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About King Crimson, Enigmaticus wrote:
  Rush was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame in 2013. Yes will be inducted into the Rock Hall in 2017. Will King Crimson be next?

Why should King Crimson be inducted?

Of their many members over the years, who should be inducted?
Saturday, 03.25.17 @ 06:34am
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About Elton John, Roy wrote:
Saturday, 03.25.17 @ 06:11am
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About Rush, Enigmaticus wrote:
  Which "prog" adjacent artists may benefit from the upcoming induction of Journey into the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame in April, 2017?


Which prog bands may also receive a nomination as a result of Journey's upcoming induction?


Saturday, 03.25.17 @ 05:28am
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About the 2017 Inductees, Enigmaticus wrote:

Talking Heads had been inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame in 2002 by Anthony Kiedis of the Red Hot Chili Peppers. Red Hot Chili Peppers had been inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame by Chris Rock.
Saturday, 03.25.17 @ 05:16am
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About The Moody Blues, Enigmaticus wrote:
  According to Wikipedia,

The Moody Blues' "rich symphonic sound" influenced groups such as Yes, Genesis, the Electric Light Orchestra and Deep Purple. They also helped make synthesizers and philosophy "part of the rock mainstream".[2]

Yet, they have been waiting outside, while other acts, primarily punk rock and hip hop artists have been inducted.

Will The Moody Blues become the fifth major progressive rock act inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame?
Saturday, 03.25.17 @ 05:08am
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About George Thorogood, John wyant wrote:
  He is old school roots rock and roll. Hard working amazing guitar player and distinctive voice. I will personally be upset if such a hard working constantly touring fir his fans at age 67 if he never makes it. Please vote him in.
Saturday, 03.25.17 @ 03:46am
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About James Cotton, Roy wrote:
  James Cotton RIP
Thursday, 03.23.17 @ 23:24pm
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About Boston, Roy wrote:

Former Boston Drummer Sib Hashian Dies at Age 67 on Cruise
Thursday, 03.23.17 @ 23:20pm
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About Conor Oberst, Tim Moder wrote:
  Meet me at the station way down low!
Thursday, 03.23.17 @ 22:23pm
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About The Donnas, Paul in KY wrote:
  Got their album 'Spend the Night'. Holy crap, what an album. Every song, killer! If you like Rock & Roll, you need this album!
Thursday, 03.23.17 @ 13:20pm
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About Rock Hall Projected, Nicky Joe wrote:
  The Velvet Underground
New York City, New York
1964-1973, 1990
Inducted Members: Lou Reed, John Cale, Sterling Morrison, Maureen Tucker, Nico and Doug Yule
Inducted by Thurston Moore in 1992

Sweet Jane
Rock 'n' Roll
Venus in Furs with Thurston Moore, Lee Ronaldo and Kim Gordon

If there's only band that truly is bohemian, that's The Velvet Underground. Emerging in the 1960's from New York City they weren't just a rock band, they were a rock band that pushed the boundaries for music in general and you can hear incredibly early traces of punk, industrial, glam, goth, prog and the alternative scene and experimental music in general and their debut record which was a collab with Nico is one of the greatest albums ever made and often appears high on many greatest album lists with it's strong sense of psychedelia and pop smarts as well as extreme experimentation with tunes like Heroin and Venus in Furs being called two of the greatest songs ever made. Lyrically, they're extremely dark and deal with issues such as drug abuse and prostitution with these tunes all being written by the amazing Lou Reed who has established himself as a true rebel in the rock genre and is known for his defensive nature to interviewers and reporters though despite all this the band has barely seen any success outside of the indie bands being influenced by them over here but overseas (especially in the U.K.) they're a very popular group and most people will know at least a few songs from them. Tons of groups all over the music scene including The Ramones, The Clash, The Sex Pistols, The Stooges, David Bowie, Roxy Music, U2, Joy Division, The Cure, R.E.M., Sonic Youth, Soundgarden, Nirvana, Jane's Addiction, Patti Smith Group, Killing Joke, Nick Cave, Talking Heads, The Cars, Blue Öyster Cult, The Cult, Throbbing Gristle, Dinosaur Jr., Pixies, The Smiths, The Pretenders, New York Dolls, Duran Duran, Echo & The Bunnymen, Gang of Four, My Bloody Valentine, Hüsker Dü, Hanoi Rocks, The Jesus & Mary Chain, Black Flag, Siouxsie & The Banshees, The Flaming Lips, Throbbing Gristle, Suicide, Television and many others have cited The Velvet Underground as a major influence on their music and it sure is understandable.
Thursday, 03.23.17 @ 13:09pm
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About Boston, dmg wrote:
  RIP Sib Hashian. :(
Thursday, 03.23.17 @ 11:52am
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About Love, Happy wrote:
  I have to agree with Bill....Love is fantastic.. Arthur Lee was a head of his time.. He had a great band....The bottom end top the top Great live and recorded
Wednesday, 03.22.17 @ 22:43pm
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About Foreigner, RCW wrote:
  Foriegner was a great band with great song writing, great vocals, great musicians, sold a ton of albums and much better band than at least half of the inductees. Anyone that doesn't have some unusual bias against them should agree that they should be in the Rock and Roll hall of fame.
Wednesday, 03.22.17 @ 12:04pm
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About Rock Hall Projected, Nicky Joe wrote:
  Iron Maiden
London, England
Inducted Members: Steve Harris, Dave Murray, Paul Di'anno, Clive Burr, Dennis Stratton, Adrian Smith, Bruce Dickinson, Nicko McBrain, Janick Gers and Blaze Bayley
Inducted by Scott Ian and Frank Bello in 2010

