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About Revisited Projected Rankings, jtrichey wrote:
  1. Tool - Sober (1993)
2. Eminem - My Name Is (1999)
3. Jane's Addiction - Been Caught Stealin' (1990)
4. Smashing Pumpkins - Disarm (1993)
5. Beastie Boys - Intergalactic (1998)
6. The Cranberries - Zombie (1994)
7. Sheryl Crow - All I Wanna Do (1993)
8. Lenny Kravitz - Are You Gonna Go My Way (1993)
9. Soundgarden - Spoonman (1994)
10. Spin Doctors - Two Princes (1991)
11. Rage Against the Machine - Bulls On Parade (1996)
12. Pavement - Cut Your Hair (1994)
13. Foo Fighters - Learn To Fly (1999)
14. Beck - Where It's At (1996)
15. Weezer - Say It Ain't So (1994)
Tuesday, 09.23.14 @ 13:23pm
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About Rock Hall Projected, PopeCharming wrote:
  Thanks, Philip! And for everyone else (Paul? Tom?) I'm still happy to receive any submissions for the challenge.

I completely agree about hitting a wall. It's so easy to say "Artist X deserves to be in", but if there's limited room, you have to kick another artist out to make room. I tried, in my own list, not to be too iconoclastic, but there were a lot of overlooked artists who deserved to be in. And yes-- it is very hard to be objective; oftentimes we trick ourselves into thinking our personal favorites are, objectively, the more significant artists.
Tuesday, 09.23.14 @ 09:58am
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About Duran Duran, Enigmaticus wrote:
  KING,

Thank you for responding and I do agree that John's contributions are also very significant, however John had become dissolutioned with the band and as a result, had left Duran Duran during the middle of the "Medazzaland" sessions. He had returned prior to "Astronaut." Warren had stayed with Duran Duran through the release of "Pop Trash." Unfortunately, I still have not heard "Medazzaland," or "Pop Trash," yet.
Tuesday, 09.23.14 @ 09:45am
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About Revisited Projected Rankings, Gassman wrote:
  My final ballot:

1. Soundgarden - Spoonman (1994) 15
2. Pavement - Cut Your Hair (1994) 14
3. The Cranberries - Zombie (1994) 13
4. Eminem - My Name Is (1999) 12
5. Rage Against the Machine - Bulls On Parade (1996) 11
6. Jane's Addiction - Been Caught Stealin' (1990) 10
7. Spin Doctors - Two Princes (1991) 9
8. Weezer - Say It Ain't So (1994) 8
9. Beck - Where It's At (1996) 7
10. Tool - Sober (1993) 6
11. Foo Fighters - Learn To Fly (1999) 5
12. Sheryl Crow - All I Wanna Do (1993) 4
13. Smashing Pumpkins - Disarm (1993) 3
14. Lenny Kravitz - Are You Gonna Go My Way (1993) 2
15. Beastie Boys - Intergalactic (1998) 1
Tuesday, 09.23.14 @ 09:05am
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About Revisited Projected Rankings, Darren wrote:
  PopeCharming - Thanks for helping out while I'm on vacation in November. Please email me at hinesy24 @ yahoo.com and I'll get you the spreadsheets and my rankings as you need them.

We're currently doing the final rankings for the 90's Round 5, which ends on Wednesday night. Round 6 is the final round of rankings for the 90's. I'm going to be away from my computer from Saturday through Tuesday, so I'd like to have two days of Initial Rankings, ending on Friday, followed by four days of Final Rankings, ending on Tuesday.

This would then be followed by 5 days of Round 1 nominations for the 2000-2013 group, ending on Sunday the 5th, 2 days for Initial Rankings (Tuesday the 7th), 2 days for Final Rankings (Thursday the 9th) and 3 days of nominations for Round 2 (Sunday the 12th), before correcting back to the usual schedule.

I would have scheduled 2 days of nominations for Round 2 to get back to the usual weekly schedule, but I'm actually going to see the Pixies in Minneapolis on Saturday the 11th, so we'll adjust starting in Round 3.

As a reference, I'll post the list of qualified 2000-2013 songs this Friday, prior to posting the list of songs that will be involved in the Round 6 Final Rankings.
Tuesday, 09.23.14 @ 01:59am
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About Rock Hall Projected, Philip wrote:
  Hey PopeCharming, just to let you know I haven't forgotten about your challenge. I told you I'm a horrible procrastinator, but I'm just about done.

Just a question for everyone else... anyone else run up against that wall where you have several acts you love, but you feel are less deserving than acts who are in, and can't decide whether to go with merit or personal taste? I'm at that wall right now, deciding whether to climb it, go around it, or knock it down.
Tuesday, 09.23.14 @ 01:24am
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About The Song Project, Paul K wrote:
  Tom H.,

These are the songs from your list I'd be most likely to vote for:

Al Green -Tired of Being Alone (1971)
The Beach Boys - Kokomo (1988)
The Beatles - The Long and Winding Road (1970)
Big Country - In a Big Country (1983)
Bob Dylan - Visions of Johanna (1966)
Herbie Hancock - Watermelon Man (1962)
James Brown - Living in America (1985)
Jr. Walker & The All-Stars - What Does It Take (To Win Your Love) (1968)
Lou Rawls- You’ll Never Find Another Love Like Mine (1976)
Miles Davis - Blue in Green (1959)
The Who - The Kids Are Alright (1966)
Whitney Houston - Saving All My Love for You (1985)


