Lady Gaga

Not in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Eligible in: 2033 (The 2034 Induction Ceremony)


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Just Dance (2008)
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Will Lady Gaga be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame?
"Musical excellence is the essential qualification for induction."
   

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Lady MyAss

Posted by denyo on Friday, 05.22.09 @ 16:14pm


I prefer hers Denyo. But she really is bad! This is what Madonna has spawned. Thanks Madge.

Posted by Dameon on Friday, 05.22.09 @ 17:15pm


"Poker Face" relies entirely on the catchiness of its chorus. The verses of that song are horrible, both in content and delivery. The chorus isn't half bad though. It's also not half good. lol.

Posted by Philip on Friday, 05.22.09 @ 17:47pm


no she's just pop, nothing more, nothing less

Posted by Dan on Wednesday, 06.17.09 @ 16:56pm


Her music is just mindless noise. For some bands that's a good thing. But in her case, it most definately isn't.

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Posted by OKTOBERFEST on Thursday, 06.18.09 @ 17:55pm


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Posted by Gitarzan on Thursday, 06.18.09 @ 18:00pm


Just let him/her/it rant everything out. Then delete all the comments. That's what I suggest.

Posted by Keebord on Thursday, 06.18.09 @ 18:07pm


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Posted by OKTOBERFEST on Thursday, 06.18.09 @ 18:08pm


Umm..give me a second to think about this...no!

Posted by Dude Man on Monday, 08.3.09 @ 21:18pm


In all seriousness, I don't love Lady Gaga, but I think her best case scenario for a career path is to mimic Madonna's. There are similarities to the beginnings of both artists' careers. And hell, Madonna got in last year...so who knows?

Posted by Trey on Wednesday, 09.2.09 @ 23:12pm


She hasa madonna-like freshness and arsty approach to her work- but, obviously, she can't be the "next Madonna" from a cultural standpoint and have that kind of importance as Madonna did in what she did in her work.

In any event, I don't think we can really gauge an act after just one album.

Posted by JR on Wednesday, 09.2.09 @ 23:31pm


For having spawned this talentless scrub, Madonna should be immediately removed from the HoF

Posted by Dameon on Saturday, 10.3.09 @ 22:18pm


Posted by Philip on Saturday, 10.3.09 @ 22:29pm


Man, I don't need to see something that scary first thing in the morning!!! Like I've been told countless times before, the "Mad Donna" is in, all we can do is choose to ignore it. I get into trouble when I say there's far more deserving artists on the outside looking in...which makes the Hall of Fame more irrelevent by the year, but like I've said before...

"you can't know where you're going if you don't know where you've been!!!"

Dameon...what special prize did you get for 1000 comments? The suspense is now killing Philip...!!!

Posted by Gitarzan on Sunday, 10.4.09 @ 07:30am


Git, man, you've been obsessing more about my closing in on 1000 posts than I have. What gives, man?

Posted by Philip on Sunday, 10.4.09 @ 09:53am


I...I'm just worried about ya man!!! I want you to get what's coming to ya....

Posted by Gitarzan on Sunday, 10.4.09 @ 10:53am


Well that sounded ominous... just exactly WHAT is coming to me? First, you said I'll get nothing, now you're implying otherwise... which is it, ya flip-flopper?

Posted by Philip on Sunday, 10.4.09 @ 12:34pm


LADY GAG

Posted by OKTOBERFEST on Sunday, 10.4.09 @ 12:58pm


Lady Gaga is one of the worst performers I heard in my life. In a couple months some other crappy popstar will come out and sell millions and Lady Gaga will be a punchline. In my opinion she already is. It's happened before and it will happen again. Lady Gaga SUCKS!

Posted by Joe on Thursday, 11.26.09 @ 16:33pm


Hart-iey Har HAR..Like anyone of you knows anything of music..

Posted by adrian19487 on Wednesday, 02.17.10 @ 09:24am


Hart-iey Har HAR..Like anyone of you knows anything of music..

Posted by adrian19487 on Wednesday, 02.17.10 @ 09:24am

And I'm sure you know TONS about music oh great "adrian19487"

Posted by The Drummer on Thursday, 04.22.10 @ 08:39am


I'll tell you that IMO, right now, she has started her career off much better than Madonna. If you take Lady Gaga's songs & compare them to Madonna's early songs, only 'Material Girl' compares favorably with Gaga's best songs (which, IMO, are 'Just Dance', 'Pokerface', 'Bad Romance').

I think her outlandish costumes sometimes get in the way of her musical talent.

