, inducted in 2006, refused to attend the ceremony, calling the museum "a piss stain" and "urine in wine".[49]

Allen (etaeoe), Tuesday, 9 October 2018 16:00 (one week ago) Permalink

On March 14, 2007, two days after that year's induction ceremony, Roger Friedman of Fox News published an article claiming that the Dave Clark Five should have been the fifth inductee, as they had more votes than inductee Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five. The article went on to say "Jann Wenner used a technicality about the day votes were due in. In reality, The Dave Clark Five got six more votes than Grandmaster Flash. But he felt we couldn't go another year without a rap act."[46]

Allen (etaeoe), Tuesday, 9 October 2018 16:01 (one week ago) Permalink

Surprised MC5 aren’t already in.

brush ’em like crazy (morrisp), Tuesday, 9 October 2018 16:02 (one week ago) Permalink

they had to make room for journey and bon jovi

nba jungboy (voodoo chili), Tuesday, 9 October 2018 16:05 (one week ago) Permalink

Life really is pretty great. What a treat to sit back and think about how grateful I am - that we all are - to have had such great rock and roll acts entertaining us throughout these years. Rocking, rolling, making us feel what they feel and have a great time doing it! We salute you, Def Leppard, Devo, Janet Jackson, John Prine, Kraftwerk, LL Cool J, MC5, Radiohead, Rage Against the Machine, Roxy Music, Stevie Nicks, The Cure, Todd Rundgren, Rufus & Chaka Kahn, and The Zombies!!! It's too hard to pick a favorite! THANK YOU for rocking us through these years and hopefully for many more to come!! Rock on :)

del griffith, Tuesday, 9 October 2018 16:08 (one week ago) Permalink

Sex Pistols OTM (xxxxpost)

Hopefully The Cure and Kraftwerk go in on the same night.

brotherlovesdub, Tuesday, 9 October 2018 16:12 (one week ago) Permalink

voted for rufus

princess of hell (BradNelson), Tuesday, 9 October 2018 16:13 (one week ago) Permalink

MC5 probably due to their very short career? They seem to value bands for longevity.

Still surprised that Motorhead aren't in, along with AC/DC and the Ramones they're probably the most emblematic/canonical/iconic "rock 'n roll band" you could think of. Also, Stevie Nicks seems an odd choice, her solo career is even more of a footnote to her band than, say, Sting, Don Henley or Phil Collins. I can see the gender angle but Kate Bush would seem a lot more obvious. Anyway, it's always been difficult to see any consistency in these nominations.

Siegbran, Tuesday, 9 October 2018 16:17 (one week ago) Permalink

voted for Def Lep, a Rock and Roll HOF without the band that brought us Rock! Rock! (Til You Drop), Rock of Ages, Rocket, Stagefright, and Let's Get Rocked is no Rock and Roll HOF.

omar little, Tuesday, 9 October 2018 16:34 (one week ago) Permalink

i agree that def leppard should be in the rock and rock hall of fame

nba jungboy (voodoo chili), Tuesday, 9 October 2018 16:36 (one week ago) Permalink

i voted for janet, roxy, radiohead, the cure, and the zombies, though it's hard for me to argue that def leppard shouldn't be in there when so many lessers of their era are in already.

nba jungboy (voodoo chili), Tuesday, 9 October 2018 16:38 (one week ago) Permalink

at the official website, i mean, haven't decided who i'm gonna vote for here tho

nba jungboy (voodoo chili), Tuesday, 9 October 2018 16:38 (one week ago) Permalink

Shocked that The Cure haven't already been inducted.

flappy bird, Tuesday, 9 October 2018 16:44 (one week ago) Permalink

Still surprised that Motorhead aren't in, along with AC/DC and the Ramones they're probably the most emblematic/canonical/iconic "rock 'n roll band" you could think of.

That's an interesting comment; I don't think of Motorhead as "canonical" at all, at least in the Jann Wenner/rockcrit/RRHoF sense. I never heard about them growing up, reading rock mags, etc., and even as an adult I mainly only hear about them on places like ILM (or when Lemmy is in the news for something weird). I think of them as a long-running "cult" band that gets little mainstream attention, at least in the U.S. -- I couldn't even name one of their albums.

brush ’em like crazy (morrisp), Tuesday, 9 October 2018 16:53 (one week ago) Permalink

Yes odd - worldwide they were huge right up to the end. I had tickets for their last (obv cancelled) tour in an arena that booked Celine Dion, Metallica etc. They even had their own ski's.

