Originally Posted by Revering4Blue
Yeah, I realize that I'm late to this party, but lets be honest...it really isn't the "Rock And Roll" Hall Of Fame. It is the Popular Music -- Pop, Rock, Country, Rap etc -- Hall Of Fame.
Given that, I cannot argue with the induction of Public Enemy and others who, while I do not consider them to be "Rock", impacted the Musical World.
My main beef, as I've stated before, is the absurdity of some snubbed artists, and the fact that some who didn't have a sustained impact on the Musical World are inducted well ahead of artists who did have a sustained impact.
Oh, yeah..it's about freakin' time that Rush and Heart were inducted.
Next up, Deep Purple, among others.
I heard a discussion on the radio about how the selection process has been done in the past and a big problem is that, in the early years, the selection committee comprised of mostly older writers and industry types who were more familiar with the music from the '50s and '60s. Much like the Baseball Veterans Committee under Frankie Frisch, these guys tended to favor bands and artists they knew over those from more recent eras. The Rock Hall has since brought in some new blood with a better grasp on later eras, so they've been better about selecting newer acts, which might explain why some '70s and '80s era bands that should have been in years ago are only now getting serious consideration.