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Rock Hall of Fame nominees include Rush, Public Enemy, Joan Jett, more
NBC ^ | 10/4/12 | Andy Greene

Posted on 10/04/2012 11:24:55 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper

The nominations for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's Class of 2013 are in. This year's hopefuls are Albert King, Chic, Deep Purple, Donna Summer, Heart, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, Kraftwerk, the Marvelettes, the Meters, N.W.A., Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Procul Harum, Public Enemy, Randy Newman and Rush. The top vote-getters will be inducted on April 18 at the Nokia Theater L.A. live in Los Angeles.

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KISS still ignored? for N.W.A.??? Ignorant.

I kind of like Rush...but they really made asses out of themselves by dissing Mr. Limbaugh during the Fluke thing.

2112 is a classic album, dedicated to Ayn Rand.

1 posted on 10/04/2012 11:25:06 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: SoFloFreeper

You’ve got a good point, KISS is a bigger name band than any of the nominees this year.


2 posted on 10/04/2012 11:27:00 AM PDT by BillyBoy ( Impeach Obama? Yes We Can!)
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To: SoFloFreeper

I am disappointed Public Enemy and NWA are there and not Kiss or any of the great 60s pop rock groups or any prog groups like Jethro Tull or Moody Blues.


3 posted on 10/04/2012 11:28:03 AM PDT by RochesterNYconservative (ROMNEY/RYAN 20121)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Rush - yes. Heart - maybe. The rest, negative.


4 posted on 10/04/2012 11:28:42 AM PDT by crusty old prospector
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To: SoFloFreeper

It’s the POP hall of fame, not the Rock hall of fame.


5 posted on 10/04/2012 11:28:52 AM PDT by Darren McCarty (Holding my nose one more time to get rid of Eric Holder)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Public Enemy is a rock n roll band now? Ummmmm, ok.


6 posted on 10/04/2012 11:29:37 AM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Yes, I agree about Rush dissing Rush. Canadians sticking their noses in our business is a particular bane to me. I have told my Canadian relatives, do you see Americans mocking Prime Minister Harper or telling you to vote for the Liberals or Progressive Conservatives? Canadians mind your own damned business.


7 posted on 10/04/2012 11:29:40 AM PDT by RochesterNYconservative (ROMNEY/RYAN 20121)
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To: SoFloFreeper

DEEP PURPLE. I’m a sucker for church organ in rock music.


8 posted on 10/04/2012 11:31:07 AM PDT by wolfpat (Not to know what has been transacted in former times is to be always a child. -- Cicero)
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To: SoFloFreeper; windcliff; stylecouncilor

No Trotsky Icepick? Phooey!


9 posted on 10/04/2012 11:31:31 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: SoFloFreeper

Every year, I laugh at the “Rock Hall Of Fame” inductees. Ignoring proven, popular acts for artists and bands that make you think “Who?”. Every year, they induct the 60’s Blues/Jazz singer who no one’s heard of. Which is also annoying.


10 posted on 10/04/2012 11:35:54 AM PDT by richmwill
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To: SoFloFreeper; My Favorite Headache
Since the voters for RNRHOF has dissed RUSH for over a decade it's about time those dickheads finally realized Rush deserved the honor. They have been together for over 30 years with some of the most technically progressive rock music in existence.

Rush has delivered monumentally to the history of RNR! Geddy basically said he's happy for the Fans this has finally happened!

It's ironic because Gene Simmonds basically gave Rush a platform.

11 posted on 10/04/2012 11:38:43 AM PDT by sirchtruth (Freedom is not free.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

I told Joan Jett that even though I loved rock and roll that she had a bad reputation and that I hated myself for loving her.


12 posted on 10/04/2012 11:39:12 AM PDT by BipolarBob (GOrwell was an optimist it seems.)
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To: BillyBoy

Definitely Heart and Joan Jett. Definitely not Randy Newman. He was a one hit wonder, and it was a stupid song.


13 posted on 10/04/2012 11:45:13 AM PDT by chopperman
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To: SoFloFreeper

Rush, definitely. Joan Jett, yes. Deep Purple; why so long. Paul Butterfield; much far too long. Donna Summer; yes. Public Enemy; most definitely yes.
Thanks for the post.


14 posted on 10/04/2012 11:45:29 AM PDT by lefty-lie-spy (Stay metal. For the Horde \m/("_")\m/ - via iPhone from Tokyo.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2BfkzfW770g

Writing songs about robots is the kiss of death with the critics.


15 posted on 10/04/2012 11:47:35 AM PDT by Snickering Hound
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To: BillyBoy

KISS is great, but they made that song called S.E.X., which was the absolute worst parody of rock n roll about 25 years ago, but until Unmasked they absolutely shaped my childhood. Destroyer was a huge influence on me.


16 posted on 10/04/2012 11:48:48 AM PDT by lefty-lie-spy (Stay metal. For the Horde \m/("_")\m/ - via iPhone from Tokyo.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

About time for RUSH and Deep Purple !