Siegbran, Tuesday, 9 October 2018 17:02 (one week ago) Permalink

at least in the Jann Wenner/rockcrit/RRHoF sense. I never heard about them growing up, reading rock mags, etc.

this is because all those assholes hated metal

Οὖτις, Tuesday, 9 October 2018 17:03 (one week ago) Permalink

those pricks inducted Bon Jovi because they supposedly had enough Springsteen type roots rock in their glam sandwich, even though they were basically the Jack Morris of '80s pop metal. Def Leppard were the true kings. Motorhead of course was huge, as canonical among hard rock fans as AC/DC and the Ramones, i think. they just didn't have the radio hits (though you hear them more and more now, and i think they'll get in eventually.)

omar little, Tuesday, 9 October 2018 17:07 (one week ago) Permalink

But Motorhead was never really a metal band, all their stuff is essentially 1950s rock 'n roll played on 10. They're really much closer to AC/DC and the Ramones than to say Maiden or Priest.

Siegbran, Tuesday, 9 October 2018 17:07 (one week ago) Permalink

they ignored hard rock for a long time, only relenting for no-doubters like AC/DC, Sabbath, and Led Zep.

Deep Purple finally got in 2016

nba jungboy (voodoo chili), Tuesday, 9 October 2018 17:09 (one week ago) Permalink

I always got the sense that Motorhead was a band that the punk kids and the metal kids agreed on, like Black Sabbath.

flappy bird, Tuesday, 9 October 2018 17:09 (one week ago) Permalink

i think the Misfits as well.

omar little, Tuesday, 9 October 2018 17:10 (one week ago) Permalink

I always got the sense that Motorhead was a band that the punk kids and the metal kids agreed on, like Black Sabbath

my first exposure to Motorhead was in a Love + Rockets comic where this literally happens (the punk kid and the metal kid can't agree on anything to listen to except for "Ace of Spades")

Οὖτις, Tuesday, 9 October 2018 17:24 (one week ago) Permalink

punk + metal, the two genres the RRHOF has always shown a great affinity for amirite

Οὖτις, Tuesday, 9 October 2018 17:24 (one week ago) Permalink

the Jack Morris of '80s pop metal

this is a devastating burn

mookieproof, Tuesday, 9 October 2018 17:28 (one week ago) Permalink

Radiohead vs Rundgren, not sure, unless Def Leppard comes up the middle.

The nexus of the crisis (Sund4r), Tuesday, 9 October 2018 18:03 (one week ago) Permalink

Roxy Music, but they'll never get in.

kornrulez6969, Tuesday, 9 October 2018 18:13 (one week ago) Permalink

I could see a compelling case for basically every nominee. I went with Radiohead, Roxy, Kraftwerk, Janet, and The Cure.

evol j, Tuesday, 9 October 2018 18:44 (one week ago) Permalink

Are the Fall in the HoF already? Suspend any newcomers until the Fall enter imo.

(RnR HoF is the most USA being USA shit there is)

lbi's life of limitless european glamour (Le Bateau Ivre), Tuesday, 9 October 2018 18:49 (one week ago) Permalink

It's boring and meaningless but also kind of fun to talk/argue about. (Also, LOL @ the idea of The Fall ever making it in.)

brush ’em like crazy (morrisp), Tuesday, 9 October 2018 18:50 (one week ago) Permalink

I can see the case for all these nominees except RATM, whom I think are fucking horrible and (thankfully) don't have much of a rep anymore, so they fail on both counts.

brush ’em like crazy (morrisp), Tuesday, 9 October 2018 18:51 (one week ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0-EUKdn1FEk

If this doesn't seal a RnR HoF deal, I don't know what Mark E. Smith could've done more.

lbi's life of limitless european glamour (Le Bateau Ivre), Tuesday, 9 October 2018 18:54 (one week ago) Permalink

(voted Roxy Music, obv)

lbi's life of limitless european glamour (Le Bateau Ivre), Tuesday, 9 October 2018 18:55 (one week ago) Permalink

Mark would spit at least three of his teeth at LL Cool J, after the latter busted them out of his mouth.

