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2006 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Nominations Leave Out Many Rock Acts Again
All Headline News ^ | 9-18-05 | Douglas Maher

Posted on 09/18/2005 6:51:20 AM PDT by My Favorite Headache

2006 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Nominations Leave Out Many Rock Acts Again

By: Douglas Maher - All Headline News Staff Reporter

September 18,2005 9:41 A.M. EST

Cleveland,Ohio (AHN) - The nominees for the Class of 2006 for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is filled with a lot of hold overs from previous years and virtually ignores a truckload of artists that many critics are shaking their heads over.

J.Geils Band, John Mellencamp, the Patti Smith Group, Chic, Joe Tex,Miles Davis, Cat Stevens, Blondie, the Paul Butterfield Band, the Dave Clark Five and the Sir Douglas Quintet will all have a chance to make it into the hall of fame located in Cleveland.

This year also marks the eighth chance for Black Sabbath, Lynyd Skynyrd gets their seventh chance,and the Sex Pistols and the Stooges all of which are on try number five.

Missing from the nomination list again this year include bands like Rush, Van Halen, Yes, Genesis, ELO, Joan Jett, Def Leppard, Alice Cooper, Heart, Deep Purple, Pat Benatar, and Duran Duran.

Nominees are picked by a 70-member committee of rock 'n' roll historians, journalists and label execs, with ballots then mailed to an international voting body of 700 music industry types for the final decision. The five to seven nominees that receive the most votes will be inducted into the Rock Hall next year.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; News/Current Events
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The R&R HOF is a disgrace.
1 posted on 09/18/2005 6:51:20 AM PDT by My Favorite Headache
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To: My Favorite Headache

The R&R HOF could burn to the G*D Dmaned ground for all I care!


2 posted on 09/18/2005 6:55:59 AM PDT by zzen01
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To: My Favorite Headache

John Mellencamp? That's a joke, right? He's so smalltown.


3 posted on 09/18/2005 6:56:09 AM PDT by manwiththehands
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To: My Favorite Headache

Its only Rock n Roll....


4 posted on 09/18/2005 6:56:12 AM PDT by fizziwig
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To: My Favorite Headache
Missing from the nomination list again this year include bands like Rush, Van Halen, Yes, Genesis, ELO, Joan Jett, Def Leppard, Alice Cooper, Heart, Deep Purple, Pat Benatar, and Duran Duran.

I can't believe those haven't had the "honor". Never heard of half those nominated this year. Of course, with Cat Stevens' wacked beliefs, he'll be a shoe in.

5 posted on 09/18/2005 6:56:33 AM PDT by mtbopfuyn (Legality does not dictate morality... Lavin)
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To: My Favorite Headache

What -- The Trashmen still not nominated? No justice, no peace.


6 posted on 09/18/2005 6:56:35 AM PDT by speedy
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To: My Favorite Headache

Left out : Rush, Van Halen, Yes, Genesis, Deep Purple

In : John Mellencamp, the Patti Smith Group, Chic, Joe Tex, Cat Stevens, the Sir Douglas Quintet

Yea , Id have to agree with ya .


7 posted on 09/18/2005 6:57:38 AM PDT by sushiman
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To: My Favorite Headache

Jann Wener, fag, has said Rush will never get in.


8 posted on 09/18/2005 6:58:05 AM PDT by Salo (WWFSMD?)
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To: fizziwig

but I like it


9 posted on 09/18/2005 6:58:27 AM PDT by concretebob (We will not stop until every a$$ is kicked and every name is taken.)
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To: fizziwig
It's only Rock 'n Roll....

...but, I like it.

Actually, I like jazz, but somebody had to finish your quote. :)

10 posted on 09/18/2005 6:58:53 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (Abortion is to family planning what bankruptcy is to financial planning.)
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To: My Favorite Headache
This year also marks the eighth chance for Black Sabbath, Lynyd Skynyrd gets their seventh chance,and the Sex Pistols and the Stooges all of which are on try number five.

