Alice Cooper, Neil Diamond Inducted into Rock Hall

Posted by Michael Mueller on December 15, 2010 at 4:16 PM

Once again, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has shown just how not rock and roll it really is. The latest inductees, announced today (12/15), are Alice Cooper, Neil Diamond, Tom Waits, Dr. John, and Darlene Love. Bon Jovi, arguably deserving over at least two of the inductees, was snubbed, which really isn't too surprising (though it is disappointing) given their lack of popularity with the music critics with a Hall vote.

Other nominees who didn't make the cut, with our votes in parentheses, include the Beastie Boys (yay), Chic (yay), Donovan (nay), J Geils Band (nay), LL Cool J (nay), Laura Nyro (nay), Donna Summer (nay), Joe Tex (nay), and Chuck Willis (nay).

Among the more notably snubbed are deserving icons Journey, Judas Priest, Iron Maiden, Duran Duran, Heart, and of course, the biggest snub of them all—Rush. And even though I'm not a fan, is it really right that KISS isn't in the Hall yet? Sure, the music itself is pretty crappy, but the Detroit quartet did more to define the rock concert experience than any other band of the past 40 years.

Oh well ... as the song goes: Don't stop believin' ...

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Rock Rich on December 16, 2010 at 10:32 PM

OK, I agree with your post for the most part, and I know Kiss doesn't need me to defend. But, say you don't like Gene or Paul or whatever, but I can't believe you say the music is crappy. Listen to the Rock and Roll Over Album. My gosh.

dougguitar on December 15, 2010 at 10:28 PM

Yes, the logic of who is in and who isn't in the ROCK and ROLL Hall of Fame is baffling. Madonna? Sure. Deep Purple? No. ABBA? You bet! Rush? Sorry, no. Insane.