LL Cool J a HoF contender, smdh

lbi's life of limitless european glamour (Le Bateau Ivre), Tuesday, 9 October 2018 18:56 (one week ago) Permalink

Surely Limp Bizkit will be in before RATM?

Siegbran, Tuesday, 9 October 2018 18:59 (one week ago) Permalink

I've been on an island with RATM for years now. I think they're maybe the most unjustly denigrated band of the past two decades. I don't know why everyone else derives so much glee from shitting on them (I mean, partly I do, it's the whole agitprop-for-fratbros thing) but I think they kicked fucking ass.

evol j, Tuesday, 9 October 2018 19:00 (one week ago) Permalink

I'll be voting for the Cure, Devo, Kraftwerk, Radiohead, and I don't know who else. Maybe the MC5, though I don't actually love any of their official albums and Wayne Kramer's autobiography was surprisingly dull. The New Year's Day 1970 show that used to be available as Teen Age Lust and is now part of a live box set is better than anything they released in their creative lifetime. Fuck Def Leppard forever.

grawlix (unperson), Tuesday, 9 October 2018 19:15 (one week ago) Permalink

xp people hold it against them that they started the whole rap-rock thing, tho they did it much much better than anyone else (not much of a RATM fan, but I still think it's true)

nba jungboy (voodoo chili), Tuesday, 9 October 2018 19:24 (one week ago) Permalink

they started the whole rap-rock thing

haha waht

Οὖτις, Tuesday, 9 October 2018 19:26 (one week ago) Permalink

lmao

lbi's life of limitless european glamour (Le Bateau Ivre), Tuesday, 9 October 2018 19:26 (one week ago) Permalink

John Prine's a fun choice. Give it to him while he's here to get it.

Pesto Mindset (Eazy), Tuesday, 9 October 2018 19:27 (one week ago) Permalink

Would like to see Roxy Music in there, but Kraftwerk the most important act by a mile, unless they aren't "rock", but that's a silly thing in the first place.

mfktz (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Tuesday, 9 October 2018 19:29 (one week ago) Permalink

they started the whole rap-rock thing

haha waht

― Οὖτις, Tuesday, October 9, 2018 2:26 PM (two minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

lol they weren't the first group to combine rap and rock obv, but they were the most prevalent influence to the punchline bands of the late '90s

nba jungboy (voodoo chili), Tuesday, 9 October 2018 19:30 (one week ago) Permalink

I still can’t get over the fact that THE CURE not only aren’t in the HOF but that they’ve been eligible for.... 15 years? WTF? I know it’s all up to Jann but that’s as much of a no brainer as Talking Heads or Nirvana or whoever else got in on their first year. Maybe RS pissed off RS.

flappy bird, Tuesday, 9 October 2018 19:30 (one week ago) Permalink

Link Wray still hasn’t been inducted.

― Montgomery Burns' Jazz (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Wednesday, October 10, 2018 12:13 AM (seven hours ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

this is a crime

nba jungboy (voodoo chili), Wednesday, 10 October 2018 13:11 (one week ago) Permalink

Which--not to derail the thread--is why that silly tradition continues today: Ruth didn't get 100% of the vote, so no one can.

― clemenza, Wednesday, October 10, 2018 6:47 AM (one hour ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

some guys are taking the same approach to the rock hall

Van Halen didn’t go into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame the first year they were eligible. Does Pearl Jam need to? If Van Halen had to wait — I think they waited like 10 years! As great as Pearl Jam is and as relevant as Pearl Jam is, really, first time, first ballot? No, not in my book, not when you have countless iconic bands still on the sidelines.

nba jungboy (voodoo chili), Wednesday, 10 October 2018 13:13 (one week ago) Permalink

it's very dumb

nba jungboy (voodoo chili), Wednesday, 10 October 2018 13:13 (one week ago) Permalink

Link Wray still hasn’t been inducted.

Not to mention Dick Dale!

