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About the 2016 Nomination Predictions, Rick Vendl II wrote:
  Electric Light Orchestra - The GRAMMY performance with Jeff Lynne and Richard Tandy, then the Paul McCartney, BeyoncĂ©, Taylor Swift, Haim Sisters, Nicole Kidman, Keith Urban and overall crowd reaction should hopefully put ELO over the top for 2015-2016 Rock Hall induction, also, Los Angeles is where Jeff Lynne resides!

8-)

Remainder

Smashing Pumpkins
Nine Inch Nails
De La Soul
N.W.A
Chic
Johnny Burnette & The Rock 'n' Roll Trio
The Marvelettes
Joe Cocker
Tommy James & The Shondells
Eurythmics
Dionne Warwick
The Spinners
The J. Geils Band
Chicago
Friday, 08.28.15 @ 09:59am
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About The Song Project, Donnie wrote:
  1. The Real Me- 3 pts
2. Bargain- 2 pts
3. You Better You Bet- 1 pt
Friday, 08.28.15 @ 08:54am
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About The Album Project, Donnie wrote:
  Tie-breaker Vote

1. John Wesley Harding (1967) (3 pts)
2. Nashville Skyline (1969) (2 pts)
3. Modern Times (2006) (1 pt)
Friday, 08.28.15 @ 08:52am
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About the 2016 Nomination Predictions, Tim C wrote:
  Has no one ever heard of Three Dog Night? They are so snubbed, they don't even make anyone's list of snubbed bands.
Friday, 08.28.15 @ 08:35am
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About the 2016 Nomination Predictions, Donnie wrote:
  To continue with my post, the Hall has a huge problem on it's hands, but the question is can they fix it, and if they can, then how they do it?

I've been thinking about this for awhile, and I think I have a two step solution that could get them back on the right track. Of course, it'll never happen. We're just peons on an internet message board, what do we know? lol. But in all honesty, I think it would really go a long way in making things fair and balanced, and also allow them to play catch-up with long overdue snubs, while not allowing it to happen with the upcoming artists that are gonna be eligible.

The first step is simple, the other is a bit more complicated.

1. They need to go back to seven inductees like there was through most of the 90's. The 90's groups were the best ones, because there ware so many worthy, no-brainer inductees, but also enough to put more overlooked artists in there as well. When you have such a limited amount of inductees, you're either gonna miss the more obscure artists, or you're gonna have major snubs that get passed over for those more obscure, less thought about acts. 7-8 acts per class will get it just right. Obviously, we modeled our mock Hall induction ceremonies on having 7 inductees per class. And I think most here would agree our timeline of inductees turned out much better than the real Hall's has.

2. The second step is more complicated, and some would probably disagree, but I think it's a good idea.

I actually think that the Hall should officially separate their Performers inductees by different categories. Those categories would be by era. If we're gonna have a 7 inductee class, then there should be three categories with a set amount of nominees and inductees for each category/era. The first era would be 80's and 90's (newly eligible). Each class would have to have 4 inductees in this group. The next category would be 70's. There has to be 2 inductees in this category. The final one would be 50's and 60's, and there has to be one inductee for this group.

As far as the nomination ballot. I think each year should now be a 20 artist ballot, also divided by categories/era. There would be 10 nominees from the 80's/90's (Newly Eligible) category for the voters to choose from. For the 70's category, there would be 6 nominees on the ballot for the voters to choose from. And for the 50's/60's category, there would be 4 artists on the ballot for voters to choose from.

Between the 10 nominated 80's/90's (Newly Eligible) category, the 4 artists that get the most votes would be inducted.

Between the 6 nominated artists in the 70's category, the 2 artists with the most votes would be inducted.

And between the 4 artists nominated in the 50's/60's category, the 1 artist with the most votes would get inducted.

I would even be okay with the idea of splitting up the Nominating Committee by which era they are more of an expert in. Obviously people like Steve Van Zandt, Jann Wenner, etc would be perfectly suited for the 50's, 60's category. Tom Morello and Questlove would be more suited for either the 70's or 80's/90's categories. That way you don't have Steve Van Zandt bitching about 90's alt-rock or 80's pop stars being on the ballot and not his next favorite garage rock group. Things like that would be stopped for the most part.

