Cast your 2015 ballot here!

Vote for the FIVE nominees you believe will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2015:
Stevie Ray Vaughan
The Marvelettes
Sting
Bill Withers
Joan Jett & the Blackhearts
The Paul Butterfield Blues Band
The Smiths
Green Day
Lou Reed
Chic
War
N.W.A
Nine Inch Nails
The Spinners
Kraftwerk
Please vote for exactly five nominees.

Latest Comments


About The Song Project, Paul K wrote:
  Satisfying 50's group we have here. I made the updates to the list of currently eligible artists for next month's vote - Rock Hall Revisited/Projected Artists with 2 or less songs. This is still subject to change with the first batch of songs in the general election from next month.

Jeff Beck – 0
Gene Pitney – 0

LaVern Baker – 1
Hank Ballard (& The Midnighters) – 1
Afrika Bambaataa – 1
Belle & Sebastian – 1
Black Flag – 1
Solomon Burke – 1
Johnny Burnette & The Rock ‘n’ Roll Trio – 1
Can – 1
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – 1
Dick Dale – 1
Missy Elliott – 1
The Flamingos – 1
Isaac Hayes – 1
Hόsker Dό – 1
The Impressions – 1
Wanda Jackson – 1
B.B. King – 1
Gladys Knight & The Pips – 1
Little Anthony & The Imperials – 1
Love – 1
Frankie Lymon (& The Teenagers) – 1
The Marvelettes – 1
Clyde McPhatter – 1
Motφrhead – 1
My Bloody Valentine – 1
New York Dolls – 1
Gram Parsons – 1
Carl Perkins – 1
The Ronettes – 1
Linda Ronstadt – 1
The Runaways – 1
Del Shannon – 1
The Shirelles – 1
Silver Apples – 1
The Specials – 1
Suicide – 1
Thin Lizzy – 1
Gene Vincent (& The Blue Notes) – 1
Scott Walker – 1
Mary Wells – 1
Link Wray – 1
X – 1
Warren Zevon – 1

Bad Company – 2
Ruth Brown – 2
Buffalo Springfield – 2
Chic – 2
The Dave Clark Five – 2
Jimmy Cliff – 2
The Coasters – 2
Dead Kennedys – 2
Duane Eddy – 2
Eric B. & Rakim – 2
Eurythmics – 2
The Flaming Lips – 2
Grandmaster Flash (& Furious Five) – 2
Connie Francis – 2
PJ Harvey – 2
Tommy James & The Shondells – 2
Jan & Dean – 2
Jane’s Addiction – 2
Etta James – 2
Brenda Lee – 2
Lovin’ Spoonful – 2
The Mamas & The Papas – 2
Massive Attack – 2
MC5 – 2
Mφtley Crόe – 2
Rickey Nelson – 2
Randy Newman – 2
The O’Jays – 2
Ozzy Osbourne – 2
The Platters – 2
The Pretenders – 2
Procol Harum – 2
Bonnie Raitt – 2
The (Young) Rascals – 2
Otis Redding – 2
The Righteous Brothers – 2
Sam & Dave – 2
Sonic Youth – 2
Slayer – 2
The Staple Singers – 2
Steppenwolf – 2
Cat Stevens – 2
The Stone Roses – 2
T. Rex – 2
James Taylor – 2
Television – 2
Ike & Tina Turner – 2
Ritchie Valens – 2
The Ventures – 2
Tom Waits – 2
Barry White – 2
Jackie Wilson – 2
Wu-Tang Clan – 2
Frank Zappa (w/ Mothers of Invention) – 2

Artists removed from last time? King Crimson and Lloyd Price got a 3rd song and were taken off. Buzzcocks and Bill(y) Haley and his groups each had 3 songs already, so I took them off. Nobody was missing, however.

