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 Nyro – She 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 Faces – This 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!