September 29, 2010

Nominees for 2011 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

What do you think of this years nominations?
Who would you vote for?
Are you one of the critics of this award or do you like it?
Here's a link to the official site:


Maxi said...

I think all of them deserve it.. but mostly Tom Waits, Alice Cooper, Neil Diamond, Donovan and Chic..

Because their influence and contribution is perfectly contrasted..

JohnnyG's Blues said...

What am I missing here? I thought this was the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Seems its really the Rock/Hip Hop/Soul/R & B/Disco/What you got?/Throw it all in there Hall of Fame.

I guess you could say I am a critic

Perplexio said...

I can agree with Alice Cooper, Neil Diamond, and Tom Waits.

The rest I find somewhat suspect. Jon Bon Jovi in particular I find to be quite an egregious nomination.

Bon Jovi is the epitome of hair metal lite.

Barbara said...

Maxi, I think they are all great too, but can't categorize them as rock and roll. But I've kind of got over the fact that the RRHOF is really about music, not just rock.

Johnny G, yep. They really should change the name.

Perplex....Oh my friend, we must disagree about some things. I LOVE Jon Bon Jovi because his music represents an era, and it was fun and great to dance to and damn it he's the cutest guy EVER to pick up a guitar and sing. Plus he's from Jersey and a good family man and and and...what's not to love? :)

(his guitarist on the other hand can go jump in a lake he is totally replaceable.)

Ed said...

i was just gonna say.. there's a rapper in there. wtf

David said...

It has to be said that the criteria for including (or excluding in the case of Rush) acts in the Hall Of Fame are far from clear.

Out of this list I think Alice Cooper, Dr John and Tom Waits would get my vote.

I agree with others here who question the "Rock And Roll" tag for some of the acts but the one that really makes me utter a Scooby-Doo style "Huurh!?" is the J. Geils Band. Perhaps they are bigger in the USA but to me they seem a bit of a one-hit wonder.

Maxi said...

rethinking.... not so much rockers here at all... I'll vote for Deep Purple, Motorhead or Thin Lizzy..

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Anonymous said...

they should rename it...maybe just be general like "music hall of fame" instead of 'rock and roll' because rap is not rock and roll... i always find it amusing that rappers seem to get in easily but not some real rock and roll bands...i'm waiting for ELO to get inducted, geez are they gonna wait for jeff lynne to die first?.. ever since i heard the nominees all i'm aware of about a debate is that Kiss being snubbed again.... every classic rock bands should be in the rock and roll hall of fame now... better yet they should rename it, "Classic Rock Hall of Fame"!

E.T.'s Gravity said...

i was the anonymous btw...just a correction, i would say that they should create a new 'hall of fame' called "Classic Rock Hall of Fame" not rename RRHOF..


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