Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Heart, women rockers snubbed by Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame announced its latest round of inductees today, including Guns N’ Roses, the Beastie Boys, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, and the Faces. But this year’s selections included only one woman, the late singer/songwriter Laura Nyro, the Associated Press and EW reported.
I can’t fault the hall for its main picks this year. At least it chose a lot of rockers, unlike past years where it selected the likes of ABBA, Neil Diamond and Madonna.
But where are the women?
Among those nominated but not chosen for induction this year were Heart, Joan Jett & The Blackhearts, Donna Summer, and Rufus with Chaka Khan.
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame needs to induct Heart. Sisters Ann and Nancy Wilson are the core of a popular hit-making band that can really rock. They also were hugely influential to female rockers who followed.

Photos: Covers of Heart albums "Little Queen" (1977) and "The Essential Heart" greatest hits collection.

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