Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Rock N Roll Hall of Fame: Class of 2014

Note (1/1/14): Okay this is a VERY late post. I still want to get this out there but just a reminder- I know this news is old. I still want it posted. Everything after Linda Rondstadt was written on this date.

The inductees for the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame have been announced today. There are six artists being inducted, as well as several other figures in music. I have to say that this is a pretty nice list of inductees but still, I have my problems with the choices. So like last year, this will be a rant of some sort. I'll go into each band and say stuff, that being their history or just statistics in general.


Performers

Kiss- After nearly 15 years of being snubbed, the hottest band in the world is FINALLY in the Hall. Praise Jesus! Even if you don't like them, you have to admit Kiss were long overdue. Formed in 1973 in New York, Kiss quickly became one of the biggest rock bands in the world in the 1970s. Though the band went through several line-up changes, founding members Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley have kept the band going on for an impressive four decades. The Hall is inducting the original line-up only, which includes Simmons, Stanley, Ace Frehley and Peter Criss. I'm not surprised by this but I think the late Eric Carr is worthy of recognition as is Bruce Kulick. As for any chance of a reunion performance, don't hold your breath.

Update (1/1/14): It turns out the original line-up might reunite for one night! I'm quite surprised.We'll see what happens here.

Cat Stevens- This singer/songwriter should've been in the Hall eons ago. I wouldn't say I'm not the biggest fan of his but I really do like his music. With Harold and Maude being one of my all time favorite movies, I am very familiar with the soundtrack.

Linda Ronstadt- Again, like Cat Stevens, it's criminal to not have this woman in the Hall by now. I can't say I'm a fan of her's either though she does have a great voice.

Peter Gabriel- I'm happy to see an actual rock act get into the Hall. However, I think it's a little too soon to have him in. Genesis were inducted in 2010. Still, he deserves it.

Nirvana- Whatever. They were already inducted when 2013 existed.

Hall & Oates- Why?

The Hall are also inducting the E Street Band as sidemen (I guess they're really upset Kiss is in). Brian Epstein and Andrew Loog Oldham are also getting in when they should've been in a long long time ago.

I'm still surprised that Deep Purple has once again been snubbed. Yes too. The good thing is that no rap artists were inducted, which has been the case for the last two ceremonies.

Still the Hall continues to ignore...

T. Rex
Jethro Tull
Thin Lizzy
Judas Priest
Iron Maiden
New York Dolls
MC5
Captain Beefheart
Ronnie James Dio
Motorhead
The Monkees
Love
Television
Big Star
Cheap Trick

There are countless others but that's all I can think of for now...

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