Doing it by this format would ensure that no decade gets snubbed anymore. There would be fair representation in all eras. And if you do this over a 10 year period at least, you will pretty much get rid of any 50's (and 60's for that matter) snubs. You'd just about get rid of the 70's snubs as that would be 14 artists from the 70's that would be inducted over a 10 year period. Obviously that would still leave some, but if you go for the very best (Deep Purple, Kraftwerk, the New York Dolls, Electric Light Orchestra, Chic, etc.) you could really make some headway on the 70's. The 80's would get some major catch-up, potentially, and the 90's would be more likely to not fall in the same trap that the 70's and 80's fell in by developing a huge backlog of artists.


Obviously genres would not matter. The categories would be by decades/eras. If the 70's committee wanted to nominate all 70's R&B acts on the ballot, then so be it. Or 70's hard rock, or all 70's punk, whatever).


Obviously, this would never happen, but I really think this format could be a great change for the Hall and really fix some of the problems they put on themselves.
Friday, 08.28.15 @ 08:20am
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About the 2016 Nomination Predictions, Donnie wrote:
  I agree whole-heartedly with Cheesecrop's posts about the state of 90's rock bands and where the Hall is going with them.

He pointed it out perfectly. The Hall is getting in a bad pattern, yet again, that will lead to a huge backlog down the road. From about 1990-2001, the Hall mostly got it right, getting most of the major/important groups of the late 60's/early 70's inducted within about 4 years of being eligible (for the most part). It's when the Hall went down to 5 inductee classes for the majority of the 2000's, is when they really started to develop a huge backlog of worthy artists. Mostly with artists from the second half of the 70's, and of course the 80's.

Unfortunately this has resulted in the Hall having to and trying to play catch-up over the last few years with this era. The classes of 2013 and 2014 did a great job in getting some of the major snubs of the 70's inducted while inducing two major late 80's and early 90's acts (Public Enemy and Nirvana). 2015 did a solid job as well.

The problem now is, that with the Hall trying to hard to play catch-up when the majority of the best 70's acts should've already been in by now, now major 90's groups are coming up and already getting lost in the shuffle. Soundgarden is the perfect example. They are a band that should've at least been nominated for the 2013 class, easily. There was no real major 90's bands that became eligible that year, so that should've been their moment. And it was passed upon.

We're at the point now where every year there should be two 90's rock band inductees, and one rap inductee, in order to keep the worthy inductees going in at the proper rate. Obviously there would be some snubs along the way no matter what, but it wouldn't be the major, big time groups.

Honestly, they got it right in 2012 with Guns N' Roses, RHCP, and the Beastie Boys, two groups that were huge in the 80's, and then all three were also huge in the 90's. That was in all honestly, the most 90's centric class the Hall has had yet. 2013 should've had Soundgarden and the Pixies (or Jane's Addiction) among the nominees. 2014 could've had Nirvana and Sonic Youth. This year could've been Green Day and Nine Inch Nails. Then for the 2016 class, Alice in Chains and Smashing Pumpkins. 2017, Pearl Jam (and Tupac). Then in 2018, you've got a choice of two of the three between Radiohead, Beck, and Rage Against the Machine. And whichever of the two doesn't get the nod (probably Beck), they could be inducted the following year. If they went with that route, by 2021, the majority of the biggest bands of the 90's would already be in. Which would leave room for Oasis, Weezer, and maybe Blur. And they'd be well on their way to getting it right with the 90's.

But they seem to be on the path of only inducting one major 90's rock group per year at this point, and that's gonna make for a huge 90's rock backlog that will go on for a long time, if they don't correct it now.

But again, there's still so many 80's and a good amount of 70's, and even a few big 60's snubs that need addressed too.

I've said it for a long time, but the Hall really screwed themselves up long term, by going to 5 inductees per class for so many years.
Friday, 08.28.15 @ 08:00am
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About Duran Duran, Enigmaticus wrote:
  KING,

Thank you for supporting Duran Duran. I think that the media's criticism of the band has changed in recent years. I do not think that their earlier works have been dismissed as much as they had been previously. I also think that John Taylor's most recent statement about Duran Duran always having had a dark, progressive side helps to explain their longevity. Generally speaking, many "progressive rock" bands have had very long careers, Pink Floyd had been in existence for nearly 50 years. The Moody Blues are approaching their 49th year as a "progressive rock" band. Yes and Rush are both 47 years old. Styx is 43 years old. E.L.O. is 43 years old. Kansas has been in existence for 42 years. Duran Duran is 37 years old. Longevity appears to be part of the DNA of "art rock/progressive rock" bands.
Friday, 08.28.15 @ 06:51am
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About the 2016 Nomination Predictions, Cheesecrop wrote:
  Chicago as a group we can say were prog Adjacent in their early days by Innovating Jazz Rock. Their first 3 albums show that off.

