… Green Day making it instead of NIN. Really???? Look like NIN got snubbed this year when they had a pretty good chance in making it.
I’m happy with Lou Reed solo making it in ’cause I’m a huge Lou Reed fan. I’m happy that Joan Jett & The Blackhearts making it in ’cause I’ve always been a fan of Joan’s music. I still need to get Joan’s music for my Ipod/Itunes… I’ll probably just get a Greatest Hits album of hers soon. I’m happy that SRV finally made it in which is long overdue. I’m happy that Ringo Starr finally made it in. The other three Beatles: Paul, John and George made it in with their solo careers but Ringo is the last Beatle finally getting his chance.
I haven’t even heard of the other acts, though… I don’t know who Paul Butterfield, Bill Withers and the 5 Royals are, though.
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I feel that Green Day doesn’t deserve it. I used to be a fan of the band back in the early 90’s and early 2000’s but I don’t like them anymore, though. Green Day is a bit overrated.
There are still a large number of rock acts that are deserving of an induction, though. Hopefully Deep Purple will finally get their time next year ’cause they are long overdue as well. Other rock bands/artists who deserve an induction that haven’t yet… a top 10: 1) Deep Purple 2) Jethro Tull 3) Ted Nugent 4) Billy Idol 5) Iron Maiden 6) Megadeth 7) Slayer 8) The Scorpions 9) U.F.O. 10) Phish
Yeah, I named Phish but love ’em or hate ’em… they are eligible and they are successful/legendary. Phish deserves an induction.
You’ve probably never heard of the band U.F.O. but they are a legendary UK band that made guitarist, Michael Schenker famous. You probably know them by their songs: “Rock Bottom”, “Lights Out” and “Doctor, Doctor”.
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Paul Butterfield was in something called (appropriately) the Butterfield Blues Band. He was one of the first true, full-blown white blues artists. Before him, people had the silly belief that blues was music only black people could play. So stupid, the boundaries humans create for themselves based on ethnicity.
As for Green Day, I feel they have been overrated from day one. I mean, come on…back in the ’90’s, DOOKIE (which is basically all power chords) wins a Grammy instead of THE DOWNWARD SPIRAL. Hmmm, interesting that there are now two occasions where NIN gets snubbed in favor of Green Day.
That’s all Green Day plays is basic stuff. Just power chords and when they do acoustic stuff, it’s really simple. Their acoustic song, “Time of Your Life” is just three or four chords. Plus, Billie Joe’s singing sounds like a 5 year old kid. Sure, Green Day are icons and legends but I feel the Hall of Fame is too soon for them when there are other bands more deserving but you know how the Hall of Fame is since Jann Wenner is in charge of it. You know who that guy is right? He’s the co-founder of Rolling Stone magazine which means all the Hall of Fame inductees will be pretty similar of the bands written about in Rolling Stone. The Hall of Fame is just Rolling Stone magazine, if you know what I mean.
They don’t listen to the fans of who they want in the Hall of Fame. It’s all about inducting acts who are currently popular in the mainstream and that’s why Green Day got in. Everybody wants Deep Purple but when was the last time they had an album that was mainstream success??? That’s why bands like Deep Purple, Yes, and Jethro Tull keeps getting ignored. They don’t have the mainstream popularity anymore. That’s why Kiss, Rush and SRV kept getting snubbed until now… they finally inducted those three ’cause I’m sure the organizers got fed up with all the complaints from music fans.
Rock and Roll Hall of Shame indeed.