Posted by Paul in KY on Thursday, 04.22.10 @ 09:32am


lady gaga sucks she has no talent and she sings like a man. she has no chances of getting in the rock and roll hall of fame.

Posted by alexcast643 on Tuesday, 04.27.10 @ 15:20pm


she sings ok but she doesn't sing rock she sings pop and shee has no breast.

Posted by alexcast643 on Tuesday, 04.27.10 @ 15:22pm


Why are you people leaving rude comments about ME! I am a person who has feelings too, you know!!!!!

Posted by Lady Gaga on Friday, 04.30.10 @ 15:29pm


no.

Posted by ryan on Monday, 05.10.10 @ 16:19pm


considering the horrible path mainstream music is taking....i shudder to think of what music will sound like in 2034....will Lady Gaga Get in then?....probably, considering the fact that it will probably take another 10-20 years after she is eligible, music will get progressively worse....they probably won't have a choice but to put her in....BUT I HOPE NOT!

Posted by LED on Tuesday, 05.18.10 @ 23:43pm


I would have to agree with Paul in KY in terms of the Madonna comparison. Also I don't see where all of the Lady GaGa hate is coming from. I mean in terms of pop music she is pretty good. Artists she has listed as influences (David Bowie, Freddie Mercury, Michael Jackson, & Madonna) are all respected artists (some more than others) that are in the Hall of Fame. I mean she got her name from a Queen song (Radio GaGa)! She has to do a lot more to get into the Hall of Fame, but she has had a good start. I agree that mainstreem pop today isn't very good, but I would say it is getting better. The late 90's-early 00's were awful. I would take Lady GaGa, Katy Perry, and Beyoncé over *NSYNC, Britney Spears, and Nelly any day.

Posted by Gassman on Wednesday, 05.19.10 @ 00:43am


Madonna's debut album is regarded as a template for pop-dance to come thereafter (along with Michale Jackson's Thriller). It gained more respect as time went by, but doesn't change that perception. Gaga does have some good material, and she does embody the qualities that made Madonna, well, Madonna, more than any of the other "wanna-bes." But, as she even acknowledged, there will never be a "new Madonna," because she's done it all. We just have to wait and see how Stephanie G. progresses from here on out.

Posted by JBR on Sunday, 06.13.10 @ 15:01pm


If she is still relevant in 5 years we can talk about it. If she is still relevant in 10 she will go in. Just all depends.

Posted by Downboy on Monday, 10.18.10 @ 18:28pm


Are you people on crack?! Gaga included with the all-time rock greats?!

Who´s next in here? Justin Bieber..

Posted by europe on Saturday, 01.15.11 @ 12:51pm


I'd consider Gaga better than beiber, though that's not sayin much. She seems to be actually wanting to be trying to do something with her music, whatever it is I don't know. But I still don't want her in the hall.

Posted by GFW on Saturday, 01.15.11 @ 13:38pm


How does Bieber even get the credibility of being mentioned in this thread?

Anyone around here who knows me knows that I'm not typically a fan of this end of the musical spectrum, but Lady Gaga is an artistic powerhouse, while Justin Bieber is a kid who can hit his notes.

Anyone who thinks they belong in the same debate needs to keep clinging to their sinking raft on the ocean of cluelessness and keep wondering why Madonna is in and Three Dog Night or whoever isn't.

Posted by DarinRG on Sunday, 01.16.11 @ 06:08am


Lol Madonna can't sing.... Gaga can sick, you tone deaf bastards.

Posted by anons on Thursday, 05.19.11 @ 15:59pm


Don't like her at all, but out of the current pop scene she has the biggest chance.

Posted by GFW on Friday, 08.5.11 @ 16:53pm


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Posted by TODESMARTEEDE on Sunday, 09.25.11 @ 04:41am


The R&RHF is really the rock and roll and popular music hall of fame. Given the sorry state of rock today, what choice did it have? So the idea that so and so "isn't rock" won't work.

Once you get over that, what's left? LG is a massive global phenomenon. She writes her own music. She is a terrific live performer. She's an instrumentalist. Whether you or I care for her music or for the idea of pop stardom in general is meaningless.

And for people with short memories, Madonna wasn't exactly original either, especially early on. She was running with a conception of female music stars that had already emerged into music in the late 70s and a shiny new sandbox to play in, MTV, that had revolutionized how music was marketed. And their respective approaches are different: Madonna more a sex symbol, LG more artistic. People also forget how much help Madonna had in the early, starmaking portion of her career. And bottom line, LG has IMO more musical talent. Has it all "been done" before? On some level yes, because it's all been done before, and the frame of reference actually predates the early 80s. The issue is not pure originality, which 50 years on in the career of popular music is simply not possible, but the individual spin an artist can place on the accumulation of prior influences.