Posted by Ben on Thursday, 08.27.15 @ 06:33am
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Ben - Question. What do you think about the Doors, in all this?

A lot of times you'll read about Jazz Rock, and the writer(s) inevitably start w/Miles Davis, and mention Chicago, Blood, Sweat, and Tears, Herbie Hancock, maybe Steely Dan, etc. The Doors are often left out, yet they definitely had a jazz component to the sound. They beat all those other groups to the charts first, by at least two yrs., and sometimes three or more.

I'm not arguing that the Doors are "progressive rock" in any way, shape, or form. What is interesting, though, is that the Doors are approaching jazz rock at the same time that Davis is supposed to be "inventing" it - and they're coming at it from a diff. angle.

Just interested in your take on the Doors, & whether they have a hand in innovating Jazz rock, as you suggest w/Chicago.
Friday, 08.28.15 @ 06:37am
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About the 2016 Nomination Predictions, Cheesecrop wrote:
  Cheesecrop,

Why are you putting the priority on Alice In Chains over Soundgarden? Soundgarden was more popular, more critically acclaimed, on the ground floor of the creation of grunge which AIC wasn't, and Chris Cornell's numerous other projects (Temple of the Dog/Audioslave/solo work) and Rock Hall speeches would give him the easy edge. I'm not sure objectively if AIC has anything over Soundgarden. If you give AIC credit for influence on alternative metal, Soundgarden was there too. I think AIC probably did have more other bands directly ripping off their sound, but that's the only thing I can think of...

I think most people aren't listing AIC because they see Soundgarden as next in line, and Soundgarden probably won't get in until a couple years after Pearl Jam does also.

Posted by Sean on Thursday, 08.27.15 @ 23:32pm
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Sean -

I edited your post down slightly.

If it sounds as though I am trying to place Alice over Soundgarden, that's not necessarily the case. Personally, I think SG should've gone in w/in the first 2 to 3 ballots. As it stands, I think the Hall is waiting till next yr., as they may wish to have a Pearl Jam/Soundgarden double bill at the top, if only for the television coverage.

I bring up AIC because I don't want them to be forgotten (hence the "Ringo" connection). I've always though AIC had a distinctive sound, compared to the other acts that Roy had listed in his post. Actually, they're all fairly distinctive compared to one another. In reality, I'm probably pressing for Alice over NIN. My fear is that Alice will be lost in what's coming up.

As an example, when SG was first on the ballot, they had the misfortune to be in the same debut class as Guns N' Roses, which pretty much guaranteed a 1st ballot call was not in the works. Since then, though, you never hear their name mentioned. You could say that Nirvana/Green Day put the kibosh on their recent chances, but what's telling is that often only one modern act is being inducted. This is usually for TV purposes.

Everyone here is presuming that both the Pumpkins & NIN are double-billing it this year. What if they're not, though? What if one takes it, and the other is left off? Wait another yr., and Pearl Jam has it. Wait a yr. afterwards, and Radiohead (we presume) has it. In other words, what if the Hall simply starts inducting a single modern act, and Only a single act, for TV purposes? All you have to do is look around this site & see the yelling over leftover 80's acts to acknowledge the backlog.

It's hilarious when I think about the article from June that talks about the changes on the Committee. I love how some of those in the article are suggesting that older acts will suffer for the Hall's push towards youth. If anything, younger acts (relative term here, meaning 80's/90's) have been suffering at the hands of the older acts for yrs. They were the ones who drew back on the inductees, thus causing the backlog. Now their dumping it on the youth?!

In all honesty, I think that the 2016 class really will be a PJ/SG top of the line double-bill. Thing is, if it's not - and SG get's kicked down the line again - this time their going down the line w/AIC. They may also be going w/the Pumpkins or NIN. They may also be joined by Blur... and later, Weezer... & maybe someone else, and someone else...

I think you get where I'm coming from. No one wants to admit it, but really IS time for double, and even triple, modern classes to start.

