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savafan
11-28-2005, 11:19 AM
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20051128/ap_en_mu/music_rock_hall

NEW YORK - Black Sabbath, Miles Davis and the Sex Pistols are among five musical legends to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Foundation will hold its induction ceremony March 13 at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in Manhattan, the organization announced Monday.

Also to be inducted into the class of 2006: 1980s New Wave band Blondie and Southern rockers Lynyrd Skynyrd.

Herb Alpert and Jerry Moss, who founded A&M records in 1962, will receive a lifetime achievement award in the non-performer category.

Inductees into the side-men category will be announced at a later date.

Musicians, industry professionals and journalists vote on the nominations. Artists are eligible to be inducted into the Rock Hall after at least 25 years have passed since their first record was released.

OldRightHander
11-28-2005, 11:25 AM
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20051128/ap_en_mu/music_rock_hall
Herb Alpert and Jerry Moss, who founded A&M records in 1962, will receive a lifetime achievement award in the non-performer category.


But surely Alpert deserves some honorable mention for his Tijuana Brass recordings.

Redsland
11-28-2005, 11:28 AM
Miles is a personal favorite, but "rock-and-roll"?

OldRightHander
11-28-2005, 12:02 PM
Miles is a personal favorite, but "rock-and-roll"?

He branched out a bit during his later years, but I never really thought of him as a rocker.

Johnny Footstool
11-28-2005, 12:06 PM
Blondie?

"Rapture" alone should exclude Blondie from any Hall of Fame consideration.

OldRightHander
11-28-2005, 12:09 PM
Blondie?

"Rapture" alone should exclude Blondie from any Hall of Fame consideration.

Amen.

Wait, can I say that here?

westofyou
11-28-2005, 12:13 PM
Blondie?

"Rapture" alone should exclude Blondie from any Hall of Fame consideration.
Ahhh.... but Parallel Lines in the late 70's automatically gets them in.... that time needed something other than, wank rock, dinosaur rock and disco.

Roy Tucker
11-28-2005, 12:14 PM
Black Sabbath, Miles Davis and the Sex Pistols are among five musical legends to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.


I believe that is the first time in rock history those 3 bands/artists have been mentioned in the same sentence.

Redsland
11-28-2005, 01:55 PM
He branched out a bit during his later years...
Good point. I hadn't thought about his role in the emergence of Fusion, but that's because I hate it. I gave *****es Brew away soon after buying it.

westofyou
11-28-2005, 01:56 PM
I believe that is the first time in rock history those 3 bands/artists have been mentioned in the same sentence.Unless you were drinking with Pedro and me.:p:

M2
11-28-2005, 03:14 PM
I'm more than a wee bit surprised most of those bands weren't already in the R'N'R HOF. We're talking about the original heavy metal band, the prototype for Brit punk, the godfathers (and godmother) of New Wave and the undisputed kings of southern rock.

Redsland
11-28-2005, 03:28 PM
They were too busy fast-tracking Jackson Browne, Ritchie Valens, The Bee Gees, Rod Stewart, ZZ Top, Bob Segar, the Kinks, and a few other Bill Mazeroski-esque choices.

M2
11-28-2005, 03:32 PM
I'll brook no barbs cast the way of the Kinks, I say. I'll brook it not.

But I agree with the so-what factor in the rest of that list.

westofyou
11-28-2005, 03:43 PM
The Kinks are the Tris Speaker of Rock n' Roll

Unassisted
11-28-2005, 03:50 PM
If Blondie gets in, The Knack should too. Same era, better band. :D

It's getting to the point now where any band who played before 1985 and whose music has been issued as a box-set is getting in. With that as the standard, it can't be too much longer until we see Hall and Oates, ELO, Yes, Van Halen, Devo, and Genesis in the Hall.

Roy Tucker
11-28-2005, 04:01 PM
Discussions of who is and is not in the Rock and Roll HOF is equivalent to that of the Baseball HOF.

