The 2016 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame has been announced. Deep Purple, Cheap Trick, Steve Miller, Chicago and the N.W.A. has all been inducted.
I’m very happy for Deep Purple and Cheap Trick ’cause I’m a huge fan of both of those bands. As for Deep Purple, I’m only a fan of the Ritchie Blackmore era, the Steve Morse era not so much. I’m glad Deep Purple finally got the induction which is long overdue. The question you have to ask is will Ritchie Blackmore finally reunite with Deep Purple to accept the induction with the band and possibly perform with them at the show? Who knows, we’ll have to wait to see what Ritchie himself says. I’m sure Ritchie will be there to accept the induction with the band but performing with them again is all up to him. I would love to see Ritchie perform “Smoke On the Water” and “Highway Star” with them again. That would be fucking cool! Only Ritchie could play those two songs well.
I was never much of a fan of Chicago ’cause I never really listened to them too much. I was never much of a fan of Steve Miller but I heard his songs all over the radio all the time. Steve Miller is a hit maker no doubt!
I’m happy for the NWA getting the induction ’cause agree with it or not, they are deserving of the Hall of Fame.
Sad to see that the prog rock band, YES got snubbed again but hopefully they’ll get their time for the next one.
A lot of people these days would criticize the hall of fame. Music fans would accuse them of not including enough rock in the induction roster and many would accuse the Hall of Fame of inducting some of the most famous bands really late.
I’ve always believed in the Hall of Fame and believe they know what they’re doing “genre” wise. Many people mistakenly believes that rock n’ roll is just nothing but guitar playing. Not exactly true you see, rock n’ roll exists in all forms of music and that includes pop music, R & B and rap/hip hop. Pop music is rock n’ roll. R & B is rock n’ roll. Yes, rap/hip hop is rock n’ roll too. All those genres came from rock n’ roll. Without rock n’ roll, then pop, R & B and rap/hip hop wouldn’t have happened. I believe the Hall of Fame knows exactly what they’re doing with “genres” so they’re fine with that.
My issue with the Hall of Fame is they haven’t inducted a lot of really good bands & artists that are deserving of a Hall of Fame induction… snubbing bands & artists that are deserving. They are right nominating Janet Jackson ’cause I’m a huge fan of her music. I just finished listening to all of her records on Apple Music and I even bought a physical CD of Janet’s new album, “Unbreakable” (which is a really good album, btw, her best record for sure). They are also right nominating the N.W.A., the rap group that I love.
There’s a very good chance that Deep Purple and YES may actually get an induction this year ’cause they are getting a lot of votes this time. I also agree with Cheap Trick ’cause I’m a fan of them too.
I was never a big fan of Nine Inch Nails, though. Just never got into their music as I think NIN is pretty overrated.
I also agree with Los Lobos and the Cars getting nominated ’cause they are great bands as well.
Hopefully, Deep Purple and YES will make it this time. I’m crossing my fingers for them.