Cast your 2018 ballot here!

Vote for the FIVE nominees you believe will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2018:
Kate Bush
The Zombies
Judas Priest
Nina Simone
Eurythmics
The Cars
MC5
Dire Straits
LL Cool J
Bon Jovi
The Meters
Rufus featuring Chaka Khan
The J. Geils Band
Radiohead
Rage Against the Machine
Depeche Mode
Link Wray
The Moody Blues
Sister Rosetta Tharpe
Please vote for exactly five nominees.

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About Chicago, Roy wrote:
  The Best/Favorite Songs From Chicago 18 To Chicago XXXVI: Now (1986-2014)

01. Niagara Falls (Chicago 18)
02. Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now (Chicago 18)
03. It’s Alright (Chicago 18)
04. Runaround (Chicago 19)
05. Somebody, Somewhere (Chicago Twenty 1)
06. Let’s Take A Lifetime (Chicago XXXII: Stone Of Sisyphus)
07. Stone Of Sisyphus (Chicago XXXII: Stone Of Sisyphus)
08. Sleeping In The Middle Of The Bed (Chicago XXXII: Stone Of Sisyphus)
09. 90 Degrees And Freezing (Chicago XXX)
10. Come To Me, Do (Chicago XXX)
11. Where Were You (Chicago XXX)
12. Already Gone (Chicago XXX)
13. Lovin’ Chains (Chicago XXX)
14. Better (Chicago XXX)
15. Now (Chicago XXXVI: Now)
16. More Will Be Revealed (Chicago XXXVI: Now)
Wednesday, 11.22.17 @ 14:47pm
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About The Moody Blues, Enigmaticus wrote:
  Why should The Moody Blues be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame in 2018 and who should deserve the honor of inducting them?

Lifeson says he hopes Rush's inclusion "opens the doors for bands like the Moody Blues and King Crimson, who had a huge influence. It's a bit ironic, really. Rock music was born in rebellion, so it's odd to have (a Hall of Fame) where there seem to be guidelines for who's acceptable and who's not."

Now let’s read this again, Alex Lifeson says that “The Moody Blues” were a huge influence on Rush and when I look at Rush’s overall discography, I have seen no greater influence overall on Rush than The Moody Blues.

Of course, Geddy Lee confers:

"I think there's a lot of reasons to it," he said, behind a pair of round-framed sunglasses. "Progressive rock is not accepted by this group of people who make this decision. Yes are not in the hall. That's an error. Deep Purple are not in the hall. That's an error. Moody Blues are not in the hall. So prog-rock is viewed as a kind of lesser art form by the powers that be.

So, why haven’t Allmusic and Wikipedia acknowledged this?

Let me state this once more, “I have seen no greater influence on Rush’s overall discography than that of The Moody Blues.”

It was the members of previous Rock Hall inductee- Rush who had name checked The Moody Blues, therefore they deserve the honor of inducting The Moody Blues into the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame next year.

Wednesday, 11.22.17 @ 09:45am
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About the 2018 Nominees, Ben wrote:
  Zuzu,

I was focused on the Moody Blues not other prog. Other prog may be hard sell like King Crimson. I knew a lot of record collectors 30 years ago like my Hippie Boss that loved the Moody Blues but did not or even like Yes, King Crimson and others.

Just to have a positive twist the Guess Who, the Fifth Dimension and the Doobie Brothers are good examples of other deserved acts. The Moody Blues didn't have as much wide overall appeal unfortunately but since almost all the 60s and 70s with ultimate wide overall appeal are in it's time for the Moody Blues. Groups like the Grateful Dead, Elton John, Allman Brothers band and Fleetwood Mac have wider appeal I guess but since they are in it is now time for the Moodys.

The Hall does NOT just go by Sales. Otherwise Donovan could NOT have gotten inducted. Paul Butterfield Blues Band were also inducted as well as Cheap Trick in recent years. You did say the Moodys are lock though whatever your reasoning.
Tuesday, 11.21.17 @ 14:01pm
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About The Miracles, Bill G. wrote:
  ****PETE MOORE of The MIRACLES 1939-2017****

From ABC NEWS:

FOUNDING MIRACLES SINGER
WARREN "PETE' MOORE DEAD AT 78

"Warren "Pete" Moore, a founding member of the legendary Motown group The Miracles, died Sunday at the age of 78, Rolling Stone reports. Moore's passing was confirmed in a statement issued by Motown founder Berry Gordy Jr., although no cause of death was revealed.