Run to the Hills
The Trooper
The Number of the Beast with Scott Ian and Frank Bello

After the punk movement lost steam, many genres began emerging like goth and post-punk but there was also heavy metal specifically, the New Wave of British Heavy Metal and Iron Maiden was it's leader. The band itself combines heavy metal with progressive rock, blues and even traces of punk though Steve Harris strongly denies this but you can see how Paul Di'anno and Clive Burr were influenced by this. The musical talent of the band is unreal with the amazing duel guitar attack that now is a triple attack from Dave Murray, Adrian Smith and Janick Gers with their amazing ability to riff and solo. The thunderous drumming from Clive Burr who was replaced by the proficient drumming of Nicko McBrain, The bluesy, punk vocals from Paul Di'anno and Blaze Bayley whilst Bruce Dickinson gives you operatic screeches. Then there's the bands leader who has seen it all through. Steve Harris' basslines (who is arguably the greatest songwriter in metal) which gives this pure crunch through the guitar, drums and vocals and thankfully doesn't get too buried in to the mix with some of his most impressive lines including "Running Free, Wrathchild, The Trooper, The Duellists, For the Greater Good of God, Hallowed be thy Name (their anthem song), Where Eagles Dare, Powerslave, Phantom of the Opera and many others. Their work should never be overlooked specifically their first seven records and 2000's Brave New World show off what a talented band this is. Many bands have cited Iron Maiden as an influence including Metallica, Megadeth, Slayer, Anthrax, Pantera, Slipknot, Dream Theater, Alice in Chains, Kurt Cobain of Nirvana, My Chemical Romance, Mercyful Fate, Avenged Sevenfold, Opeth, the Power Metal scene in Germany and Scandinavia and you can really see why.
Wednesday, 03.22.17 @ 10:22am
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About Rock Hall Projected, Nicky Joe wrote:
  Talking Heads
New York City, New York
Inducted Members: David Bryne, Tina Weymouth, Chris Frantz and Jerry Harrison
Inducted by Vernon Reid in 2002