I don't want to overly prematurely discuss who is getting in to FRL's Artist Hall this year, but at least two of the top contenders would be added to this list, so it's nice to see we didn't wait in vain. Bill Withers, a surefire lock, already has 3 songs, however. Lou Reed, with 2 songs, will be eligible; The Guess Who, with 4, will not. LCD Soundsystem, with 3, will not. Fugazi, with 2, will. These five seem pretty safe, all things considered. The remaining two spots are pretty close, so we'll see what happens.
Tuesday, 10.21.14 @ 02:02am
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About the 2015 Nominees, SotN wrote:
  05. Nine Inch Nails (This year's Metallica) (Roy)

NIN/Metallica? I guess both started as cult artists and then gained mainstream popularity? (Dezmond)

I'm just going to comment on this point because I, for a while and even now, thought of Metallica when NIN came up, but for likely a different reason than Roy.

In my case, I always thought of Metallica when NIN comes up because Metallica was a band that EASILY deserved first-year ballot induction but, for whatever reason, got shifted out one year and was inducted then. Given that even early on it was likely going to be a case of one major 90s band vs an important figure in that decade, it seemed clear that one was likely going to snuff out the other, and NIN looked like the one most likely to get snuffed. Not helping is the fact that several of the Nails' influences, like Kraftwerk, Depeche Mode, and Gary Numan (with or without the Army) are not in, while many Punk luminaries like Ramones, Iggy Pop and the Stooges, the Clash, and Sex Pistols are.

So the reason I at least imagine Metallica with Nine Inch Nails is because I believe they'll have to wait one year when they should be getting in first-time eligible.
Tuesday, 10.21.14 @ 01:14am
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About The Song Project, Darren wrote:
  Tiebreaker voting is now closed.

The following songs have been inducted into the Song Project:

Clyde McPhatter - Treasure of Love (1956)
Dion and the Belmonts - A Teenager in Love (1959)
Frank Sinatra - You Make Me Feel So Young (1955)
Johnny Cash - Cry! Cry! Cry! (1955)
Johnny Mathis - Chances Are (1957)
Little Richard - The Girl Can't Help It (1956)
Lloyd Price - Personality (1959)
Muddy Waters - Got My Mojo Working (1957)
Ritchie Valens - Donna (1958)
The Everly Brothers - Bird Dog (1958)


Here are the final tiebreaker standings:

Clyde McPhatter - Treasure of Love (1956) - 28
Johnny Cash - Cry! Cry! Cry! (1955) - 26
_______________________________

Connie Francis - Stupid Cupid (1958) - 25
Wilbert Harrison - Kansas City (1959) - 21


Stupid Cupid and Kansas City will be automatically nominated for the November Song Project vote.
Tuesday, 10.21.14 @ 01:09am
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About King Crimson, Enigmaticus wrote:
  By the way, King Crimson is the cover artist for this month's issue of PROG magazine.
Tuesday, 10.21.14 @ 00:54am
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About the 2015 Nominees, Bill G. wrote:
  I would MUCH rather see the Spinners or The Marvelettes get in than Bill Withers.

....And that's why he'll probably get inducted in the 2015 Class.
Tuesday, 10.21.14 @ 00:30am
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About Eminem, Joe Gonzalez wrote:
  i swear some people are absolutely ridiculous. Eminem is one of the most talented musicians of this time. Sure, he may not be rock at first look, but he does include many, many, MANY rock elements into his music. He is a lyrical genius, and should definitely be inducted into the hall. All of you people don't understand that in order to really appreciate music, u need to give it all a chance, and see the good in it, and not strike it down the first chance you get. I was at one point in that phase where 'rock is king', and that no other music takes any talent or has any purpose on this earth. But now, things are different, and i really enjoy music alot more. Sure, i may not particularly enjoy certain kinds of music, but that doesnt stop me from commemorating them for their talent, and giving them the credit they deserve for their effort. (which is not the case with eminem. I DEFINITELY enjoy his music) But, my point is, just take a second, stop being so ignorant, and atleast try being open minded. Seriously, im only 14 and i may have posted the most educated comment on this page.
Monday, 10.20.14 @ 23:46pm
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About The Song Project, Lax31 wrote:
  My tiebreaker vote, if still applicable, is as follows.