Keeping an open mind, I think she is first ballot material unless she goes haymire and starts doing bluegrass music.

Posted by astrodog on Sunday, 09.25.11 @ 14:43pm


She's only been around three years, wait until she's eligible to discuss her.

Posted by GFW on Sunday, 09.25.11 @ 15:14pm


The R&RHF is really the rock and roll and popular music hall of fame. Given the sorry state of rock today, what choice did it have? So the idea that so and so "isn't rock" won't work.

Has it all "been done" before? On some level yes, because it's all been done before, and the frame of reference actually predates the early 80s. The issue is not pure originality, which 50 years on in the career of popular music is simply not possible, but the individual spin an artist can place on the accumulation of prior influences.

Posted by astrodog on Sunday, 09.25.11 @ 14:43pm
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Pardon me for grabbing only what I wanted to here, but I was interested in these two sections you wrote.

The idea that so and so "isn't rock" could work, if the Hall were to turn around and truly focus on rock music as it is now. As many folks have said here, there is still excellent music out there today, you just have to dig around. Consider that the earliest inductions for 21st century artists won't take place for well over a decade. Do you not think that perhaps the Rock Hall might change it's ways w/a new voting committee, and perhaps seek out the genuine article rock from this era for induction?

Also, you spoke of originality vs the spin an artist can put on prior influences. I'd like to believe this were not necessarily true. I figure that if instruments are instruments, & we are all individuals, then originality can still spring from any modern musician, providing they have the courage to lay it all out on the line.

:)

Posted by Cheesecrop on Monday, 09.26.11 @ 06:35am


I agree with Cheesecrop's analysis here, originality is still out there, it's just a matter of finding it. Just because tried and true methods keep getting recycled doesn't mean a creative outburst isn't happening, in fact, it's happening all around, you just need to do a little bit more digging nowadays.

Posted by Tahvo Parvianen on Monday, 09.26.11 @ 07:53am


Rock seems to be on life support in terms of new acts emerging. Music goes in cycles and that may change, but I have my doubts. There is always supposedly good music out there, and sometimes that's even true, but if no one hears it then saying it's out there is a leap of faith. Point it out to me and I'll listen. Then again, maybe there is already some good music on the radio. It just isn't rock anymore. Call it a case of hiding in plain sight. It just seems that the whole idea of guitar based bands has become increasingly passe. That may change, or not, but the R&RHF having a broader criteria beyond traditional rock doesn't bother me.
As to originality, we have seen mod and pschedelic and glam and punk and new wave and no wave and new romantic and so forth. Noise art and avante garde. Exotica. Self-mutilation. Blowing up cars. Nakedness...Short of someone blowing themselves up on stage Daffy Duck style, I'm not sure what's left. Digging or spelunking aside, originality seems hard to come by. And that's not necessarily a new thing. Musical styles are always building on prior examples and influences.

Posted by astrodog on Monday, 09.26.11 @ 09:34am


Rock seems to be on life support in terms of new acts emerging. Music goes in cycles and that may change, but I have my doubts. There is always supposedly good music out there, and sometimes that's even true, but if no one hears it then saying it's out there is a leap of faith. Point it out to me and I'll listen. Then again, maybe there is already some good music on the radio. It just isn't rock anymore. Call it a case of hiding in plain sight.

Short of someone blowing themselves up on stage Daffy Duck style, I'm not sure what's left. Digging or spelunking aside, originality seems hard to come by. And that's not necessarily a new thing. Musical styles are always building on prior examples and influences.

Posted by astrodog on Monday, 09.26.11 @ 09:34am
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I'm digging that Daffy Duck bit :)

Try a few of these acts out. They're not re-inventing the wheel in any way, but they're all within the past decade, & as rock they're all pretty solid.


The Mooney Suzuki - In A Young Man's Mind (2003)
The Burning Brides - Heart Full of Black (2004)
The High Dials - City Rivers (2004)
The Living Things - Bom Bom Bom (2005)
The Soledad Brothers - Downtown Paranoia Blues (2006)
The Kings of Frog Island - Joanne Marie (2008)
The Kings of Frog Island - Ride A Black Horse (2008)
The Black Belles - What Can I Do (2010)
White Denim - Keys (2011)

As for originality, that depends on how the musicians approach their instruments. If the band is looking to blatantly sell out right off the bat, it's easy to hear. This being said, you may not care for a new sound, but that doesn't make it any less new or fresh.