Once in a Lifetime
Burnin' Down the House
Psycho Killer

The New York punk scene in the 1970s was a very fascinating scene. You had full on rockers like The Ramones, rebellious legends like Patti Smith Group, disco floor dancers like Blondie, arty groups like Television and many, many more. Then there's Talking Heads who was quite out there in comparison. Combining art rock with punk and funk as well as paving the way for new wave alongside Blondie as well as post-punk to certain extensions. There are many things which defined the band whether it's the guitar work, the art rock-esque vocals from David Bryne, Tina Weymouth's funky, catchy bass lines and being one of the first true female rockers which is something we sadly don't see often, the drum lines from Chris Frantz and the guitars from Jerry Harrison all come together and make this amazing sound. Then they have made some truly amazing records including their 1977 debut record, 1979's Fear of Music, 1983's Speaking in Tongues, 1985's Little Creatures but most importantly, 1980s' Remain in Light its influences from African music helping define the record. Unfortunately, high tension and feuding between the members, they split up, leaving a long legacy behind them. Influencing Red Hot Chili Peppers, R.E.M., Living Colour, Primus, Radiohead, Pearl Jam, Joy Division, Gang of Four, No Doubt, Phish, The B-52's and many many more.
Wednesday, 03.22.17 @ 10:03am
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About Rock Hall Projected, Nicky Joe wrote:
  Patti Smith Group
New York City, New York, United States
1974-1979, 1988, 1995-present
Inducted Members: Patti Smith, Lenny Kaye, Richard Sohl, Ivan Kral, Jay Dee Daugherty, Bruce Brody, Fred Sonic Smith, Oliver Ray and Tony Shanahan
Inducted by Michael Stipe in 2006

Because the Night
Free Money
People Have the Power
Gloria with Michael Stipe, Courtney Love and Allen Lanier

If there is woman who truly fits punk, it's Patti Smith. Combining this pre punk sound with blazing guitar solos from Lenny Kaye and other genres like folk, hard rock and reggae alongside amazing drum lines from Jay Dee Daugherty as well as bass and keyboard riffs alongside one of the greatest debut albums of all time in the form of 1975's "Horses" which is seen as a cornerstone in proto-punk. The true highlight is Patti Smith with her amazing lyricisms and even wrote lyrics for the hard rock group Blue Öyster Cult and wrote some really rebellious lines such as "Jesus died for somebody's sins but not mine" which she added on to her rocking cover of the Van Morrison tune and has established herself as a true rebellious icon. Tons of groups including R.E.M., U2, The Smiths, The Cult, Hole, Madonna, The Cult, Garbage, Siouxsie & The Banshees, The Pretenders, L7, Sleater-Kinney and PJ Harvey have openly acknowledged Patti Smith Group as an influence and it's easy to understand why.
Wednesday, 03.22.17 @ 09:19am
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About Rock Hall Projected, Nicky Joe wrote:
  Joy Division
Manchester, England
Inducted Members: Bernand Sumner, Peter Hook, Ian Curtis and Stephen Morris
Inducted by Jaz Coleman and Kevin "Geordie" Walker in 2004

Love Will Tear us Apart
All are performed with Jaz Coleman, Kevin "Geordie" Walker and Paul Raven

If there's one band where you can really see the earliest traces of alternative rock, goth, industrial and many others. It's Joy Division. Taking the punk sound that defined the late 1970's and fusing it with more experimental tendencies resulted in the pioneering of the post-punk genre. Their dark sound also paved the way for goth (and even industrial to some extent). In the band, there was drummer Stephen Morris who provided these rhythmic, memorable drum lines whilst Sumner produced some dark, impressive guitar riffs and well as gloomy synthesisers. Then there's Peter Hook who created these amazing bass lines that helped define their rhythm section but at the top of their totem pole is Ian Curtis. His vocal style is dark and soft spoken and perfectly fits in with the gothic atmosphere of Joy Division. Lyrically Joy Division is very dark, they don't beat around the bush with light hearted poppy numbers that are all about how life is great and partying and there's not a thing wrong with their lives. No, they wrote about haunting subjects; mainly mental illness, this mostly comes down to Ian Curtis' health problems (both physically (seeing as how he was epileptic) and mentally (due to his clinical depression) and schism he caused between himself and his wife and was also cheating on her which didn't make things better and by May of 1980. Curtis had sank extremely deeply in to depression and ended his life by hanging himself, he was only 23 years old. The band's legacy has since been cemented after the death of Ian Curtis with many bands including Radiohead, The Smashing Pumpkins, Jane's Addiction, Killing Joke, Soundgarden, Faith no More, U2, Nine Inch Nails, The Cure, The Smiths, Ministry, Depeche Mode, The Cult, The Jesus & Mary Chain and many others as well their two studio albums, 1979's Unknown Pleasures and 1980's Closer being honoured as two of the greatest albums of their time.