Missing from the nomination list again this year include bands like Rush, Van Halen, Yes, Genesis, ELO, Joan Jett, Def Leppard, Alice Cooper, Heart, Deep Purple, Pat Benatar, and Duran Duran.

Nominees are picked by a 70-member committee of rock 'n' roll historians, journalists and label execs, with ballots then mailed to an international voting body of 700 music industry types for the final decision. The five to seven nominees that receive the most votes will be inducted into the Rock Hall next year.

If these bands can't get inducted, I might as well forget about Motorhead getting in. Black Sabbath, Skynyrd, Alice Cooper, ELO, Van Halen, even Deep Purple? Jeez, what's wrong with the judges?

11 posted on 09/18/2005 6:59:53 AM PDT by TheSpottedOwl ("President Bush, start building that wall"!)
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To: My Favorite Headache
Nominees are picked by a 70-member committee of rock 'n' roll historians, journalists and label execs

In other words, people who don't know anything about rock and roll are making the selections to the "rock and roll hall of fame".

12 posted on 09/18/2005 6:59:53 AM PDT by StockAyatollah
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To: manwiththehands

"Blood on the Scarecrow" was the BEST pro-farmer, anti-bank statement ever written. Too bad his politics got in the way.


14 posted on 09/18/2005 7:00:39 AM PDT by concretebob (We will not stop until every a$$ is kicked and every name is taken.)
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To: My Favorite Headache
WTF... Miles Davis?!?

Now why in the *heck* would the "Picasso of Jazz" even be considered for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame?!? And excuse me but the Sir Douglas Quintet?!?

Somebody's hittin' the pipe waaaay too often.

15 posted on 09/18/2005 7:00:58 AM PDT by Condor51 (Leftists are moral and intellectual parasites - Standing Wolf)
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To: My Favorite Headache

Duran Duran deserves to be in the HOF they made MTV popular and defined what a music video should be. But I have to question how J Geils got nominated. They may have fun songs but they aren't legends or anything like that.


16 posted on 09/18/2005 7:01:03 AM PDT by JimDingle (Give Dingle a Jingle)
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To: My Favorite Headache
the Patti Smith Group

That's a joke.

17 posted on 09/18/2005 7:02:33 AM PDT by csvset
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To: All

I nominate Ted Nugent if he hasn't been nominated already....


18 posted on 09/18/2005 7:06:55 AM PDT by Quaker
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To: My Favorite Headache
I'd vote for J. Geils in a heartbeat.
Saw them live in 72.
My ears are still ringing.
19 posted on 09/18/2005 7:07:06 AM PDT by concretebob (We will not stop until every a$$ is kicked and every name is taken.)
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To: My Favorite Headache

Missing from the nomination list again this year include bands like Rush, Van Halen, Yes, Genesis, ELO, Joan Jett, Def Leppard, Alice Cooper, Heart, Deep Purple, Pat Benatar, and Duran Duran.

Rush made stellar music: Red Barchetta is a Top Ten driving song. And so is Highway Star...no news there, I know. Van Halen -- seen them about a dozen times live. Saw Yes, in their various lineups, a few times, too. I could praise all the above in some way. ELO -- Rockaria :-) Patty B -- good stuff. And I would like to add The Cars to that list.


20 posted on 09/18/2005 7:08:22 AM PDT by ConservativeStatement
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To: JimDingle

Whammer Jammer..difinitive harmonica solo.


21 posted on 09/18/2005 7:08:46 AM PDT by concretebob (We will not stop until every a$$ is kicked and every name is taken.)
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To: Condor51

"Sir Douglas Quintet"

Sure, why not...and the 1910 Fruit Gum Company, the Cowsills, the Partridge Family, the Archies....

