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Nirvana nominated for possible “Rock and Roll Hall of Fame” induction!!!

In order to be eligible for a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction, an artist or band must have their first album out for 25 years. Well, Nirvana’s first album, “Bleach”, was released 24 years ago. The next Hall of Fame won’t be until 2014 so this is what helps get Nirvana the nomination. There’s obviously going to be a lot of controversy over this ’cause as you all know, Nirvana isn’t for everyone. Nirvana certainly deserves this honor and if Kurt was still alive, I’m sure he would be all for it too. Nirvana means so much to me. They’ve pretty much helped change my life. Their songwriting and musicianship may have been pretty questionable — Kurt may not have been the greatest singer and guitarist but you don’t need to be to write killer and amazing songs! Most importantly, Nirvana were the greatest live performers. It was their live shows that really mattered. Kurt may have dressed up in drag onstage quite a lot and he smashed a lot of instruments but that’s what made him amazing. He wasn’t afraid to be different on stage.

If Nirvana wins the induction and they probably will, it’ll be interesting to see who is going to induct them. Hopefully, it won’t end up being Courtney Love. I don’t think she’ll be any part of the induction ’cause she never got along with Dave and Krist over the years. Courtney and Nirvana always had a big feud over legal rights, and all that bullshit. I think Frances Bean Cobain (Kurt’s daughter) should induct them or maybe the Nirvana producer, Butch Vig. Maybe the guys from the Meat Puppets — Cris and Curt Kirkwood should induct them too. Any of those could be a possibility.

To see the full nomination list for 2014 Hall of Fame, check it out, here.

Kiss got nominated again this year but don’t get your hopes up if they’ll actually make it… they could get snubbed again for the 20th time, I lost count.

I can see Peter Gabriel winning his nomination. Hall and Oates for sure. The Zombies I would like to see make it in. Deep Purple and Yes both deserve their time. Linda Ronstadt deserves her time as well!

I have a feeling they’ll probably end up inducting another rap artist and if they do, they should give it to the N.W.A. They are more deserving than LL Cool J.

That’s all. Just thought I’d give you my quick thoughts on the Hall of Fame.

Kev

Why missing people being found alive shouldn’t be huge news stories…

While it’s good news to hear that three missing Cleveland, Ohio women have been found alive after all these years, the media should back off. Of course, they won’t. Whenever somebody missing gets found alive, the news media are all over it. The found missing person usually gets turned into some celebrity of some sort. Look at Jaycee Dugard, perfect example. What’s next for Amanda Berry and the other two girls? Book deals? Reality shows? *pukes*

I didn’t care to watch the live-stream stuff of the Amanda Berry story. Look, it’s great news that these girls have been found alive; don’t get me wrong, ya know? It’s just pathetic that the media have to be all over them. Money and ratings; that’s all they care about. The news media really needs to back off and give these people some space. They deserve their privacy and get their lives back together after being away from their families for so many years. The media is a cruel and evil thing.

It’s a miracle that missing people get found alive but leave them the hell alone. That’s my point. When returning to society after all these years, their privacy is still gone because they become a public figure because of it. It’s making me sick. All of it.

The family didn’t have to let Amanda give out a public statement today if they didn’t want to. They had all the right to tell the media to fuck off, that’s what I would have done.

Kev

Congratulations go out to Rush, who are the new Rock and Roll Hall of Famers!!!

Well guys, they finally made it! Rush is finally in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame! After years of fans complaining of them not making it in, the Hall of Fame finally heard us and gave us what we want. I agree that Rush deserves this and they should have been inducted ever since the Hall of Fame started, a long time ago. The Hall of Fame have never been progressive rock/metal friendly at all. They are starting to give progressive rock and metal a little more respect, as they inducted Metallica, last year, but they are still falling behind on legendary progressive and metal bands.

Other inductees who made it in 2013 are Heart, Randy Newman, Public Enemy, Donna Summer, Albert King, Lou Adler, and Quincy Jones.

See the link, here.

