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Rush, Public Enemy among Rock Hall of Fame noms
AP ^ | 10/4/2012

Posted on 10/03/2012 9:53:37 PM PDT by My Favorite Headache

Rush, Public Enemy among Rock Hall of Fame noms

By CHRIS TALBOTT, AP Music Writer – 6 minutes ago

Rush, Deep Purple, Public Enemy and N.W.A. are among the group of first-time nominees for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

They join returnees Heart, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, Randy Newman, Donna Summer and Kraftwerk among the 15 artists vying for entry.

Even in the iPod age, the list of nominees up for induction in 2013 is as eclectic as they come. Nominees differ wildly in sound, origin and influence, ranging from the enduring prog rock of Canadian trio Rush and Procul Harum to German proto-electronica act Kraftwerk, the disco of Chic and Summer to the New Orleans funk of The Meters and the blues of Albert King and the Paul Butterfield Blues Band.

Motown also is represented by first-ballot entries The Mavelettes.

Joel Peresman, President and CEO of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Foundation, acknowledged the extreme variety of this year's nominee class in a Thursday news release.

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Congrats to Rush, Deep Purple, and Heart on their FIRST nominations.

Most of all RUSH!!!!!!!! FINALLY!


1 posted on 10/03/2012 9:53:40 PM PDT by My Favorite Headache
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To: My Favorite Headache

and still no nomination for KISS.


2 posted on 10/03/2012 9:55:32 PM PDT by titanicsuccess
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To: My Favorite Headache; a fool in paradise

It’s actually called “Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.” and none of that is rock and roll any more than William Shatner’s records.


3 posted on 10/03/2012 9:55:34 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: titanicsuccess

Nope...and another shut out on Bon Jovi, Boston, Chicago, Styx, Foreigner, Def Leppard, Bad Company, Yes etc...


4 posted on 10/03/2012 9:56:48 PM PDT by My Favorite Headache (In a world where I feel so small, I can't stop thinking big.)
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To: My Favorite Headache

Rush fans always have the biggest outcry for HOF nomination for this band. The HOF bums are notorious for passing them over, too. They had better induct Rush on the first shot.

For my part, I think it’s a disgrace that Deep Purple only gets nominated after Jon Lord’s death. They were the riff factory for just about every metal riff you heard in the 80s.


5 posted on 10/03/2012 9:57:59 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: My Favorite Headache

OK, to each his own, but I never liked Rush. I don’t see what it is that Rush offers. I just don’t feel it. Funny, on cable music channels, Rush is both on the (Current) Rock channel & the Retro Rock channels. Maybe the Classic Rock too. One thing, though, that we probably can agree on: the debate tonight gave me a Rush!


6 posted on 10/03/2012 10:02:41 PM PDT by Hokestuk
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To: My Favorite Headache

I’d like to see Devo on that list. What’s Kraftwerk doing on there?


7 posted on 10/03/2012 10:02:50 PM PDT by Floratina
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To: Olog-hai

Amen!


8 posted on 10/03/2012 10:05:46 PM PDT by My Favorite Headache (In a world where I feel so small, I can't stop thinking big.)
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To: Floratina

Kraftwerk were the Godfathers of Techno, and all other electronic music....I remember when I first heard “Autobahn” in 1974, totally blew me away, unlike anything I ever heard before.


9 posted on 10/03/2012 10:06:00 PM PDT by dfwgator (I'm voting for Ryan and that other guy.)
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To: My Favorite Headache
its s sham:

No Gwar.

But congrats to Rush for finally getting nominated!

10 posted on 10/03/2012 10:08:35 PM PDT by Mad Dawgg (If you're going to deny my 1st Amendment rights then I must proceed to the 2nd one...)
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To: Olog-hai

Couldn’t agree more! Sod the HOF


11 posted on 10/03/2012 10:09:43 PM PDT by mitch5501 ("make your calling and election sure: for if ye do these things ye shall never fall")
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To: My Favorite Headache

Rush! Finally! Perhaps the Hall is ready to start getting some credibility back.


12 posted on 10/03/2012 10:10:21 PM PDT by ThomasSawyer (Democratic Underground: Proof that anyone can figure out how to use a computer.)
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To: dfwgator
There are two songs that stick out in my head from Kraftwerk, those being Ruckzuck (1970, used as the theme from “Newton’s Apple” on PBS, illegally too) and Das Model (sounds 80s but came out in 78).

Ruckzuck was from their “Krautrock” phase . . . they got some amazing sounds out of a Hammond organ and a flute.
13 posted on 10/03/2012 10:13:13 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: My Favorite Headache

While Geddy Lee’s singing voice is not everyone’s cup of tea, one has to respect the incredible musicianship of Geddy, Alex, and Neil (sp?).


14 posted on 10/03/2012 10:13:40 PM PDT by getarope (I have come here to chew bubble gum and kick ass, and I am all out of bubble gum!)
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To: My Favorite Headache
N.W.A (abbreviation for Niggaz Wit Attitudes[1][2][3]) was an American hip hop group from Compton, California, widely considered one of the seminal acts of the gangsta rap sub-genre

N.W.A. - One Less Bitch [Foul Language]

15 posted on 10/03/2012 10:14:41 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (Obama at the UN: The future must not belong to those who slander the prophet of Islam.)
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To: Olog-hai

I am familiar with their early stuff, I liked them more when they still used acoustic instruments like the flute.

Das Model is a great song. And “Trans Europe Express” was one of the most sampled songs by the early Hip Hop artists.


16 posted on 10/03/2012 10:17:28 PM PDT by dfwgator (I'm voting for Ryan and that other guy.)
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To: My Favorite Headache
Most of all RUSH!!!!!!!! FINALLY!

The THIRD best selling rock band of all time still isn't in the HOF. WTF?

17 posted on 10/03/2012 10:17:53 PM PDT by Poison Pill (Take your silver lining and SHOVE IT!)
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To: getarope

Can’t stand the pre-Permanent Waves albums because of Geddy’s wailing on the earlier albums...but by the 80s he toned it down considerably.


18 posted on 10/03/2012 10:18:43 PM PDT by dfwgator (I'm voting for Ryan and that other guy.)
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To: dfwgator

Like this?

http://youtu.be/eFHw4eIQ6a4


19 posted on 10/03/2012 10:21:46 PM PDT by My Favorite Headache (In a world where I feel so small, I can't stop thinking big.)
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To: My Favorite Headache

N.W.A.


20 posted on 10/03/2012 10:24:10 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (Obama at the UN: The future must not belong to those who slander the prophet of Islam.)
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To: Hokestuk

I am also one that never really took a liking to Rush, except Tom Saywer. I am more a Pink Floyd and Metallica guy.


21 posted on 10/03/2012 10:28:21 PM PDT by crazydad (-` sd)
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To: My Favorite Headache

Second look: Rush and Purple overshadowed those non-entities PE and NWA. Political and “gangsta” rap aroused such revulsion in me when I first heard it . . . and I confess it still does today, with the utter hatred, nihilism and racism in it; no redeeming qualities. Used to be a time when something as openly seditious as “By The Time I Get To Arizona” ever got recorded, the performer would end up in federal prison.


22 posted on 10/03/2012 10:29:19 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: My Favorite Headache
Rush Pictures, Images and Photos

They need to find kimonos for the ceremony.

23 posted on 10/03/2012 10:30:08 PM PDT by Snickering Hound
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To: My Favorite Headache; a fool in paradise

Is Frankie Avalon in it yet? If not, he oughta be the one handing the statuettes to these heroes anyway.


24 posted on 10/03/2012 10:31:20 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: My Favorite Headache

WELL IT’S ABOUT TIME!

They’ve only remained relevant since they came out in the mid-70s, taking rock and prog rock in particular to new heights, as well as directly inspiring all of the members of Dream Theater, as well as Geddy Lee inspiring Steve Harris of Iron Maiden.


25 posted on 10/03/2012 10:31:50 PM PDT by wastedyears (The First Law of Heavy Metal: Not all metal is satanic.)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Hell ya, thats what I am saying. If anything they were inovative and even if you disagree they had some bad ass tunes. Especially for us Rowdy Teenagers at the time.


26 posted on 10/03/2012 10:35:49 PM PDT by crazydad (-` sd)
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To: My Favorite Headache
Yes, and to be fair, Rush should be a first ballot inductee. Then Rolling Stone can finally put their absurd snubbing of Rush behind them...
27 posted on 10/03/2012 10:40:52 PM PDT by sargon
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To: My Favorite Headache

LOL. The headline for this post made me think that Rush Limbaugh was public enemy among the rock hall of famers. You fooled me.


28 posted on 10/03/2012 10:49:19 PM PDT by jonrick46 (Countdown to 11-06-2012)
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To: My Favorite Headache

I love Rush. But Kraftwerk? They had like two hit albums.


