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About the 2018 Nomination Predictions, Enigmaticus wrote:
  My list of nominees will be quite "prog" heavy, since it is the 50th anniversary of progressive rock, so here it is:

01. The Moody Blues
02. Procol Harum
03. King Crimson
04. Duran Duran
05. Carly Simon
06. Radiohead
07. Sade
08. Kansas
09. Doobie Brothers
10. Sound-garden
11. Pat Benatar
12. Depeche Mode
13. The Spinners
14. Chaka Khan
15. Willie Nelson
16. Smashing Pumpkins
17. Nine Inch Nails
18. The Cars
19. Foreigner
20. Link Wray
21. The Monkees
22. Queen Latifah





Sunday, 08.20.17 @ 08:45am
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About Cher, lella wrote:
  Cher is an animated character in a children's show and her song is a hit with the little ones. It's called Ooga Boo.
Sunday, 08.20.17 @ 04:48am
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About the 2018 Nomination Predictions, Rick wrote:
  A Tribe Called Quest
Black Flag
The Cars
Captain Beefheart
Dire Straits
Fugazi
Harry Nilsson
Janet Jackson
Kraftwerk
Nina Simone
Nine Inch Nails
Pixies
Radiohead
Rage Against The Machine
Smashing Pumpkins
Soundgarden
The Spinners
Thin Lizzy
Wu-Tang Clan
Sunday, 08.20.17 @ 01:00am
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About the 2018 Nomination Predictions, Robert Henry wrote:
  I'd like to see Janet Jackson and The Cars get a year break and Chic needs to be off ballot for a few years.Time to give Pat Benatar a shot and Kool and the Gang and induct them!!
Saturday, 08.19.17 @ 19:18pm
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About the 2018 Nomination Predictions, Zuzu wrote:
  Steve Z

I really like some of your choices and I especially like that you are including a list that is very different from some of the other lists.

A few things though:

Dells were inducted in 2004 and Ringo Starr was inducted under Lifetime achievement only a couple of years ago.

No Country?

although you list Ray Stevens as something else - don't forget that country also was a big part of folk, singer song writers and soft rock.

Artist such as Patsy Cline, Jerry Reed, Kenny Rogers, Dottie West, Bobbie Gentry, Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson, Waylon Jennings, David
Allen Coe, Jim Stafford and EmmyLou Harris were very interactive with Rock and Roll, Rock and Folk artist.

You might need to add British Invasion, Garage Bands and Prog because some of the artist you list are being put in the wrong categories and pop is not soft rock or singer song writer.

I really have a hard time considering Chubbie Checker as anything but Rock and Roll.
Saturday, 08.19.17 @ 17:56pm
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About the 2018 Nomination Predictions, Rick Vendl II wrote:
  My 2018 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame nominee ballot predictions...

Link Wray and his Ray Men
Johnny Burnette and the Rock 'n Roll Trio
The Marvelettes
The Spinners
The Moody Blues
The Zombies
Steppenwolf
Judy Collins
Warren Zevon
War
The J. Geils Band
Motörhead
Foreigner
The Cars
Chaka Khan
Janet Jackson
LL Cool J
Soundgarden
Radiohead
Rage Against the Machine

Musical Excellence

Glen Campbell

Wish-list...

Phil Collins
The Alan Parsons Project
Foreigner
The Doobie Brothers
The Cars
Bachman-Turner Overdrive
The J. Geils Band
The Spinners
Joe South
Fanny

Non-Performers

Casey Kasem and Wolfman Jack
Saturday, 08.19.17 @ 14:10pm
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About Rock Hall Projected, Steve Z wrote:
  Since its almost time for voting to begin again, I wanted to share my updated list of eligible artists that I feel are worthy of induction. The listed names are not in any particular order.


Classic Rock - The Sonics, Blue Oyster Cult, Foreigner, Mott the Hoople, Slade, the Association, Boston, Grand Funk Railroad, Joe Cocker, Herman's Hermits, Styx, the J. Geils Band, Supertramp, Bachman-Turner Overdrive, the Grass Roots, Kansas, Sweet, Huey Lewis and the News, George Thorogood and the Destroyers, Hanoi Rocks, Meat Loaf, Ringo Starr


R&B/Disco/Funk - The Moonglows, the Dells, Ben E. King, Chubby Checker, Jerry Butler, Brook Benton, Dionne Warwick, the Chantals, the Shangri-Las, the Chiffons, the Crystals, the Fifth Dimension, Kool and the Gang, the Commodores, KC and the Sunshine Band, Lionel Richie (LR should come after the Commodores)