Sam Weller, Wednesday, 10 October 2018 13:51 (one week ago) Permalink

Stevie Nicks or Roxy, but went with Roxy

Ross, Wednesday, 10 October 2018 16:06 (one week ago) Permalink

That Velvets performance is so goddamn poignant. I don't care that it's a dandelion puff of a song. Their grief bound them together.

that lou smile at mo at 2:59 is everything.

fact checking cuz, Wednesday, 10 October 2018 17:08 (one week ago) Permalink

Is there anywhere I could watch that Todd+Roots version of "Couldn't I Just Tell You", because it seems to have vanished from the internet for entirely Jimmy Fallon-related custodial reasons

You're all losing so many points on your progress bars (Champiness), Wednesday, 10 October 2018 18:01 (one week ago) Permalink

Was looking for that too

The nexus of the crisis (Sund4r), Wednesday, 10 October 2018 18:24 (one week ago) Permalink

I took a bit of a dive into Rundgren's catalog in the past year and while I do like bits here and there the general impression I got was one of fairly off-putting cynicism. might have been the gross way "Slut" is tagged onto the end of all the scatterbrained genre exercises of "Something/Anything" that cemented that impression for me.

Οὖτις, Wednesday, 10 October 2018 18:36 (one week ago) Permalink

reminds me of Zappa a bit, that combination of bitterness/sarcasm and ego and inclination towards being a show-off

Οὖτις, Wednesday, 10 October 2018 18:38 (one week ago) Permalink

that combination of bitterness/sarcasm and ego and inclination towards being a show-off

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KSMR9CfDioM

5th Ward Weeaboo (Whiney G. Weingarten), Wednesday, 10 October 2018 18:41 (one week ago) Permalink

reminds me of Zappa a bit, that combination of bitterness/sarcasm and ego and inclination towards being a show-off

Yes, but by no means all the time - unlike Zappa.

Zach Same (Tom D.), Wednesday, 10 October 2018 18:44 (one week ago) Permalink

Todd said not long ago that he would consider zappa comparisons a compliment. But I look at it as zappa is to G clinton as Todd is to Stevie… and furthermore, as much as he is a smart aleck who tired of doing perfect pop quickly, he would very often invest his shit with a lot of heart, which Zappa refused to or was incapable of doing. Throughout his 50 plus year career, when he did power-pop, soul or what have you, he was not saying "fuck everything but Edgar Varese and Johnny guitar watson, I'm going to make a quick buck off this crap, and improve it with with Steve vai and my Carl stallings interludes." rather he was wanted to be sincere at least, oh, 50% of the time.

I watched that todd/roots thing the day after it was on, by whatever means NBC wanted Fallon shit to be watched on the innuhnet. Is it not on Hulu?

I'm sure I've linked to this site before, but its pretty much the best RRHoF watchdog thing that exists. http://www.futurerocklegends.com/… the guy who does it used to have a URL with some combination of "RRHoF" but he was threatened by Hall lawyers and changed it to be much more vague and innocuous. I checked it this morning and learned of this this podcast "who cares about the rock hall" podcast therein. I am listening to an episode where to hosts talk to Roy trakin (who once called me "boychik")who discusses being part of the nominating committee. No real good dirt yet…

veronica moser, Wednesday, 10 October 2018 19:09 (one week ago) Permalink

That's an interesting site; but they consider it a "snub" every year an artist is eligible but not inducted? - http://www.futurerocklegends.com/The_Snub_List.php

brush ’em like crazy (morrisp), Wednesday, 10 October 2018 19:13 (one week ago) Permalink

"Weird Al" Yankovic 14 0

brush ’em like crazy (morrisp), Wednesday, 10 October 2018 19:14 (one week ago) Permalink

he would very often invest his shit with a lot of heart, which Zappa refused to or was incapable of doing

yeah he does not seem *quite* the asshole that Zappa was. Like, I don't detect any real ironic detachment in "I Saw the Light" for ex.

xp

Οὖτις, Wednesday, 10 October 2018 19:15 (one week ago) Permalink

Are we voting for who we want to get in/most deserving in our eyes? Or predicting who will get in?

