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|List of Rock & Roll Hall of Famers - including how many nominations it took them to get inducted.|
2015 Nomination Predictions, Lax31 wrote:
|Well, now we know the Nominating Committee for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has met over the last week or so. I suppose this year has not been as consistent with my posts advocating preferred artists in my quere to be inducted. Rest assured, though; I do have artists that are now eligible that I think and infer will be inducted for the RRHOF Class of 2015. Perhaps now would be the best time to go through each artist or group Future Rock Legends has now predicted will be nominated. |
Green Day will be inducted.
Nine Inch Nails will be inducted.
N.W.A. will be inducted, and the oversight will be rectified.
MC5 should be inducted; yet this band will likely not be getting in the Hall any time soon. I could see MC5 get on the nominees' ballot however. The problem arising from a potential MC5 nomination and/or induction arises in knowing that half of the band have passed away, including Fred "Sonic" Smith. I am sure Patti Smith would accept the honor, as would Wayne Kramer. Yet, would that be it?
Chic will be inducted. This has gone on far enough. In point of fact, it should have taken Chic only two times at most to get an induction.
Kraftwerk I infer will be nominated. This band having won a Grammy Lifetime Award must have certainly given the NomCom a reasoning for their eventual third nomination. I do think, though, an induction will occur only if Ralf Hutter is willing to be in the same room with at least Florian Schneider at least one more time. It would also be nice if Karl Bartos and Wolfgang Flur also were given invitations. From what I gather, some things have gone down between Ralf and Florian that has affected a near total break from the legacy of the partnership. For instance, the 2009 remastered cover for Trans-Europe Express does Not have the now famous portrait of the classic four in suits looking directly away from the camera, as it were. Now, if an induction were to occur, how Kraftwerk present themselves would entirely be up to them.
The Runaways and/or Joan Jett: either one may likely get inducted. This will go to a near certainty if there are seven Performers inductees.
Deep Purple will be nominated again; yet I do not think they will be inducted again. Relations between Ritchie Blackmore and the rest of the band, David Coverdale and the rest of the band, and Rod Evans and the rest of the band are at best nonexistent. And in Evans' case, no one wants to be associated with him. I know many do clamour for at least a reunion of the living Mach II line-up, as do I. Yet, as I mentioned last year; if Ritchie Blackmore did not bother to memorialize Jon Lord, I sincerely doubt he will be interested in getting inducted. In fact, Blackmore has said as much.
Sonic Youth would be a very welcome surprise for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Nominating Committee to put onto a ballot. This band should be in post haste. And yet: knowing Kim Gordon and Thurston Moore split up, thereby effectively ending Sonic Youth; I doubt we will see them get inducted for fear of a rather awkward night for all involved.
Stevie Ray Vaughan should have been inducted in his lifetime. Hopefully, the Vaughan family will one day be presented the honor for SRV to be inducted. I would not be surprised if Stevie Ray Vaughan does get a nomination.
LL Cool J will definitely be nominated. Hopefully, an induction is not too far behind.
Roxy Music needs to be inducted as soon as can be. I am sure if they are nominated, an induction will immediately occur before the year is out. Also, it would be exciting to have both Brian Eno and Roxy Music be inducted in the same year.
Bill Withers is an artist I will have on my ballot for the Revisited/Projected Rock Hall Project election next month. Inferring that Bill Withers will finally be included in our Crown Jewel; I can see a potential RRHOF nomination in the weeks ahead. It may not be an induction; yet it is a start.
Link Wray will be nominated again, and I infer will somehow get inducted either as a Performer or least likely as an Influence.
Yes will be inducted.
Paul Butterfield is an artist that I do not think will be nominated this year. Butterfield in his life's work is not on my shortlist for the Revisited/Projected Rock Hall Project. As well, when putting in the Blues Band, Paul Butterfield is mainly not the person that gets discussed. That would be Mike Bloomfield. As I mentioned before, if it were Mike Bloomfield in his own name, a nomination and probable induction would occur post haste.
How I see it, at least five of the six artists listed will be inducted before the end of the year. It might be six if there is a potential for seven Performers inductees. Knowing that the probable seventh would be The Runaways and/or Joan Jett; the six I believe will be inducted are as follows.