Wednesday, 03.22.17 @ 06:07am
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About The Offspring, KING wrote:
  Thinking about adding The Offspring to my 2017-2018 nominations list. Gone Away is such a powerful song and they just have a signature sound. Remember I was 19 I think when The Offspring and Come Out And Play exploded onto the scene. Dexter Holland has a powerful voice. I wonder if he could break a pane of glass or knock down a cardboard box house singing. Green Day & The Offspring were on a similar track but American Idiot vaulted Green Day ahead. I believe The Offspring will be nominated and inducted in the next 5-10 years. KING
Wednesday, 03.22.17 @ 01:08am
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About The Moody Blues, KING wrote:
It's the Moody Blues year in 2017-2018 nomination and induction. Moody fans continue to rally and make posts expressing the merits of this legendary band. Prog has made some inroads last few years with Rush, ELO, Deep Purple (Prog Adjacent) and Yes inductions.
Maybe, these Moody Blues guys are immortal or maybe God will keep these excellent musicians alive until they receive their rightful place in the RRHOF. KING
Wednesday, 03.22.17 @ 00:50am
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About T. Rex, Brendan wrote:
  T-Rex should absolutely be inducted into the Hall of Fame, especially since they are on VH1's 100 Greatest Artists of Rock and Roll.
Tuesday, 03.21.17 @ 22:56pm
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About The Moody Blues, Ben wrote:
  This is something I don't understand. My Fav group is actually the Who. They were inducted into the Hall immediately when eligible wayy back in 1990. So their great works like Tommy, Who's Next and Quadrophenia have been acknowledged. Other greats like The Doors, Grateful Dead, Elton John, David Bowie, Jefferson Airplane and Pink Floyd followed along with many others. Eric Clapton is also a fav of mine and was inducted with out a problem. Steely Dan, Paul Simon and on an on.

So we have to wonder what happened to the Moody Blues? It makes us say What the heck happened. I was excited when the ones above were inducted. But then I came to realize the Hall's great weaknesses. Elvis Costello, Talking Heads and Blondie are good ones inducted. That should not be a reason to exclude acts older like the Moody Blues. They have caught up on old acts like the Hollies, Donovan and others. And still No Moody Blues.
Tuesday, 03.21.17 @ 08:56am
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About Robert Palmer, ALEX wrote:
  There is always wonder in how some artists can be overlooked and amazement as to how others where selected for the top honor. Through all the years THat I have witnessed rock and roll evolve the following should have been enrolled; Johnnie Brunette, Chubby Checker, almost all past R AND B PERFORMERS ACCROSS THE MUSICverse.
Monday, 03.20.17 @ 19:27pm
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About Chuck Berry, Rick Vendl II wrote:
  Rockaria! by Electric Light Orchestra, for Chuck Berry... 8-)
Monday, 03.20.17 @ 02:32am
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About Scott Joplin, Philip wrote:
  Piano rolls are more akin to music boxes though. Actually, not even that. More like sheet music, because each performance will sound different based on the piano it's played on, whereas a reproduction format that actually captures the sound of the artist as they perform it will presumably sound (relatively) pretty much the same whether you play it on a cassette, a CD, a record, etc. Or whether you play it on one CD player or another. Not the same at all.
Sunday, 03.19.17 @ 21:28pm
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About Nazareth, Scott Forsythe wrote:
  Yes Nazareth should be in great music through the years and ever evolving sound Dan McCafferty had the best Rock voice ever.
Sunday, 03.19.17 @ 13:52pm
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About Nazareth, Scott Forsythe wrote:
  Yes Nazareth should be in great music through the years and ever evolving sound Dan McCafferty had the best Rock voice ever.
Sunday, 03.19.17 @ 13:51pm
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About Cher, Lilly1986 wrote:
  kinda like how they made her look like a biker in Mask or like a make-up free lesbian in Silkwood. I doubt Bob Mackie will design the wardrobe for this movie. Off the rack from Sears or K-Mart.
Sunday, 03.19.17 @ 12:09pm
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About Chuck Berry, Rick Vendl II wrote:
  May Chuck Berry rest in peace. :'(

It looks likely now that Roll Over Beethoven could very well be sung by Jeff Lynne's ELO for the 2017 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony closing jam.

