Cast your 2015 ballot here!

Vote for the FIVE nominees you believe will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2015:
Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble
Bill Withers
The Smiths
N.W.A
Nine Inch Nails
Kraftwerk
Green Day
Lou Reed
The Marvelettes
War
The Spinners
Chic
Joan Jett & the Blackhearts
The Paul Butterfield Blues Band
Sting
Please vote for exactly five nominees.

Latest Comments


About Duran Duran, Dezmond wrote:
  The three Taylors of DD are not related.

Enig, glad you can take our disagreements in stride and with humour. I hope you know that most of them time I'm poking fun at you in the same spirit.

While we may debate over genres, classifications, and so forth we do agree that Duran Duran is a great, great band and completely falls within the criteria established by the Rockhall for induction. Influence, Innovation, and Musical Excellence. No question in all three areas.

I would put DD in my Top 10 Snubs list easily.
Tuesday, 11.25.14 @ 13:43pm
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About The Song Project, jtrichey wrote:
  

I didn't vote for White Lines because I feel it should be credited to Grandmaster Melle Mel rather than Grandmaster Flash, which would make it technically ineligible for this vote. I do believe it should have gotten in ages ago, however.

Posted by Taylor on Tuesday, 11.25.14 @ 01:51am



Hmmm... very good point, and now I am embarrassed that I didn't realize that. At best it was Grandmaster Flash & Melle Mel, and probably in reality Flash probably had nothing to do with it. The song should definitely be on our project, but probably not in this voting category. Drat.
Tuesday, 11.25.14 @ 13:11pm
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About Duran Duran, Paul in KY wrote:
  Simon le Bon, the Taylor Brothers...never used sex appeal in their recordings/videos. NosireeeBob, never happened.

'Hungry like the Wolf' is about a poor man with an eating disorder.
Tuesday, 11.25.14 @ 11:55am
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About The Album Project, Tom H. wrote:
  
Dream Theater - Images and Words (1992)
Jethro Tull - Crest of a Knave (1987)
Ozzy Osbourne - No More Tears (1991)
Porcupine Tree - In Absentia (2002)
System of a Down - System of a Down (1998)
Tool - 10,000 Days (2006)
Tuesday, 11.25.14 @ 11:42am
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About The Song Project, Tom H. wrote:
  My nominations

Frank Zappa - Dancing Fool (1979)
Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five - White Lines (1983)
James Taylor - Shower The People (1976)
James Taylor - Your Smiling Face (1977)
Linda Ronstadt - Blue Bayou (1977)
Linda Ronstadt - It's So Easy (1977)
Missy Elliott - Work It (2002)
Mötley Crüe - Girls, Girls, Girls (1987)
Randy Newman and Lyle Lovett - You've Got a Friend in Me (1995)
Thin Lizzy - Jailbreak (1976)
Tuesday, 11.25.14 @ 11:38am
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About Duran Duran, Enigmaticus wrote:
  Here is a link to the definition of "Crossover Prog," I.e. "art rock":


http://www.progarchives.com/subgenre.asp?style=3


Tuesday, 11.25.14 @ 08:58am
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About Rush, Enigmaticus wrote:
  The recurring theme of "Presto" appears to be about change.

'Show Don't Tell' addresses the issue of evolution, which in itself, implies change, referencing the famous Scopes Monkey Trial, in the process.

'Scars' deals with atmospheric change. In this case, the increasing desertification of sub-Saharan Africa.

'Presto' deals with personal change.

'Red Tide' deals with environmental change, in this case the polluting of the oceans.

'Available Light' deals with the forces of nature, more specifically wind and light and
their effects upon our lives.









Tuesday, 11.25.14 @ 08:44am
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About Duran Duran, Enigmaticus wrote:
  So-called "new wave" is a commercial umbrella term used to describe music after the advent of punk; it covers over 130 different genres.

"Pop" implies popular music, played often by sexually provocative female artists.

"Art rock," or "Crossover Prog" is the more commercial side of "progressive rock," this includes groups such as: Supertramp, The Moody Blues, Roxy Music, Kate Bush, Peter Gabriel, amongst others.
Tuesday, 11.25.14 @ 08:16am
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About Duran Duran, Enigmaticus wrote:
  KING,

Thank you for your support. I hope that the members of the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Nominating Committee will view "A Diamond In The Mind" and "Duran Duran: Unstaged." This may help them realize how ridiculously overlooked Duran Duran has been. Yes, I would also agree that Duran Duran would tower above most of the 2015 nominees. :-)
Tuesday, 11.25.14 @ 08:05am
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About Duran Duran, Enigmaticus wrote:
  Dez,