17 posted on 10/04/2012 12:04:28 PM PDT by CORedneck
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To: SoFloFreeper

It’s about damn time Rush got nominated!

It gives me hope that perhaps one day Iron Maiden will get in...


18 posted on 10/04/2012 12:07:26 PM PDT by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (Vote Romney to stop Obama. Vote conservative Congresspeople to stop Romney.)
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To: RochesterNYconservative

“I have told my Canadian relatives, do you see Americans mocking Prime Minister Harper”

The 5% that can name the Prime Minister of Canada without Google rarely see fit to mock him.


19 posted on 10/04/2012 12:14:55 PM PDT by Gil4 (Progressives - Trying to repeal the Law of Supply and Demand since 1848)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Albert King, Donna Summer, Joan Jett.


20 posted on 10/04/2012 12:19:18 PM PDT by hummingbird (Shampoo, Rinse. DO NOT REPEAT. REPEAT IS A SCAM!)
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To: chopperman

I think I will add Heart to my list.


21 posted on 10/04/2012 12:22:58 PM PDT by hummingbird (Shampoo, Rinse. DO NOT REPEAT. REPEAT IS A SCAM!)
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To: RochesterNYconservative

I have been beating the drum for Jetho Tull and Johnny Rivers for years now. NWA? Give me a break.


22 posted on 10/04/2012 12:24:11 PM PDT by fhayek
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To: ZirconEncrustedTweezers
"It gives me hope that perhaps one day Iron Maiden will get in..."

And, Metallica...

23 posted on 10/04/2012 12:24:47 PM PDT by hummingbird (Shampoo, Rinse. DO NOT REPEAT. REPEAT IS A SCAM!)
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To: wolfpat
DEEP PURPLE. I’m a sucker for church organ in rock music. Posting HTML

I had a professor at GA Southern who emphasized Deep Purple, because they could actually read music.

24 posted on 10/04/2012 12:32:30 PM PDT by real saxophonist
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To: SoFloFreeper; a fool in paradise; Slings and Arrows

Thanks, this made me wonder who (what?) will be nominated this year to the Artichoke Hall of Fame, the site of which I once passed driving through Monterey County, California (in a hurry, I regrettably couldn’t stop to visit.)


25 posted on 10/04/2012 12:39:12 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: chopperman

Randy Newman ... one hit wonder, and it was a stupid song.

I’m guessing you’re talking about “Short People.” I didn’t even realize that was him until I looked it up just now. My first thoughts were “I Love LA” (as a Celtics fan, I don’t) and “You’ve Got a Friend in Me,” but that still doesn’t seem Hall-worthy. (Apparently he also wrote “Mama Told Me (Not To Come)”)


26 posted on 10/04/2012 12:40:47 PM PDT by Gil4 (Progressives - Trying to repeal the Law of Supply and Demand since 1848)
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To: hummingbird

Metallica was inducted in 2009.


27 posted on 10/04/2012 12:43:44 PM PDT by Boris99
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To: SoFloFreeper

About dang time for Rush...


28 posted on 10/04/2012 12:48:26 PM PDT by Wyatt's Torch (I can explain it to you. I can't understand it for you.)
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To: hummingbird

Um, Metallica is already in Wenners wretched HOF.

I am happy for Rush but we fans dont need Wenners wretched HOF to legitimize the band.

KISS deserves induction for their contribution to merchandising and for big stage shows.

Albert King deserves a spot, legendary player.

Hopefully more metal like Maiden get in and more prog like Yes & Tull get the nod.


29 posted on 10/04/2012 12:50:10 PM PDT by Finatic (I ran out of change and have given up on hope. FUBO, I am so sick of your sorry a$$ you effin punk)
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To: Gil4

How about his tv brand new smash single (makes me want to smash it) “I want a white President”. Short People was a fun novelty song but hall of fame worthy? I dont think so.


30 posted on 10/04/2012 12:53:40 PM PDT by Finatic (I ran out of change and have given up on hope. FUBO, I am so sick of your sorry a$$ you effin punk)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Albert King: yes
Chic: no
Deep Purple: yes
Donna Summer: no (DS is rock and roll?)
Heart: tentative no
Joan Jett and the Blackhearts: no
Kraftwerk: no
the Marvelettes: no
the Meters: no
N.W.A. : hell no
Paul Butterfield Blues Band: no
Procul Harum: yes
Public Enemy: no
Randy Newman: sadly, no
Rush: enthusiastic yes.


31 posted on 10/04/2012 12:58:51 PM PDT by zeugma (Rid the world of those savages. - Dorothy Woods, widow of a Navy Seal, AMEN!)
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No Trotsky Icepick? Phooey!

