The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame announced the nominations for the 2017 induction ceremony today. There are a lot of great artists on this list and all deservedly so; however, only 5 will make it through. The nominees are as follows:
- Bad Brains
- Joan Baez
- The Cars
- Chaka Khan
- Depeche Mode
- J. Geils Band
- Janet Jackson
- Jane’s Addiction
- Joe Tex
- Pearl Jam
- Tupac Shakur
- The Zombies
With every list of nominations, it starts discussions about who is missing and what a broken system the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame really is. Bands that are left off bitch about it and so do fans. What I find funny is that bands that used to bitch about it suddenly make mention of it all the time when they finally get in (KISS…that one is about you).
So, are you wondering if I am going to complain about who was left off the list…yet again? Well of course I am!!! Where the heck is Def Leppard? I know I am biased as they are my favorite band, but why aren’t they nominated. The owned the 80’s and had 2 Diamond Albums…TWO OF THEM!!!
Oh yeah, where the heck is Judas Priest, Iron Maiden, T. Rex, Motorhead, Nine Inch Nails, Soundgarden, The Doobie Brothers, Ozzy, Bad Company, Motley Crue, etc…. I could go on and on about great bands not in the Hall, but I will leave it at that. Who is not on the list you would like to see?
Which one of the nominees would be your Top 5?
I would pick the following:
- Yes – Sorry, this is a no brainer. There are not too many bands as good as these guys.
- Pearl Jam – Probably the best band that came out of the grunge era and no doubt deserve to be included.
- Journey – Only the Journey from the 70’s, 80’s & early 90’s. No one after Steve Perry left. Sorry – but after he left there was no more magic. None of the songs or albums held a candle to anything before.
- Electric Light Orchestra (E.L.O.) – Another great 70’s band. They were a unique band with their own unique sound.
- The Cars – Loved me the Cars. In the late 70’s & early 80’s they could do no wrong. Still listen to them on a regular basis.
The public can participate so go vote at the Rock Hall website.
Okay, those are my picks. Let me know your thought, opinions, comments or whatever you want to say.