I was R.O.F.L.M.A.O.T.W.A.D.R. at that one. But seriously, in the early days, Rush had opened for some very unusual bands, namely The New York Dolls, Sha Na Na and KISS, so a pairing with Duran Duran would not really be that weird. ;-)
Tuesday, 11.25.14 @ 07:49am
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About the 2015 Nominees, Paul in KY wrote:
  Jason, very sorry about the whole situation. Seems like it is very easy to kill someone, when you are a cop.
Tuesday, 11.25.14 @ 07:24am
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About The Album Project, Taylor wrote:
  Deafheaven - Sunbather (2013)
Dream Theater - Images and Words (1992)
Kyuss - Blues for the Red Sun (1992)
Queensryche - Empire (1990)
Opeth - Blackwater Park (2001)
Porcupine Tree - In Absentia (2002)
Tuesday, 11.25.14 @ 02:01am
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About The Song Project, Taylor wrote:
  I didn't vote for White Lines because I feel it should be credited to Grandmaster Melle Mel rather than Grandmaster Flash, which would make it technically ineligible for this vote. I do believe it should have gotten in ages ago, however.
Tuesday, 11.25.14 @ 01:51am
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About The Song Project, Taylor wrote:
  Black Flag - My War (1984)
Eric B. and Rakim - I Know You Got Soul (1987)
Jane's Addiction - Mountain Song (1988)
Missy Elliott - Work It (2002)
Suicide - Frankie Teardrop (1977)
The Flaming Lips - She Don’t Use Jelly (1993)
The Pretenders - Middle of the Road (1983)
Thin Lizzy - Jailbreak (1976)
Tom Waits - Singapore (1985)
Wu-Tang Clan - Bring da Ruckus (1993)
Tuesday, 11.25.14 @ 01:48am
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About The Song Project, Logan wrote:
  Belle & Sebastian - Like Dylan in the Movies (1996)
Black Flag - My War (1984)
Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five - White Lines (1983)
Husker Du - Don't Want to Know If you are Lonely (1986)
James Taylor - Your Smiling Face (1977)
Husker Du - Something I Learned Today (1984)
Mötley Crüe - Girls, Girls, Girls (1987)
Motley Crue - Without You (1989)
Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds - The Mercy Seat (1988)
Thin Lizzy - Jailbreak (1976)
Tuesday, 11.25.14 @ 01:18am
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About The Song Project, jtrichey wrote:
  Black Flag - My War (1984)
Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five - White Lines (1983)
Husker Du - Don't Want to Know If you are Lonely (1986)
Jane's Addiction - The Mountain Song (1988)
Linda Ronstadt - It's So Easy (1977)
Massive Attack - Butterfly Caught (2003)
The Pretenders - Middle of the Road (1983)
The Stone Roses - Love Spreads (1994)
Thin Lizzy - Jailbreak (1976)
X - 4th of July (1987)

White Lines is the only song on either of these votes that I feel is truly embarrassing that we have not put in yet. And so far I am only the 3rd vote out of 8 for it. Come on people!
Monday, 11.24.14 @ 23:57pm
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About the 2015 Nominees, Jason Voigt wrote:
  Thanks, Paul! I'm just sitting here chillin' while hearing and reading about my city being destroyed....
Monday, 11.24.14 @ 23:35pm
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About The Monkees, Jack wrote:
  "I mean Jimi Hendrix opened for them?
What should that tell you?"

It tells me what I think everyone really knows deep down. The little girls boo'd Hendrix off the stage because they were screaming for the boy band created by and for TV. Thankfully for the boys, the screaming helped drown out the fact that they sounded dreadful live.

Hendrix has been in the hall of fame for 22 years. The Monkees have never and will never be nominated. What should that tell you?
Monday, 11.24.14 @ 23:18pm
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About Phil Ochs, Marley wrote:
  "Though fashions changed and critics sneered
The songs that I have sung
Are just as true tonight as then
The struggle carries on
The struggle carries on"

When the song of freedom rings out loud
From valleys and from hills
Where people stand up for their rights
Phil Ochs is with us still
Phil Ochs inspires us still
Monday, 11.24.14 @ 22:56pm
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About The Everly Brothers, Sam wrote:
  Several errors in the above article, most notably the claim that the brothers continued to tour until 2014. Phil's emphysema ended the run in 2005. His voice was deeper than Don's at that point, and Don wouldn't lower the chords for him.

