Thursday, September 24, 2009

Future Rock Legends: Keeping track of the music acts the Hall of Fame snubs

Whenever the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame comes out with its list of nominees or names its latest class of inductees, I check out Future Rock Legends.
Future Rock Legends does an excellent job keeping track of when music acts are eligible to be considered for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. It also attempts to determine artists’ chances for future induction in the shrine based on historical criteria and user votes.
The site, formerly called Future Rock Hall, discusses the hall’s selection criteria and the many controversies surrounding the hall. It lists current hall of famers as well as artists who have been previously nominated, but passed over.
The list of rejected nominees includes such favorites of mine as the Cars, the Cure, Def Leppard, Depeche Mode, Genesis and Yes.
Future Rock Legends lets visitors vote for their favorite bands and performers. The acts with the highest fan approval now are Deep Purple, Stevie Ray Vaughan and the Moody Blues.
Future Rock Legends is informative, thought-provoking and fun.

Editor’s note: This is the latest in a series on Tech-Media-Tainment’s favorite Web sites.

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