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The 2018 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nominees have been announced. 
The contenders list includes:
    Bon Jovi
    Kate Bush
    The Cars 
    Depeche Mode
    Dire Straits
    EURYTHMICS
    J. Geils Band
    Judas Priest
    LL Cool J
    The MC5
    The Meters
    Moody Blues
    Radiohead
    Rage Against the Machine
    Rufus featuring Chaka Khan
    Nina Simone
    Sister Rosetta Tharpe
    Link Wray
    The Zombies

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Who will make it:

Looking at that list, Rage Against the Machine are the lock this year.  It's Rolling Stone/Jann Wenner and that's a very political band and this is the year they would induct them.  They deserve it anyway, they're a fucking awesome band.

The Cars probably make it, although I'm not a fan. 

They've put LL Cool J on the ballot every year for like 5 years now for reasons only they understand, and they need the token rapper to piss off everyone, so he probably makes it finally.  Just for the record, even if you're a rap fan, there are 300 rappers who deserve to make it before him.

Radiohead just seems like the type of bullshit emo band they'd put in, so I'll say them. 

And The Zombies for the old schoolers.

Who should make it:

Rage, Judas Priest, and MC5 are my locks.

I would not be opposed to Bon Jovi just because they're super successful and mainstream.  Super successful and mainstream bands are pretty much what a HOF should consist of honestly, other than a few hugely influential acts more under the radar.  People need to get off this "too cool for school" bullshit that as soon as a band stops playing a bar specifically for you and your 3 drunk friends, they've sold out and are no longer worth talking about.  I haven't followed Bon Jovi since "Keep the Faith" in the early '90s, but they've become twice as commercially successful with their recent pop and country songs than they ever were with "You Gove Love a Bad Name".  I couldn't name one of those songs of the past 25 years, and when I saw them live for the only time about 5 years ago I thought half their setlist was the drizzling shits, but people fucking loved it.  I thought I was going to a rock concert and I wound up at a Taylor Swift show, but that was my own fault.  I should've known better.  Bands aren't obligated to play what you want them to play, they're allowed to actually make money too.  Jon Bon Jovi will be the first person to tell you that he's barely a musician, he's a businessman, and a filthy fucking rich one at that.

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srossi wrote: Who will make it:

Looking at that list, Rage Against the Machine are the lock this year.  It's Rolling Stone/Jann Wenner and that's a very political band and this is the year they would induct them.  They deserve it anyway, they're a fucking awesome band.

The Cars probably make it, although I'm not a fan. 

They've put LL Cool J on the ballot every year for like 5 years now for reasons only they understand, and they need the token rapper to piss off everyone, so he probably makes it finally.  Just for the record, even if you're a rap fan, there are 300 rappers who deserve to make it before him.

Radiohead just seems like the type of bullshit emo band they'd put in, so I'll say them. 

And The Zombies for the old schoolers.

Who should make it:

Rage, Judas Priest, and MC5 are my locks.

I would not be opposed to Bon Jovi just because they're super successful and mainstream.  Super successful and mainstream bands are pretty much what a HOF should consist of honestly, other than a few hugely influential acts more under the radar.  People need to get off this "too cool for school" bullshit that as soon as a band stops playing a bar specifically for you and your 3 drunk friends, they've sold out and are no longer worth talking about.  I haven't followed Bon Jovi since "Keep the Faith" in the early '90s, but they've become twice as commercially successful with their recent pop and country songs than they ever were with "You Gove Love a Bad Name".  I couldn't name one of those songs of the past 25 years, and when I saw them live for the only time about 5 years ago I thought half their setlist was the drizzling shits, but people fucking loved it.  I thought I was going to a rock concert and I wound up at a Taylor Swift show, but that was my own fault.  I should've known better.  Bands aren't obligated to play what you want them to play, they're allowed to actually make money too.  Jon Bon Jovi will be the first person to tell you that he's barely a musician, he's a businessman, and a filthy fucking rich one at that.



Uhhh....ok then.

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The Cars are a lock, LL is a lock as the token rap act, and Rage are a lock for their politics, especially now, people will vote them in just hoping they'll rip into Trump that night. The rest is a tossup...



