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These artists released their first recording in 1982, which made them first eligible for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2007 (which would be the 2008 Induction Ceremony). For a list of artists who were inducted at the 2008 Ceremony, click here. All currently eligible artists are listed here. Artists aleady inducted in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame can be found here.
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My pick for 2008 rock hall from 1982 debuts
Posted by martin on Sunday, 06.10.07 @ 23:11pm
Beastie Boys, Metallica, and Madonna are all locks. Sonic Youth absolutely should be inducted, but with a band like that you never know. Might take a while.
Posted by c.w. on Monday, 06.11.07 @ 08:25am
Do not forget Afrika Bambaataa, he is a legend and defnitely belongs to the great pioneers of hip-hop just like the Beastie Boys.
Posted by roméo on Monday, 06.11.07 @ 09:00am
Really, Sonic Youth is the only necessary induction for the time being. Maybe Metallica for their influence, but I can't stand the cheese factor and wouldn't mind them waiting a tick. Madonna can certainly sit around plenty of years if Leonard Cohen/Nick Drake/Stooges/Brian Eno, etc..are all waiting to be enshrined. Beastie Boys should probably wait a few years because this year is the 25th anniversary of their shitty hardcore recordings, not 25 years since Licensed To Ill.
Posted by Casper on Wednesday, 06.13.07 @ 21:05pm
there are several acts that deserve induction first:
Posted by C on Friday, 06.15.07 @ 19:52pm
who says u have to be rock to get in. there no rule
Posted by martin on Saturday, 06.30.07 @ 01:30am
Have you checked out the new feature that's been put in today - the nominating commitee, name by name with associated links about each person?
Posted by shawn mc on Sunday, 07.1.07 @ 16:47pm
Where are the MONKEES..... on this list???
Posted by Robert on Monday, 07.2.07 @ 04:19am
My picks for the 2008 inductions are:
Posted by miquel on Tuesday, 07.3.07 @ 18:05pm
I understand your criteria, but Sonic Youth is tops in the category of influence/innovation and you didn't even list them. :(
Posted by Casper on Tuesday, 07.3.07 @ 20:01pm
I must have missed Lionel Richie's latest blockbuster.
Posted by Kit on Tuesday, 07.3.07 @ 20:25pm
Lionel deserves it Kit. He's an instantly recognizable name to ClearChannel listeners everywhere. And for most on this site, that's justification enough.
Posted by Casper on Tuesday, 07.3.07 @ 22:03pm
You don't have to play screeching guitars to be considered cool or hip. Lionel Richie's career has been stellar both with the Commodores, as well indiviudally. To claim in a few strokes of the keys on this blog that he is not talented is superficial and uninformed.
Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, 07.3.07 @ 22:25pm
Missing the point again? Old habits die hard, I suppose.
Posted by William on Wednesday, 07.4.07 @ 00:08am
I didn't say word one about Lionel Richie's talent, one because I couldn't find it with a microscope, and two, that wasn't relevant to my point. The person who listed him said one of his criteria was that person must have had a recent hit record, and, uh, yeah, no.
Posted by Kit on Wednesday, 07.4.07 @ 01:43am
"I didn't say word one about Lionel Richie's talent, one because I couldn't find it with a microscope"
Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, 07.4.07 @ 05:50am
Richie was a hack who was one of the people who killed R&B and soul in the 80s, along with Billy Ocean and Marvin Gaye's Dad. His influence is practically nil.
Posted by Kit on Wednesday, 07.4.07 @ 11:53am
Posted by Anon on Thursday, 07.5.07 @ 10:45am
"He did not "ruin" R & B, he just went in a different direction"
Posted by shawn mc on Thursday, 07.5.07 @ 12:18pm
Oh no, not another dumb "conversation" in which the facts of history and music are totally ignored to make a personal point - yuk, oh noooo....
Posted by Anon on Thursday, 07.5.07 @ 12:33pm
"He WAS an R & B artist - "
Posted by shawn mc on Thursday, 07.5.07 @ 13:17pm
Solo career, group, whatever...what are you an attorney? Objection, overruled....I was merely pointing out that he started in R & B and even in the 80's, many would still consider him an R & B artist.
Posted by Anon on Thursday, 07.5.07 @ 14:44pm
Review of the 1983 LR album from the RRHOF "Definitive 200 List":
Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, 07.5.07 @ 17:16pm
"..even in the 80's, many would still consider him an R & B artist."