Greg F.,
I'll need to go through your list a little better, as there's more stuff on it I'm not familiar with.
Tuesday, 09.23.14 @ 00:38am
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About Revisited Projected Rankings, Darren wrote:
  Rage Against the Machine - Bulls On Parade - 15
Beck - Where It's At - 14
Lenny Kravitz - Are You Gonna Go My Way - 13
Tool - Sober - 12
Pavement - Cut Your Hair - 11
Eminem - My Name Is - 10
Jane's Addiction - Been Caught Stealin' - 9
Beastie Boys - Intergalactic - 8
Foo Fighters - Learn To Fly - 7
Sheryl Crow - All I Wanna Do - 6
Smashing Pumpkins - Disarm - 5
Soundgarden - Spoonman - 4
Weezer - Say It Ain't So - 3
The Cranberries - Zombie - 2
Spin Doctors - Two Princes - 1
Monday, 09.22.14 @ 23:30pm
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About Revisited Projected Rankings, Darren wrote:
  Initial tiebreaker voting is now closed for Round 5 (of 6) of ranking for the 1990s Top 100.

These 15 songs scored highest in the tiebreaker and are eligible for ranking between 56 and 70 in the 1990s Top 100:

Beastie Boys - Intergalactic (1998)
Beck - Where It's At (1996)
Eminem - My Name Is (1999)
Foo Fighters - Learn To Fly (1999)
Jane's Addiction - Been Caught Stealin' (1990)
Lenny Kravitz - Are You Gonna Go My Way (1993)
Pavement - Cut Your Hair (1994)
Rage Against the Machine - Bulls On Parade (1996)
Sheryl Crow - All I Wanna Do (1993)
Smashing Pumpkins - Disarm (1993)
Soundgarden - Spoonman (1994)
Spin Doctors - Two Princes (1991)
The Cranberries - Zombie (1994)
Tool - Sober (1993)
Weezer - Say It Ain't So (1994)


These 15 songs will now be involved in the final ranking process, which will determine the #71-#85 rankings in the 1990s Top 100.

To vote, rank all 15 songs in order of preference. The top-ranked song will get 15 points, the second-ranked song will get 14, etc.

Voting will end at 10 PM Central on Wednesday the 24th.
Monday, 09.22.14 @ 23:27pm
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About Duran Duran, KING wrote:
   Interesting question Enigmaticus. The importance of a singer & frontman like Simon would be difficult to replace. He writes the songs lyrics too.

Nick has been revolutionary in his keybards & synth work. I dont think Nick could be replaced. Almost 40 years outstanding work...mighty good.

I would include John Taylor. He's usually in the top bassist lists & there is a Rock Hall Of Fame criteria for superior musicanship...elect DD rock Hall of Fame! KING
Monday, 09.22.14 @ 20:14pm
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About Eminem, I'mAnarchy HD wrote:
  After all,everyone wants 2pac in,why not EM?
Monday, 09.22.14 @ 19:45pm
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About Eminem, I'mAnarchy HD wrote:
  That's meant for you Hyde....Go visit the actual hall of fame if you don't believe me,there is a Hip-Hop section.
Monday, 09.22.14 @ 19:42pm
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About Eminem, I'mAnarchy HD wrote:
  For those of you saying "What did he bring to rock n roll?"That's not relevant at all,yeah the name is the Rock n' Roll hall of fame,but BILL MONROE THE FATHER OF BLUGRASS MUSIC IS IN THIS HALL OF FAME,and to this age old question,Bill Monroe had nothing to do with Rock n Roll,so EM will be in.
Monday, 09.22.14 @ 19:40pm
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About the 2015 Nomination Predictions, Nick wrote:
  Because the Rock Hall has gotten more populist in recent years (e.g., Hall & Oates, Linda Ronstadt, Kiss), I think many "popular" acts who have been snubbed in the past are having the best-ever chances of scoring Rock Hall nominations (and possibly inductions). That's why acts like Chicago have a great chance of finally getting a chance into the Rock Hall. I have a feeling that there are going to be a couple of names thrown in that we will all be like "They Deserve to be nominated but we weren't expecting." This is how I felt when I heard last year that Peter Gabriel and Hall & Oates were nominated (They both totally deserved nominations and inductions, but very few thought they stood a chance) and eventual inducted. For some reason, I think someone like Steve Winwood might score another nomination this year, the last time he was nominated was 2003 so he has some leverage to secure another nomination. Something I feel that the "Future Rock Legends 2015 Predictions" lacks is solo artists. I don't think Bill Withers, Roxy Music, Stevie Ray Vaughn or MC5 will appear on the 2015 ballot. Sure they all deserve nominations (and inductions), but I don't see the Rock Hall nominating them this year. On a side note, I can't believe Lou Reed wasn't one of the 16 predictions because of how respected Reed is in the Rock Music community. He just died last year and many rock critics rank Reed among the best front-men and singer-songwriters ever. Reed is a more realistic choice than someone like Bill Withers. If Lou Reed appears on the ballot next month, he will most likely receive induction. Reed is long overdue for induction as a solo artist anyway.