I’m disappointed that Deep Purple and Joan Jett got the snub, but there’s always next year.

What other progressive rock and metal bands deserve an induction? Well, other than Deep Purple… Megadeth certainly deserves in. Jethro Tull too. Dream Theater, maybe? Iron Maiden, most definitely. Kiss, of course. There are too many that deserves in.

Kev

Report: Rush finally gets nominated for “Rock and Roll Hall of Fame” after years of getting snubbed…

The legendary prog rock band, Rush, have been getting snubbed for a nomination at the “Rock and Roll Hall of Fame” every year, but this time, they finally got one! While I’m happy that Rush finally got the nomination, don’t be surprised if the voters don’t pick them to get inducted though. I’m not getting my hopes up yet, but it would be awesome if they got the induction ’cause they deserve this more than anyone.

I’m also happy that Deep Purple finally got a nod too ’cause they’ve been getting ignored by the Hall of Fame as well. I hope both bands will get it. I also hope Joan Jett, Albert King, and Heart will get it too. Donna Summer have been getting nominated every year but she never got the induction. Hopefully, she’ll get it this time in honor of her death earlier this year.

I hope the Hall of Fame will do the right thing and induct Rush this time, ’cause I’m a huge fan of them as well. I own several of their albums in my collection and have seen them live in concert once.

More on the story, here.

Kev

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Report: Rush’s, Alex Lifeson, finally responds about getting snubbed from the Hall of Fame…

Do you think the guys in the band, Rush, are upset about getting ignored by the Hall of Fame constantly? Nope. Think again. The band seems pretty cool with it. Alex Lifeson, spoke his thoughts about it to Rollingstone magazine, and he says, the band simply doesn’t care. He says, the band was honored more awards that are more meaningful than the Hall Of Fame.

If the band ever get nominated, the band wouldn’t turn down an induction, ’cause simply put, they don’t want to be rude (like Axl Rose).

Read Alex’s thoughts, here.

I’m sure Rush would make their way into the Hall of Fame. If not? Who cares is right! Their legacy is bigger than the Hall of Fame, so who needs ’em? Rush rules. Always loved them myself! I saw them in concert one year too.

Kev

Report: Duff and Izzy speak out on the Hall of Fame Induction…

After Axl Rose wrote a letter to the Hall of Fame, announcing that he wants no part of it, other Guns N’ Roses members are starting to speak out. I just think that the other members want to show the Hall of Fame that they still have heart for the induction.

Duff McKagan responds to Axl’s letter saying that Axl backing out is okay with him. He said the induction is all about the songs. Celebrating the music of Gn’R. Read Duff’s thoughts, here.

Also, Izzy Stradlin one of the guitarists of Gn’R, released a positive statement, saying that he’s all for it, even though he didn’t say anything about Axl or his letter against the HOF, read it, here.

While, I’m sure everyone thinks that the induction is for the original members of Guns N’ Roses, I believe the induction is made for all members of the band over the years. The band went through so many members. Even Buckethead was a brief member, so I wonder if he’ll be part of the induction? As long as he was a member of the band, probably.

Kev

BREAKING NEWS: Axl Rose writes letter to Rock N’ Roll Hall of Fame, will not attend ceremony and declined induction…

Well, this is no surprise! Guns N’ Roses is still being inducted, Axl is not going with them. Axl, the frontman of Gn’R, wrote a letter to the Hall of Fame, saying he will not attend and will not be inducted. The reason? He just feels that he isn’t wanted and respected there. I mean, wtf, man? Of course, the Hall of Fame supports him! He’s just being a self centered ego-maniac, like he always is!!!! There is no Guns N’ Roses without Axl because he IS Guns N’ Roses. The guy’s a douchebag, always has been. I usually respect most talent in music but I don’t respect Axl.

Read more on the story, here.

Kev

Report: The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame finally inducts the Crickets, the Comets, and others…

Both Buddy Holly and Bill Haley may have already been inducted into the Hall of Fame, but their backing bands have never got the induction along with them. Finally, after all these years, Buddy Holly’s backing band, the Crickets and Bill Haley’s backing band, the Comets will get the respect they deserve.