Posted by shawn mc on Thursday, 07.5.07 @ 17:26pm
"..somewhere between straight-up pop and smoochy R&B."
Posted by shawn mc on Thursday, 07.5.07 @ 17:41pm
Dude just take it easy, for a 41-year old guy you get all worked up over debating whether an artist is pop or R & B. I only sent that review because 1) It is from the RRHOF site, and 2) It demonstrates that many people still categorized him as pop and R & B during the 80's.
Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, 07.5.07 @ 17:55pm
I love how any time someone responds with more than one sentence to Anonymous they're getting worked up. And how suddenly critic's opinions are the Holy Gospel when before they were worthless. Do you think he just throws things at a dart board to decide what ridiculous position he will take today?
Posted by Kit on Thursday, 07.5.07 @ 22:13pm
ps: Shawn never mentioned pop as a genre in this thread. He was making his line between R&B and Adult Contemporary.
Posted by Kit on Thursday, 07.5.07 @ 22:42pm
"Aren't you the same guy that defended JM for being popular and saying that it is okay - now its not??"
Posted by shawn mc on Friday, 07.6.07 @ 01:50am
As far as AC type POP goes in the late 70's Lionel Ritchie pretty much was callin all the plays with hit after hit after hit....
Posted by SG on Friday, 07.6.07 @ 01:57am
SG, I agree with you about "Sail On", and I'd throw "Easy" in there too as songs I find very captivating and appealing. Perhaps Ritchie's time with The Commodores was the apogee of his soulfullness.
Posted by shawn mc on Friday, 07.6.07 @ 02:39am
Kit says: "I love how any time someone responds with more than one sentence to Anonymous they're getting worked up."
Posted by Anonymous on Friday, 07.6.07 @ 05:53am
"..an adult contemporary artist or pop (they are pretty synonomous).."
Posted by shawn mc on Friday, 07.6.07 @ 12:16pm
You desperately need a life...
Posted by Anonymous on Friday, 07.6.07 @ 15:34pm
Did you just refer to horses as "Adult Contemporary" and Mammals as "Pop"?
Posted by Anonymous on Friday, 07.6.07 @ 15:37pm
Analogy = headache.
Posted by William on Friday, 07.6.07 @ 15:39pm
That's understandable Anon - computing an analogy is too much to ask out of you after you've had such a demanding day of stacking alphabet blocks and chewing on your blanket. Go take a nice nap and make a dooky; I'll leave you alone now, laughing boy.
Posted by shawn mc on Friday, 07.6.07 @ 17:43pm
Like I said, you desperately need a life, even William says you are giving everyone a headache...
Posted by Anonymous on Friday, 07.6.07 @ 18:37pm
William was sarcastically imitating your reaction to the pretty standard analogy. Are you missing the point out of some sort of bizzarre streak of pacifism?
Posted by Kit on Friday, 07.6.07 @ 23:26pm
Now, you speak for William? My take was that William was trying to say that it was indeed a "headache" to read through the post. But, who knows, I would not "speak" for someone else.
Posted by Anonymous on Saturday, 07.7.07 @ 01:30am
"My take was.." Ha-ha-ha-ha...
Posted by shawn mc on Saturday, 07.7.07 @ 11:29am
I agree it was elementary, but it was also silly. It can be both you know. What did I find silly about? I don't know, ask William.
Posted by Anonymous on Saturday, 07.7.07 @ 12:12pm
OK, here's a less silly one: saying Adult Contemp is equivalent with Pop is as Geddy Lee's vocals are to noise. One is a sub category of the other, not a synonym, as you submitted.
Posted by shawn mc on Saturday, 07.7.07 @ 13:14pm
Too much of a backlog, too much rancor over who's still outside lokking in. If I was on the nominating commitee, I'd say it's time to widen the doors.
Posted by shawn on Monday, 07.9.07 @ 17:22pm
Shawn, thanks for putting in Rush, but before Rush, you left out a progressive giant - icons of music - The Moody Blues! Yes, I said that - BEFORE Rush... :-) (See Kit, I aint so bad)
Posted by Anonymous on Monday, 07.9.07 @ 20:02pm
"..but before Rush, you left out a progressive giant - The Moody Blues!"