My picks for the class of 2015:
Chic, Green Day, Janet Jackson, N.W.A., Lou Reed, Yes

A perfect balance that has something for everyone:
1 Disco and/or Soul Act [Chic]
1 First-Ballot Group [Green Day]
1 Pop Act [Janet Jackson]
1 Rap/Hip-Hop Act [N.W.A.]
1 Singer-Songwriter [Lou Reed]
1 Progressive Rock Act [Yes]

The only three locks are Green Day, N.W.A. and Yes at this point; because there is usually one female act, I think the best bet is either Janet Jackson or Joan Jett & the Blackhearts. I think Jackson has the better chances if both appear on the ballot together, but I wouldn't count Jett out due to her awesome version of "Smells like Teen Spirit" earlier this year at the 2014 Rock Hall ceremony. Jett definitely reminded voters how good she is and deserves induction very soon (hopefully 2015).
Monday, 09.22.14 @ 16:03pm
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About Revisited Projected Rankings, Gassman wrote:
  My rankings:

1. Notorious B.I.G. - Hypnotize (1996) 25
2. Soundgarden - Spoonman (1994) 24
3. Pavement - Cut Your Hair (1994) 23
4. The Cranberries - Zombie (1994) 22
5. 2Pac feat. Dr. Dre - California Love (Remix) (1996) 21
6. Notorious B.I.G. - Mo Money Mo Problems (1997) 20
7. Daft Punk - Around The World (1997) 19
8. Nirvana - In Bloom (1991) 18
9. Eminem - My Name Is (1999) 17
10. OutKast - Rosa Parks (1998) 16
11. Rage Against the Machine - Bulls On Parade (1996) 15
12. Ice Cube - It Was a Good Day (1992) 14
13. P.J. Harvey - Down By The Water (1995) 13
14. Spin Doctors - Two Princes (1991) 12
15. Bonnie Raitt - Something To Talk About (1991) 11
16. Jane's Addiction - Been Caught Stealin' (1990) 10
17. Weezer - Say It Ain't So (1994) 9
18. House Of Pain - Jump Around (1992) 8
19. Beck - Where It's At (1996) 7
20. Tool - Sober (1993) 6
21. Foo Fighters - Learn To Fly (1999) 5
22. Madonna - Vogue (1990) 4
23. Sheryl Crow - All I Wanna Do (1993) 3
24. Garbage - Only Happy When It Rains (1995) 2
25. White Zombie - More Human Than Human (1995) 1
Monday, 09.22.14 @ 14:10pm
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About The Song Project, Greg F wrote:
  Any interest?

Alanis Morisette- You Learn (1995)
Alanis Morisette- Thank U (1998)
Tori Amos- Crucify (1991)
Tori Amos- Cornflake Girl (1994)
Tori Amos- Professional Widow (1996)
Robert Miles- Children (Dream Version) (1995)
Oribal- The Box (1996)
The Orb- Little Fluffy Clouds (1991)
Roxy Music- Mother of Pearl (1973)
Roxy Music- Angel Eyes (1979)
Roxy Music- Street Life (1973)
Little Feat- Willin' (1972)
Little Feat- Sailin' Shoes (1972)
Little Feat- Dixie Chicken (1973)
Elton John- Tonight (1976)
Elton John- Mona Lisas And The Mad Haters (1972)
Natalie Merchant- Jealousy (1995)
Natalie Merchant- Carnival (1995)
Whitney Houston- I Have Nothing (1992)
Dionne Warwick- I'll Never Love This Way Again (1979)
Kate Bush- Babboshka (1980)
Wilco- Handshake Drugs (2004)
Ryan Adams- When The Stars Go Blue (2001)
Ryan Adams- New York, New York (2001)
Weather Report- Birdland (1977)
Fanny- Charity Ball (1971)
Fanny- Butterball (1974)
America- Tin Man (1974)
Bread- If (1971)
Bread- Everything I Own (1973)
Bread- It Don't Matter to Me (1972)
Lucinda Williams- Passionate Kisses (1988)
Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble- Cold Shot (1984)
The Waterboys- The Whole of The Moon (1985)
Joan Baez- Diamonds & Rust (1975)
Cat Stevens- Moonshadow (1971)
Joan Armatrading- Drop The Pilot (1983)
Joe Jackson- Breaking Us In Two (1982)
Todd Rundgren- Can We Still Be Friends (1978)
John Hiatt- Have A Little Faith in Me (1987)
Peter, Paul & Mary- Lemon Tree (1962)
Peter, Paul & Mary- Early Morning Rain (1965)
Wanda Jackson- Let's Have A Party (1958)
Wanda Jackson- Hard Headed Woman (1961)
Wanda Jackson- Tongue Tied (1961)
Brenda Lee- Sweet Nothin's (1959)
Monday, 09.22.14 @ 11:39am
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About Justin Bieber, Barry wrote:
  Justin Bieber is more of a celebrity these days, than a serious musician. It sure seems like his music career has taken a back seat to his silly and outrageous tabloid exploits. Whereas you will easily find news stories about his uninteresting love life, or his bad boy incidents, or his partying ways, you will be hard pressed to find info relating to recording an album or creating decent music. All this is indicative of an irrelevant music career. 20 or 25 years from now, the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame will find no need to induct such a footnote of pop culture.
Monday, 09.22.14 @ 11:14am
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About The Album Project, Greg F wrote:
  I'm going to leave another list of albums I'd like to see in since I didn't get much feedback the first time around and I have thought of other ones I would like to add here.

Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble- Couldn't Stand The Weather (1984)
Little Feat- Sailin' Shoes (1972)
Little Feat- Dixie Chicken (1973)
Alanis Morissette- Supposed Former Infatuation Junkie (1998)
Natalie Merchant- Tigerlily (1995)
Tori Amos- Boys For Pele (1996)
Tori Amos- From The Choirgirl Hotel (1998)
Tori Amos- Scarlet's Walk (2002)
Roxy Music- Siren (1975)
Roxy Music- Stranded (1973)
k.d. lang- Shadowland (1988)
k.d. lang- Ingenue (1992)
k.d. lang- Invisible Summer (2000)
Orbital- Snivilisation (1995)
Blue October- Foiled (2006)
Kate Bush- Never For Ever (1980)
Chicago- VII (1974)
Wilco- A Ghost Is Born (2004)
Kylie Minogue- Fever (2001)
Kylie Minogue- X (2007)
Eric Dolphy- Out To Lunch! (1964)
Lennie Tristano- Crosscurrents (1949)
Lennie Tristano- Lennie Tristano (1955)
Wanda Jackson- Wanda Jackson (1958)
Wanda Jackson- Rockin' With Wanda (1960)
Wanda Jackson- The Party Ain't Over (2011)
Wanda Jackson- Unfinished Business (2012)
Madonna- Erotica (1992)
Madonna- Confessions On A Dancefloor (2005)
Mariah Carey- Mariah Carey (1990)
Mariah Carey- Butterfly (1997)
Mariah Carey- The Emancipation of Mimi (2005)
Mariah Carey- Memoirs Of An Imperfect Angel (2009)
Whitney Houston & Various Artists- The Bodyguard Soundtrack (1992)
The Raspberries- Fresh (1972)
Badfinger- No Dice (1970)
Badfinger- Straight Up (1971)
The Beach Boys- Holland (1974)
The Beach Boys- Carl And The Passions- So Tough (1973)
The Beach Boys- Surf's Up (1971)
Minnie Ripperton- Perfect Angel (1974)
The Love Unlimited Orchestra- Rhapsody in White (1975)
Thomas Dolby- The Flat Earth (1984)
Steely Dan- Katy Lied (1975)
Steely Dan- The Royal Scam (1976)
Steely Dan- Gaucho (1980)
Melanie- Photograph (1976)
The Marshall Tucker Band- The Marshall Tucker Band (1973)
Shoes- Present Tense (1979)
Shoes- Tongue Twister (1981)
Shoes- Boomerang (1982)
Poco- Poco (1970)
Poco- Rose of Cimmaron (1976)
Poco- Legend (1978)
Eagles- One of These Nights (1974)
Fleetwood Mac- Then Play On (1968)
Fleetwood Mac- Future Games (1971)
Fleetwood Mac- Bare Trees (1972)
Fleetwood Mac- Mystery To Me (1973)
Cheap Trick- Dream Police (1979)
Cheap Trick- Heaven Tonight (1978)
Cheap Trick- In Color (1977)
Monday, 09.22.14 @ 11:03am
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About The Album Project, Greg F wrote:
  A lot of those albums are in my queue. These have my support.

Black Sabbeth- Heaven And Hell (1980)
Chicago- Chicago III (1971)
Eric Clapton – 461 Ocean Boulevard (1974)
Imagine Dragons- Night Visions (2012)
Pink Floyd- Obscured By Clouds (1972)
Queen- News Of The World (1977)
Steely Dan- Countdown To Ecstacy (1973)
The Allman Brothers Band- Idlewild South (1970)
The Black Keys- El Camino (2011)
Thomas Dolby- The Golden Age Of Wireless (1982)
War – The World Is A Ghetto (1973)

I think Between The Buttons, Lola Versus Powerman and The Moneyoground Part One and A Quick One are in already. I could be wrong though.
Monday, 09.22.14 @ 10:02am
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About Rock Hall Projected, Greg F wrote:
  Is there support for Little Feat?
Monday, 09.22.14 @ 09:52am
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About the 2015 Nomination Predictions, Greg F wrote:
  I have my predictions posted at the top of the page but I haven't done inductee predictions if my predictions wound up being 100% correct. I'll post my predictions here again anyway and do my inductee predictions based on that.

1. Deep Purple
2. Janet Jackson
3. Chic
4. Green Day
5. Link Wray
6. Fela
7. Carole King
8. Roxy Music
9. Chicago
10. Harry Nilsson
11. Sonic Youth
12. The Spinners
13. Chubby Checker
14. Yes
15. N.W.A.
16. Lou Reed

Inductees:

If 6
Green Day
Deep Purple
Yes
Lou Reed
Chicago
N.W.A.

If 7
Green Day
Deep Purple
Yes
Lou Reed
Chicago
N.W.A.
Roxy Music

If 8
Green Day
Deep Purple
Yes
Lou Reed
Chicago
N.W.A.
Roxy Music
Janet Jackson
Monday, 09.22.14 @ 09:41am
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About Yes, Enigmaticus wrote:
  I am fairly certain that Yes will return to the ballot once again. The first Rolling Stone Record Guide (1979 edition) had given their recordings quite a few high ratings. Since my copy is still in storage, I am relying solely upon my memory to say that the reviewer had given two of their albums five stars: "The Yes Album" and "Close To The Edge."

In contrast, that same record guide had been merciless to Rush. But the newer 1983 edition, had given "2112," "Hemispheres," "Permanent Waves," "Moving Pictures" and "Exit... Stage Left" four stars. "A Farewell To Kings" was awarded three stars. Those reviews were written by John Swenson, co-editor of the book.

