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Thursday, January 16, 2020

Congratulations to the newest Inductees into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. In the Performer Category: Depeche Mode, The Doobie Brothers, Whitney Houston, Nine Inch Nails, The Notorious B.I.G. and T. Rex. The 35th Annual Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, presented by Klipsch Audio, will take place on Saturday, May 2, 2020 at Public Auditorium in Cleveland, Ohio. The Ceremony will be broadcast live for the first time on HBO on May 2nd at 8 p.m. ET. Performances and special guests and Induction Week programs will be announced later.

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Better list of inductees than a lot of years.

#1 | Posted by Hagbard_Celine at 2020-01-15 10:15 AM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 1

Whitney ---- Houston? It's the ROCK AND ROLL Hall of Fame fer chrissake.

#2 | Posted by MUSTANG at 2020-01-15 10:37 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

It's a little early in the day to be so outraged about something so inconsequential It's been the pop music hall of fame for a long time, Mustang. Decades.

#3 | Posted by Hagbard_Celine at 2020-01-15 10:47 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Mojo Nixon - Rock n' Roll Hall of Lame

#4 | Posted by qcp at 2020-01-15 02:35 PM | Reply

It's stunning to me that it took this long for the Doobie Brothers not only to get inducted but to even be on the ballot for the first time.

Otherwise, a solid group of inductees.

#5 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2020-01-15 07:22 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

A synthesizer band? Yuck. Put their display in the parking lot.

In my many visits to the Rock Hall, I've found the video of inductees very exciting, even when the performance clips are less than 10 seconds long. For those of you who haven't been to the Rock Hall, it is worth the trip, and upon leaving you will feel like you sneaked in, the price of admission being so cheap compared to what is displayed there...

#6 | Posted by catdog at 2020-01-16 09:19 AM | Reply

It's a shame Judas Priest isn't in there. I have listened to their early output from 1974-1986 (Rocka Rolla - Turbo) fairly recently and it is really quite remarkable. They are certainly not just a bunch of albums filled with stuff similar to "Breaking the Law". They have dabbled in prog rock, punk, metal, thrash, blues, and synth pop and have show command in each genre. Their slow long stuff is just as good as their fast short stuff. The lyrics are always interesting-- a varied array of gothic, psychedelic, dystopian, sinister and the campy. Rob Halford's voice is one of the more recognizable and better ones in RR history.

#7 | Posted by NerfHerder at 2020-01-16 09:47 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

The doobie bro's? I loved them 20 years ago!

Guess it's better late than never.

#8 | Posted by donnerboy at 2020-01-16 10:15 AM | Reply

"It's a shame Judas Priest isn't in there."

Eventually.

#9 | Posted by Hagbard_Celine at 2020-01-16 11:46 AM | Reply

#7 | Posted by NerfHerder

Pretty good synopsis of JP. "Breaking the Law" while maybe their best known song is not a representation of their music.

A couple other big snubs - Soundgarden and Motorhead. Both are hugely influential groups. IMHO The main reason Ozzy achieved the success he did post Black Sabath was Lemmy and Lemmy's songwriting.

#10 | Posted by GalaxiePete at 2020-01-16 12:18 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

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I like some raps music but rap music is not rock n roll. And Whitney Houston? Huh? Depeche Mode? Maybe they are funning out of bands/people that are legitimate rockers to honor?

#11 | Posted by tknees at 2020-01-16 01:59 PM | Reply

Maybe they are funning out of bands/people that are legitimate rockers to honor?
#11 | POSTED BY TKNEES

If you haven't noticed, rock and roll has been dying out since the '90s. Hence, corporations like the R&R HOF must adapt to stay relevant. In this case, expanding eligibility for entrance into the HOF. It's about money, not rock and roll.

#12 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2020-01-16 02:15 PM | Reply

"but rap music is not rock n roll"

That's like saying your first cousin ain't family.

You need to research the beginnings of both Rock-n-Roll and Rap. Different branches, same tree.

And the whole rock-n-roll attitude and identity is sometimes best represented by rappers. That's why a band like Motorhead should be in the HOF-- all 3 of their original members are dead because of afflictions caused primarily by their hard-rocking lifestyles. If this photo doesn't exemplify that attitude then I don't know what does...

#13 | Posted by NerfHerder at 2020-01-16 02:28 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Nine Inch Nails and Depeche Mode were the soundtrack of my teenage years.

They're probably starting to run out of classic rock bands (like the Doobie Brothers). To keep doing this, they're going to need to start adding newer stuff. 20 years from now it will be Fallout Boy and Panic at the Disco being inducted. Tiesto will be in there some day too.

#14 | Posted by madbomber at 2020-01-16 03:11 PM | Reply

Not bad. I'm not big on the Doobs but Michael McDonald has serious pipes. No disagreements with anyone else. I agree about Judas Priest, not Motorhead though. Not enough impact, they were a mix of every other heavy metal band and nothing stands out to me.

#15 | Posted by bocaink at 2020-01-16 06:22 PM | Reply

"A synthesizer band? "

Exactly

" For those of you who haven't been to the Rock Hall, it is worth the trip, and upon leaving you will feel like you sneaked in, the price of admission being so cheap compared to what is displayed there...

#6 | POSTED BY CATDOG "

Agree 100%. Also, for lovers are architecture (as I am) it is a wonder.

#16 | Posted by goatman at 2020-01-16 10:05 PM | Reply

Depeche Mode is actually a guitar band, Listen to "Personal Jesus".
And don't you dare dis "Breaking the Law". Monster song.
Complaining about RaRHOF inductees is like going to Chucky Cheese and critiquing the pizza.

#17 | Posted by TFDNihilist at 2020-01-17 06:30 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

The Rock & Roll HOF represents the quality of the music about as well as the Grammys do, which is to say, not very well. Both are about popularity. Still, I'm cool with the Doobies, JP and NIN, maybe even Depeche Mode.

And T Rex for sure. Marc Bolan was the coolest 20th century boy. youtu.be

#18 | Posted by cbob at 2020-01-17 11:06 AM | Reply

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