They remained almost entirely estranged from one another for the last decade of Phil's life. They could only have harmony on stage.
Monday, 11.24.14 @ 22:51pm
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About The Album Project, BSLO wrote:
  A Perfect Circle - Mer de Noms (2000)
Dream Theater - Images and Words (1992)
Korn - Follow the Leader (1998)
Marilyn Manson - Antichrist Superstar (1996)
Ozzy Osbourne - No More Tears (1991)
Tool - 10,000 Days (2006)
Monday, 11.24.14 @ 22:41pm
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About The Song Project, BSLO wrote:
  Jane's Addiction - The Mountain Song (1988)
Missy Elliott - Work It (2002)
Mötley Crüe - Girls, Girls, Girls (1987)
PJ Harvey - Good Fortune (2000)
Suicide - Frankie Teardrop (1977)
The Pretenders - Middle of the Road (1983)
The Stone Roses - Love Spreads (1994)
Thin Lizzy - Jailbreak (1976)
Wu-Tang Clan - Bring da Ruckus (1993)
X - 4th of July (1987)
Monday, 11.24.14 @ 22:39pm
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About Bryan Adams, Jimmy wrote:
  Bryan Guy Adams OC, OBC (Kingston, November 5, 1959) is a singer-songwriter, musician and Canadian photographer.

In 1991, his single (Everything I Do) I Do It for You remained for sixteen consecutive weeks at the top of the UK Singles Chart, still unbeaten record. His songs have been used for soundtracks of forty films. In over 30 years in business, has sold over 100 million copies, including albums and singles, all over the world, was No. 1 on the charts in over 40 countries, is the Canadian male artist with the highest number of sales and performed concerts worldwide.

Adams has increased its reputation in North America with his album Cuts Like a Knife and became a world star with his album Reckless 1984.Nel in 1991 published Waking Up the Neighbours album that included "(Everything I Do) I do It for You ", one of the Specified most sold worldwide. In 1993, he released his first greatest hits album So Far So Good, the collection contains the novel, hit single, Please Forgive Me.

For his contributions to the music, Adams has received numerous awards and nominations, including 18 Juno Awards among 56 nominations, 15 Grammy Award nominations, won a Grammy Award for best song written for a film, television or other media audio- visual; in 1992 he also won the MTV Video Music Awards, ASCAP, American Music Awards, two Ivor Novello Awards, and was nominated five times for the Golden Globe and three times for the Academy Award.

In addition to Canada, the success of Adams reached the quotes in the UK, Ireland, India, Portugal, Germany and the United States. In 2008, Bryan was ranked the 38th place on the list of All-Time Top Artists, the 50th anniversary of the Billboard Hot 100 Charts. From the beginning of his musical career, along with his friend Jim Vallance, wrote and co-produced songs for artists such as Kiss, Tina Turner, Motley Crue, Joe Cocker, Bonnie Raitt, Celine Dion, Rod Stewart, Bonnie Tyler, Loverboy, Carly Simon, Ronan Keating, Neil Diamond, Prism, Johnny Hallyday.

Adams addition to his performing career, from the late 90 alternates to the photographer. He worked for international magazines like Interview, Vanity Fair, Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, Esquire, and since 2004 he is co-founder of the magazine Zoo Magazine. He has also shot advertising campaigns for Guess? , Converse, Montblanc, John Richmond, Fred Perry, Escada, Carl Zeiss, Audi and more recently for Opel in Germany. In 2005, he received the Golden Camera in Berlin.

On January 13, 2010 received the Allan Waters Humanitarian Award for taking part in numerous concerts and charity campaigns during his career.

The March 22, 2011 Adams received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Monday, 11.24.14 @ 21:40pm
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About The Album Project, Greg F wrote:
  Porcupine Tree - In Absentia (2002)
Queensryche - Empire (1990)
Slayer - Divine Intervention (1994)
Symphony X - Paradise Lost (2007)
Anthrax - Persistence of Time (1990)
Deafheaven - Sunbather (2013)
Monday, 11.24.14 @ 21:27pm
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About The Song Project, Zoltan wrote:
  Belle & Sebastian - Like Dylan in the Movies (1996)
Eric B. and Rakim - I Know You Got Soul (1987)
Linda Ronstadt - Blue Bayou (1977)
Linda Ronstadt - It's So Easy (1977)
Missy Elliott - Work It (2002)
Mötley Crüe - Girls, Girls, Girls (1987)
Randy Newman and Lyle Lovett - You've Got a Friend in Me (1995)
The Flaming Lips - She Don’t Use Jelly (1993)
The Pretenders - I'll Stand By You (1994)
The Pretenders - Middle of the Road (1983)
Monday, 11.24.14 @ 21:22pm
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About The Song Project, Greg F wrote:
  Belle & Sebastian- Like Dylan in the Movies (1996)
Belle & Sebastian- The Model (2000)
Thin Lizzy- Jailbreak (1976)
Tom Waits- Sigapore (1985)
Suicide - Frankie Teardrop (1977)
The Flaming Lips - She Don’t Use Jelly (1993)
Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band- Ice Cream For Crow (1982)
Linda Ronstadt - Blue Bayou (1977)
Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds - The Mercy Seat (1988)
X- 4th of July (1987)
Monday, 11.24.14 @ 21:07pm
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About The Song Project, Telarock wrote:
  Darren