I don't think any Rock liberals should be admitted in to the Rock Hall of Fame.....so I guess this leaves Ted Nugent and Alice Cooper......:)


22 posted on 09/18/2005 7:09:31 AM PDT by fizziwig
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To: My Favorite Headache

Lynyd Skynyrd doen'thave a prayer of getting in...ever.
Reason?...."Sweet Home Alabama"


23 posted on 09/18/2005 7:09:31 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative
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To: My Favorite Headache

I like Butterfield and J. Giels. Stuff the rest.


24 posted on 09/18/2005 7:10:29 AM PDT by Pusterfuss (You know, doing what is right is easy. The problem is knowing what is right. LBJ)
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To: Quaker

Nugent already holds the record for the largest bear taken with a bow, and his politics are legendary.


25 posted on 09/18/2005 7:11:14 AM PDT by concretebob (We will not stop until every a$$ is kicked and every name is taken.)
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To: My Favorite Headache

Seger has been snubbed for years, and is from Detroit. Many people believe the RRHOF is biased against Midwesterners, and when you see who is nominated and selected, that seems to be true.


27 posted on 09/18/2005 7:12:06 AM PDT by unsycophant
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To: fizziwig

The Strawberry Alarm Clock gets my vote


28 posted on 09/18/2005 7:12:19 AM PDT by concretebob (We will not stop until every a$$ is kicked and every name is taken.)
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To: manwiththehands
John Mellencamp? That's a joke, right? He's so smalltown.

I hear "John Cougar" lives in a little pink house.....


29 posted on 09/18/2005 7:13:27 AM PDT by cbkaty (I may not always post...but I am always here......)
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To: JimDingle
"I have to question how J Geils got nominated. They may have fun songs but they aren't legends or anything like that."

J.Geils should never get nominated! Few people realize that one of the songs on the "Freeze Frame" album encourages people to piss on the Viet Nam memorial wall.
30 posted on 09/18/2005 7:14:02 AM PDT by Beagle8U
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To: speedy
What -- The Trashmen still not nominated?

I remember a local (Minneapolis, where they were from) article that the Trashmen had "Beatlemania" status in South America. One hit wonders here, however.

31 posted on 09/18/2005 7:14:14 AM PDT by Pusterfuss (You know, doing what is right is easy. The problem is knowing what is right. LBJ)
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To: My Favorite Headache

They are really reaching the bottom of the barrel if they consider any of those acts as "hall of fame" material.


32 posted on 09/18/2005 7:14:25 AM PDT by pissant
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To: Pusterfuss

What happened to the Untimate Spinach nomination?


33 posted on 09/18/2005 7:16:02 AM PDT by cbkaty (I may not always post...but I am always here......)
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To: My Favorite Headache

It may be a disgrace, but I would like Dave Clark 5 to win (even knowing that the politically correct choice will be Yussuf Islam so that he can bash the President in his speech).


34 posted on 09/18/2005 7:16:11 AM PDT by Moonmad27
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To: cbkaty

...and Thunderclap Newman?


35 posted on 09/18/2005 7:17:09 AM PDT by Pusterfuss (You know, doing what is right is easy. The problem is knowing what is right. LBJ)
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To: fizziwig
Lest we forget , The Surfaris..and "Surfer Bird"
"Wella everybody's heard about the bird
a wella Bird bird bird
bird is the word"
Such depth, such meaning
How can they leave them out.
There is no justice
36 posted on 09/18/2005 7:17:41 AM PDT by concretebob (We will not stop until every a$$ is kicked and every name is taken.)
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To: Beagle8U

Got the lyrics? Post em


37 posted on 09/18/2005 7:19:17 AM PDT by concretebob (We will not stop until every a$$ is kicked and every name is taken.)
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To: My Favorite Headache

The RnR Hall of Fame is a joke. By failing to nominate the band that brought hard rock back from the dark days of disco in the late '70s makes it completely irrelevant. This band featured the greatest guitarist since Hendrix and the best frontman since Plant. They put out 6 albums that featured not one bad song. They sold millions of records to rabid fans while being hated by rock critics. They were, in my humble opinion, the greatest live band to ever step onstage. I am referring, of course, to Van Halen fronted by David Lee Roth. The failure of the Hall to even nominate them is a joke. My theory as to why they have not been nominated is simple. I will illustrate it by paraphrasing something Dave said on a radio interview in the early '80s. 'The critics trash VH and love Elvis Costello. Mainly because the critics all look like Elvis Costello and are pissed that they dont look like me.'


