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    Rock Hall of Fame 2022 Ballot Nominees

    This is a tradition for me, as I've started a similar thread in previous years (on the old Yesfans.com site).... especially since 2015 when the push to get YES inducted began in earnest.....which gave me a Modicum of interest in the whole Rock Hall thing, and especially for the issue of getting other Prog bands inducted (as well as Metal which is a similarly neglected "Oppressed Genre" in the Rock Hall).

    So, no Prog Bands on the Ballot this year (not even Jethro Tull who I am told was at least in the running to make the ballot), but I will list the nominees anyway. Many of the bands/artists on the ballot this year are repeat nominees from recent years, with the exception of the following who are all on the ballot for the first time :

    DURAN DURAN
    LIONEL RITCHIE

    DOLLY PARTON (yes !)
    EMINEM (is he really even Eligible already ?....am I really that old ?)
    A TRIBE CALLED QUEST
    CARLY SIMON

    BECK

    The following are all Repeat nominees, many of them repeats from recent years :

    FELA KUTI
    RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE

    MC5 (this is about the 10th time they've been nominated !)
    NEW YORK DOLLS
    EURHYTHMICS
    PAT BENATAR

    DEVO (Are We not Men ???)
    DIONNE WARWICK
    KATE BUSH
    JUDAS PRIEST




    Pat Benatar currently leads the Fan Vote which you can access here, if you want to vote :

    https://vote.rockhall.com/en/



    Last edited by carlmarx38; 02-02-2022, 04:17 PM.

    #2
    Disheartening. No ELP. What are they waiting for - all 3 members to be gone, god forbid.

    But let me get my vote in quick. for A tribe called quest........please

    Good for Pat Benatar!!!👍

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      #3
      Originally posted by carlmarx38 View Post
      This is a tradition for me, as I've started a similar thread in previous years (on the old Yesfans.com site).... especially since 2015 when the push to get YES inducted began in earnest.....which gave me a Modicum of interest in the whole Rock Hall thing, and especially for the issue of getting other Prog bands inducted (as well as Metal which is a similarly neglected "Oppressed Genre" in the Rock Hall).

      So, no Prog Bands on the Ballot this year (not even Jethro Tull who I am told was at least in the running to make the ballot), but I will list the nominees anyway. Many of the bands/artists on the ballot this year are repeat nominees from recent years, with the exception of the following who are all on the ballot for the first time :

      DURAN DURAN
      LIONEL RITCHIE

      DOLLY PARTON (yes !)
      EMINEM (is he really even Eligible already ?....am I really that old ?)
      A TRIBE CALLED QUEST
      CARLY SIMON

      BECK

      The following are all Repeat nominees, many of them repeats from recent years :

      FELA KUTI
      RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE

      MC5 (this is about the 10th time they've been nominated !)
      NEW YORK DOLLS
      EURHYTHMICS
      PAT BENATAR

      DEVO (Are We not Men ???)
      DIONNE WARWICK
      KATE BUSH
      JUDAS PRIEST




      Pat Benatar currently leads the Fan Vote which you can access here, if you want to vote :

      https://vote.rockhall.com/en/


      My five (it's usually five isn't it?) would be:

      Duran Duran (not generally loved among (prog)rock fans, but their lasting influence and stamp on popular music is undeniable I feel)

      Dolly Parton

      Rage Against the Machine

      Kate Bush

      Judas Priest

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        #4
        Originally posted by carlmarx38 View Post
        EMINEM (is he really even Eligible already ?....am I really that old ?)
        Yes, this is his first year of eligibility. I think he's a shoo-in. I think Beck is also a shoo-in because he's really beloved in the industry.

        Lots of wonderful women on the slate this year which is great. I would like to see Kate finally inducted (I think this is the third year she's been nominated) but I do think Pat and Neil deserve to be there for sure. And it's great that they would be inducted as a partnership. But Dolly deserves it too, so...if she gets in I hope that Emmylou Harris is the one to give the induction speech. And I love Carly, I'm rooting for Carly, but she's lower on my list.

        And historically, MC5, New York Dolls and Judas Priest all need to finally go in. But I would love to see RATM make it too, if only because I know Tom would give a fabulous speech.

        Rabin-esque
        my labor of love (and obsessive research)
        rabinesque.blogspot.com

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          #5
          I would vote for:

          Duran Duran, they were cooler than their credit is and still are capable to elease albums that matter in a way. Special note for their two side-project that I alwas found more consequent than DD itself: Arcadia and Power Station.

