2014 Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Inductees Announced

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  1. Richland123


    Apr 17, 2009
    2014 Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Inductees Announced



    Hall & Oates
    Peter Gabriel
    Linda Ronstadt
    Cat Stevens

    Alongside the six acts in the performer category for 2014, the work of Beatles manager Brian Epstein and Rolling Stones manager Andrew Loog Oldham were selected for the Ahmet Ertegun Award, which recognizes recording industry professionals "who have had a major influence on the development of rock and roll."

    The Hall of Fame chose Bruce Springsteen's backup group The E Street Band for the Award for Musical Excellence. Springsteen was inducted in 1999.

    MAJOR METAL HARVESTER OF SORROW Staff Member Supporting Member

    Seeing Nirvana should be fun. Dave can sing and play drums while Pat plays guitar. :bassist:
  3. Could be a bangin' induction party and performances. Tons of amazing music made by those artists.
  4. shawshank72


    Mar 22, 2009
    So great to see nirvana added but sad that they will perform without Kurt.
  5. Unrepresented

    Unrepresented Something Borderline Offensive

    Jul 1, 2006
    San Diego, CA
    Or have Dave sing and play guitar while Dale from the Melvins drums.

    It won't happen, but its got my vote.
  6. tkonbass

    tkonbass I'm just one of the out-of-focus guys. Supporting Member

    Mar 11, 2012
    Mobile, Alabama, USA
    Good selections. Sounds like a deserving group all around.
  7. JoeWPgh


    Dec 21, 2012
    Gabriel should have been in years ago. While I never was hooked on his stuff, I always respected it's brilliance in construction and presentation, which is 90% of the battle. I was just more into other stuff.
  8. Richland123


    Apr 17, 2009
    I don't think anybody can dispute this list of well deserving, and some long overdue, inductees.
  9. Clouz

    Clouz The Ayatollah of Jack and Cola

    Jan 26, 2013
    the rock n roll hall of fame is lame. there are tons of groups/people who should be in there that aren't.
  10. cableguy


    Jun 4, 2009
    North Bend, WA
    If you look at the acts that are already in (the HOF). A very good argument can be made the most if not all of these acts should have been in earlier. Glad they finally have a good group of musicians going in that really represent rock.:bassist:
  11. Richland123


    Apr 17, 2009
    It would have been nice if they would have included Deep Purple this year since they were nominated the last two years and Yes should have made it as well. Maybe next year will work out for those bands; but, they should have been in long ago as well.

    I sure hope that some other long overlooked acts are not far behind either.
  12. Kmonk


    Oct 18, 2012
    South Shore, Massachusetts
    Endorsing Artist: Fender, Spector, Ampeg, Curt Mangan Strings
    The Hall of Fame is and always has been a joke. Too many bands who should be there and are not and too many who are in who shouldn't be.

    I think all of this year's group are well deserved except Nirvana. 3 studio albums and they get in? How can anyone even compare what Nirvana did with the other nominees? Songs in which the instruments had no clarity or definition, lyrics which were screamed to the point of almost being inaudible. I know some people are going to say that they defined an era, etc. I don't buy that argument and it's still not nearly enough in my opinion.
  13. jerry

    jerry Doesn't know BDO Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 13, 1999
    Like them or not, Nirvana changed the scene on a very large scale. I don't think Buddy Holly had three albums out before he died.
  14. ShoeManiac


    Jan 19, 2006
    New Jersey
    It's definitely an interesting list of inductees. Nirvana absolutely deserved to be a first ballot induction given the way they completely changed the landscape of rock music with the release of Nevermind.

    As for KISS getting in? The only reason I'm glad it's happening is because I won't have to hear KISS fans complain about their favorite band being snubbed. Personally, I don't see their musical contributions as noteworthy in any way, shape or form. And their most significant achievements were in stage craft and pyro. Otherwise, whenever a KISS song comes on my radio I find myself tuning away and all of a sudden appreciating middling 70's bands like Grand Funk or Bad Company.
  15. Bass Fund

    Bass Fund Banned

    Nov 30, 2013
    It would be nice to see the four original members of KISS jam one more time. I just don't think the Hall of Fame would allow for bombs and circus stage antics, like a real KISS show.
  16. arginator


    Feb 28, 2009
    Upstate NY

    Any group that was around for a relatively short time, yet had such a huge impact, is obviously significant.

    Yes, sad that they're being inducted without Kurt.
  17. overclockerd


    May 10, 2012
    Nice list and a deserving group overall, Nirvana should be fun !
  18. 10cc


    Oct 28, 2013
    I love the Genesis with PG. Loved KISS until they dumped the makeup, I hope Peter and Ace will be playing. I wonder if Nirvana would suck now or still be a band if Kurt was alive? Never was a fan back then. Ronstadt, well she's always been good at what she does.
  19. Is Courtney gonna crash the party? Oh god, please keep her off the stage.

  20. cableguy


    Jun 4, 2009
    North Bend, WA
    That's very funny and a very scary thought at the same time..........:ninja: