Well, This is Just Stupid
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is supposed to be a big, great honor. It celebrates legacy, influence, sales, and great things artists bring to culture.
The problem is, like the Grammy Awards, it's a slap in the face to rock music.
Janet Jackson is in. Dumb, dumb, dumb. If it were the Music in General Hall of Fame, she's a shoo-in in my opinion. 100 million albums sold? Wowza. She's the second best-selling dance club artist after Madonna. That's great. Iconic. Influential. Not rock and roll.
Let's see who's NOT in the "Rock" hall:
- Judas Priest
- Alice in Chains
- Nine Inch Nails
KISS didn't make it until 2014. Really? KISS? They made rock and roll a brandable cash cow.
Let's take a look at some questionable entries into the "Rock" hall:
- Michael Jackson (to be fair, Slash killed on some of his biggest songs.)
- James Taylor
- Dusty Springfield
Look, I listen to pretty much all of these artists. But really? REALLY? It's just insulting.
If you're gonna have a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, shouldn't it be exclusive for rock and roll?
I'd be fine with an all-encompassing Music Hall of Fame.
This is just stupid.
Maybe Rob Halford should drop his package out during the Super Bowl.