Nine Inch Nails
Enigmaticus had wondered why I picked Kate Bush as a likely inductee. Well, Kate Bush recently went back to performing concerts after a 35 year absence. That is correct; 35 years it has been between her 1979 Lionheart tour and her 2014 shows. And from what I gather, these recent concerts have been awesome. As well, with the growing amount of art rock artists getting inducted; one would consider the likelihood of including Kate Bush, one of the more enigmatic and cerebral performers of her time, as a potential inductee.
Well, those are my opinions and predictions. There is always the likelihood of Lou Reed getting posthumously nominated; which would include an obvious induction. If that is going to happen, then I will present a revised selection of probable 2015 inductees. By the way, Lou Reed is a lock on my ballot for the Revisited/Projected Rock Hall Project election next month. Thus, a Lou Reed nomination by the RRHOF NomCom is a distinctive possibility. We all shall see.
Now is the time at Future Rock Legends when we ponder:),
About Garth Brooks, Mike T. wrote:
|Here is the problem with the rock and roll hall of fame and "purists". I am from Ohio, and most people I know have visited the rock and roll hall of fame. Most peoples reaction is "meh". This is because the voters cop their elitist attitude and try to avoid popular music. So many peoples favorite artists have little to no mention at the museum. There are a few exceptions such as Madonna and Michael Jackson that they just could not avoid. Garth falls into this category. Yes, he is a country artist- don't use the "it's not rock and roll" excuse (Public Enemy- definetely not rock and roll). Garth Brooks was the first to mix rock with country and make it popular. THE MAN HAS 6 DIAMOND CERTIFIED ALBUMS. Being that successful makes you VERY FAMOUS. I don't even like country, but he should be a first ballot hall of famer. Three other bands that also should have been 1st ballot are Bon Jovi- (over 300 million album sales in the world, and to this day they are still one of the top grossing concert earners every year). Def Leppard- (similar to BJ in sales, were one of the best New Wave of British Heavy Metal artists in their beginning, 2 diamond certified albums). And Motley Crue (still a great draw, and they inspired the entire 80's Sunset Strip metal scene that lasted over a decade). No matter how hard you try to look past "That Decade", you can't deny how extremely popular rock was in the 80's. Peace out.|
About The Album Project, Tom H. wrote:
|Any support for these albums?|
Al Green – I'm Still in Love With You (1972)
Black Sabbath- Heaven and Hell (1980)
Bob Dylan- Nashville Skyline (1969)
Chicago- Chicago III (1971)
Creedence Clearwater Revival- Bayou Country (1969)
Eric Clapton – 461 Ocean Boulevard (1974)
Imagine Dragons- Night Visions (2012)
James Taylor- In The Pocket (1976)
Jethro Tull- This Was (1968)
Jimmy Eat World- Bleed American (2001)
Kraftwerk- Kraftwerk (1970)
Miles Davis- Steamin’ With the Miles Davis Quintet (1961)
Mott The Hoople- All The Young Dudes (1972)
Pink Floyd- Obscured By Clouds (1972)
Queen- News Of The World (1977)
Rainbow- Rising (1976)
Red Hot Chili Peppers- By The Way (2002)
Steely Dan- Countdown To Ecstacy (1973)
The Allman Brothers Band- Idlewild South (1970)
The Black Keys- El Camino (2011)
The Kinks- Lola Versus Powerman and The Moneygoround Part One (1970)
The Rolling Stones – Between the Buttons (1967)
The Who – A Quick One (1966)
Thomas Dolby- The Golden Age Of Wireless (1982)
War – The World Is A Ghetto (1973)
About The Song Project, Tom H. wrote:
|Any support for these tracks?|