38 posted on 09/18/2005 7:19:24 AM PDT by Big Red Clay (Greetings from the Big Red State)
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To: concretebob
Actually...It's Rain on the Scarecrow. The lyrics of the chorus are : "Son I'm just sorry there's no legacy for ya now; rain on the scarecrow; blood on the plow; rain on the scarecrow; blood on the plow.

I still like the album Scarecrow for it's music. It has another great song called Minutes to Memories. However, in retrospect, it was just a preview to his whining leftist Bush bashing of today.

If you think about it from a conservative viewpoint, which is how I think about it, nobody has any more right to survive in the farming business than they do in any other business. If you cannot survive, then it's the free market's way of telling you that there are too many farmers, and you need to go do something else for a living. Whether or not your family has been farming for generations is irrelevant. All farm subsidies should cease in my opinion.

39 posted on 09/18/2005 7:19:28 AM PDT by SALChamps03
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To: Beagle8U
It does?

I just know it from back to the 80s hour on radio stations and during football games when a play is challenged.
40 posted on 09/18/2005 7:19:42 AM PDT by JimDingle (Give Dingle a Jingle)
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To: speedy

No Iron Butterfly again this year. Damn !


41 posted on 09/18/2005 7:20:27 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Inagoddadavita)
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To: concretebob

Bloodshot is one of my all-time favorits albums.


42 posted on 09/18/2005 7:20:44 AM PDT by ▀udda▀udd (7 days - 7 ways)
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To: concretebob
Love the J. Geils Band.

"Serves you right to suffer baby. Serves you right. You gonna be alone."

43 posted on 09/18/2005 7:20:56 AM PDT by SALChamps03
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To: Pusterfuss

Pusterfuss -- The Trashmen actually had a minor hit with a follow up called "Bird Dance Beat" that was almost indistinguishable from "Surfin' Bird." Ah, glad to know such talent was not unappreciated south of the border. You know another Minneapolis group from the mid-60s were The Castaways, who did "Liar Liar." That one I liked.


44 posted on 09/18/2005 7:21:53 AM PDT by speedy
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To: Uhhuh35

I heard he also lives in a small town, and according to the latest news, will probably die in a small town.


45 posted on 09/18/2005 7:22:09 AM PDT by SALChamps03
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To: Beagle8U

Whatever...


46 posted on 09/18/2005 7:22:45 AM PDT by dakine
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To: SALChamps03
Real estate taxes are a direct cause of farm failures. The local governments raise the property taxes based on the lands value to a developer, not a farmer. When the re-zoning gets passed, the taxes go up.
Farm land should be taxed at agricultural rates.
47 posted on 09/18/2005 7:23:37 AM PDT by concretebob (We will not stop until every a$$ is kicked and every name is taken.)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks
No Iron Butterfly again this year. Damn !

Yeah, the drum solo alone deserves its own special wing in the HOF. Peanut Butter Conspiracy also shut out again.

48 posted on 09/18/2005 7:23:37 AM PDT by speedy
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To: speedy

Yep...and no dead Kennedy's


49 posted on 09/18/2005 7:24:12 AM PDT by Radioactive (I'm on the radio..so I'm radioactive)
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To: My Favorite Headache

Rush and Yes: soundtrack of my personal hell


50 posted on 09/18/2005 7:25:03 AM PDT by Petronski (Cyborg is the greatest blessing I have ever known.)
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