I don't understand their methodology, but they'll get it right eventually.

http://www.rockhall.com/hof/allinductees.asp

Joseph
11-28-2005, 04:43 PM
If the Rock and Roll HoF is in Cleveland, then why is this being held in Manhattan?

wheels
11-28-2005, 05:57 PM
As Ron House once said in a song...

"Bombs away...On the Rock n' Roll Hall of Fame!"

It actually rhymes.

Yachtzee
11-28-2005, 08:55 PM
If Blondie gets in, The Knack should too. Same era, better band. :D

It's getting to the point now where any band who played before 1985 and whose music has been issued as a box-set is getting in. With that as the standard, it can't be too much longer until we see Hall and Oates, ELO, Yes, Van Halen, Devo, and Genesis in the Hall.

Maybe it's my own taste, but I think ELO, Yes and Devo would be a better choice for the Rock Hall than Bob Seger, Lynyrd Skynyrd, or many of the other "classic rock" bands.

Genesis died the day Phil Collins stepped behind the mike.


Here's a question. In a few years, REM will be up for nomination. Do they get in on their early HOF-worthy stats, or is their career "tainted" by their own "steroid" era, i.e. foisting "Shiny Happy People" and "Everybody Hurts" on an unsuspecting public?

KittyDuran
11-28-2005, 10:11 PM
Hey! Duran Duran will be eligible in a few years as well... think they'll ever get in???;)

savafan
11-28-2005, 10:17 PM
Hey! Duran Duran will be eligible in a few years as well... think they'll ever get in???;)

I think they will remain, as the song says, hungry like the wolf. :p:

Redsland
11-29-2005, 10:26 AM
For the mainstream categories, the winners seems to be either "important within their genre," or "have had two songs in 40 years of constant rotation on the FOX."

So that's a yes for Devo and Genesis, a maybe on Yes, and a no on Duran2.

Sorry, Kitty. :)

And of course, there are a few very PC choices. Which may provide a loophole, assuming Simon LeBon wants to make a "big announcement." ;)

:)

RedFanAlways1966
11-30-2005, 01:30 PM
I am not a big-time museum type and I have never been called a tightwad, but... the R-n-R Hall of Fame is one of the most overpriced things I have ever done (and I have done it twice). The first time I went to visit it I was really excited. I remember the feeling as I left after that 1st visit... what a waste of money and a disappointment. Don't get me wrong, there was some cool stuff to be seen, but the price for the experience is a Hall-of-Fame ripoff.

My advice to 1st timers... just go into the gift shop (no charge to get in there) and buy a t-shirt or some other memento.

Unassisted
11-30-2005, 05:12 PM
I am not a big-time museum type and I have never been called a tightwad, but... the R-n-R Hall of Fame is one of the most overpriced things I have ever done (and I have done it twice). I've been there twice too, on my employer's nickel. I was also underwhelmed. It might have been because there were few bands represented that I really felt strongly about. Maybe in another decade I'd get more out of it...

KittyDuran
11-30-2005, 08:27 PM
I've been there twice too, on my employer's nickel. I was also underwhelmed. It might have been because there were few bands represented that I really felt strongly about. Maybe in another decade I'd get more out of it...I've only been there once (in 2001) - 3.5 hours waiting for my room to be available for a stay watching the Reds vs the Indians. I thought it was great! They had two special sections dedicated to the Beatles. One was about Stuart Stutcliffe showing all his work as an artist, many of it from his time in Germany before his death. The other exhibit was on John Lennon occupying the "tower" - three levels of writings, artifacts, etc. I went to the gift shop and purchased a umbrella, writing pen in the shape of a drumstick and a t-shirt - which I still have. I've been trying to get back ever since but haven't found the time plus I want to dedicate the same amount of time going thru the exhibits.

Johnny Footstool
12-01-2005, 11:09 AM
Anyone know how the HOF compares to the Experience Music Project in Seattle? I've been to the EMP, but not the HOF.