"I am deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Warren 'Pete' Moore, a fine human being and valued member of the Motown family," said Gordy. "Pete was an original member of my very first group, the Miracles. He was a quiet spirit with a wonderful [b]ass voice behind Smokey Robinson's soft, distinctive lead vocals and was co-writer on several of the Miracles hits."

Added Berry, "A gentleman, loving husband, devoted father and loyal friend, we all loved him and will miss him."

Among the Miracles hits co-written by Moore were "The Tracks of My Tears," "Ooo Baby Baby," "Going to a Go-Go" and the 1975 post-Smokey chart-topper "Love Machine." He also co-wrote a number of Marvin Gaye's singles, including "Ain't That Peculiar" and "I'll Be Doggone," as well as several singles for The Temptations.

Moore was childhood friends with Robinson in Detroit, and the two began singing together in high school. The group underwent a number of name changes prior to being signed to the Motown Records offshoot label Tamla in 1959, after which they took on the moniker The Miracles.

After Robinson parted ways with The Miracles in 1971, Moore remained with the group till its 1978 breakup. He was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame as a member of The Miracles in 2012; Smokey had been inducted separately in 1987.

Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Tuesday, 11.21.17 @ 12:42pm
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About the 2018 Nominees, Zuzu wrote:
  Ben

Chicago was the #1 record seller in the 70s. They are also #4 overall. Moody Blues was sporadic at best - so no they did not have wide over all appeal. Elton John is the only artist that came close for sales in the 70s.

They are only a lock because they do not have the competition. Do you really think they would do that well on a ballot containing:

Peter Paul & Mary
Kingston Trio
Chubby Checker
Judy Collins
Tommy James & the Shondells
The Guess Who
BTO
Grand Funk
Three Dog Night
Fifth Dimmension
Gordon Lightfoot
Melanie
Commodores
Patsy Cline
The Doobie Brothers ?
Willie Nelson

I'd also consider:

REO
Styx
Kansas

Take a look at the past voting.

They will take a 70s or 60s artist over an 80s artist

They will take an American over a Brit - especially from the 70s

Remember Journey & Joan Baez. They got in because they are respected and because they were not one hit Brit wonders.

Go out there and check what the artists actually have to say about the hall. Don't just assume and project your favorite sub groups. Prog was not as universally received as you guys think.

They might have liked one or two Prog artist or maybe one or two of their songs, but nobody I knew in my age group was all gaga about all things prog. If anything most of the people were into a variety of music styles.
Tuesday, 11.21.17 @ 11:51am
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About the 2018 Nominees, richie wrote:
  Jason.
I think Bon Jovi will get lots and lots of votes so I am confident that Bon Jovi will be inducted this year they are just too big to ignore/pass up and they would easily be the headliners at the ceremony and it would bring big ratings to HBO and huge ticket sales to the Ceremony so I am very confident that they`ll get in this year and deservedly so
Mom says thanks for the response and no worries about the delay life is life Jason, many blessings have a good day
Tuesday, 11.21.17 @ 11:36am
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About the 2018 Nominees, Ben wrote:
  What I was trying to say is that the Moody Blues have a slightly wider audience like Chicago, Steve Miller and ELO in the last few years. Any of the older Rock voters can Vote for the Moodys. Anyone from Pete Townsend and Eric Burdon to The Rush members would vote for them.
Tuesday, 11.21.17 @ 10:39am
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About The Moody Blues, Enigmaticus wrote:
  Today is the 48th anniversary of the release of “To Our Children’s Children’s Children,” my favorite studio album by The Moody Blues. Unfortunately, this strikingly beautiful and brilliant studio album is not as highly regarded as it’s predecessor, “On The Threshold Of A Dream,” by various rock music critics.
Tuesday, 11.21.17 @ 09:38am
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About Rush, Enigmaticus wrote:
  Today is the 28th anniversary of the release of “Presto.” “Presto” is second on my list of favorite Rush studio albums after “Roll The Bones.”