29 posted on 10/03/2012 10:58:21 PM PDT by Fledermaus (Democrats are dangerous and evil. Republicans are just useful idiots.)
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To: My Favorite Headache
the list of nominees up for induction in 2013 is as eclectic as they come.

"Eclectic" being used in this context as a synonym for "NOT Rock and Roll."

Rush. yes, Deep Purple without a doubt, Heart, no (yes, it's Rock but there are a lot more deserving Bands not in there who should go first.) The rest of these nominees are not Rock, not Rock 'n Roll, and most have never even so much as covered a Rock and/or Roll tune.

Fail, HOF, as usual.

30 posted on 10/03/2012 10:58:26 PM PDT by FredZarguna (And that's the end of our show! Doink.)
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To: getarope

Neil Peart, the octopus.

Great drummer.


31 posted on 10/03/2012 10:59:56 PM PDT by Fledermaus (Democrats are dangerous and evil. Republicans are just useful idiots.)
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To: My Favorite Headache
Public Enemy definitely deserves to be in the Rock and Roll HOF. They changed the sound of the music, blending rap in with metal and introducing sampling to the masses for starters.

Their influence is still everywhere.

32 posted on 10/03/2012 11:00:02 PM PDT by dead (It ain't over until the phone lady sings.)
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To: My Favorite Headache

Rush didn’t have the same lineup as when they really got popular. Their first album was massive rock. I don’t think Neal Peart was on it.

“Working Man” is a great hard rock song.


33 posted on 10/03/2012 11:02:03 PM PDT by Fledermaus (Democrats are dangerous and evil. Republicans are just useful idiots.)
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To: jonrick46

Knowing next to nohing about rock and roll, I thought the same thing.


34 posted on 10/03/2012 11:02:51 PM PDT by ShasheMac
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To: My Favorite Headache

Great for Rush finally!

But still they’ve inducted “celebrated rockers” Madonna and Abba but somehow have overlooked Grand Funk, Ten Years After, and Deep Purple. That pretty much says it all.


35 posted on 10/03/2012 11:06:13 PM PDT by UltraV ("Romney was channeling Reagan. Obama was channeling Biden." - Glenn Reynolds)
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Damn, how did I miss DP finally getting a nod? Wow.

Now two tiny steps toward legitimacy.


36 posted on 10/03/2012 11:07:57 PM PDT by UltraV ("Romney was channeling Reagan. Obama was channeling Biden." - Glenn Reynolds)
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To: Mad Dawgg

Oderus Urungus will be sorely pissed...


37 posted on 10/03/2012 11:09:19 PM PDT by Axenolith (Government blows, and that which governs least, blows least...)
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To: wastedyears

Mid 70’s??? Dude, their first album was released in 1969.


38 posted on 10/03/2012 11:14:34 PM PDT by Axenolith (Government blows, and that which governs least, blows least...)
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To: My Favorite Headache

Sign of the end of days... Cats will lie with dogs, rain fall up, etc...

FINALLY! :-)


39 posted on 10/03/2012 11:16:23 PM PDT by Axenolith (Government blows, and that which governs least, blows least...)
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To: UltraV

I can’t stand Rush, but I think they deserve to get in, and soon.


40 posted on 10/03/2012 11:21:30 PM PDT by Floratina
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To: titanicsuccess

No room. Need more ‘rap’ in the ‘Rock&Roll’ HF don’t ya know....

It’s only fair.


41 posted on 10/03/2012 11:25:05 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: My Favorite Headache

Will be seeing them in another month. There is no Plan B.

I don’t know - I’ve gotten kind of used to the idea of Rush not being in the HOF. Sort of beneath them somehow!

As one letter-to-the editor to Rolling Stones wrote regarding the magazine finally writing an article on Rush said:

“Thank you for the article on Rush. F*&^ You.”


42 posted on 10/03/2012 11:25:04 PM PDT by 21twelve (So I [God] gave them over to their stubborn hearts to follow their own devices. Psalm 81:12)
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To: My Favorite Headache

Mixed feelings for Rush. On one hand, it is far, far overdue for them to get this recognition. On the other hand, I’ve come to realize the R&R Hall of Fame basically ought to be called “The Hall of Bands Jann Wiener -er, “Wenner” personally likes.”