Johnny Cash - Cry! Cry! Cry! (1955)-4
Clyde McPhatter - Treasures of Love (1956) - 3
Connie Francis - Stupid Cupid (1958) - 2
Wilbert Harrison - Kansas City (1959) - 1

I remain noncommittal for the World Series this year,

Lax31
Monday, 10.20.14 @ 22:43pm
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About the 2015 Nominees, Dezmond wrote:
  I see your comment below, saying that Withers and Womack are a better comparison. That I can go with and agree with.
Monday, 10.20.14 @ 22:22pm
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About the 2015 Nominees, Dezmond wrote:
  Roy says:

"01. Bill Withers (This year's Albert King)
02. Lou Reed (This year's Cat Stevens)
03. Sting (This year's Peter Gabriel)
04. Stevie Ray Vaughan (This year's Nirvana)
05. Nine Inch Nails (This year's Metallica)
06. Green Day (This year's Red Hot Chilli Peppers)"

Roy, explain. How is Bill Withers this year's Albert King? Then only thing they have in common is skin color.

How the hell is Lou Reed this year's Cat Stevens? What remotely do they have in common? They both wrote songs, I guess. Listen to 'Metal Machine Music' and then 'Tea For the Tillerman' and explain how that comment makes any sense? At all.

I think I see where you are getting the Gabriel/Sting connection, but they are hugely different artists.

SRV/Nirvana? White and popular amongst classic rock fans? The only connection I can see.

NIN/Metallica? I guess both started as cult artists and then gained mainstream popularity?

Some of these are stretched so thin as to be meaningless, while a few of them are just plain insane. I really want you to explain the Stevens/Reed. And DO NOT tell me singer-songwriter slot. Lou Reed is and has never been within miles of that genre.
Monday, 10.20.14 @ 22:20pm
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About Shakespears Sister, Roy wrote:
  Shakespear's Sister

01. Siobhan Fahey (Bananarama)
02. Marcella Detroit
Monday, 10.20.14 @ 21:22pm
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About the 2015 Nominees, Roy wrote:
  Bobby Womack would be the more appropriate comparison for Bill Withers, inducted on the first try!
Monday, 10.20.14 @ 20:06pm
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About the 2015 Nominees, Roy wrote:
  http://rockhall.com/voting/2015-rock-hall-nominees-fan-vote/

UPDATE! Official 2015 Rock Hall Fan Vote Poll

01. Nine Inch Nails 28.92% (WHITE)
02. Stevie Ray Vaughan 24.31% (WHITE)
03. Joan Jett & the Blackhearts 8.34% (WHITE)
04. Bill Withers 7.43% (BLACK)
05. Green Day 6.65% (WHITE)
06. Kraftwerk 5.69% (WHITE)
07. Sting 4.33% (WHITE)
08. The Paul Butterfield Blues Band 4.23% (WHITE AND BLACK)
09. Lou Reed 2.54% (WHITE)
10. The Smiths 1.89% (WHITE)
11. War 1.39% (BLACK AND WHITE)
12. The Spinners 1.19% (BLACK)
13. N.W.A 1.10% (BLACK)
14. The Marvelettes 1.09% (BLACK)
15. Chic 0.90% (BLACK)

Bill Withers has a lot of friends. Plus, he is number 4 on the Rock Hall's official fan poll. I'm still sticking with my prediction and I hate it.

THE 2015 ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES

01. Bill Withers (This year's Albert King)
02. Lou Reed (This year's Cat Stevens)
03. Sting (This year's Peter Gabriel)
04. Stevie Ray Vaughan (This year's Nirvana)
05. Nine Inch Nails (This year's Metallica)
06. Green Day (This year's Red Hot Chilli Peppers)
Monday, 10.20.14 @ 19:51pm
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About the 2015 Nominees, Roy wrote:
  About the 2015 Nominees, Classic Rock wrote:

Your 2015 RNRHOF Inductees:

Green Day
Nine Inch Nails
Stevie Ray Vaughan
Lou Reed
Sting
N.W.A.