Therefore both Rush and Yes had been given a precedent for induction. Rush has been in since 2013. Yes, will most likely be inducted next year.
Monday, 09.22.14 @ 09:31am
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About the 2015 Nomination Predictions, Sam wrote:
  Regarding Lax's Deep Purple point: I'm not aware of any Coverdale tensions. In fact, Lord and Paice both played with Whitesnake. I think the problem is Blackmore and the surviving Mk. II members wanting nothing to do with each other. That plus no Jon Lord would make the ceremony a bit more difficult.

I'd love to see Kate Bush inducted but that's a pipe dream.
Monday, 09.22.14 @ 07:56am
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About the 2015 Nomination Predictions, Lax31 wrote:
  Well, now we know the Nominating Committee for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has met over the last week or so. I suppose this year has not been as consistent with my posts advocating preferred artists in my quere to be inducted. Rest assured, though; I do have artists that are now eligible that I think and infer will be inducted for the RRHOF Class of 2015. Perhaps now would be the best time to go through each artist or group Future Rock Legends has now predicted will be nominated.

Green Day will be inducted.

Nine Inch Nails will be inducted.

N.W.A. will be inducted, and the oversight will be rectified.

MC5 should be inducted; yet this band will likely not be getting in the Hall any time soon. I could see MC5 get on the nominees' ballot however. The problem arising from a potential MC5 nomination and/or induction arises in knowing that half of the band have passed away, including Fred "Sonic" Smith. I am sure Patti Smith would accept the honor, as would Wayne Kramer. Yet, would that be it?

Chic will be inducted. This has gone on far enough. In point of fact, it should have taken Chic only two times at most to get an induction.

Kraftwerk I infer will be nominated. This band having won a Grammy Lifetime Award must have certainly given the NomCom a reasoning for their eventual third nomination. I do think, though, an induction will occur only if Ralf Hutter is willing to be in the same room with at least Florian Schneider at least one more time. It would also be nice if Karl Bartos and Wolfgang Flur also were given invitations. From what I gather, some things have gone down between Ralf and Florian that has affected a near total break from the legacy of the partnership. For instance, the 2009 remastered cover for Trans-Europe Express does Not have the now famous portrait of the classic four in suits looking directly away from the camera, as it were. Now, if an induction were to occur, how Kraftwerk present themselves would entirely be up to them.

The Runaways and/or Joan Jett: either one may likely get inducted. This will go to a near certainty if there are seven Performers inductees.

Deep Purple will be nominated again; yet I do not think they will be inducted again. Relations between Ritchie Blackmore and the rest of the band, David Coverdale and the rest of the band, and Rod Evans and the rest of the band are at best nonexistent. And in Evans' case, no one wants to be associated with him. I know many do clamour for at least a reunion of the living Mach II line-up, as do I. Yet, as I mentioned last year; if Ritchie Blackmore did not bother to memorialize Jon Lord, I sincerely doubt he will be interested in getting inducted. In fact, Blackmore has said as much.

Sonic Youth would be a very welcome surprise for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Nominating Committee to put onto a ballot. This band should be in post haste. And yet: knowing Kim Gordon and Thurston Moore split up, thereby effectively ending Sonic Youth; I doubt we will see them get inducted for fear of a rather awkward night for all involved.

Stevie Ray Vaughan should have been inducted in his lifetime. Hopefully, the Vaughan family will one day be presented the honor for SRV to be inducted. I would not be surprised if Stevie Ray Vaughan does get a nomination.

LL Cool J will definitely be nominated. Hopefully, an induction is not too far behind.

Roxy Music needs to be inducted as soon as can be. I am sure if they are nominated, an induction will immediately occur before the year is out. Also, it would be exciting to have both Brian Eno and Roxy Music be inducted in the same year.

Bill Withers is an artist I will have on my ballot for the Revisited/Projected Rock Hall Project election next month. Inferring that Bill Withers will finally be included in our Crown Jewel; I can see a potential RRHOF nomination in the weeks ahead. It may not be an induction; yet it is a start.

Link Wray will be nominated again, and I infer will somehow get inducted either as a Performer or least likely as an Influence.

Yes will be inducted.

Paul Butterfield is an artist that I do not think will be nominated this year. Butterfield in his life's work is not on my shortlist for the Revisited/Projected Rock Hall Project. As well, when putting in the Blues Band, Paul Butterfield is mainly not the person that gets discussed. That would be Mike Bloomfield. As I mentioned before, if it were Mike Bloomfield in his own name, a nomination and probable induction would occur post haste.

How I see it, at least five of the six artists listed will be inducted before the end of the year. It might be six if there is a potential for seven Performers inductees. Knowing that the probable seventh would be The Runaways and/or Joan Jett; the six I believe will be inducted are as follows.

Green Day
Nine Inch Nails
N.W.A
Yes
Chic
Kate Bush

Enigmaticus had wondered why I picked Kate Bush as a likely inductee. Well, Kate Bush recently went back to performing concerts after a 35 year absence. That is correct; 35 years it has been between her 1979 Lionheart tour and her 2014 shows. And from what I gather, these recent concerts have been awesome. As well, with the growing amount of art rock artists getting inducted; one would consider the likelihood of including Kate Bush, one of the more enigmatic and cerebral performers of her time, as a potential inductee.