Of the rest listed:

Deep Purple - Heck yeah! The best concert I’ve ever seen was DP in 1986 on the Perfect Strangers tour. Great band.

Public Enemy and N.W.A. - More examples of Wenner-ism. I get that these two acts were rap pioneers. But, just like Eric B. and Rakim (who made it in a year or two ago), they’ve got absolutely no link to rock music. Start a rap and hip-hop hall of fame if you’re so hot for them, Wenner!

Heart - I was never a big fan of Ann and Nancy, but I give them credit for being ground breakers. There weren’t that many women in the harder end of rock music when they came along. Lots of pop/dance types, and quite a few soul and blues singers, but hard rock, not so much. I’d vote for them on that basis.

Joan Jett and the Blackhearts - eh.

Randy Newman - meh. He’s okay. I put a lot of other acts ahead of him. (is Warren Zevon in yet?)

Donna Summer - not sure about this one. She’s done a lot of different genres, but I really don’t know if she’d done much that would be considered rock.

Kraftwerk - Absolutely agree with this one. The influence Ralf and Florian have had on rock music, and nearly every other modern genre, is huge. Pretty much any band that’s ever used a synthesizer or a drum machine has taken a cue from their pioneering work with electronic instruments and song structures using them. They kinda wrote the book, so to speak.


43 posted on 10/03/2012 11:27:52 PM PDT by DemforBush (100% Ex-Democrat.)
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To: wastedyears

Speaking of Maiden and deserving of induction...

Pretty much any album up till Blaze Baily should qualify them on it’s own. Together as a body of work, who can top it? Floyd, Zep or the Beatles perhaps. But that’s all. And debatable.

As for Rush, 2112 and Moving Pictures (Red Barchetta is forever in my top 10) should have earned them the nod. A long time ago.


44 posted on 10/03/2012 11:30:40 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: My Favorite Headache
I don't deny the serious musicianship of each member of Rush, but I don't recall ever hearing them and thinking "What an awesome song!"

All that talent going to waste.

They're like the smoking hot chick that doesn't put out.

45 posted on 10/03/2012 11:48:37 PM PDT by dead (It ain't over until the phone lady sings.)
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To: My Favorite Headache

Yeah! Oooooh... yeah!


46 posted on 10/03/2012 11:55:16 PM PDT by Adams (Fight on!)
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To: Revolting cat!
Is Rush being nominated for making the Pretenders' song their most famous one now?

Will Reagan also be inducted for inspiring hardcore punk 45 and album art?

47 posted on 10/04/2012 8:26:07 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Obama likes to claim credit for getting Osama. Why hasn't he tried Khalid Sheikh Mohammed yet?)
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To: My Favorite Headache; Revolting cat!; Slings and Arrows; 537cant be wrong; Aeronaut; ├čudda├čudd; ..

Disco Disco Blues Blues Rap Rap Crap Crap.

PUT LINK WRAY IN THE DAMN HALL ALREADY.

http://www.billboard.com/bbcom/news/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1001525484#/bbcom/news/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1001525484

“He is the king; if it hadn’t been for Link Wray and ‘Rumble,’ I would have never picked up a guitar’,” - Pete Townsend

‘David Bowie, Bob Dylan, Steve Van Zandt and Bruce Springsteen have also been quoted as saying that Wray and “Rumble” inspired them to become musicians.’

Also idolized by John Lennon and the Cramps and and and...

“The definition of ‘rock and roll’ means different things to different people, but as broad as the classifications may be, they all share a common love of the music,” Peresman said.

Apparently Peresman is a poofter and a paid stooge who doesn’t understand ROCK & ROLL.

When is Andy Williams getting in as an innovator/motivator? After all, yutes had to have something to rebel AGAINST.


48 posted on 10/04/2012 8:40:10 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Obama likes to claim credit for getting Osama. Why hasn't he tried Khalid Sheikh Mohammed yet?)
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To: wastedyears

Notice that the same Iron Maiden that was ignored by radio despite decades of successful stadium touring, will also be ignored by the RnR HOF.

It’s a joke. IM is far older than the rap bands they will put in this year.


49 posted on 10/04/2012 8:58:25 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Obama likes to claim credit for getting Osama. Why hasn't he tried Khalid Sheikh Mohammed yet?)
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To: My Favorite Headache

If selected, Rush should turn them down. They are far above such banal judgments. :)


50 posted on 10/04/2012 9:09:12 AM PDT by Mr. Jeeves (CTRL-GALT-DELETE)
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