It is very difficult for me, as a smartfone user to input to this Song Project, it took a loooong time for me to just scroll down to the comment box. Can FRL maybe (possibly?) separate the genres? idk, to make shorter threads? I have a bunch of songs ranging from:
J J Cale - Cocaine (1976) to
Rose Royce - Wishing on a Star (1978) to
Rhianna - Disturbia (2008)
Could the above be in Voters Choice? You can respond at my email if possible.
Monday, 11.24.14 @ 21:01pm
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About Duran Duran, KING wrote:
   I think Duran Duran should be in Rock n Roll HOF for almost 40 years of quality & timeless music. Maybe, the question should be what did the selection committee see in the other candidates not Duran Duran? I know longevity is not always considered but a band still creating quality music 40 years later should be a plus. I cannot think of any reason Duran Duran why they should be left out of RRHOF. They have succeeded in albums sold, concert tours, Top 40 hits, popularity and chart topping hits. Just a great band. Deserve induction in 2015-2016. Other than Deep Purple and Chicago, I cant think of any bands who are more deserving. Keep up the fight Keep up the fight Kee p up the fight Enigmaticus! KING
Monday, 11.24.14 @ 20:18pm
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About the 2015 Nomination Predictions, rob wrote:
  What about The Cars
Monday, 11.24.14 @ 19:02pm
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About the Induction Criteria, Rick scullin wrote:
  Why no moody blues by any criteria
Monday, 11.24.14 @ 14:51pm
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About Revisited Projected Rankings, GFW wrote:
  pj harvey below weird al and my bloody valentine below journey smh ghandi didn't die for this.
Monday, 11.24.14 @ 14:48pm
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About Vanilla Fudge, GFW wrote:
  "The have been called by musc authorities the forerunner of heavy metal."

i just called the music cops and they told me metal was actually started by john denver so i dont know what this nonsense means.
Monday, 11.24.14 @ 14:43pm
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About The Song Project, The Aviator Dragon wrote:
  Belle & Sebastian - Like Dylan in the Movies (1996)
Black Flag - My War (1984)
Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five - White Lines (1983)
Husker Du - Don't Want to Know If you are Lonely (1986)
Husker Du - Something I Learned Today (1984)
Motley Crue - Without You (1989)
Mötley Crüe - Girls, Girls, Girls (1987)
The Flaming Lips - Race for the Prize (1999)
Thin Lizzy - Jailbreak (1976)
Tom Waits - Singapore (1985)
Monday, 11.24.14 @ 12:36pm
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About The Smiths, Barry wrote:
  The Smiths are at the top of the list (#1) on the FUTURE ROCK LEGENDS site, but are near the bottom (#12). If all you Smiths fans want to see the band inducted, you better place your votes there instead of here! Here, the list doesn't matter.
Monday, 11.24.14 @ 10:27am
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About Duran Duran, Dezmond wrote:
  Because it makes no sense.

There is no connection between the two, musically, other than Enigmaticus really likes them both. Is that enough? Perhaps.

Actually, I take that back. I now see the light. They have a lot in common now that I think about it. They both have guitar players. They both have bass players. They both have drummers. they both have some keyboards. Nevermind. They are musical soulmates. Of course they will tour together. I also hear that they plan on disbanding both groups and forming a new supergroup together called Rushuran.
Monday, 11.24.14 @ 10:08am
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About Rush, Enigmaticus wrote:
  Rush's thirteenth studio album, "Presto" is now 25 years old. After "Hold Your Fire" had pushed Rush into almost "new age" territory with songs like 'Tai Shan,' Rush had decided to diminish their keyboard dominated sound and return to a modern take on their original sound, with the guitar pushed to the foreground. "Presto" was the first album which had exhibited this new style.
Monday, 11.24.14 @ 08:39am
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About Duran Duran, Enigmaticus wrote:
  Why not?
Monday, 11.24.14 @ 08:27am
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About the 2015 Nominees, Paul in KY wrote:
  Excellent writeup on your induction predictions, Jason. Very sound logic, IMO.
Monday, 11.24.14 @ 08:25am
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About The Moody Blues, Enigmaticus wrote:
  It's good to know that Justin Hayward, aka, the "prog" father is still making music. Hopefully, The Moody Blues will tour again and receive a Rock Hall nomination later this year.
Monday, 11.24.14 @ 08:04am
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About The Song Project, Donnie wrote:
  My votes

Eric B. and Rakim- I Know You Got Soul
Eurythmics- Who's That Girl
James Taylor- Shower the People
Jane's Addiction- The Mountain Song
Linda Ronstadt- It's So Easy
Missy Elliot- Work It
Motley Crue- Girls Girls Girls
Suicide- Frankie Teardrop
The Pretenders- Middle of the Road
Thin Lizzy- Jailbreak
Monday, 11.24.14 @ 05:27am
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