Posted by shawn on Tuesday, 07.10.07 @ 02:53am
Hey Shawn !!! Nice draft picks. What about Run-DMC!!! Talk about leaving out Icons...
Posted by Joe-Skee on Tuesday, 07.10.07 @ 08:24am
Yes, I know Joe! My bad. Think I'd substitute them for The Beasties in 2010 (ceremony) and make BBs wait until 2011.
Posted by shawn on Tuesday, 07.10.07 @ 09:31am
Tou know Joe-Skee, I'd also think it'd be fine to make Madonna or Red Hots wait one more year and have Run DMC take their spot in line... but there'd probably be a full scale riot if 2 rap acts walked in simultaneously.
Posted by shawn on Tuesday, 07.10.07 @ 09:46am
all fighting aside, whom do you feel has a genuine chance in making the hall of fame. out of all the names above, which artist have a chance in this upcoming ceremony or ones to come. in a perfect world both madonna and janet will get in at the same time, but lets face it, madonna is going to get in before janet because madonna is the bigger artsit in that genre of music, but with a minor difference, janet is a cross-over hit, not just a R&B/Pop and dance artist, she's an all around pop star with music in every genre but country and metal(lets not argue about this fact, it's unnessary. you know it's true). i know it as much as you all know it, madonna is going to get inducted before her, despite her limited range in musical explorations and sticking to want she does best,100% pure pop/ dance music, nothing more or less. Madonna is the bigger star(fake english accent and all). She will be inducted without a doubt, but we mustn't forget her less appreciated and more daring competitor janet.
Posted by miquel on Wednesday, 07.11.07 @ 19:17pm
ELECTRIC LIGHT ORCHESTRA..... JEFF LYNNE..GREAT SONG WRITER......
Posted by ROBERT on Tuesday, 07.17.07 @ 07:49am
HEART, PAT BENATAR ... HATE TO SAY THIS BUT FEMALE ROCKERS ARE GETTING OVERLOOKED BIG TIME.
Posted by MIKE on Thursday, 07.26.07 @ 12:40pm
I'm surprised to see that most list include only whites as being picked for favorites for the Rock & Roll Hall.
Posted by guess on Saturday, 07.28.07 @ 22:39pm
Minorities (who'da thunkit?) represent a smaller portion of the population, ergo they represent a smaller number of eligible groups, ergo fewer are inducted. Looking at many of the past inductees, I'm not seeing any racial bias.
Posted by William on Sunday, 07.29.07 @ 19:03pm
Nominations for the ballot getting close for 2007.
Posted by shawn on Wednesday, 08.22.07 @ 10:00am
I think inducting 5 a year is fine, but they need to nominate a lot more acts - at least 15, but I'd prefer 20.
Posted by A-Killa on Wednesday, 08.22.07 @ 18:56pm
Huh A-Killa? How does nominating 20 but still inducting only 5 help anything?
Posted by shawn on Wednesday, 08.22.07 @ 19:45pm
I'd like to see more acts get a shot at being inducted. Last year only 9 acts were nominated, which meant the nominating committee was basically deciding who was going to be elected. I think electing 5 per year is more than enough, but the voters should have more choices.
Posted by A-Killa on Wednesday, 08.22.07 @ 20:41pm
The voters often don't know what to do with the choices offered them. They have passed on The Stooges 6 friggin times now, they passed on Kraftwerk, took them (3?) times to induct Patti Smith.
Posted by shawn on Wednesday, 08.22.07 @ 21:00pm
I agree with A-Killa. I would like to see more nominees each year, but then actually inducting a steady 5 each year is fine. Yes, there is still a backlog now, but the real deserving choicing start thinning out pretty soon, so let's not rush to get too many favorites in now and then in the years to come we are scraping the bottom just to find worthy nominees.
Posted by Dezmond on Thursday, 08.23.07 @ 10:14am
Would you like to see the backlog unclogged and the upcoming candidates all inducted in, say, 10 years?
Posted by shawen on Thursday, 08.23.07 @ 11:56am
WOW...that's a mouthful
Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, 08.23.07 @ 20:18pm
Of note, The Stooges weren't passed over simply by The Ronettes. In fact, The Ronettes likely finished in fourth place. We know that Dave Clark Five had more votes than Grandmaster Flash once the late ballots rolled in. So that puts The Stooges at seventh place at best, not counting the reports that Chic was heavily in the running for selection. Horrifying when you consider that they were the most integral act to the rock canon of all nine nominees. :(
Posted by Casper on Friday, 08.24.07 @ 15:08pm
Well pointed out, Casper. Shameful and bewildering.