Monday, 10.20.14 @ 18:55pm

Bill Withers has a lot of friends. Plus, he is number 4 on the Rock Hall's official fan poll. I'm still sticking with my prediction.

THE 2015 ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES

01. Bill Withers (This year's Albert King)
02. Lou Reed (This year's Cat Stevens)
03. Sting (This year's Peter Gabriel)
04. Stevie Ray Vaughan (This year's Nirvana)
05. Nine Inch Nails (This year's Metallica)
06. Green Day (This year's Red Hot Chilli Peppers)
Monday, 10.20.14 @ 19:29pm
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About Go West, Roy wrote:
  They wrote all their songs. Missing Persons is my favourite track from the 1985 Go West album. Bangs and Crashes from 1986 was a remix album with different versions of the songs from their first album.
Monday, 10.20.14 @ 19:03pm
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About the 2015 Nominees, Classic Rock wrote:
  Your 2015 RNRHOF Inductees:

Green Day
Nine Inch Nails
Stevie Ray Vaughan
Lou Reed
Sting
N.W.A.
Monday, 10.20.14 @ 18:55pm
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About the 2015 Nominees, Roy wrote:
  http://hitparadehalloffame.com

The 2014 Hit Parade Hall of Fame Nominees

Alabama
Joe Cocker
Jim Croce
Herman’s Hermits
Whitney Houston
The Kinks
Reba McEntire
Conway Twitty
Monday, 10.20.14 @ 17:31pm
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About Sting, Roy wrote:
  Fishy Fishy!! 2014 Kennedy Center Honoree and now 2015 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame possible inductee.
Monday, 10.20.14 @ 17:25pm
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About Janet Jackson, Ok people i feel stupid now wrote:
  lol hahaha Slap a plam on my face for that post smh, im not gonna what i had said wrong but you will get it tho, i luv u J Congrats on your award tho this is paris signing out smh lol
Monday, 10.20.14 @ 16:21pm
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About Janet Jackson, Paris.L.Harper wrote:
  i love the Rhythm Nation album back then in velvet rope that was my bday CD since i was 9yrs old, i enjoy every last part of that album still sing it tell this day got it in my head right now lol, We have a special need To feel that we belong Come with me inside Inside my velvet rope! that my song right there luv it lol, see janet jackson is a legend!! she will get you hook without you even knowing that you are hook, she put a spell on me every since i was young.. in ms janet i luv u for that, im glad i had experience every moment of you im 22 now, in you are forever well be my idol you have inspired me to look forward in never look back in i was amazed how strong you kept your being in i thank you for that, i really hope you get it because you deserve the hack out of that award, you really do :) I.LOVE.YOU J.J!!
Monday, 10.20.14 @ 16:09pm
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About the 2015 Nominees, Roy wrote:
  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CXRiZRiqzp0

FOX NEWS on the 2015 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Monday, 10.20.14 @ 15:45pm
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About the 2015 Nominees, Roy wrote:
  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CXRiZRiqzp0