The backing bands of Smokey Robinson, James Brown, Hank Ballard and Gene Vincent will also get inducted.

See the full article, here.

Those are nice inductions and well deserved but they keep snubbing, Crazy Horse (Neil Young’s backing band). When will Crazy Horse ever get their respect? Also, the E Street Band (Springsteen).

Kev

Introducing the new Rock n’ Roll Hall of Fame Inductees for 2012!!!

Well, the Rock n’ Roll Hall of Fame 2012 inductees have been announced today. Here they are.

The Red Hot Chili Peppers – A well deserved induction, I’m sure the guitarists Hilel Slovak and John Frusciante will get inducted with them, but will Dave Navarro get inducted with them too? Dave Navarro was guitarist for the Chili Peppers for one album, so I’m sure Dave will be part of it. I’ve been a fan of the Chili Peppers for years and even seen them live in concert once. Love the Chili Peppers.

Guns N’ Roses – This one is not such a big surprise at all, I think we all knew that they were going to make it, no matter what happened. Guns N’ Roses had way too many different members over the years. I’m sure they’ll all get inducted with Axl. Most importantly the original members: Slash, Duff, Izzy, etc. Now let the original members reunion speculation begin!

Beastie Boys – I know this choice is going to get a lot of hate and negative feedback. People will accuse them of not being “rock”, and I’m sure some of you will think, “What were they thinking?” Of course, the Beastie Boys are fuckin’ rock, man. If you don’t think, “Fight For Your Right” or “Sabotage” are rock songs then you need your ears checked. The Beastie Boys had a legendary career, they accomplished so much,  love ’em or hate ’em. They were the ones that got this heavy rap rock thing going. So I think this induction is well deserved!

Donovan – He’s a Scottish singer/songwriter famous for his anthem, “Sunshine Superman”, which is a song that I love. I don’t listen to too much Donovan but I respected the legacy and his career. He should have been inducted into the Hall of Fame years ago, it’s about time, he’s in!

Laura NyroShe was a singer/songwriter and pianist from New York City, she died in ’97 of cancer. I don’t know much about her but I heard her songs before. “Stone Cold Picnic” is a pretty cool tune.

The FacesThis was Rod Stewart’s rock n’ roll band before his solo tour. It also had Ronnie Wood in this band. I never liked Rod Stewart too much but he did kick ass in this band though. I loved him in the Faces. Maybe there will be a reunion with this band at the Hall of Fame as well.

The Small Faces – I don’t know much about them but I do know that the Faces were formed because of them.

Freddie King – He is an American electric blues guitarist, famous for his instrumental anthem, “Hideaway”, which is also a track that I love. He was a pioneer of putting blues & rock together.

Congratulations to the new Hall of Famers!

Kev

 

BREAKING NEWS: Alice Cooper, Neil Diamond, Dr. John, Darlene Love, and Tom Waits make the Hall of Fame but Bon Jovi didn’t!!!

Well, the inductees for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has been revealed for 2011. The inductees for this year will be: Alice Cooper, Neil Diamond, Dr. John, Darlene Love, and Tom Waits. You would think that Bon Jovi would have made it in, no matter what, but you thought wrong. I even thought Bon Jovi was going to get it, but surprisingly he didn’t. I’m willing to bet all the Bon Jovi fans are pissed off and upset. I think Bon Jovi is overrated. His music doesn’t interest me, so I’m glad he didn’t get inducted this year. If Bon Jovi did, he would have overshadowed this year’s inductees.

This year is going to be an interesting jam session. Alice, Neil, Dr. John, Darlene and Tom will all jam together at the end of the show? Probably. This year is a decent year for the Hall of Fame. I like this year’s selections, definitely MUCH better than last year. Finally! A year with true rock n’ roll!

The Associated Press, reports.

Bon Jovi will probably get it in 2012.

Kev