Early Rock/Rockabilly - Neil Sedaka, Lesley Gore, Bobby Vee, Jack Scott, Petula Clark, Paul Anka, the Big Bopper, Bobby Rydell, Tom Jones, the Del-Vikings, Johnny Rivers, Sonny and Cher, Jay and the Americans, Bobby Vinton, Lou Christie


Soft Rock/Singer-Songwriter - Bread, John Denver, Gordon Lightfoot, Don McLean, Dan Fogelberg, Carly Simon, Cyndi Lauper, Phil Collins, Ray Stevens, Elliott Smith, Regina Spektor, Sufjan Stevens


Metal - Anthrax, Dio, Korn, System of a Down, Rob Zombie


Punk - The Damned, the Misfits, Minor Threat, Billy Idol, Discharge, Blink-182, Bikini Kill, Sleater-Kinney, Richard Hell and the Voidoids, Fear, the Dead Boys


Alternative/Post-Punk - Wire, the Fall, Gang of Four, Echo and the Bunnymen, Dinosaur Jr., the Go-Go's, Tears for Fears, Pere Ubu, the Stranglers, Killing Joke, the Jesus and Mary Chain


Industrial - Throbbing Gristle, Cabaret Voltaire, Einsturzende Neubauten


Hip Hop/Rap - Ice-T, Snoop Dogg, Nas, Boogie Down Productions, Salt-N-Pepa, Cypress Hill, the Fugees, Ice Cube, Aesop Rock, the Sugarhill Gang, Whodini, Queen Latifah, Naughty By Nature, MC Lyte


Electronic/Krautrock - Popol Vuh, Tangerine Dream, Brian Eno, Pet Shop Boys, the Orb, Underworld, 808 State, the KLF, Orbital, Moby, Aphex Twin, Fatboy Slim, the Prodigy, the Crystal Method, Basement Jaxx, Portishead, Boards of Canada, Animal Collective


Modern Rock - Bush, Goo Goo Dolls, No Doubt, the Cranberries, Alanis Morissette, Lenny Kravitz, Gorillaz, the Killers, Uncle Tupelo, Neutral Milk Hotel, Suede, Pulp, Phish, the Strokes, Modest Mouse, Franz Ferdinand, Happy Mondays, Spacemen 3, Manic Street Preachers, Stereolab, the Black Keys


Influences - Benny Goodman, Bix Beiderbecke, Muggsy Spanier and His Ragtime Band, Artie Shaw, Glenn Miller, Fats Waller, Count Basie, Tommy Dorsey, Les Brown, the Andrews Sisters, Gene Krupa, Jimmy Dorsey, Buddy Rich, Thelonious Monk, Charles Mingus, Wes Montgomery, Sonny Rollins, Chet Baker, Stan Getz, the Dave Brubeck Quartet, Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass, Sons of the Pioneers, Gene Autry, Loretta Lynn, Conway Twitty, Buck Owens, Jerry Reed, the Oak Ridge Boys, Dean Martin, Vaughn Monroe, Burl Ives, Amos Milburn, Wendy Carlos, Terry Riley, Philip Glass, Steve Reich, Allan Sherman, Spike Jonze


Non-Performers - Pierre Schaeffer, Bert Berns, Howard Greenfield, Cousin Brucie, Doctor Demento, The Electrifying Mojo, Jim Steinman, Robert "Bumps" Blackwell


Sidemen - "Daddy" Gene Barge, Martha Wash, Davy Johnstone, Alvin "Red" Tyler, Steve Stevens, Cozy Powell, Jennifer Batten, Spike Edney, Jaco Pastorius, Steve Morse, Rory Gallagher, His Ray-Men

I'd like to include the Del-Tones, but I haven't been able to get a clear sense of which members to induct.