Well, those are my opinions and predictions. There is always the likelihood of Lou Reed getting posthumously nominated; which would include an obvious induction. If that is going to happen, then I will present a revised selection of probable 2015 inductees. By the way, Lou Reed is a lock on my ballot for the Revisited/Projected Rock Hall Project election next month. Thus, a Lou Reed nomination by the RRHOF NomCom is a distinctive possibility. We all shall see.

Now is the time at Future Rock Legends when we ponder:),

Lax31
Sunday, 09.21.14 @ 21:21pm
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About Garth Brooks, Mike T. wrote:
  Here is the problem with the rock and roll hall of fame and "purists". I am from Ohio, and most people I know have visited the rock and roll hall of fame. Most peoples reaction is "meh". This is because the voters cop their elitist attitude and try to avoid popular music. So many peoples favorite artists have little to no mention at the museum. There are a few exceptions such as Madonna and Michael Jackson that they just could not avoid. Garth falls into this category. Yes, he is a country artist- don't use the "it's not rock and roll" excuse (Public Enemy- definetely not rock and roll). Garth Brooks was the first to mix rock with country and make it popular. THE MAN HAS 6 DIAMOND CERTIFIED ALBUMS. Being that successful makes you VERY FAMOUS. I don't even like country, but he should be a first ballot hall of famer. Three other bands that also should have been 1st ballot are Bon Jovi- (over 300 million album sales in the world, and to this day they are still one of the top grossing concert earners every year). Def Leppard- (similar to BJ in sales, were one of the best New Wave of British Heavy Metal artists in their beginning, 2 diamond certified albums). And Motley Crue (still a great draw, and they inspired the entire 80's Sunset Strip metal scene that lasted over a decade). No matter how hard you try to look past "That Decade", you can't deny how extremely popular rock was in the 80's. Peace out.
Sunday, 09.21.14 @ 19:40pm
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About The Album Project, Tom H. wrote:
  Any support for these albums?

Al Green – I'm Still in Love With You (1972)
Black Sabbath- Heaven and Hell (1980)
Bob Dylan- Nashville Skyline (1969)
Chicago- Chicago III (1971)
Creedence Clearwater Revival- Bayou Country (1969)
Eric Clapton – 461 Ocean Boulevard (1974)
Imagine Dragons- Night Visions (2012)
James Taylor- In The Pocket (1976)
Jethro Tull- This Was (1968)
Jimmy Eat World- Bleed American (2001)
Kraftwerk- Kraftwerk (1970)
Miles Davis- Steamin’ With the Miles Davis Quintet (1961)
Mott The Hoople- All The Young Dudes (1972)
Pink Floyd- Obscured By Clouds (1972)
Queen- News Of The World (1977)
Rainbow- Rising (1976)
Red Hot Chili Peppers- By The Way (2002)
Steely Dan- Countdown To Ecstacy (1973)
The Allman Brothers Band- Idlewild South (1970)
The Black Keys- El Camino (2011)
The Kinks- Lola Versus Powerman and The Moneygoround Part One (1970)
The Rolling Stones – Between the Buttons (1967)
The Who – A Quick One (1966)
Thomas Dolby- The Golden Age Of Wireless (1982)
War – The World Is A Ghetto (1973)
Sunday, 09.21.14 @ 15:33pm
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About The Song Project, Tom H. wrote:
  Any support for these tracks?

