2018 Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Nominees Announced

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Richland123, Oct 5, 2017.

  1. Richland123


    Apr 17, 2009
    2018 Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Nominees Announced - Vote Here

    2018 Fan Vote

    Induction Process

    Ballots are then sent to more than 900 historians, members of the music industry and artists—including every living Rock Hall inductee—and the five performers receiving the most votes become that year's induction class. Beginning in 2012, fans were given the chance to vote for the nominees they'd like to see inducted into the Rock Hall. The top five vote-getters in the public poll form one ballot, which is weighted the same as the rest of the submitted ballots.

    Induction Process

    The final inductees will be announced in early 2018.

    Bon Jovi
    Kate Bush
    The Cars
    Depeche Mode
    Dire Straits
    The J. Geils Band
    Judas Priest
    LL Cool J
    The Meters
    The Moody Blues
    Rage Against The Machine
    Nina Simona
    Sister Rosetta Tharpe
    Link Wray
    The Zombies
  2. Gorn


    Dec 15, 2011
    Queens, NY
    LL Cool J is my favorite rock and roll artist.
  3. Richland123


    Apr 17, 2009
    Yeah, and still no Jethro Tull. :confused:
  4. GregC

    GregC Questlove, Black Thought, Hamilton Gold Supporting Member

    Jan 19, 2007
    *Insert dead horse emoji here*
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  5. ptg


    Mar 16, 2008
    I'm not into the whole R&R HOF but how is that possible?
  6. repoman


    Aug 11, 2011
    Kinderhook NY
    Dire Straits had a couple great albums early on...
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  7. mellowinman

    mellowinman Free Man

    Oct 19, 2011
    How are the Moody Blues not already in?
  8. Richland123


    Apr 17, 2009
    Good question. Can you believe this is the first time they have ever been nominated and they have been eligible since 1989?
  9. mellowinman

    mellowinman Free Man

    Oct 19, 2011
    Hard to believe. Mega album sales. Quite a number of hits. Early prog; didn't get saddled into the genre; more or less invented orchestral rock; legions of loyal fans for decades; Wednesday Thursday Friday?
  10. Maybe check on Tuesday Afternoon!
  11. dcbassist5

    dcbassist5 Supporting Member

    May 11, 2011
    Baltimore, MD
    Priest helped invent Heavy Metal.
    Radiohead seriously pushed the Envelope.
    Rage evolved and pushed boundaries.
    The Cars....nothing else needed to be said.
    Depeche Mode influences a ton of modern artists.

    Other than that maybe MC5 due to influence? Could argue Moody Blues or Dire Straits just based on seniority. Same for JG.

    Everything else....pretty much laughable
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  12. Jeff K

    Jeff K Supporting Member

    Jul 9, 2005
    Memphis, TN
    :D If not, "Evening" will be the "Time To Get Away..."
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  13. Richland123


    Apr 17, 2009
    Or, during a night in white satin
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  14. osv


    Dec 1, 2009
    Milwaukee, WI
    Judas Priest!
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  15. I say they just boycott the whole event and spend their "Nights in White Satin."
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  16. Prog rock gets no respect from most rock journalists. I have a book, Rolling Stone's 500 greatest rock albums. There is not one Moody Blues album in there. There's not one Yes album in there.
  17. Dang, Richland123 beat me to the pun! Guess I'd better "Go Now!"
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  18. I am Soma

    I am Soma

    Jan 2, 2013
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  19. roller

    roller Supporting Member

    Mar 30, 2014
    Can't wait to see what kind of schlock Jann Wenner is going to be inducting in 20 years... eeeeeesh.
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  20. Richland123


    Apr 17, 2009
    Yeah, and The Moody Blues covered "Go Now" from the Bessie Banks original and she isn't in the R&R Hall of Fame either. Shame on them.