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I want the Cars in, and Priest. Maybe Dire Straits (I assumed they were in as well as the Moody Blues). Maybe MC5 but can see why they wouldn't make it.
Don't care for the rest.

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If you look at influential, how can Priest and Link Wray not be in. The same argument can be made for the MC5.

If you're going to go with mega rock star types, Jon and the boys are a shoo in. It would also be fun to watch the buildup of Jon and Richie bitch slapping each other on social media for six months.

Now we all know that colored people have to get in every year. Rufus and Chaka Khan was one of the best shows I've ever seen. I saw them at Shea Stadium with K.C. and the Sunshine Band as co-headliners in 1975 (I was dating the promoters daughter). Rufus were musicians musicians and Chaka may have been the most beautiful woman in the world in 1975. Incredible band with an incredible body of work.
Sister Rosetta has been getting more popular over the past couple of years thanks to YouTube. That video of her at the English train station from around 1962 is jaw dropping. This woman could rock a Gibson SG. No I mean she could REALLY play.

That leaves us with J.Geils Band. Do they deserve a nod? Does Mel Stottlemyre belong in Cooperstown? Both were very very good at their jobs and more often than not would put up excellent numbers. To this day the best concert I've ever seen was the J. Geils Band at MSG in 1982. They came out for five encores. The crowd was hysterical with glee. The best baseball game I've ever seen was Mel Stottlemyre and the horrible 1968 Yankees beat 30 game winner Denny McLain at Yankee Stadium 2-1.
Great memories for sure but not HOF stuff.



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J Geils one of the best live R&R bands and thats what it's all about so I'd put them in , course that doesn't seem to have much to do with it, Mark Knopfler deserves to be in on his own name as one of the best gtr players and songwriters around.

Compared to who is already in , can't really argue against most of them , Kate Bush no, Eurythmics no though Dave Stewart is a deserving producer sort, it's become sort of like the WWE hof so might as well just let everyone in that isn't half bad and had a couple good songs



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After Pearl Jam went in, last year, I figured that Soundgarden would be nominated and summarily be inducted, this year. They'll get in eventually, but the timing would've been odd (or even distasteful) this year.

I'll say (at least) Rufus & Chaka Khan, Cars, Judas Priest (!!!), RATM, LL Cool J and MC5. Good variety, there. I would've picked Depeche Mode, but the Cars were considered "New Wave", as well, so it'd be one or the other, but not both at the same time.

They'll probably have some sort of "Special Achievement Award", like they did for Nile Rodgers. Really enjoyed this year's HBO special, even though I wasn't a huge fan of any inductee.

EDIT: Oh, my 3-song medley wish list for Priest's performance: "Hellion/Electric Eye", "You've Got Another Thing Comin'" and "Breaking the Law".

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srossi wrote: Radiohead just seems like the type of bullshit emo band they'd put in, so I'll say them. "


seriously?   well here's a vote for the "bullshit emo band" hahaha   wow

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The fan vote has closed and the top 5 have been announced.  Bon Jovi predictably dominated, the only band to get over 1 million votes. 

Rounding out the top 5 were Moody Blues, Dire Straits, The Cars, and Judas Priest. 

These 5 bands will all get a bonus vote as part of the "Official Vote", but at the end of the day it's still up to whoever this Secret Committee is who votes on this nonsense.  I pretty much feel like Jann Wenner is Vince McMahon in this scenario and he's going to do what he wants anyway. 




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I think the Cars should make it and the Eurythmics were one of my staple 80s favorites! Whether that qualifies for HOF status, remains to be seen....

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An absolutely horrible class of 2018 has been announced, headlined by Bon Jovi with Moody Blues, Dire Straights, The Cars, and Nina Simone.



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As long as The Cars got in, I'm happy. They should have been in 10+ years ago..



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Wow Priest still doesnt get in. I wonder if Maiden somehow gets in before them.

Agree Jo, Cars should have been in long ago - I love the Cars!

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the squared circle wrote: Wow Priest still doesnt get in. I wonder if Maiden somehow gets in before them.

Agree Jo, Cars should have been in long ago - I love the Cars!

Maiden doesn't even seem to be on their radar at all.  I don't think Jann Wenner has ever heard of them, and I'm not being sarcastic.



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