Modern Rock, Electronic, Hip Hop, Alternative, and the Influence & Sidemen categories were the genres that got the most new additions. I want to thank the_Claw and Nicky Joe for turning me on to some of these names, specifically in the sidemen or influence categories. In each genre I have higher priorities than others, but essentially, these are all artists that I support and my ballot will consist of some assortment of these names, depending on momentum.
Saturday, 08.19.17 @ 11:46am
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About Little Feat, Tim wrote:
  Long overdue and much deserved, Little Feat belongs in the Rock Hall. Period.
Saturday, 08.19.17 @ 10:55am
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About the 2018 Nomination Predictions, Nicky Joe wrote:
  I had a duplicate so here's who I predict will appear and for a laugh I've decided to add their odds at induction

1 - Radiohead - 5/1
2 - The Moody Blues - 10/1
3 - Janet Jackson - 10/1
4 - Foreigner - 10/1
5 - Soundgarden - 10/1
6 - Carly Simon - 20/1
7 - War - 15/1
8 - Nine Inch Nails - 45/1
9 - J. Geils Band - 20/1
10 - Warren Zevon - 25/1
11 - Motörhead - 30/1
12 - LL Cool J - 50/1
13 - Rage Against the Machine - 35/1
14 - Sonic Youth - 60/1
15 - Bon Jovi - 45/1

If up to 19
16 - Judas Priest (Entirely possible but I feel Dave is really going to push for Motörhead) - 55/1
17 - Jane's Addiction - 45/1
18 - Chaka Khan - 60/1
19 - The Spinners - 50/1

I still believe that it will ONCE AGAIN be primarily about Classic Rock Catchup.

Personally, on my predictions list, I would go with Radiohead, The Moody Blues, Janet Jackson, LL Cool J, Sonic Youth and Judas Priest and then add two more inductees in the form of Soundgarden and Jane's Addiction. I would also induct DJ John Peel as a non-performer, Ella Fitzgerald as an influence and Billy Preston as a sideman.
Saturday, 08.19.17 @ 04:49am
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About the 2018 Nomination Predictions, Nicky Joe wrote:
  My prediction if they're reverting to 15

1 - Radiohead
2 - The Moody Blues
3 - Janet Jackson
4 - Foreigner
5 - Soundgarden
6 - Janet Jackson
7 - War
8 - Nine Inch Nails
9 - J. Geils Band
10 - Warren Zevon
11 - Motörhead
12 - LL Cool J
13 - Rage Against the Machine
14 - Sonic Youth
15 - Bon Jovi

If up to 19
16 - Judas Priest (Entirely possible but I feel Dave is really going to push for Motörhead)
17 - Jane's Addiction
18 - Chaka Khan
19 - The Spinners
Saturday, 08.19.17 @ 04:33am
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About the 2018 Nomination Predictions, Greg P. wrote:
  Not my prediction, but here's a personal wishlist:

The B-52s
Pat Benatar
The Cars
Joe Cocker
Jim Croce
The Cure
Nick Drake
INXS
Iron Maiden
Lenny Kravitz
Los Lobos
The Monkees
Motorhead
Harry Nilsson
Radiohead
Smashing Pumpkins
Soundgarden
Thin Lizzy
A Tribe Called Quest
Saturday, 08.19.17 @ 00:05am
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About the 2018 Nomination Predictions, dmg wrote:
  My 19:

Big Star
Foreigner
Janet Jackson
Joy Division/New Order
Kraftwerk
Link Wray
Los Lobos
MC5
Nine Inch Nails
Pixies
Radiohead
Soundgarden
The Cars
The Marvelettes
The Meters
The Smiths
The Zombies
Warren Zevon
X
Friday, 08.18.17 @ 23:53pm
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About the 2018 Nomination Predictions, Casper wrote:
  With last year's seven inductees (since Nile Rodgers erases Chic from the board) and some niche candidates like Bad Brains making an appearance, we could very well have a ballot without too many returnees from the previous year.


Back From Last Year:

The Cars
Depeche Mode
Janet Jackson (via Questlove)
Kraftwerk
MC5 (via Tom Morello)
The Zombies


My Other 13 Predictions For A 19 Artist Ballot Like Last Year:

Gram Parsons
Harry Nilsson
Kate Bush
LL Cool J
The Monkees
The Moody Blues
Nine Inch Nails
Radiohead
Rage Against The Machine
Smashing Pumpkins
Soundgarden
The Spinners
T. Rex



I know, I know. It would blow even last year's ballot out of the water, but we're just so far along in the history of this museum and the voting process that it seems like the bigger names SHOULD end up being the targets of the nominating committee rather than some C-tier acts from the 1960s or whatever...
Friday, 08.18.17 @ 20:41pm
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About the 2018 Nomination Predictions, Kyle wrote:
  2018 Nominees (if 19)