Loud guitars shit all over "Bette Davis Eyes" (NYCNative), Wednesday, 10 October 2018 19:30 (one week ago) Permalink

My favorite RRHoF story involves a stone/cement mason hired to do some work around John Mellencamp's pool, in the early 2000s. The deck around the pool was all smashed up, and the mason asked what had happened. It turns out that when John learned he wasn't going to be inducted in the HoF in his first year of eligibility, he took a jackhammer to the deck in a fit of rage.

brush ’em like crazy (morrisp), Wednesday, 10 October 2018 19:44 (one week ago) Permalink

Ranked by giveashits:

Devo
Radiohead
The Zombies
Def Leppard
The Cure
Todd Rundgren
Stevie Nicks
Rufus & Chaka Kahn
MC5
Kraftwerk
Janet Jackson
Roxy Music
LL Cool J
Rage Against the Machine
John Prine

Darin, Wednesday, 10 October 2018 19:45 (one week ago) Permalink

I don't get Stevie Nicks as a solo artist at all. George Harrison is iffy as a solo artist; Ringo's second induction is silly. Stevie Nicks would be even sillier.

clemenza, Wednesday, 10 October 2018 19:48 (one week ago) Permalink

Does the principal in School of Rock have a vote? That's the only explanation I can come up with.

clemenza, Wednesday, 10 October 2018 19:49 (one week ago) Permalink

That "Future Rock Legends" site is thorough. The first name listed on the Eligible Artists subsection is Adam Sandler.

Rod Steel (musicfanatic), Wednesday, 10 October 2018 22:43 (one week ago) Permalink

Everyone talks about the snubs, but whats the consensus on the most inconsequential artist to actually get in?

5th Ward Weeaboo (Whiney G. Weingarten), Wednesday, 10 October 2018 23:06 (one week ago) Permalink

In the "Performers" category? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Rock_and_Roll_Hall_of_Fame_inductees#Performers

They all seem pretty consequential to me (though I'm not familiar with a few of the early guys, or backing bands inducted on their own, like the Blue Caps and Famous Flames).

brush ’em like crazy (morrisp), Wednesday, 10 October 2018 23:19 (one week ago) Permalink

I feel like RHCP are too artistically mediocre to be in there (despite their obvious success), but I realize the same case could be made for others, depending on personal taste.

brush ’em like crazy (morrisp), Wednesday, 10 October 2018 23:21 (one week ago) Permalink

I went with Kraftwerk, Radiohead would have been my alternate.

Groove(box) Denied (Raymond Cummings), Wednesday, 10 October 2018 23:45 (one week ago) Permalink

Everyone talks about the snubs, but whats the consensus on the most inconsequential artist to actually get in?

― 5th Ward Weeaboo (Whiney G. Weingarten), Wednesday, October 10, 2018 6:06 PM (one hour ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

The Dave Clark 5

nba jungboy (voodoo chili), Thursday, 11 October 2018 00:21 (one week ago) Permalink

Everyone talks about the snubs, but whats the consensus on the most inconsequential artist to actually get in?

it's not as if they induct artists of actually no consequence, but considering who they could've inducted and who they haven't inducted, dire straits and ringo starr seem highly questionable, and maybe jackson browne and tom waits should leave the museum and get back in line, out of respect for those they jumped in front of.

fact checking cuz, Thursday, 11 October 2018 00:26 (one week ago) Permalink

I think Joan Jett and the Blackhearts were maybe a questionable choice.

brush ’em like crazy (morrisp), Thursday, 11 October 2018 00:34 (one week ago) Permalink

dire straits deserve to be in for making movies alone. also, they had an outsized influence on musicians in west africa, which is cool: https://africasacountry.com/2015/03/the-unexpected-popularity-of-dire-straits-in-north-african-tuareg-communities/

nba jungboy (voodoo chili), Thursday, 11 October 2018 00:52 (one week ago) Permalink

Dude waht joan jett is incredible

Οὖτις, Thursday, 11 October 2018 02:45 (one week ago) Permalink

I don't get Stevie Nicks as a solo artist at all. George Harrison is iffy as a solo artist; Ringo's second induction is silly. Stevie Nicks would be even sillier.

― clemenza, W

by RHOF standards she qualifies: more than enough solo hits, distinctive enough from her full time gig. Influential? Undoubtedly. Whether the influenced distinguish Nicks solo from FM is another question.

