What do James Brown, Bon Jovi, and Led Zeppelin have in common?

This unlikely trio will be inducted into the UK Music Hall of Fame this year. Also honored will be Rod Stewart, Dusty Springfield, Brian Wilson, and Beatles producer George Martin.

The UK Music Hall of Fame was founded in 2004 and certainly seems to take itself much less seriously than its U.S. cousin. For example, Robbie Williams (!) was inducted in 2004, beating out Radiohead, Nirvana, and the Red Hot Chili Peppers, because fan voting was a part of the process that inaugural year. The Hall of Fame was created to honor the artists who are considered integral parts of "UK music culture."

So does being honored by the UK Music Hall of Fame increase an artist's chances for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame? As this article mentions, Jon Bon Jovi doesn't hold out much hope:
I'd be lying if I said it wouldn't be nice, but you know, that's a boys club too. And the people that run it, they've got their own little agenda. So the truth of the matter is the greatest compliment that I've had is the idea that twenty years and a hundred million albums later -- that's much cooler than anything else.
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