Al Green-Tired of Being Alone (1971)
Alanis Morrissette- Hand In My Pocket (1995)
Alice In Chains- I Stay Away (1994)
Arrested Development- People Everyday (1992)
Barbra Streisand - People (1964)
Big Country - In a Big Country (1983)
Billy Joel- You’re Only Human (Second Wind) (1985)
Black Sabbath- The Wizard (1970)
Bob Dylan - Visions of Johanna (1966)
Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band- We’ve Got Tonight (1978)
Bruce Springsteen- Promised Land (1978)
Bruce Springsteen- Tunnel Of Love (1987)
Carly Rae Jepsen- Call Me Maybe (2011)
Carole King- Jazzman (1974)
Chicago- Colour My World (1970)
Classics IV- Spooky (1968)
Count Basie & His Orchestra- April In Paris (1957)
De La Soul- The Magic Number (1989)
Eddie Floyd- Knock On Wood (1966)
Eminem feat. Rihanna - Love The Way You Lie (2010)
Etta James- I Just Want To Make You To You (1960)
Fatboy Slim- Weapon Of Choice (2000)
Foreigner- Feels Like The First Time (1977)
Gene Pitney- It Hurts To Be In Love (1964)
Genesis- The Carpet Crawlers (1974)
Gladys Knight & The Pips- I Heard It Through The Grapevine (1967)
Hall & Oates- Maneater (1982)
Hank Williams Jr.- All My Rowdy Friends Are Coming Over Tonight (1984)
Herbie Hancock- Watermelon Man (1962)
James Brown- Living In America (1985)
Jay-Z feat. Rihanna & Kanye West - Run This Town (2009)
Jerry Reed- East Bound and Down (1977)
Jimmy Buffet- Changes In Latitude, Changes In Attitude (1977)
John Cougar Mellencamp - Authority Song (1983)
Johnny Mathis- Chances Are (1957)
Jr. Walker & The AllStars- What Does It Take (To Win Your Love) (1968)
Led Zeppelin- Nobody’s Fault But Mine (1977)
Lou Rawls- You’ll Never Find Another Love Like Mine (1976)
Lynyrd Skynyrd- That Smell (1977)
Miles Davis- Blue In Green (1959)
Mumford & Sons- Little Lion Man (2009)
Neil Diamond - I Am...I Said (1971)
OMC- How Bizarre (1995)
Ozzy Osbourne- Mama, I’m Coming Home (1991)
Paul Simon- Late In The Evening (1980)
Pearl Jam - Given To Fly (1998)
Peter Gabriel- Steam (1992)
Phil Collins- Don’t Lose My Number (1985)
Pink- Try (2012)
Queens Of The Stone Age - My God Is The Sun (2013)
Ray Charles- America The Beautiful (1976)
Sammy Davis Jr.- What Kind Of Fool Am I? (1962)
Sly and the Family Stone- Hot Fun In The Summertime (1969)
Smash Mouth - Walking on the Sun (1997)
Solomon Burke- Everybody Needs Somebody To Love (1964)
Steely Dan- Kid Charlemagne (1976)
Sting- If You Love Somebody (Set Them Free) (1985)
The Angels- My Boyfriends Back (1963)
The Bee Gees - To Love Somebody (1967)
The Beach Boys- Kokomo (1988)
The Beatles- Drive My Car (1965)
The Beatles- Ob-La-Di-Ob-La-Da (1968)
The Beatles- The Long And Winding Road (1970)
The Chantays- Pipeline (1963)
The Dells- Oh - What a Night (1969)
The Doobie Brothers- It Keeps You Runnin’ (1976)
The Eagles- Already Gone (1974)
The Four Aces- Love Is A Many Splendored Thing (1955)
The James Gang- Funk #49 (1970)
The Offspring- You’re Gonna Go Far, Kid (2008)
The Platters- Twilight Time (1958)
The Platters- Smoke Gets In Your Eyes (1958)
The Righteous Brothers- Just Once In My Life (1965)
The Righteous Brothers- (You’re My) Soul and Inspiration (1966)
The Stylistics- Betcha By Golly Wow (1972)
The Toys- A Lover’s Concerto (1965)
The Trammps - Disco Inferno (1977)
The White Stripes - Dead Leaves And The Dirty Ground (2001)
The Who- The Kids Are Alright (1966)
Tommy James- Draggin’ The Line (1971)
Usher- Confessions (2004)
Van Halen- You Really Got Me (1978)
Van Halen- And The Cradle Will Rock… (1980)
Weezer- Island In The Sun (2001)
Weezer- We Are All On Drugs (2005)
Whitney Houston - Saving All My Love For You (1985)
Sunday, 09.21.14 @ 15:12pm
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About Stevie Ray Vaughan, hallman wrote:
  And I totally agree with Philip that SRV's blues influence definitely counts as part of the rock tradition in and of itself, especially considering rock and blues were intertwined from day one.

Posted by Sean on Saturday, 07.26.14 @ 14:25pm

The Hall doesn't,, I can see why,, maybe later..
He just play others riffs, for the most part Great but ..........Let's hope they don't care and go by album sales and fan base
Sunday, 09.21.14 @ 14:53pm
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About Linda Ronstadt, RR HOF Judge wrote:
  Don't worry,the HOF will eventually let her in,they are running out of people.

Posted by RR HOF judge on Wednesday, 04.14.10 @ 19:52pm

I was never wrong. The HOF did eventually let Linda in together with Kiss, Hall and Oats,and other artists who had to wait till they were running out of people.Having just a Nirvana induction would have been awkward.
Sunday, 09.21.14 @ 14:51pm
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About Linda Ronstadt, RR HOF Judge wrote:
  Don't worry,the HOF will eventually let her in,they are running out of people.

Posted by RR HOF judge on Wednesday, 04.14.10 @ 19:52pm

I was never wrong. The HOF did eventually let Linda in together with Kiss, Hall and Oats,and other artists who had to wait till they were running out of people.Having just a Nirvana induction would have been awkward.
Sunday, 09.21.14 @ 13:40pm
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About Revisited Projected Rankings, jtrichey wrote:
  1. Tool - Sober (1993)
2. Eminem - My Name Is (1999)
3. Public Enemy - 911 Is A Joke (1990)
4. White Zombie - More Human Than Human (1995)
5. Marilyn Manson - The Beautiful People (1996)
6. Jane's Addiction - Been Caught Stealin' (1990)
7. Notorious B.I.G. - Mo Money Mo Problems (1997)
8. Smashing Pumpkins - Disarm (1993)
9. Beastie Boys - Intergalactic (1998)
10. The Cranberries - Zombie (1994)
11. Sheryl Crow - All I Wanna Do (1993)
12. Weezer - Undone (The Sweater Song) (1994)
13. House Of Pain - Jump Around (1992)
14. 2Pac feat. Dr. Dre - California Love (Remix) (1996)
15. Madonna - Vogue (1990)
16. Daft Punk - Around The World (1997)
17. Lenny Kravitz - Are You Gonna Go My Way (1993)
18. No Doubt - Just A Girl (1995)
19. Red Hot Chili Peppers - Californication (1999)
20. Soundgarden - Spoonman (1994)
21. Spin Doctors - Two Princes (1991)
22. Ice Cube - It Was a Good Day (1992)
23. Rage Against the Machine - Bulls On Parade (1996)
24. Garbage - Only Happy When It Rains (1995)
25. Pavement - Cut Your Hair (1994)


