Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame slowly inducting actual rock acts

In recent years, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has seemed more interested in inducting pop music acts than traditional rock groups.
For instance, it chose disco queen Donna Summer, Swedish pop group ABBA, crooner Neil Diamond and top 40 artist Madonna.
True to form, this year the hall selected Hall and Oates, Linda Ronstadt and Cat Stevens.
But surprisingly they also picked some actual rock music acts: Nirvana, Kiss and Peter Gabriel. The 2014 class of inductees was announced Tuesday. (See article by Reuters.)
There are still lots of deserving rock bands who have been passed over for recognition, including Yes, Chicago, Journey, Boston, Cheap Trick, the Cars and Def Leppard.
But they’re making progress.

Photo: Cover of Nirvana’s 1991 album “Nevermind.” 

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