Posted by shawn on Friday, 08.24.07 @ 16:48pm
Personally, I think it would be a travesty if the Beastie Boys and Madonna were not put in with their rightful class. Their impact on music is undeniable, and without question.
Posted by Dr. DiRossi on Sunday, 08.26.07 @ 08:30am
George Clinton is already in the Hall for his work with Parliament / Funkadelic. Not sure he needs induction for his "solo" work.
Posted by c.w. on Sunday, 08.26.07 @ 10:59am
K. This year's ballot is....
Posted by Casper on Wednesday, 08.29.07 @ 12:43pm
I wouldn't even try to guess what Wenner and his lackies will come up with this time. If I was the Boss of the Ballot though, this would be my list for 2007:
Posted by shawn on Wednesday, 08.29.07 @ 13:52pm
How many get in ach year? 5-6?
Posted by JR on Thursday, 09.6.07 @ 21:49pm
It won't make much of a difference to voters about when The Beasties actually jumped over to hip-hop, but it might result in the nominating committee refraining from their ballot placement this year. Not sure if I agree with that.
Posted by Casper on Thursday, 09.6.07 @ 23:17pm
Few addendum, I meant to put Neil Young in the 1995 column and BROOOOOOOOOOOOOCE went in during 1999.
Posted by Casper on Thursday, 09.6.07 @ 23:20pm
I'm surprised no one has mentioned Don Henley as a solo artist.
Posted by David on Saturday, 09.8.07 @ 18:43pm
David, we try to delude ourselves into thinking Wenner's cronies are above placing Henley on the ballot.
Posted by Casper on Sunday, 09.9.07 @ 13:43pm
Posted by David on Wednesday, 09.12.07 @ 07:51am
Metallica and probably Madonna are locked in to be Hall of Famers within the next couple of years.
Posted by James on Wednesday, 09.12.07 @ 22:10pm
Metallica and Madonna are locks. Their influence and artistic merit is not( by reasonable people) questioned. I like both of them and feel they have raised the artform of music. I have really come to respect Madonna more in the last 5 years listening to her old stuff as well as current stuff. It is remarkable how many noncommercial/experimental tracks she has put on many of her CD's. I was particularly impressed that, after her career hit a temporary skid in 1994, she finally had a huge hit again, Take A Bow. Most other artists would release the most commercial song as their next release. What did Madonna do? Released the least commercial song next, Bedtime Story( Co-written with Bjork) against WBR strong objections. THAT I respect her for.
Posted by Andrea on Monday, 09.24.07 @ 13:49pm
This is a very interesting list. I don't think they will nominate the Beastie Boys this year - although they most certainly will get in in the near future or sooner. I like Madonna and think she has had an absolutely brilliant career. However, I have read in music publications that she lip syncs in her concerts. If this is true, she should be automatically disqualified from being in the rock and roll hall of fame.
Posted by Sneak on Tuesday, 09.25.07 @ 00:54am
The Rock n Roll hall of fame should stick to ROCK, NO disco or dance or RAP, these arn't rock. Also personal opinons by "people of power" should keep out of any voting. People who like rock will not be as interested in a ROCK HALL OF FAME if it includs non rock acts, or change the name to "THE RAP, DISCO AND DANCE HALL OF FAME!!
Posted by gary on Monday, 10.1.07 @ 10:05am
HOW MANY TIMES DO I HAVE TO TELL YOU LOSERS. YOU DONT NEED TO BE ROCK TO GET IN & IF IT WAS ONLY FOR ROCK ARTIST THEN CALL UP THE ANTI DISCRIMINATION BAORD & THEYLL BUIST THE ROCK HALLS ASS
Posted by martin on Friday, 11.2.07 @ 00:24am
Interesting little list here at year's end:
Posted by shawn on Friday, 12.21.07 @ 19:04pm
How in god's name are the Go Go's (first and still only females rock band who played their own instruments and wrote their own music) and KISS (most theatrically influential band of all time not in the hall of fame. (I am not even fans of these bands, but, what a rip that they are not in and Elvis Costello is? The guy had like 2 hits!