That makes exactly two FReepers who have any idea what you are talking about.
32 posted on 10/04/2012 12:59:14 PM PDT by LanaTurnerOverdrive ("I've done a lot of things in my life that I'm not proud of. And the things I am proud of are disgus)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Rush won’t be inducted, Wenner hates them. Procol probably won’t, Wenner hates prog. Deep Purple’s probably out, Wenner hates metal. Joan Jett is a lesbian, she’s in, which is actually OK she’s made some awesome tunes. Somebody really needs to make a “Jann Wenner is a complete ass-hat” counter version to the rock hall.


33 posted on 10/04/2012 1:04:06 PM PDT by discostu (Put another dime in the jukebox.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

What about “Yes?”


34 posted on 10/04/2012 1:12:09 PM PDT by GreenHornet
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To: LanaTurnerOverdrive

Poison Summer was a truly great album.


35 posted on 10/04/2012 1:23:17 PM PDT by onedoug
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To: onedoug
No Trotsky Icepick? Phooey!

That makes exactly two FReepers who have any idea what you are talking about.
36 posted on 10/04/2012 1:42:37 PM PDT by LanaTurnerOverdrive ("I've done a lot of things in my life that I'm not proud of. And the things I am proud of are disgus)
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To: chopperman
Definitely not Randy Newman. He was a one hit wonder, and it was a stupid song.

I'd agree with the 'definitely not,' but let's at least give him credit for writing "Mama Told Me (Not To Come)."

37 posted on 10/04/2012 1:44:33 PM PDT by Scoutmaster (You knew the job was dangerous when you took it)
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To: onedoug
No Trotsky Icepick? Phooey!

Yep! Phooey oughta be nominated!


38 posted on 10/04/2012 1:47:05 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: GreenHornet
What about “Yes?”

"No!"

39 posted on 10/04/2012 1:48:29 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Now at last I know know the meaning of something called ‘cognitive dissonance’.

We hate the R’n’RHoF, but at the same time we want our rock groups which the R’n’RHoF powers that be consider (and rightly so) mediocre and undeserving, we want these Journeys and Rushs, and Rosies and the Originals, Pat Benehars and Helen Reddys and Iron Butterflies IN IT!


40 posted on 10/04/2012 1:57:27 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Why hasn’t Pat Boone been inducted into the Rock Hall of Fame? He’s the king of rock and roll!


41 posted on 10/04/2012 2:05:55 PM PDT by Fiji Hill (Io Triumphe!)
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To: chopperman

Actually, Randy Newman has written many, many hits for artists around the world, won two Grammys and several other awards, scored countless movies for Disney, Pixar and others, TV shows as well as his own recorded hits. I’m not a fan of him as a recording artist but he is a musical giant. Maybe google it to read up.


42 posted on 10/04/2012 2:46:12 PM PDT by auntyfemenist (Where is a grassy knoll when you need one?)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Was a 28 year Rush fan until they attacked Limbaugh, Neil attacked Christianity and Geddy said great things about meeting fatboy Michael Moore. Plus, their new record sucks. Neil once said Howard Roark of The Fountainhead was his inspiration, he sure acts like Peter Keating now.

Albert King deserved the nomination, so did the Paul Butterfield Blues Band, who had Michael Bloomfield as their guitarist. He was refered to as the American Eric Clapton, first US guitar hero of the 1960s


43 posted on 10/04/2012 3:37:19 PM PDT by stratman1969
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To: Darren McCarty

It’s the “We don’t like that rock and roll” Hall of Fame.

Corporate bullsh!t.

Last year Wanda Jackson got in as a 50s performer but not as a rock and roller, merely an “influence”.

That hall is a sham.

And so many lingering performers are denied entrance so douchebag MTV stars (who hate rock and roll) can get in.

Not everything is rock, nor should it be.


44 posted on 10/04/2012 11:52:11 PM 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: hummingbird

I like Albert King although I prefer Freddie King. Neither are rock and roll and Lightnin’ Hopkins had more influence on rock and roll & blues performers.


45 posted on 10/04/2012 11:57:16 PM 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: Finatic

Not having Yes and Tull just shows what a joke the whole thing is.


46 posted on 10/04/2012 11:59:47 PM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: FreedomPoster

“Not having Yes and Tull just shows what a joke the whole thing is.”

I grew up outside of Cleveland. We knew it was a joke before construction was even finished.


47 posted on 10/05/2012 12:31:42 AM PDT by pops88 (Standing with Breitbart for truth)
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To: SoFloFreeper
Joan Jett:

what's not to like ?

48 posted on 10/05/2012 1:31:47 AM PDT by PLMerite (Shut the Beyotch Down! Burn, baby, burn!)
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To: PLMerite

I couldn’t find a good shot of her in tight leather pants, but this shot is hard to beat, too.


49 posted on 10/05/2012 1:33:17 AM PDT by PLMerite (Shut the Beyotch Down! Burn, baby, burn!)
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To: SoFloFreeper

I still listen to the first Rush album, when they were to high to care about politics.


50 posted on 10/05/2012 2:22:43 AM PDT by MaxMax
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