Sunday, 03.19.17 @ 11:53am
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About Scott Joplin, Timothy wrote:
  Philip, you're technically wrong, he recorded a few on piano roll, an analog recording format
Sunday, 03.19.17 @ 00:25am
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About Roy Rogers, Timothy wrote:
  Brian, are you really that ignorant?,Roy's guitar work alone is influential and then you add in his on stage persona, that western persona is up there Frank Sinatra's cool cat persona, both defined how musicians get on stage and perform a show, sure the concerts and guitar work he did are not as elaborate or as fancy as they are today but this is ware it started, rock owes him a lot
Sunday, 03.19.17 @ 00:15am
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About Chuck Berry, Joe wrote:
  I think the greatest tribute to Chuck Berry--even greater than membership in the inaugural class of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame--is on Voyager I. Among the recordings, including greetings in 55 different languages, is a sampling of the music of various cultures. Amid the religious chants, the baroque, classical, Navajo chants and traditional music is, representative of rock and roll, "Johnny B. Goode."

Most of the Rock and Roll we hear on the radio is heard around the world. Chuck Berry's has gone beyond the universe.
Saturday, 03.18.17 @ 22:54pm
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About Chuck Berry, Joe wrote:
  Wow, of the first class of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, only Fats Domino, Don Everly, Jerry Lee Lewis and Little Richard are left.

Rest in Peace Chuck Berry, 1926-2017.
Saturday, 03.18.17 @ 22:37pm
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About Chuck Berry, Jason Voigt wrote:
  RIP Chuck Berry. I was very fortunate to see him live five times during his late years, as well as meeting him and shaking his hand. Personal life and controversy aside, he helped inspire so many. I mean, the Beatles, the Beach Boys, the Dead have all covered him. If it wasn't for Chuck, Mick Jagger and Keith Richards would not have started a band. I could keep going, but the legends have kept his influence alive. When I saw Aerosmith and Bruce Springsteen perform live in St. Louis, they both did a Chuck Berry song. Chuck loved St. Louis, and I was proud that he was from my home city. Despite all his troubles, he continued to do what he loved all the time - performing.
Saturday, 03.18.17 @ 19:56pm
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About Chuck Berry, Happy wrote:
  This is a day in rock we reflect...RIP MR BERRY..
So many have left us in the last few months
Saturday, 03.18.17 @ 19:37pm
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About Chuck Berry, Philip wrote:
  Hail! Hail! Rock And Roll!

Thank you for everything Chuck.

Rest in peace.
Saturday, 03.18.17 @ 19:33pm
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About Chuck Berry, Gass3268 wrote:
  “If you tried to give rock and roll another name, you might call it 'Chuck Berry.” - John Lennon

Saturday, 03.18.17 @ 18:21pm
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About Sister Sledge, Happy wrote:
  Very sad.. A beautiful and talented lady.. Seems so many of our musical legends are passing ......
Pray for world peace
Friday, 03.17.17 @ 23:16pm
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About Love, Bill McGuire wrote:
  182 bands have covered LOVE songs spanning decades. Some: Alice Cooper, Electric Prunes, Fever Tree, The Hooters, Lenny Kravitz, Matthew Sweet & Susanna Hoffs, Mazzy Star, The Move, Ramones, Robert Plant, Rush, Sarah Brightman, Urge Overkill, & the Velvet Underground to name a few. That partially explains why albums 1-4 have remained in my listening rotation for 50 years. If nothing else, listen to Forever Changes 10 times. Author, Andrew Hultkrans wrote this about FC album: "It takes work to scale these walls, more work than most causal listeners are willing to endure, but as with any heightened understanding of a great work of art, the rewards are life-informing and affirming. Be forewarned: Forever Changes initially resists interpretation, even ordinary enjoyment, and requires many spins before it casts its odd spell; once it does, though, it will beguile, baffle, challenge, and thrill you for your remaining days." Arthur Lee was the primary songwriter & lead singer & his fondest wish was to be inducted into the R&RHofF. Do yourselves a favor and find as much LOVE music as you can on YouTube & give it a good listen. I have many cds and albums in my collection form many different bands, but LOVE has remained my favorite. Cheers on this Saint Patrick's Day 2017. Induct this band & Arthur Lee.
Friday, 03.17.17 @ 15:07pm
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About The Moody Blues, Enigmaticus wrote:

I agree completely with your previous posting. I think that was one of your best overall posts as well. Congratulations!
Friday, 03.17.17 @ 10:50am
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