Posted by ron mikell on Saturday, 01.12.08 @ 00:09am
Doug Sahm gave his life to music. Why is he not in there?
Posted by r bazet sr on Saturday, 03.1.08 @ 07:13am
No doubt that Doug Sahm was a very talented musician, but outside of the Sir Douglas Quintet, he didn't do a lot in rock. He made most of his noise in country (another sub-genre called "Tex Mex"). Maybe as a sideman??
Posted by Terry on Saturday, 03.1.08 @ 08:03am
Is Stevie Ray Vaughan eligible this year or next year. He should be a lock
Posted by Collen Kelton on Wednesday, 03.12.08 @ 17:21pm
Sting's already been inducted with the Police so give him a few more years to go in as a solo artist. I'm hoping for Berlin, Big Country, Culture CLub, John Waite, and Wham! I wonder what the Wham! induction speech would sound like....I hope George and Andrew can put their differnces aside.
Posted by Julie on Wednesday, 03.12.08 @ 22:44pm
Posted by Liam on Wednesday, 03.26.08 @ 12:08pm
In order of importance:
Posted by ms.music on Friday, 10.3.08 @ 17:55pm
i think it's a disgrace that Billy Preston has not been in either.....got to be kidding me!!!
Posted by FeFe on Saturday, 01.3.09 @ 14:12pm
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Posted by S.R on Saturday, 03.28.09 @ 16:44pm
So many artists became eligible in 2007....and they all suck
Posted by Randall on Friday, 06.12.09 @ 10:11am
There is a lot of talking about M. Jacksondead, it's a very sad for me because I love his music, I still didn't believe in hisd dead. Hi was a definiteyl King of music
Posted by Kerryboxy on Sunday, 07.5.09 @ 19:54pm
Okay, I've put on my official "Wenner-Marsh Thinking Cap", and here's the 2009 inductees...NO DOUBT (no, just "no doubt"...not the group);
Posted by Gitarzan on Tuesday, 07.7.09 @ 20:12pm
The Archies are a shoo-in, since "Archie & Jughead" (aka Wenner & Marsh) are on the nominating committee...
Posted by Gitarzan on Tuesday, 07.7.09 @ 20:31pm
Posted by Gassman on Thursday, 07.9.09 @ 15:43pm
Sting solo is another long shot
Posted by Keebord on Thursday, 07.9.09 @ 15:45pm
Little help here, guys...I need the name of a rock band,all 4 members are dead, and one was assasinated...anybody out there figure this out???
Posted by Gitarzan on Wednesday, 07.15.09 @ 18:03pm
Little help here, guts...I need the name of a rock band,all 4 members are dead, and one was assasinated...anybody out there figure this out???
Posted by Cheesecrop on Wednesday, 07.15.09 @ 18:22pm
Cheescrop...just grabbed this page...
Posted by Gitarzan on Wednesday, 07.15.09 @ 18:36pm
Ohio Players. What does it take for these funk pioneers to be in the Hall? With 15 gold records to their credit I would think they are shoo in.
Posted by omegaman on Tuesday, 10.20.09 @ 15:09pm
Personally, I think if you're going to give your comment in cyrillic, you need a cyrillic handle as well. 'Niteterry' doesn't cut it, comrade.
Posted by Paul in KY on Friday, 02.12.10 @ 07:44am
Beastie Boys - cultural monstrosities. can't overstate their ability to interest white kids in rap.
Posted by 3MTA3 on Thursday, 03.25.10 @ 15:31pm
3MTA3 wrote - "Beastie Boys - cultural monstrosities. can't overstate their ability to interest white kids in rap."
Posted by Elastic Man on Thursday, 03.25.10 @ 22:26pm
How could you leave the Moody Blues out for so long? They are a truly amazing group. They are the first group to create the concept album. Such creative minds. who decides on this anyway? What a shame. Also it is a shame that Peter Frampton is not in. Are we all listening to the same music here?
Posted by Linda C. on Wednesday, 03.31.10 @ 14:49pm
"Also it is a shame that Peter Frampton is not in. Are we all listening to the same music here?"
Posted by Jack Daniel on Wednesday, 03.31.10 @ 14:57pm
Beastie Boys - A must, and I'm confident that they'll make it in eventually
Posted by Sam on Tuesday, 06.29.10 @ 17:30pm
This thread is now closed.
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