Sunday, 09.21.14 @ 12:38pm
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About Revisited Projected Rankings, PopeCharming wrote:
  Sheryl Crow - All I Wanna Do (1993)- 25
Weezer - Say It Ain't So (1994)- 24
Foo Fighters - Learn To Fly (1999)- 23
Red Hot Chili Peppers - Californication (1999)- 22
Madonna - Vogue (1990)- 21
Ice Cube - It Was a Good Day (1992)- 20
Spin Doctors - Two Princes (1991)- 19
Bonnie Raitt - Something To Talk About (1991)- 18
Public Enemy - 911 Is A Joke (1990)- 17
Lenny Kravitz - Are You Gonna Go My Way (1993)- 16
Eminem - My Name Is (1999)- 15
Beastie Boys - Intergalactic (1998)- 14
Daft Punk - Around The World (1997)- 13
2Pac feat. Dr. Dre - California Love (Remix) (1996)- 12
Pavement - Cut Your Hair (1994)- 11
Notorious B.I.G. - Hypnotize (1996)- 10
Soundgarden - Spoonman (1994)- 9
The Cranberries - Zombie (1994)- 8
Weezer - Undone (The Sweater Song) (1994)- 7
Garbage - Only Happy When It Rains (1995)- 6
Jane's Addiction - Been Caught Stealin' (1990)- 5
OutKast - Rosa Parks (1998)- 4
P.J. Harvey - Down By The Water (1995)- 3
No Doubt - Just A Girl (1995)- 2
Rage Against the Machine - Bulls On Parade (1996)- 1
Sunday, 09.21.14 @ 10:04am
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About Revisited Projected Rankings, PopeCharming wrote:
  Hi Darren-

I can do it, if you would like. Despite my occasional flightiness, my mind thrives on numbers and rankings and lists, so I would be happy to deputize. Best of all, I'm in Singapore in November, so all of our 10 pm and midnight-ish deadlines in Central Time are in the middle of the day for me.
Sunday, 09.21.14 @ 09:34am
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About Revisited Projected Rankings, Tom H. wrote:
  Smashing Pumpkins - Disarm (1993)-25
Soundgarden - Spoonman (1994) -24
Spin Doctors - Two Princes (1991)-23
Red Hot Chili Peppers - Californication (1999)-22
Beck - Where It's At (1996)-21
Beastie Boys - Intergalactic (1998)-20
Tool - Sober (1993)-19
Weezer - Say It Ain't So (1994)-18
Weezer - Undone (The Sweater Song) (1994)-17
Sheryl Crow - All I Wanna Do (1993)-16
Rage Against the Machine - Bulls On Parade (1996)-15
Foo Fighters - Learn To Fly (1999)-14
Jane's Addiction - Been Caught Stealin' (1990)-13
Nirvana - In Bloom (1991)-12
No Doubt - Just A Girl (1995)-11
Eminem - My Name Is (1999)-10
OutKast - Rosa Parks (1998)-9
Notorious B.I.G. - Hypnotize (1996)-8
Notorious B.I.G. - Mo Money Mo Problems (1997)-7
House Of Pain - Jump Around (1992)-6
Lenny Kravitz - Are You Gonna Go My Way (1993)-5
The Cranberries - Zombie (1994)-4
Marilyn Manson - The Beautiful People (1996)-3
Daft Punk - Around The World (1997)-2
Garbage - Only Happy When It Rains (1995)-1
Sunday, 09.21.14 @ 09:29am
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About Yes, Philip wrote:
  Same melody, different lyrics, Enig.
Sunday, 09.21.14 @ 02:33am
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About Yes, Enigmaticus wrote:
  I wonder if Yes would have been as popular, if their name had been Si, Oui, Ja, Dah, or Hai, instead?
Sunday, 09.21.14 @ 01:43am
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About Yes, Enigmaticus wrote:
  Regarding the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame 2015 inductees, just say yes to Yes.
Sunday, 09.21.14 @ 01:40am
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About The Album Project, Greg F wrote:
  Thelonious Monk- Monk's Dream (1962)- 3
Sonny Rollins- The Bridge (1962)- 2
Duke Ellington- Anatomy Of A Murder: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1959)- 1
Sunday, 09.21.14 @ 01:05am
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About The Album Project, Darren wrote:
  Tiebreaker voting is now closed.

Here are the inductees for this month's genre vote:

Blood, Sweat & Tears - Child is the Father of The Man
Dexter Gordon - Go! (1962)
John Coltrane - My Favorite Things (1961)
Louis Armstrong, Dave Brubeck, et. al - The Real Ambassadors (1962)
Thelonious Monk - Monk's Dream (1962)


Here are the results of the tiebreaker:

Thelonious Monk - Monk's Dream (1962) - 12
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Sonny Rollins - The Bridge (1962) - 10

Duke Ellington - Anatomy Of A Murder: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1959) - 8


The Sonny Rollins and Duke Ellington albums will be automatically nominated for October's Album Project vote.
Sunday, 09.21.14 @ 00:58am
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About Rush, Enigmaticus wrote:
   "When we are young, wandering the face of the earth. Wondering what our dreams might be worth, learning that we are only immortal for a limited time."

The lyrics of 'Dreamline' from "Roll The Bones" emphasize a much more mature Rush. It is the realization that each of us after we reach a certain age, have now less time left to live than the amount of time that we have already existed. It's definitely a sobering reality.

Sunday, 09.21.14 @ 00:28am
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