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Happy with the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees with the exception of…

… 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.

See the new inductees here:

https://rockhall.com/inductees/

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”.

Kev

2015 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nominations announced…

Finally, Stevie Ray Vaughn got a nomination. If he gets ignored for an induction, then I think I will be boycotting the Hall of Fame. SRV should have got an induction a long time ago.

You can only vote for 5 so I’m gonna vote for: SRV, Lou Reed, The Smiths, Joan Jett & The Blackhearts and War. I think they are definitely worthy!

http://rockhall.com/voting/2015-rock-hall-nominees-fan-vote/

So far SRV, Green Day and NIN are in the lead, though. Which doesn’t surprise me.

Some of you may ask, why did Green Day get the nomination? In order to be eligible a band/artist must have their first album that was released 25 years before. Welp, Green Day’s first album was released in 1990 so the album will hit 25 years in 2015 so that makes the band officially eligible. It may not seem like it but Green Day have been in the music business for years. I used to like Green Day, just not anymore. All they play is power chords and Billie Joe’s singing is amateur at best.

I don’t agree with Green Day getting inducted this soon when there are tons of other rock acts that are more deserving of a nomination like: Jethro Tull, Deep Purple, Ted Nugent, Megadeth, Iron Maiden, Yes, etc.

I wasn’t much of NIN fails either and I think it’s too soon for them.

I can now understand why people call this, “The Rock and Roll Hall of Shame” ’cause it’s true.

Kev

Thought: Why Billie Joe Armstrong, went off on IheartRadio concert, my take on it…

A lot of people seem to be confused on why Billie Joe Armstrong would throw a temper tantrum on stage in front of thousands of people, at a major festival like IHeartRadio (which seems to be a festival full of mainstream acts). Here is my take on what set Billie Joe into a rage. Okay, here we go…

I believe that Usher’s set was before Green Day, and Usher’s set might of went a little over time, which is probably the big reason that forced Green Day’s set to be cut short. If you look at this scheduling, Green Day was originally booked to perform a 45 minute set. I’m sure the festival organizers would have let Green Day perform their full set, but considering that Rihanna was the big headliner that night they were on, Rihanna was after Green Day, they were in a big hurry to get Rihanna on ’cause the MGM Grand were full of Rihanna fans.

Those comments that Billie Joe made, “I’ve been around since 1988”, and “I’m not fucking Justin Bieber, you motherfuckers”. I can completely understand where he’s coming from. Green Day has been making music and selling lots of records since the late ’80’s. Green Day has been around longer than most of the acts on that bill that day (well except for Bon Jovi, who has been around longer than Green Day). When he says, he’s not “Justin Bieber”, I think what he meant by that is that his band were being treated like kids. If Justin Bieber performed that night and if Bieber’s set went over time, they would have let Bieber finish his set. The festival acted like Green Day were nothing. They acted like the band was nothing important. Sure, Green Day may be as pop as Justin Bieber, but I don’t think that’s what Billie Joe meant. What I think he meant is that Billie Joe knows that the US  does not like Justin Bieber too much, he just didn’t want people treating Green Day the same way. He felt like the festival was comparing him to Justin Bieber.

The band felt that they were being treated unfairly. Today is not a good time for Green Day to be playing music still ’cause they’ll always be looked at as a pop band and they should have hung it up after their album “Dookie”. “Dookie” was the only good album they did ’cause it was a true punk record.

I can understand why the band would get mad though ’cause no band likes their set getting cut short and they don’t like getting controlled by the media. That’s what it is, Green Day getting controlled by mainstream music and pop culture. It bothered them. That’s why it set Green Day off. Just my 2cents on this.

Kev

Cool Video: Green Day upset over set being cut short at “IHeartRadio” concert…

Green Day, played a set at the “IHeartRadio” concert, and their set was forced to be cut short, only having 1 minute left. So Billie Joe Armstrong, decided to throw a tantrum, and complain, by cussing up a storm. He even went as far as calling out Justin Bieber and violently smash his guitar on stage.

If some of you find this offensive, then some of you must be new to the punk rock genre. This is the way a lot of punk rock guys act, on and off the stage. They swear, a lot of them have bad tempers. You get the deal, that’s who they are. They call ’em punks for a reason? This is a bad time for the punk genre to be around ’cause people in today’s industry would find what Billie Joe did offensive, but if this was still the 80’s where punk music was big back then, then this wouldn’t matter and it wouldn’t be a big news story. Billie Joe still acts like a punk ’cause that’s who he is. He’s always been like this.

It was funny though. I loved how he called out Justin Bieber. This definitely wasn’t acting though. Billie Joe is not afraid to express his honest feelings.

Kev

See the video, here.

Report: Soundgarden, Lady Gaga and Green Day to headline Lollapalooza…

This year’s Lollapalooza is HUGE. Very impressive lineup. I’m liking it a lot. Other than Soundgarden being one of the headliners, Lady Gaga and Green Day will also headline. Other surprising acts that made the lineup: Phoenix, Social Distortion, Wolfmother, Metric and Erykha Badu.

While this year’s line up is very impressive, Green Day doesn’t fit the bill. Green Day is a bad choice. Soundgarden, Lady Gaga, and Green Day just doesn’t ring. Soundgarden and Lady Gaga is good, but get Green Day the hell off. I don’t like Green Day anymore.

I would rather have Alice In Chains be Green Day’s replacement.

The question you have to ask is, why is Lady Gaga headlining a rock music festival when she’s not rock, it’s pop? Well, if you listen to Lady Gaga’s songs, they do have an arena rock vibe to them. Any rock n’ roll band can cover her songs and make them rock songs. Lady Gaga’s music has a lot of rock influence. She’s very tight and energetic. I think she fits the bill perfectly.

Anyways, when will local act, Phantogram, ever get on a Lollapalooza slot? I can definitely see Phantogram getting booked for Lollapalooza one day and it would be great for them. I’m sure they will make it there if we can somehow get Phantogram’s music to Perry Ferrell’s attention. I believe Perry himself books all the bands since it’s his festival.

See the rest of the lineup here, wish I could go to Chicago and see the show:

http://2010.lollapalooza.com/

Kev

Edit to add: Now that Erykha Badu is booked for Lollapalooza this year, you also gotta wonder if she will strip naked on stage when she performs her new song “Window Seat” there. Will Perry Ferrell allow that? I think he would. 🙂 Knowing how crazy Perry really is and that man loves to party!

Report: Tom Hanks teaming up with Green Day to bring “American Idiot” to the big screen…

It’s no secret that Tom Hanks is a big music lover but who knew that he is a huge fan of Green Day? It seems that he is. If you pay attention to the “American Idiot” album, the album is kind of like a theatre musical, that’s why it is headed to Broadway later this Spring. Now expect this to head to the big screen with the help of Tom Hanks.

Will Tom get himself an acting role in the “American Idiot” movie or will he direct it? Who knows, he could do either one or both if he wanted.

More on it here:

http://www.deadline.com/2010/03/green-days-american-idiot-making-movie-move-with-playtones-hanks-goetzman/

Kev