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    Run-D.M.C., Metallica nominated for "Rock" Hall of Fame

    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/26838012/

    Apparently, having a few songs that had some guitar in them now qualifies you to get in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame...

    Also nominated were guitarist Jeff Beck, singer Wanda Jackson, Little Anthony and the Imperials, War, Bobby Womack, and disco and R&B group Chic

    Yet Bon Jovi and Stevie Ray Vaughn don't get nominated...

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    Re: Run-D.M.C., Metallica nominated for "Rock" Hall of Fame

    The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is about more than just who writes the best music. It's not like sports where you can quantify whether they deserve to be a Hall of Famer by strictly looking at stats.

    Both Run-DMC and Metallica are a couple of the biggest names in the history of their genres. Run-DMC were practically pioneers for making rap music what it was at the time.

    I don't like Metallica, but there is no denying their presence and their influence on the music industry.

    Both of these groups should and will be honored in the Hall of Fame.

    I think Bon Jovi will be there as well.

    For the record, you forgot to mention the Stooges. Definately one of the best punk bands of all time.

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    Re: Run-D.M.C., Metallica nominated for "Rock" Hall of Fame

    Quote Originally Posted by jmble View Post
    The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is about more than just who writes the best music. It's not like sports where you can quantify whether they deserve to be a Hall of Famer by strictly looking at stats.

    Both Run-DMC and Metallica are a couple of the biggest names in the history of their genres. Run-DMC were practically pioneers for making rap music what it was at the time.

    I don't like Metallica, but there is no denying their presence and their influence on the music industry.

    Both of these groups should and will be honored in the Hall of Fame.
    Didn't mean to make it seem like I thought Metallica didn't belong, just Run DMC....they're not rock and roll, they're rap.

    Metallica definitely deserves to be there, they were one of the pioneers of the tv/video/internet (at least suing the internet ) age!
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    Re: Run-D.M.C., Metallica nominated for "Rock" Hall of Fame

    Quote Originally Posted by freestyle55 View Post
    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/26838012/

    Apparently, having a few songs that had some guitar in them now qualifies you to get in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame...

    Also nominated were guitarist Jeff Beck, singer Wanda Jackson, Little Anthony and the Imperials, War, Bobby Womack, and disco and R&B group Chic

    Yet Bon Jovi and Stevie Ray Vaughn don't get nominated...
    Has it been 25 years since each of their 1st albums?

    I thought that was some sorta criteria.

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    Re: Run-D.M.C., Metallica nominated for "Rock" Hall of Fame

    Run DMC's first album came out in 1984, so they are hitting it exactly at 25 years.

    Metallica's first album came out in 1983.

    Interestingly enough, Bon Jovi's first album also came out in 1984, but I'm guessing they are spacing them out. They seem to only do a couple of feature acts each year, and then a bunch of smaller artists. I would be shocked if Bon Jovi isn't nominated next year.

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    Re: Run-D.M.C., Metallica nominated for "Rock" Hall of Fame

    Quote Originally Posted by jmble View Post
    Run DMC's first album came out in 1984, so they are hitting it exactly at 25 years.

    Metallica's first album came out in 1983.

    Interestingly enough, Bon Jovi's first album also came out in 1984, but I'm guessing they are spacing them out. They seem to only do a couple of feature acts each year, and then a bunch of smaller artists. I would be shocked if Bon Jovi isn't nominated next year.
    That makes the most sense.

    They don't want to load up HOF classes in 1 year, and then have a marginal class the next year.

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    Re: Run-D.M.C., Metallica nominated for "Rock" Hall of Fame

    While I agree with you Freestyle that Run DMC does not fall into the category of Rock and Roll, if you look at the inductees currently in the Hall that you could argue shouldn't be considered as Rock and Roll. Grandmaster Flash, Issac Hayes, Earth Wind and Fire, just to name a few that jumped out at me. James Taylor? I really think that the museum has turned into just a celebration of the biggest names in popular music, more than just Rock and Roll. Anything that falls into the Rock/Rap/R&B genre appears to be included. And by the standards they have previously used, I do believe Run DMC belongs in the Hall of Fame. And I believe we will see others follow as the years pass, such as Dr Dre, Snoop Dogg, BIG, and others....

    At least they aren't diving into country yet.

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    Re: Run-D.M.C., Metallica nominated for "Rock" Hall of Fame

    Metallica should be in the hall of lame

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    Re: Run-D.M.C., Metallica nominated for "Rock" Hall of Fame

    Quote Originally Posted by Bip Roberts View Post
    Metallica should be in the hall of lame
    I could care less if you like or dislike Metallica, or even think they are lame. There really wasn't any need to make your immature post.
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    Re: Run-D.M.C., Metallica nominated for "Rock" Hall of Fame

    Quote Originally Posted by Redhook View Post
    I could care less if you like or dislike Metallica, or even think they are lame. There really wasn't any need to make your immature post.

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    Re: Run-D.M.C., Metallica nominated for "Rock" Hall of Fame

    If the Rock and Roll HOF does not include other genre's of music then in 20+ years there will no one worthy of induction. Even though Neal Young sang otherwise rock and roll has pretty much died.
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    Re: Run-D.M.C., Metallica nominated for "Rock" Hall of Fame

    Shouldn't they just call it the Music Hall of Fame? I don't understand how most of the bands in there can be considered rock n roll
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    Re: Run-D.M.C., Metallica nominated for "Rock" Hall of Fame

    Quote Originally Posted by Degenerate39 View Post
    Shouldn't they just call it the Music Hall of Fame? I don't understand how most of the bands in there can be considered rock n roll
    That's really what gets me. They should just open a "Music Hall of Fame." If you really want to get technical about what "rock n roll" really is then most of the bands in there would not qualify. What "rock" or "rock n roll" really is compared to what we call it in popular culture is a sharp contrast. I took a History of Rock N Roll class last spring in college and it was really fascinating to see what we covered. We did talk about Run DMC (I think they were actually on the cover of one of our books) and we also talked about many of the other bands discussed in this thread. Rock is at the point right now where it is so huge and so diverse it really doesn't exist. The amount of cross genre groups now days is ridiculous, whether popular or indie. Just think about some groups from current music....where will a band like The Roots be categorized in 20 years? They almost need to break down Rock even further in description and start using terms like "Rap Rock" or "Country Rock" even more than they are used today.

    If the HOF doesn't want to change to a more broad Music HOF name I think they should base criteria on both style of music and influence on the rock genre of music. That would at least give a little more clarity as to why they pick certain groups.

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    Re: Run-D.M.C., Metallica nominated for "Rock" Hall of Fame

    Quote Originally Posted by Degenerate39 View Post
    Shouldn't they just call it the Music Hall of Fame? I don't understand how most of the bands in there can be considered rock n roll
    I'm with you there. They should rename it the pop music hall of fame and then have different wings for different genres. While we're at it, why don't we induct soccer players into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton? It's all football isn't it?
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