1. Radiohead
2. Rage Against The Machine
3. Warren Zevon
4. Judas Priest
5. Moody Blues
6. Soundgarden
7. Dire Straits
8. Foriegner
9. Carly Simon
10. The Monkees
11. LL Cool J
12. The Cars
13. Nine Inch Nails
14. Janet Jackson
15. Carole King
16. Chic
17. J. Geils Band
18. Chaka Khan
19. Jane's Addiction

2018 Inductees

1. Janet Jackson
2. Rage Against The Machine
3. Radiohead
4. The Cars
5. Warren Zevon
6. Soundgarden

If They Do Musical Excellence

The Monkees

If They Do Non-Performer

Rick Rubin

If They Do Early Influence

Willie Nelson
Friday, 08.18.17 @ 20:38pm
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About Nicky Hopkins, Neil wrote:
  All of his fans should read his biography (and on piano...Nicky Hopkins by Julian Dawson). I thought I knew his music connections but this book really goes into detail, with a discography that's unbelievable.
He really should be in the R&R HOF. It's a tragedy that he isn't.
Friday, 08.18.17 @ 18:48pm
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About the 2018 Nomination Predictions, Roy wrote:
  The 2018 Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Inductees

Willie Nelson
Janet Jackson
Foreigner
The Moody Blues
Radiohead
Rage Against The Machine
Friday, 08.18.17 @ 18:33pm
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About the 2018 Nomination Predictions, Roy wrote:
  
Friday, 08.18.17 @ 18:31pm
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About the 2018 Nomination Predictions, Greg F wrote:
  My wishlist

Kate Bush
Big Star
The Spinners
Kool & The Gang
Radiohead
Link Wray
Dick Dale
Rufus & Chaka Khan
Janet Jackson
King Crimson
Peter Tosh
The Pointer Sisters
Judas Priest
Iron Maiden
Soundgarden
Ohio Players
Harry Nilsson

What I predict

Janet Jackson
Los Lobos
Chaka Khan
The Cars
The Spinners
War
Soundgarden
Radiohead
Rage Against the Machine
Carly Simon
LL Cool J
Nine Inch Nails
The Smiths
Harry Nilsson
Black Flag
Friday, 08.18.17 @ 18:26pm
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About the 2018 Nomination Predictions, Greg Laxton wrote:
  Link Wray.
Friday, 08.18.17 @ 17:33pm
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About Loggins and Messina, Billy Brown wrote:
  Loggins & Messina are deserving of this accolade. They deserve to be in the RRHofF due to their body of work and popularity in the 70's. All of their albums went platinum.....some gold. "Mother Lode" is my personal favorite....
Friday, 08.18.17 @ 11:05am
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About Boz Scaggs, Mike Rios wrote:
  No one is more deserving who has not been inducted. This guy is one of the more versatile artist pending. He has had great success y a great ambassador to rock and roll and blues. Please get this gentleman in as soon as you can.
Friday, 08.18.17 @ 10:48am
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About Hubert Sumlin, Roy wrote:
  http://nypost.com/2017/08/17/the-rolling-stones-want-this-guy-in-the-rock-roll-hall-of-fame/