          Kate Bush, one of the most creative artists of the late 70s and 80s, overdue

          Fela Kuti, very inspirational on Bands like Talking Heads and even Bowie mostly via Brian Eno who discovered the quality of his Afrobeats in the mid 70s.

          MC5 inspirational for Punk

          Beck

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            #6
            I agree regarding Fela Kuti as well.
            Rabin-esque
            my labor of love (and obsessive research)
            rabinesque.blogspot.com

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              #7
              The name of the venue needs to be changed to the Music Hall of Fame. This year’s list is full of music legends.

              Post #2 shows how I feel about the “rock” hall of fame. Distinction....and This year is not new. The music at the hall is diverse - that’s great - it’s not all my cup of tea. But it no longer is a rock and roll hall of game. It’s a music hall.

              -Dolly Parton is a legend and a wonderful human being - she should be voted in.
              -Pat Benatar - should have been in a long time ago.
              -Duran Duran - I Agree with prev post - cool stuff, legions of fans, rules the pop stage for their time, and side projects “rock”. Power Stations Bang a Gong is a total jam.
              -Judas Priest - if they don’t rock, then no one does.

              What happened to ELP??? What happened to Iron Maiden????

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                #8
                Originally posted by Gtkgasman View Post

                -Judas Priest - if they don’t rock, then no one does.

                What happened to ELP??? What happened to Iron Maiden????

                It seems like what they're doing is alternating between Maiden and Priest on the Ballot every other year.....Maiden was on last year, and Priest was on 2 years ago. This is at least the 3rd try for Priest. I'm sure they will both get in eventually.
                Last edited by carlmarx38; 02-03-2022, 11:04 AM.

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by Gtkgasman View Post
                  What happened to Iron Maiden????
                  Priest first, from a historical perspective.

                  Rabin-esque
                  my labor of love (and obsessive research)
                  rabinesque.blogspot.com

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by carlmarx38 View Post


                    It seems like what they're doing is alternating between Maiden and Priest on the Ballot every other year.....Maiden was on last year, and Priest was on 2 years ago. This is at least the 3rd try for Priest. I'm sure they will both get in eventually.
                    Gotcha. Thanks!

                    And Luna also - thx - I agree!

                    Was there a tour way back when with Maiden opening for Priest?

                    I didn’t see Maiden until ‘83, although it was Di’anno’s Wrathchild Live that pulled me in. 😊

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                      #11
                      RRHOF

                      It's like some sort of Dad Joke punch line.

                      ;

                      Dolly Parton? Dionne Warwick? Great artists, but ROCK AND ROLL?

                      I Googled "Dionne Warwick Rock and Roll" and got THIS result:
                      Is Dionne Warwick rock and roll?

                      The intersectionality of rock, pop and R&B is undeniable, and Warwick's incomparable success along with her dedication to forging a path for women in the industry warrants her inclusion into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.


                      I also Googled "Is Dolly Parton Rock and Roll?" and got a link to an article in ROLLING STONE titled"Why Dolly Parton Damn Sure Belongs in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, Y’all"


                      https://www.rollingstone.com/music/m...-fame-1294186/

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                        #12
                        [QUOTE=Gtkgasman;n6611]

                        Gotcha. Thanks!

                        And Luna also - thx - I agree!

                        Was there a tour way back when with Maiden opening for Priest?


                        Found this on Wikipedia :

                        "
                        Iron Maiden's first supporting tour with Judas Priest (for their British Steel album) took place between the release of the band's first single, "Running Free", on 8 February and their debut album on 14 April.[33][34] As these shows would be their first following the Metal for Muthas tour, these dates saw Iron Maiden playing major concert halls for the first time, including the Hammersmith Odeon in London"

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                          #13
                          I'm a little surprised DEVO is on the Ballot again..........I loved DEVO, because they had such a great mix of Humor + Punk Sensibility :


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                              #15
                              Originally posted by pianozach View Post
                              RRHOF

                              It's like some sort of Dad Joke punch line.

                              ;

                              Dolly Parton? Dionne Warwick? Great artists, but ROCK AND ROLL?
                              I've posted this before in the old forum but I'll say it again: Rock n'Roll isn't so much about form as it is about freedom and inclusivity. Rock n'Roll gave the people who didn't feel like they fit in anywhere a place to belong and be themselves, which is fitting for a musical idiom invented by Black people. It's attitude and style and innovation. And that's why I have absolutely no problem with people who are typically classified in other genres being inducted into the RnRHOF.
                              Rabin-esque
                              my labor of love (and obsessive research)
                              rabinesque.blogspot.com

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