FOX NEWS on the 2015 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Monday, 10.20.14 @ 15:31pm
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About the 2015 Nominees, Roy wrote:
  Yes, Sampson is late this year.
Monday, 10.20.14 @ 13:53pm
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About Rush, Enigmaticus wrote:
  Yesterday was the 21st anniversary of the release of "Counterparts." Next month will mark the 25th anniversary of the release of "Presto."
Monday, 10.20.14 @ 13:52pm
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About the 2015 Nominees, Enigmaticus wrote:
  I am very surprised that Digital Dream Door has not yet provided their opinion about the 2015 nominees. Usually, they would be providing a synopsis of the nominees.
Monday, 10.20.14 @ 13:44pm
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About The Song Project, Josh wrote:
  Johnny Cash - Cry! Cry! Cry! (1955)-4
Clyde McPhatter - Treasures of Love (1956)
Wilbert Harrison - Kansas City (1959)
Connie Francis - Stupid Cupid (1958)
Monday, 10.20.14 @ 11:13am
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About Revisited Projected Rankings, Tom H. wrote:
  Alicia Keys - Fallin' (2001)-20
Gotye feat. Kimbra - Somebody That I Used to Know (2011)-19
Tool - Schism (2001)-18
The Strokes - Last Nite (2001)-17
Daft Punk - Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger (2001)-16
Daft Punk - One More Time (2000)-15
Jay-Z feat. Alicia Keys - Empire State Of Mind (2009)-14
OutKast - The Way You Move (2003)-13
Gorillaz - Clint Eastwood (2001)-12
Green Day - American Idiot (2004)-11
Green Day - Boulevard of Broken Dreams (2004)-10
Maroon 5 - This Love (2002)-9
Kanye West - Jesus Walks (2004)-8
Kanye West feat. Jamie Foxx - Gold Digger (2005)-7
Adele - Someone Like You (2011)-6
Beyonce - Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It) (2008)-5
Eminem - The Real Slim Shady (2000)-4
Usher/Lil Jon/Ludacris - Yeah! (2004)-3
Amy Winehouse - Rehab (2006)-2
The Darkness - I Believe In A Thing Called Love (2003)-1
Monday, 10.20.14 @ 11:10am
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About The Song Project, Tom H. wrote:
  Connie Francis - Stupid Cupid (1958)-4
Johnny Cash - Cry! Cry! Cry! (1955)-3
Clyde McPhatter - Treasure of Love (1956)-2
Wilbert Harrison - Kansas City (1959)-1
Monday, 10.20.14 @ 08:37am
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About Rancid, greg wrote:
  Rancid is a great band - New album being release 10/27/14 and show a more mature rancid

Should be in the HOF
Monday, 10.20.14 @ 08:32am
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About Revisited Projected Rankings, Darren wrote:
  Arctic Monkeys - I Bet You Look Good On The Dance Floor - 20
Tool - Schism - 19
Gorillaz - Clint Eastwood - 18
Kanye West feat. Jamie Foxx - Gold Digger - 17
Green Day - American Idiot - 16
Beyonce - Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It) - 15
Eminem - The Real Slim Shady - 14
The Strokes - Last Nite - 13
Alicia Keys - Fallin' - 12
Kanye West - Jesus Walks - 11
Jay-Z feat. Alicia Keys - Empire State Of Mind - 10
Gotye feat. Kimbra - Somebody That I Used to Know - 9
Amy Winehouse - Rehab - 8
Green Day - Boulevard of Broken Dreams - 7
Lady Gaga - Bad Romance - 6
Maroon 5 - This Love - 5
Adele - Someone Like You - 4
Lady Gaga - Poker Face - 3
The Darkness - I Believe In A Thing Called Love - 2
Usher/Lil Jon/Ludacris - Yeah! - 1
Monday, 10.20.14 @ 08:29am
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About The Spinners, Roy wrote:
  One black group at a time I guess!! We won't be seeing The Commodores and Kool & The Gang nominated until The Spinners are inducted! Plus, no Neville Brothers nomination until The Meters are inducted!
Monday, 10.20.14 @ 05:35am
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About LFO, Roy wrote:
  There should be 2 LFO pages.
Monday, 10.20.14 @ 05:30am
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About the 2015 Nominees, Enigmaticus wrote:
  Ben,

2016 could be a very exciting year.

I think that Yes will return to the nomination ballot and subsequently be inducted.

We may also see a nomination for either The Commodores, or Lionel Richie as a solo artist.

Queen Latifah would be a good choice, as far as female rappers are concerned.

I really do not think that Janet Jackson will be nominated, nor inducted until she is in her late fifties, or early sixties. I think that their will be several R k B artists who will precede her.

