Thursday, February 7, 2008

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame continues to overlook great bands year after year. Artists become eligible for induction in that category 25 years after the release of their first recording. In order to be inducted, an artist must be nominated by a committee that selects anywhere from nine to a dozen candidates. Ballots are then sent to 500 "rock experts" who evaluate the candidates and vote on who should be inducted. The performers that receive the highest number of votes and more than 50 percent of the vote are inducted.

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has garnered criticism for allegedly allowing the nomination process to be controlled by a few individuals. The Sex Pistols, who were inducted in 2006, refused to attend the ceremony, calling the museum a "piss stain."
Below are some of the ones I have personally listened to for many years and feel should be there.

• Alice Cooper
• Bachman Turner Overdrive
• Grand Funk Railroad
• Heart
• Deep Purple
• Judas Priest
• Boston
• Humble Pie
• Yes
• Three Dog Night
• Chicago

These are only a few of who I think should be in there. Rock on!