The Rolling Stones want Hubert Sumlin inducted.
Friday, 08.18.17 @ 08:18am
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About 38 Special, Redrocker wrote:
  38 Special Should have been elected into RNR HOF back in 2002! Why is the talentless Nirvana and Rappers in the RNR HOF ? Dave Ghohl only one with Talent and Should be in with his accomplishments not that turd Curt Cobain!We also have a Pedefile in M.J. and everyone is ok with that ? If 38 Special doesn't get in the RNR HOF truly is a Joke and should not be an honor to get into. It is Called The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame not the Rap HOF or Hip Hop HOF or Big Band HOF ! Only Rock Bands/Blues Rock Bands and Hard Rock and Metal and Punk I guess but not Rap !!!!
Thursday, 08.17.17 @ 21:53pm
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About the Induction Criteria, Terry wrote:
  The fact that you ignore whole sub genres of music is disheartening. Such as Slayer, Motorhead, Megadeth. These acts were influential in their time, sure you picked Metallica but what of the others. You seem to choose a lot of groups from the same style from the 50s and 60s. There are many undeserving acts in the HoF that only put out a few albums and many have not heard of outside your small group of elites. This bldg has become a stain on true rock n roll. You are twisting what rock and roll stood for by letting people such as Joan Baez and NWA, really. Why not just call it the music hall of fame, then I can understand your reasoning. Does the Country HoF let in artists from other genres? I said my peace.
Thursday, 08.17.17 @ 12:11pm
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About the eligibility class of 2018, Zack lemos wrote:
  Steve perry
Wednesday, 08.16.17 @ 19:36pm
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About Coven, Beezer Gutler wrote:
  ...And as a footnote, all the 'evil' 'satanic' bally-hoo stuff had been done long before Coven, amongst others Screamin' Jay Hawkins made all that backwoods boogah-boogah his schtick decades before, complete with that 'throwing-the-goat' hand gesture.
The Grand Guignol theatre in Paris was famed for their shocking theatrics at the turn of the 19th/2oth century if you want to go back a little further.
Ain't nothin' new in showbiz, every generation just gets it in a different package.
Wednesday, 08.16.17 @ 17:08pm
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About Coven, Beezer Gutler wrote:
  First off, i really enjoy Coven's music.
Do i think they influenced musicians that came after them? Yes i do.
However the limited influence they've had only really happened in the internet age when a younger audience discovered their music.
The likes of Blood Ceremony, Purson, Cauchemar, The Devil's Blood & Blues Pills all seem to have taken a little something from Coven musically, and several of those bands took the image/look/subject matter on board too and freely acknowledge Coven's inspiration.
Does this make them worthy of induction? Nah, not really. But since when were real rock bands interested in awards anyway?
It's supposed to be rebel music, and if Coven stood for anything it was rebellion.
Tell the hall of fame to stick it & keep music evil! ;)
Wednesday, 08.16.17 @ 17:01pm
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About The Dramatics, Bill G. wrote:
  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fa4aqxCnkj4

*****THE DRAMATICS- YOU'RE FOOLING YOU

TOP 10 R&B-1975
Wednesday, 08.16.17 @ 06:01am
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About The Dramatics, Bill G. wrote:
  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vKq3oQ1MS9s

****THE DRAMATICS - GET UP AND GET DOWN****

# 16 R&B, # 78 pop- 1973
Wednesday, 08.16.17 @ 05:54am
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About The Dramatics, Bill G. wrote:
  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D9IvBvhnma4

****THE DRAMATICS-AND I PANICKED****

# 49 , 1974
Wednesday, 08.16.17 @ 05:49am
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About The Dramatics, Bill G. wrote:
  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Q1cLqAw5Q4

****THE DRAMATICS-FELL FOR YOU****

# 45 POP, # 12 R&B-1973
Wednesday, 08.16.17 @ 05:47am
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About The Dramatics, Bill G. wrote:
  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SclD9V87WSY

*****THE DRAMATICS-SHAKE IT WELL*****

TOP 10 R&B - 1977




Wednesday, 08.16.17 @ 05:42am
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About The Dramatics, Bill G. wrote:
  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ymVAVVJQ2KM

****THE DRAMATICS****

Hey You -Get Off My Mountain-

Top 10 R&B-# 43 POP 1973
Wednesday, 08.16.17 @ 05:39am
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About The Dramatics, Bill G. wrote:
  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jACxYHvAkYU

***THE DRAMATICS-THE STARS IN YOUR EYES***

# 22- 1975
Wednesday, 08.16.17 @ 05:35am
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About The Dramatics, Bill G. wrote:
  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4jSB9YlVe9w&t=1234s

***The DRAMATICS-"UNSUNG"***
Wednesday, 08.16.17 @ 05:30am
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About The Dramatics, bill g. wrote:
  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ux8gZuvTVR8

****THE DRAMATICS-IN THE RAIN****

TOP 10 MILLION-SELLER-1971
Wednesday, 08.16.17 @ 05:28am
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About The Dramatics, bill g. wrote:
  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NsRKQ9hcTi8

***The DRAMATICS-'WHAT YOU SEE IS WHAT YOU GET***

TOP 10 MILLION-SELLER, 1971
Wednesday, 08.16.17 @ 05:25am
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About REO Speedwagon, Worm wrote:
  RIP Gary Richrath, guitar super-star! I say Yes to REO.
Monday, 08.14.17 @ 14:29pm
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About the eligibility class of 2020, dmg wrote:
  Brent - because Pantera has been eligible since 2008. They can be found on the 2008 page:

http://www.futurerocklegends.com/year.php?eligible_year=2008
Monday, 08.14.17 @ 11:35am
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About the eligibility class of 2020, Brent fitzgerald wrote:
  Why is pantera not on this list?
Monday, 08.14.17 @ 09:54am
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