Monday, 10.20.14 @ 04:54am
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About the 2015 Nominees, Enigmaticus wrote:
  Ben,

Regarding Janet Jackson and Mariah Carey, I think that their nominations, as well as inductions are still several years away. Although, I feel that Mariah Carey will receive a nomination prior to Janet.

It's very difficult to predict who the nominees will be next year, but I think that Duran Duran, Yes and The Moody Blues could be very good possibilities. If they want female songwriters, then either Stevie Nicks, Carole King, Carly Simon, or Sade might be great choices, also.

It is certainly possible that Deep Purple may also return to the ballot, but they may also receive some competition from groups, such as Bad Company, Foreigner and possibly, Blue Oyster Cult.

I think that E.L.O. May receive a nod, to compete with other "prog rock" giants.

The Zombies may also return, but if The Moody Blues are on the ballot also, The Zombies may have to wait an additional year, or so. Nominating The Moody Blues would be a very good move and lead to their immediate induction.

Duran Duran is expected to release another masterpiece next year, which might lead to their nomination. If they receive a nomination, they may get in also.

I think that The Doobie Brothers would be another great choice for induction, as well.






As far as Janet Ja
Monday, 10.20.14 @ 04:41am
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About The Album Project, Darren wrote:
  Voting is now closed.

The following albums have been inducted into the Album Project:

Daft Punk - Alive 2007 (2007)
George Harrison - The Concert For Bangladesh (1971)
Rush - Exit...Stage Left (1981)
U2 - Under a Blood Red Sky (1983)
Various Artists - Woodstock: Music From the Original Soundtrack and More (1970)
Monday, 10.20.14 @ 01:24am
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About Revisited Projected Rankings, Darren wrote:
  Nominations are closed for Round 3 (of 7) of ranking for the 1990s Songs group.

There were 15 songs that received 5 nominations, 23 that received 4 nominations and 37 songs that received 3 nominations.

These 23 songs received at least 4 nominations and will participate in the initial tiebreaker rankings:

Adele - Someone Like You (2011)
Alicia Keys - Fallin' (2001)
Amy Winehouse - Rehab (2006)
Arctic Monkeys - I Bet You Look Good On The Dance Floor (2005)
Beyonce - Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It) (2008)
Daft Punk - Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger (2001)
Daft Punk - One More Time (2000)
Eminem - The Real Slim Shady (2000)
Gorillaz - Clint Eastwood (2001)
Gotye feat. Kimbra - Somebody That I Used to Know (2011)
Green Day - American Idiot (2004)
Green Day - Boulevard of Broken Dreams (2004)
Jay-Z feat. Alicia Keys - Empire State Of Mind (2009)
Kanye West - Jesus Walks (2004)
Kanye West feat. Jamie Foxx - Gold Digger (2005)
Lady Gaga - Bad Romance (2009)
Lady Gaga - Poker Face (2008)
Maroon 5 - This Love (2002)
OutKast - The Way You Move (2003)
The Darkness - I Believe In A Thing Called Love (2003)
The Strokes - Last Nite (2001)
Tool - Schism (2001)
Usher/Lil Jon/Ludacris - Yeah! (2004)


To vote in the initial tiebreaker rankings, rank 20 of these songs in order of preference. The top song on your list will receive 20 points, the second song will receive 19 and so on.

The 15 songs with the highest point totals (with more than 15 possible in the event of a tie for 15th) will advance to the final rankings tiebreaker, which will be a ranked tiebreaker involving only those 15 songs. The results of the final rankings tiebreaker will be the rankings.

If you haven't participated in the 2000-2013 rankings nominations or initial rankings so far, you need to participate in this initial ranking in order to have your vote counted in the final rankings.