Al Green-Tired of Being Alone (1971)
Alanis Morrissette- Hand In My Pocket (1995)
Alice In Chains- I Stay Away (1994)
Arrested Development- People Everyday (1992)
Barbra Streisand - People (1964)
Big Country - In a Big Country (1983)
Billy Joel- You’re Only Human (Second Wind) (1985)
Black Sabbath- The Wizard (1970)
Bob Dylan - Visions of Johanna (1966)
Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band- We’ve Got Tonight (1978)
Bruce Springsteen- Promised Land (1978)
Bruce Springsteen- Tunnel Of Love (1987)
Carly Rae Jepsen- Call Me Maybe (2011)
Carole King- Jazzman (1974)
Chicago- Colour My World (1970)
Classics IV- Spooky (1968)
Count Basie & His Orchestra- April In Paris (1957)
De La Soul- The Magic Number (1989)
Eddie Floyd- Knock On Wood (1966)
Eminem feat. Rihanna - Love The Way You Lie (2010)
Etta James- I Just Want To Make You To You (1960)
Fatboy Slim- Weapon Of Choice (2000)
Foreigner- Feels Like The First Time (1977)
Gene Pitney- It Hurts To Be In Love (1964)
Genesis- The Carpet Crawlers (1974)
Gladys Knight & The Pips- I Heard It Through The Grapevine (1967)
Hall & Oates- Maneater (1982)
Hank Williams Jr.- All My Rowdy Friends Are Coming Over Tonight (1984)
Herbie Hancock- Watermelon Man (1962)
James Brown- Living In America (1985)
Jay-Z feat. Rihanna & Kanye West - Run This Town (2009)
Jerry Reed- East Bound and Down (1977)
Jimmy Buffet- Changes In Latitude, Changes In Attitude (1977)
John Cougar Mellencamp - Authority Song (1983)
Johnny Mathis- Chances Are (1957)
Jr. Walker & The AllStars- What Does It Take (To Win Your Love) (1968)
Led Zeppelin- Nobody’s Fault But Mine (1977)
Lou Rawls- You’ll Never Find Another Love Like Mine (1976)
Lynyrd Skynyrd- That Smell (1977)
Miles Davis- Blue In Green (1959)
Mumford & Sons- Little Lion Man (2009)
Neil Diamond - I Am...I Said (1971)
OMC- How Bizarre (1995)
Ozzy Osbourne- Mama, I’m Coming Home (1991)
Paul Simon- Late In The Evening (1980)
Pearl Jam - Given To Fly (1998)
Peter Gabriel- Steam (1992)
Phil Collins- Don’t Lose My Number (1985)
Pink- Try (2012)
Queens Of The Stone Age - My God Is The Sun (2013)
Ray Charles- America The Beautiful (1976)
Sammy Davis Jr.- What Kind Of Fool Am I? (1962)
Sly and the Family Stone- Hot Fun In The Summertime (1969)
Smash Mouth - Walking on the Sun (1997)
Solomon Burke- Everybody Needs Somebody To Love (1964)
Steely Dan- Kid Charlemagne (1976)
Sting- If You Love Somebody (Set Them Free) (1985)
The Angels- My Boyfriends Back (1963)
The Bee Gees - To Love Somebody (1967)
The Beach Boys- Kokomo (1988)
The Beatles- Drive My Car (1965)
The Beatles- Ob-La-Di-Ob-La-Da (1968)
The Beatles- The Long And Winding Road (1970)
The Chantays- Pipeline (1963)
The Dells- Oh - What a Night (1969)
The Doobie Brothers- It Keeps You Runnin’ (1976)
The Eagles- Already Gone (1974)
The Four Aces- Love Is A Many Splendored Thing (1955)
The James Gang- Funk #49 (1970)
The Offspring- You’re Gonna Go Far, Kid (2008)
The Platters- Twilight Time (1958)
The Platters- Smoke Gets In Your Eyes (1958)
The Righteous Brothers- Just Once In My Life (1965)
The Righteous Brothers- (You’re My) Soul and Inspiration (1966)
The Stylistics- Betcha By Golly Wow (1972)
The Toys- A Lover’s Concerto (1965)
The Trammps - Disco Inferno (1977)
The White Stripes - Dead Leaves And The Dirty Ground (2001)
The Who- The Kids Are Alright (1966)
Tommy James- Draggin’ The Line (1971)
Usher- Confessions (2004)
Van Halen- You Really Got Me (1978)
Van Halen- And The Cradle Will Rock… (1980)
Weezer- Island In The Sun (2001)
Weezer- We Are All On Drugs (2005)
Whitney Houston - Saving All My Love For You (1985)
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