My favorite song from “Presto” is ‘Available Light,’ ‘Available Light’ is quite possibly Rush’s most cinematic song overall. It is also fourth on my list of favorite Rush songs. Many songs on “Presto” feature prominent piano flourishes which give this recording greater depth and scope. When I had first heard “Presto,” I was quite figuratively blown away.
Tuesday, 11.21.17 @ 09:31am
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About the 2018 Nominees, Ben wrote:
  I am looking forward to the induction of the Moody Blues. The thing is a few friends are simply hoping they are inducted. I made the point that they will get plenty of votes. I do realize that it took Yes 3 nominations to be inducted. I hope that the same thing would NOT happen to the Moodys. Can some of you help me with evidence that they will sail right in.

I got some evidence that the Moodys will br inducted. I think they have done well in the Fan poll. Also Yes was a little harder for voters because they are deep in the prog. The Moody Blues were the first prog group I feel. Since they came along in the 60s they appeal to a a lot of other 60s acts. Some of you should chime in.
Tuesday, 11.21.17 @ 07:18am
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About the 2018 Nominees, Zuzu wrote:
  Jason

It isn't just millennials. There are a lot of Gen-Exers that are too young to understand why the artist pass over some nominees. Some of the things that are written out there just make me shake my head.

One thought that Chicago and Steve Miller were not rock

Another was involved with that NPR list of greatest albums by women and that list was a total joke.

And in general

A group of bloggers were surprised about Danny using so many colorful words. I guess they didn't know that Bobby wrote State of the Union in response to being arrested for swearing on stage

I have seen one hall watch blog fail to list REO's signature song, Riding The Storm Out on the important song list.

I have seen Rufus referred to a a disco band when they were a funk band with close connections to several Chicago garage bands.

I have seen Journey referred to as an 80s band when they formed in 73 as a jazz rock fusion band that backed up other artist in the studio.


As far as this year's ballot goes Moody Blues is a lock and that is only because this ballot is mostly a garbage dump. On a stronger ballot they wouldn't be. Anybody else is up for grabs. It's possible that Rufus isn't out of it - that's how bad I think this ticket is.

Tuesday, 11.21.17 @ 01:43am
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About the 2018 Nominees, Jason Voigt wrote:
  Just been catching up on the posts, mostly the 2018 Predictions. I'm still about halfway done on my list - hope to get 'er done by the end of the month. Before we even know it, they will be announced. Have also been looking closely at some of FRL's tweets and links.

Just wondering: does it seem likely that Bon Jovi may break the streak of #1 Fan Vote acts getting in the Hall? I've said it for a long time, that I know they'll get in the next time they are nominated the last 3 years. After reading some of the posts and articles, there seems to be some doubts of Bon Jovi getting in now. Borrowing a title from one of their million-sellers, Keep The Faith.

And, this is a bit off-topic, but am I the only one that thinks its wrong to have anyone under the age of 30 on the Rock Hall voters list right now? Seriously, what do they know and I'd like to know what kind of music is important to them. I'm not saying all people in that age group don't know a lot about rock history. Yeah, I'm jealous of course; admit it, we all get that way. Just my opinion, but I can't really think of any real journalist that's younger than me. I did see where a young gal by the name of Maria Sherman was one of the "under-30" people that was chosen as part of that elite. Yes, she has an impressive resume. But in the age where mainstream journalism is dying, what really makes her that important enough? Yes I know, the Rock Hall is trying to diversify with millennials and the old-timers. But oh well, it looks like Maria is counting her blessings (so I hope) and realizing how important her votes are.
Monday, 11.20.17 @ 23:41pm
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About the 2018 Nominees, Jason Voigt wrote:
  Sheri,

Thanks for your response. Sorry I haven't been on the site for the last 2 weeks now bc of work and all - life sometimes gets in the way at times! Thanks Richie for letting me know.
Monday, 11.20.17 @ 23:29pm
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About The Zombies, Philip wrote:
  Public service announcement: if you wanna binge on the Zombies, do not use Spotify. 50% of what you get is from their 2013 live album, and another 45 is from their 2015 comeback album. You won't hear the studio versions of the songs you expect to hear. Disappointing, really.
Monday, 11.20.17 @ 20:30pm
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About The First Edition, Zuzu wrote:
  Mel Tillis passed away yesterday. He wrote Ruby Don;t Take Your Love To Town, a hit for the First Edition and Detroit City, a hit for Bobby Bare.

