Originally Posted by KittyDuran
KittyDuran agrees w/The Cure snub. She's OK with the others getting the snub however knowing that more than a few were more pop than rock and also that she's has more of an emotional ties with many, i.e., The Monkees and Duran Duran (D2 was not on that list and I think they qualify). KD will also mention another reason for some of the snubs... Three words "Rolling Stone Magazine". Don't know if their influence is still there but it was early on if KD remembers correctly. So if certain artists were "whipping boys" of RS then sorry, no HOF for you!
R4B also believes that The Monkees and D2 qualify. Believe it or not, both were also considered Rock back in their respective days. D2 was all over AOR radio. And D2, in addition to their Pop Top 40 success, have six top 5 AOR tracks to their credit, with Hungry Like The Wolf
spending three weeks atop Billboards Top Rock Tracks chart--higher than it's pop chart peak.
KD is also correct about the Rock Critic/Rolling Stone Magazine factor.
R4B also believes that it is past time for a separate Hall Of Popular Music, instead of consolidating it with the RRHOF