The initial tiebreaker ranking vote will end at 10 PM Central on Tuesday the 21st.
Monday, 10.20.14 @ 00:27am
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About A Tribe Called Quest, Robert wrote:
  ATCQ should be in first ballot next year with Mariah Carey!!!TCQ best rap group ever Q-tip,Ali,Phife,and Jairobi!!Their urban beats and rhymes nothing like them!!So put em in first ballot with Mariah Carey next year!!
Sunday, 10.19.14 @ 23:32pm
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About Nina Simone, Telarock wrote:
  I need to look more into why Nina Simone has been left out in the cold. I've watched many of her performances on Youtube and she just knocks me out. And she was definitely an influence on many other mostly female artists. So what's the story? Hmmm ... indeed, why has this amazing artist not been talked about? Anybody out there Feeling Good about Nina?
Sunday, 10.19.14 @ 23:01pm
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About Rock Hall Projected, Lax31 wrote:
  Hi to all fellow posters.


As many have noticed, this is the second straight Revisited/Projected election in which not every person on my ballot was on a previous ballot. Perhaps I should explain why I selected these artists. I did something similar last year so it can be justified as part of my ballot reasoning.

Steve Hackett: I do feel we at Future Rock Legends have the potential to eventually induct all of the classic lineup of Genesis individually. Obviously, Peter Gabriel is inducted, along with Genesis both here and in the actual RRHOF. So, why is Steve Hackett next in my opinion to be inducted? Well, of the five inducted members of Genesis in the RRHOF; Steve Hackett has had the individual output that I think continues and expands upon the forms of music Genesis made from 1970-1977. By that regard, it is album oriented and concept driven: although Hackett did have a top 20 hit with "When The Heart Rules The Mind" back in 1986 under the GTR moniker. Indeed, only Peter Gabriel has been more influential on his own outside of Genesis than the compositions Steve Hackett has released for nearly 40 years now. Not many are entirely aware of Hackett's post-Genesis career. Yet, what Steve Hackett has done and continues to do has kept the legacy of Genesis alive and well.

Tears For Fears: in a time during the 1980s when many new wave artists went one way lyrically, Tears For Fears went quite a number of different and deeper directions. Roland Orzabal and Curt Smith were a duo that never did the same album twice over. Starting with matters of personal concern before moving onto world issues; Tears For Fears became far more influential as the years went by than was I initially thought.

John Landis: Landis may just well be the most influential director of music videos, despite not having made many. As well, John Landis' movies such as The Blues Brothers, Trading Places, Animal House and Coming To America were among the more influential movies of the era to utilize rock and roll and R&B soundtracks. And yes, John Landis did direct two of Michael Jackson's more influential videos; Thriller and Black Or White. That alone merits an eventual induction.

Jennifer Batten: also related to Michael Jackson, in that many of us first remember Batten as Jackson's lead guitarist in the 80s and 90s. Jennifer Batten is clearly one of the best guitarists and songwriters of any genre, from any gender, to have ever existed. We have mainly inducted as sidemen a lot of male guitarists. At some point, a female is also needed for induction.

Bill Evans (the pianist): I put him as a sideman due to Evans' work with a number of great jazz artists. None the less, Bill Evans was one of the better post bop and experimental jazz pianists of his time. One only can wonder what would have occurred had not Evans' self-destructive tendencies become apparent in the end of his life. What we do have though is a vast treasure trove of important compositions, arrangements and performances for all music listeners to appreciate.

Well, that is my explanation for why these artists are on my ballot. Hopefully this will influence posters who have not yet voted, and for the years to come in future inductions. I do hope there are more ballots to take into account before Wednesday.

One little idea; funny how time flies,

Lax31
Sunday, 10.19.14 @ 22:00pm
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About Stevie Ray Vaughan, Roy wrote:
  FRL knows something and they are not telling us.
Sunday, 10.19.14 @ 21:13pm
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About The Album Project, Lax31 wrote:
  My ballot for the Live Albums special election is as follows.

George Harrison - The Concert For Bangladesh (1971)
Peter Gabriel - Secret World Live (1994)
Pink Floyd - Pulse (1995)
Daft Punk - Alive 2007 (2007)
Rush - Exit...Stage Left (1981)
U2 - Under a Blood Red Sky (1983)

Thank you and please try the veal:),

Lax31
Sunday, 10.19.14 @ 21:05pm
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