The Beastie Boys don't need the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

The Beastie Boys were nominated for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame last year, in their first eligible year, but didn't receive enough votes to get in. Does this bother Mike D? Not at all:
As much as the Beasties want to be part of people's reasons to get out and vote next month, [Michael] Diamond says they're not as concerned about another vote: whether or not the group gets inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The Beasties were nominated last year but not inducted; this year, they didn't even get a nomination.

As if to prove that all of their politicking isn't just an attempt to increase their stature and legitimacy, the Beasties think they're better off not getting the Rock Hall nod.

"We didn't realize we were nominated at first, and then we thought it was kind of funny," says Diamond. "Then, when we didn't get in, we thought, 'This is for the best.' No disrespect, but I think we like being against all that. When you get down to it, we're a hardcore band and a hip-hop band, and we don't need to be part of all that."

We'll see if the Beastie Boys will still be "against all that" (like the Sex Pistols) when they inevitably get inducted some day.

Thanks, David.

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