I am surprised to not see that he is listed since many artist have covered his songs. Several are R & R Hall inductees and nominees.

Monday, 11.20.17 @ 19:37pm
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About the 2018 Nominees, Ben wrote:
  richie,

Good to see you on here. I predicted Joan Baez as a performer last year. You see she was just as much a 60s performer as Bob Dylan and Leonard Cohen. Also key folk type singers of the 60s. Now I am predicting Nina Simone among the performers this year. I believe her career started around 1958. As far as I know that starting year still qualifies you as a performer. Acts that started before 1956 would be Early performers. If read it right You predicted Joan Baez as an early influence last year and you were not correct. I think the same will happen with Nina Simone. Thats what I think. Case in point Darlen Love was inducted as a performer in 2011.
Monday, 11.20.17 @ 17:04pm
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About the 2018 Nomination Predictions, W. K. Summers wrote:
  I agree with so many big names left out of the hall on the snubs lists, but there are a few names still left out of snub lists worth mentioning: The Ohio Players, Molly Hatchett, 38 Special, Jefferson Starship,Huey Lewis & The News, Poison, and a particular band that is extremely creative and artistic with two albums out in 1976 alone who were led by singer/songwriter guitarist extraordinaire Bill Nelson: BeBop Deluxe!! 11/20/17
Monday, 11.20.17 @ 16:46pm
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About Rock Hall Projected, churva wrote:
  no nominees yet? when?
Monday, 11.20.17 @ 10:51am
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About The Miracles, Bill G. wrote:
  ****PETE MOORE 1939-2017****

It is my sad duty to inform you that Warren "Pete" Moore, Bass Singer, Songwriter, Producer, Vocal Arranger, and Original Member of 2012 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame-Inducted Group , THE MIRACLES, has passed away today at the age of 78.
The Miracles were the pioneering act of Motown Records, and their groundbraking success for that label opened the doors for all of the Motown acts that followed them.
Pete's death now leaves Lead Singer Smokey Robinson and Claudette Rogers-Robinson as the only surviving original members of THE MIRACLES.
More details will be forthcoming as we learn them.
Sunday, 11.19.17 @ 20:24pm
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About AC-DC, Paul in KY wrote:
  The leader of the band. RIP, Malcolm.
Sunday, 11.19.17 @ 19:46pm
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About the 2018 Nominees, richie wrote:
  I said this about Joan Baez last year and I`m so happy that she didn`t get a backdoor induction and I`ll say it again this year I really think Nina Simone will get in this year but I think they will either put her as an Early Influence after being nominated as as Performer along with Sister Rosetta Tharpe and Link Wray just like Wanda Jackson Freddie King and The `5` Royales were or as a Musical Excellence choice after being nominated as a Performer just like Nile Rodgers of Chic was rather than as a Performer
Sunday, 11.19.17 @ 16:47pm
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About Sonny and Cher, Luis Aguilar wrote:
  Ya love Cher & Future in their Gap spot. Love Cher's anti-Trump Tweets. Cher & Trump share no love and have been enemies for decades. Get Cher in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Sunday, 11.19.17 @ 14:21pm
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About AC-DC, Roy wrote:
  RIP Malcolm Young
Sunday, 11.19.17 @ 12:08pm
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About Rock Hall Projected, Nick wrote:
  Paul K.,
I support your proposed idea 100%. Here's why - I think we sometimes rattle off names with lists and don't really have much of a discussion about who should be inducted into the Projected FRL HOF. If someone is passionate about a particular artist and/or genre, I would not only listen but maybe influence me to vote for their desired artist(s). It also allows users to have some time to research bands that they may not be as familiar with and explore their discographies. I think this discussion could take place a week before actual nominations are presented by voters.
Sunday, 11.19.17 @ 02:21am
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About Blake Shelton, Philip wrote:
  Pseudo-redneck, and even the genuine article--not sexy.
Sunday, 11.19.17 @ 00:03am
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About Rock Hall Projected, Paul K. wrote:
  If Logan's friends and family were just casual one-time users, it's totally possible he never even told them about the controversy and also totally possible they never gave this site a second thought. I can see why someone wouldn't want to introduce someone to a site they liked one day just to turn around and be like "hey, they think you're a troll, I'm gonna need you to catch up on all this discussion and post from your own computer." Of course maybe he DID totally just bamboozle us all. Either way, we collectively accepted the votes weeks ago. Our inducted class turned out pretty nice. Time to move on and safeguard ourselves next year with voter registration.

In the mean time, is anybody opposed to dedicating a few weeks to discussing candidates from various genres like was done a couple years ago? It'd be a productive way to pass the time. If everyone's down for that, someone should make a list of genres and schedule to go along with them.
Saturday, 11.18.17 @ 22:35pm
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About Rock Hall Projected, dmg wrote:
  I still see no reason to doubt Logan's claims, and his relatives don't have to prove squat. It's silly to still be making a big deal about this.
Saturday, 11.18.17 @ 12:23pm
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About Blake Shelton, Zuzu wrote:
  Philip

There are only a few selections that actually were reasonable, while the vast majority were completely laughable. Example: Adam Levine - under no circumstances is a winy petulant man sexy let alone the sexiest man.

Once you get to the 90's, most Country lost its edge that made it good. At that point it started becoming pop with a country flavor. In the 70's it dealt with some social issues that weren't talked about openly and that was part of what made it interesting. The other problem is a shift from working class to middle class perspective caused it to loose its fire.
Saturday, 11.18.17 @ 10:05am
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About Blake Shelton, Philip wrote:
  Combo of the two. There are better selections they could have made for that title. As for his music, pop-country of the past 20 years has no business being venerated period. The CMAs should just be cancelled and the academy of county music dissolved at this point.
Saturday, 11.18.17 @ 09:26am
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About Blake Shelton, Zuzu wrote:
  Philip

Sounds like you don't really like the guy. If your comment is about the Sexiest Man Alive - there have been worse and I mean much worse selections. If it's about his music, from what I have read he does help his artist from the Voice after the show. Some have been charting on the Country charts. Given time to see how some of these artist do in the long run, he could end up being influential in this way.
Saturday, 11.18.17 @ 07:03am
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About Blake Shelton, Philip wrote:
  That sound you hear is our collective hope for humanity. Curled up in the fetal position and sobbing.
Saturday, 11.18.17 @ 01:29am
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About Devo, mitchell wrote:
   DEVO

great Band should be in the Hall
Friday, 11.17.17 @ 20:50pm
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About The B-52s, mitchell wrote:
   Great Band you hear there songs all the time

please let in the Hall !!
Friday, 11.17.17 @ 20:46pm
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About Rock Hall Projected, Steve Z wrote:
  Yeah, I felt the same way too. It didn't make sense to me that if someone's friend was accused of cheating, when in reality he allowed that person and several others to join in, that no one would've posted (from their own house/computer) and acknowledged that he was telling the truth.

Good on FRL for jumping in and telling us what happened immediately.
Friday, 11.17.17 @ 17:54pm
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About Rock Hall Projected, Paul in KY wrote:
  jtrichey, that's why I was fine with throwing out all their ballots.
Friday, 11.17.17 @ 09:12am
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About Rock Hall Projected, jtrichey wrote:
  The voting cheaters never did answer us did they?

Hmmmm? Makes you wonder.
Thursday, 11.16.17 @ 23:44pm
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About Blake Shelton, Zuzu wrote:
  Blake Shelton was just named People's Magazine 2017 Sexiest Man Alive.
Thursday, 11.16.17 @ 10:57am
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About the 2018 Nominees, Roy wrote:
  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A5VlshF5xCQ

Your Official Rock & Roll Hall of Fame 2018 Nominees

VIDEO

Why am I the first to post this?
Thursday, 11.16.17 @ 10:56am
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About the 2018 Nominees, Ben wrote:
  I just checked out the message from the Moody Blues on the Rock Hall web site. A glaring omission that we have talked about a long time. I knew the day would finally come they are nominated. That was half the battle right there. Induction should be fairly easy.
Thursday, 11.16.17 @ 08:30am
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About The Moody Blues, Roy wrote:
  Message from the Moody Blues on the Rock Hall website.
Wednesday, 11.15.17 @ 14:16pm
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