You like queer? I like queer. Still like queer. (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 11 October 2018 02:54 (one week ago) Permalink

Stevie is more defensible than Ringo by far, she at least has some iconic and unforgettable solo moments vs...whatever Ringo has done post-Beatles.

omar little, Thursday, 11 October 2018 03:12 (one week ago) Permalink

I would entertain a chat over drinks in which It Don't Come Easy, Early 1970, and Snookeroo >>> Stand Back, If Anyone Falls, etc

You like queer? I like queer. Still like queer. (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 11 October 2018 03:15 (one week ago) Permalink

First two seasons of Thomas and Friends getting insufficient respect.

The nexus of the crisis (Sund4r), Thursday, 11 October 2018 03:29 (one week ago) Permalink

His role as the Pope in Listztomania too.

Ubering With The King (C. Grisso/McCain), Thursday, 11 October 2018 03:34 (one week ago) Permalink

very cool story about dire straits' influence on tuareg musicians, but i'm voting tinariwen into my rrhof before i vote dire straits in.

Dude waht joan jett is incredible

this is a true fact.

fact checking cuz, Thursday, 11 October 2018 04:21 (one week ago) Permalink

^^This all just proves my point (about taste) when it comes to the batch of inducted artists... I don’t think there can be anything like a consensus “not quite worthy” pick.

brush ’em like crazy (morrisp), Thursday, 11 October 2018 04:55 (one week ago) Permalink

I think I want to go with Chaka Khan & Rufus or mb the Zombies?

i always feel like you need to fill yr hall with the ones who came first before you start letting the later years in but it never happens

like it is crazy to me that Janet or Def Leppard could go in before Chaka & Rufus!

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Thursday, 11 October 2018 05:01 (one week ago) Permalink

I must have looked away during Stevie Nicks's solo career. I like "Edge of Seventeen" and the song she did with Tom Petty. I know nothing else.

My list of people who warrant induction twice would be very small. John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Michael Jackson, Neil Young, Lou Reed, and probably Eric Clapton (for the Yardbirds and Cream, not necessarily for his own albums, although I guess Layla counts as an Eric Clapton record). I've probably forgotten somebody. When Beyonce and Justin Timberlake go in twice, I'll be happily dead.

clemenza, Thursday, 11 October 2018 05:06 (one week ago) Permalink

Mick Jagger is a five-star solo artist. Surely he'll get a slot. We're just a few years away from the 20th anniversary of his peak!

saddest kamancheh (bendy), Thursday, 11 October 2018 11:31 (one week ago) Permalink

Stevie is more defensible than Ringo by far, she at least has some iconic and unforgettable solo moments vs...whatever Ringo has done post-Beatles.

― omar little, Thursday, 11 October 2018 03:12 (nine hours ago) Permalink

fwiw, ringo got in with the hall's "Award for Musical Excellence," which according to wikipedia, "honors those musicians, producers and others who have spent their careers out of the spotlight working with major artists on various parts of their recording and live careers." other winners include leon russell, glyn johns, etc. he's not technically in the hall as a solo performer.

nba jungboy (voodoo chili), Thursday, 11 October 2018 12:48 (one week ago) Permalink

reminds me of Zappa a bit, that combination of bitterness/sarcasm and ego and inclination towards being a show-off

― Οὖτις

but when the time came rundgren could be sincere, could write a love song, which zappa could never bring himself to do. god, what do you think zappa would have made of something like "healing"? and certainly zappa never could have written something like "just one victory".

dub pilates (rushomancy), Thursday, 11 October 2018 13:56 (one week ago) Permalink

Another thing is Rundgren seemed to have a fairly healthy ego/self-image whereas Zappa always seemed riddled with insecurity to me.

Zach Same (Tom D.), Thursday, 11 October 2018 14:37 (one week ago) Permalink

one redeeming factor that's always struck me personality-wise w/Todd (and this has absolutely nothing to do w his music, to be clear) is how highly Liv Tyler and Bebe Buell have publicly spoken of him re: being a father to Liv while she was growing up.

Οὖτις, Thursday, 11 October 2018 15:05 (one week ago) Permalink

That whole story is so strange, ha.

The nexus of the crisis (Sund4r), Thursday, 11 October 2018 15:36 (one week ago) Permalink

ZOMS GLOM NOM; THOM'S QUALM

mick signals, Thursday, 11 October 2018 15:40 (one week ago) Permalink

lmao is that real ?

budo jeru, Monday, 15 October 2018 20:51 (five days ago) Permalink


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