Imagine a group forming that wanted to merge Eddie Cochran w/Nine Inch Nails. They've created a new style, & it's going to be called Industrial-billy (yeah, I know...) As near as I can figure out, no one on Earth has ever tried this combo, so it's impossible to figure out what it would sound like. The fact that I could dream up such a thing on the spur of the moment, though, gives me hope for the potential of future musicians (as I cannot play a lick, but still dreamed up a sound that I know would be original).

Here's hoping we'll hear something fresh soon!

Posted by Cheesecrop on Monday, 09.26.11 @ 20:21pm


HELL NO..!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by abhishek on Saturday, 10.1.11 @ 08:36am


Hell Yes.

She has everything that the RRHOF Committee craves. If she can last for another 10 years, which she will, she'll get in.

Posted by Mike on Saturday, 10.1.11 @ 10:48am


If she continues to make music I hope she has a chance. She's special. I can sense it.

Posted by Rudy Salinas on Tuesday, 11.29.11 @ 07:30am


How the f**k does Adele have a 51% chance of being inducted and Gaga has a 4%? Adele is going to be a one-album wonder and Lady Gaga has shown early signs of future longevity with three successful albums in a row. Lady Gaga is the definitive pop star of the generation and will definitely be inducted if she keeps going at the rate she's going.

And she's nothing like Madonna - she's a lot more talented.

Posted by Darren on Sunday, 12.4.11 @ 01:24am


"How the f**k does Adele have a 51% chance of being inducted and Gaga has a 4%?"

Because jumping the gun on modern artists who have had one really successful/critically acclaimed album on here equals overblown induction chances. I have no idea how Adele and Fleet Foxes (though their second effort is good) get 51% and 40% induction chances respectively while Lady Gaga and Gnarls Barkley (who Adele is comparable to in terms of success at this point) get 4% and 6% induction chances respectively. I mean come on, even Britney Spears is getting 51% induction chances.

Posted by Tahvo Parvianen on Sunday, 12.4.11 @ 01:40am


Adele's had two albums and they've both been sucessful.

Posted by GFW on Sunday, 12.4.11 @ 06:41am


Adele is a lot better

Posted by Tron on Monday, 01.30.12 @ 00:47am


Agreed. Lady gaga's just a normal pop artist who dresses up in wacky clothes and does strange music videos to appear "deep" really, her musics the same banal pop that's existed since the music industry has.

Posted by GFW on Saturday, 03.3.12 @ 07:28am


She has talent She may get in
Time well tell

Posted by Happy on Wednesday, 03.21.12 @ 22:42pm


"Fleet Foxes (though their second effort is good)"

Wow, I can't believe I wrote that, I take that back!

Posted by Tahvo Parvianen on Tuesday, 04.17.12 @ 04:42am


Lady Gaga makes me glad that I don't keep up with current popular music. Between her shameless pilfering from other artists (Rob Halford, David Bowie, Dale Bozzio, Carl Bean, Madonna, Debbie Harry, etc.) and her heavily pre-fabricated music, she disgusts me. As long as garbage like this continues to poison the airwaves, I'll keep dipping back into the past and discovering great music that I wasn't alive to witness firsthand (Wynonie Harris is one of my latest discoveries).

Posted by Zach on Sunday, 08.19.12 @ 21:44pm


I'll have to put a gun to my head if she is ever seriously considered for the hall of fame.

Posted by Matt on Monday, 01.7.13 @ 13:16pm


better than justin bieber but still shit

Posted by elisabetta on Saturday, 01.19.13 @ 06:31am


No.Just...no.

Posted by Bill G on Sunday, 03.30.14 @ 00:08am


http://www.billboard.com/articles/news/6844084/diane-warren-linda-perry-lady-gaga-oscars-academy-awards-hunting-ground-til-it-happens-to-you

Diane Warren Responds to Linda Perry's Claim That Lady Gaga Didn't Write 'Til It Happens To You'

Posted by Roy on Tuesday, 01.19.16 @ 20:22pm


http://www.billboard.com/articles/news/6844099/linda-perry-apologizes-lady-gaga-oscars-diane-warren

Linda Perry Apologizes for Lady Gaga Oscar Claims: 'I Made a Mistake to Comment'

Posted by Roy on Tuesday, 01.19.16 @ 20:23pm


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