Who Still Needs To Be In Rock Hall?
Fans were very excited that Rush was finally announced as an inductee into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame yesterday. And we're happy that Heart and legendary bluesman Albert King are finally getting their due as well. But MANY rock fans are up in arms that Jann Wenner has put in Public Enemy, the FOURTH rap group to go in to the Rock Hall before many artists we believe belong in:
Kiss, Boston, The Monkees, Hall & Oates, Joe Cocker, Yes, Sonny & Cher, Ringo Starr, Bernie Taupin, Brian Wilson, Gram Parsons, Grand Funk Railroad, Chicago, ELO, Journey, the Zombies, Frankie Avalon, Squeeze, Pat Benatar, Todd Rundgren, Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, The E Street Band, Badfinger, Big Star, The Flying Burrito Brothers, Sting, Humble Pie, Eddie Money, T.Rex, Beatles manager Brian Epstein, Beatles recording engineers Norman Smith and Geoff Emerick, Styx, Free, Who engineer and producer Glyn Johns, Billy Idol, Rockpile, The Runaways, rock photographers Jim Marshall, Ethan Russell, Gered Mankowitz, Dezo Hoffman, Astrid Kirchherr, Annie Leibovitz, Henry Diltz, and Bob Gruen; Chubby Checker, The Guess Who, rock journalist Lester Bangs, The Turtles, Def Leppard, Deep Purple, Cheap Trick, The Scorpions, Rolling Stones pianist Ian Stewart, Mitch Ryder & The Detroit Wheels, Kansas, Thin Lizzy, Joe Walsh, Delaney & Bonnie, Roxy Music, The Dictators, Brian Eno, Meat Loaf, America, XTC, The Searchers, Leslie Gore, The Raspberries, Paul Revere & The Raiders, Linda Ronstadt, MC5, Peter Gabriel, Herman's Hermits, The Moody Blues, Mountain, Blue Oyster Cult, Chic, The New York Dolls, The Steve Miller Band, Peter Frampton, Jethro Tull, Foreigner, Bad Company, and many more.