Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2017 Nominees

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2017 Nominees: Tupac, Journey, Depeche Mode

A full list of this year’s nominees include:

Bad Brains
Chaka Khan
Depeche Mode
Electric Light Orchestra
J. Geils Band
Jane’s Addiction
Janet Jackson
Joan Baez
Joe Tex
Pearl Jam
The Cars
The Zombies
Tupac Shakur


Jeff Meyerson said...

*fingers in ears*

La la La la - not going to listen

Deb said...

Bad Brains? J. Geils Band? This is the Hall of Fame not the Hall of One-Hit Wonders!

Steve Oerkfitz said...

Not a big fan of J. Geils but more than a one hit wonder. Where is Roxy Music?
About time for the MC5. Agree with Pearl Jam. Could do without ELO, Chaka Chan, Janet Jackson and Journey for sure.

Jeff Meyerson said...

Janet Jackson is to singing what Donald Trump is to Presidential politics.

Gerard said...

Steven Van Zandt discussing the list during a program on Sirius radio. Van Zandt talks about how and why groups are selected. One-hit wonders probably won't make it, influence is important. One of the hosts cites Bad Brains big influence on other bands over the year.

Rick Robinson said...

ELO - yes. Zombies - yes. The rest, meh.

Don Coffin said...

Much as I love Joan Baez's work...the *Rock and Roll Hall of Fame*?

I'm depressed to realize that Pearl Jam has been around long enough to be eligible, but I'm OK with them.

Also ELO, Cars, Zombies, and Steppenwolf (although both the Zombies and Steppenwolf have fairly slight bodies of work).

Steve Oerkfitz said...

ELO. They played The Palace near me and got reamed on local radio for lip syncing.
MC5 is the most influential band on this list. Than Pearl Jam.

Anders E said...

The Motor City 5 and The Zombies - it's about bloody time.

Cap'n Bob said...

ELO, Zombies, and Journey rate with me. Not the others, not for the Hall of Fame.

Cap'n Bob said...

Oh, and Yes.

Anonymous said...

Hoping that letting in Journey and ELO won't open the doors to crap like Reo Speedwagon, Kansas, Grand Funk RR and Styx(probably the worst band in history).

RHovey, CA said...

I'm good with YES and The Cars!