:)
Friday, 08.28.15 @ 06:21am
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About Joe South, howard kernes wrote:
  How can I get Joe's name nominated for this award/
Friday, 08.28.15 @ 03:54am
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About M.C. Hammer, Bill G. wrote:
  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I7-w88XQiRM

*****M.C. Hammer*****

The Rise and Fall of Rap's First Superstar
Friday, 08.28.15 @ 02:13am
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About The Song Project, Darren wrote:
  Bargain - 3
You Better You Bet - 2
The Real Me - 1
Friday, 08.28.15 @ 01:14am
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About The Album Project, Darren wrote:
  Sorry about that. Here's the correct tiebreaker. Please note that I've extended the tiebreaker voting for an extra day.
_______________________

Voting is now closed.

Here are the final results (let me know ASAP if there are any errors):

Bob Dylan - John Wesley Harding (1967) - 8
Bob Dylan - Modern Times (2006) - 8
Bob Dylan - Nashville Skyline (1969) - 8

______________________

The Basement Tapes (1975) - 7
Tempest (2012) - 7

Planet Waves (1974) - 0


The following albums will be involved in a tiebreaker vote:

Bob Dylan - John Wesley Harding (1967)
Bob Dylan - Modern Times (2006)
Bob Dylan - Nashville Skyline (1969)

Anyone who voted in this Artist Vote is eligible to vote in the tiebreaker. To vote, rank all 3 albums in order of preference. The top-ranked album will receive 3 points, the second-highest will receive 2 points and so on.

The two albums that receive the most points will be inducted. The losing album will be automatically nominated for the September Album Project.

Voting will end at 10 PM Central on Saturday the 29th.
Friday, 08.28.15 @ 01:04am
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About The Song Project, jtrichey wrote:
  1. The Who - You Better You Bet (1981)
2. The Who - Bargain (1971)
3. The Who - The Real Me (1973)
Thursday, 08.27.15 @ 23:39pm
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About the 2016 Nomination Predictions, Sean wrote:
  Cheesecrop,

Why are you putting the priority on Alice In Chains over Soundgarden? Soundgarden was more popular, more critically acclaimed, on the ground floor of the creation of grunge which AIC wasn't, and Chris Cornell's numerous other projects (Temple of the Dog/Audioslave/solo work) and Rock Hall speeches would give him the easy edge. I'm not sure objectively if AIC has anything over Soundgarden. If you give AIC credit for influence on alternative metal, Soundgarden was there too. I think AIC probably did have more other bands directly ripping off their sound, but that's the only thing I can think of...

I think most people aren't listing AIC because they see Soundgarden as next in line, and Soundgarden probably won't get in until a couple years after Pearl Jam does also. Smashing Pumpkins and Nine Inch Nails meanwhile were unique enough as far as mainstream acts were concerned that it's hard to think of a lot of bands likely to be nominated who are in the same categories...

However, I'm still leaning towards expecting no first ballot nominees at all this year.
Thursday, 08.27.15 @ 23:32pm
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About the 2016 Nomination Predictions, David wrote:
  Why not include Peter Frampton and Cheap Trick? Both are on tour together and both have been around long enough that they should at least be considered to be nominated for the rock hall. Besides both have put out great live albums.
Thursday, 08.27.15 @ 23:25pm
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About Jeff Healey, Roy wrote:
  The Jeff Healey Band
Thursday, 08.27.15 @ 23:20pm
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About Edie Brickell, Roy wrote:
  Edie Brickell and the New Bohemians
Thursday, 08.27.15 @ 23:19pm
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About Duran Duran, KING wrote:
  Was surfing the music videos and found Notorious. Outstanding song! My sister loved that song. Duran Duran has delivered hits in the 80's, 90's, 2000's. I think music critics and writers underestimated Duran's creativity and love of music. It's probably what's keeping Duran Duran from induction now. There's still some in the music industry that wrote disparaging columns and reviews on Duran. That they were a fad band,would not last 5 years, a teeny bobbers band etc. Duran Duran 37 years and still going strong. Making exciting music in 2015 and beyond.
With the new CD Paper Gods, Duran Duran has placed a punctuation mark on an already RRHOF career. It's an injustice Duran Duran has yet to be considered when they were one of the 80's biggest bands and are more deserving than bands already inducted. Time for all those music critics and writers to admit they were wrong about Duran Duran. DD for Induction 2015-2016!!! KINg
Thursday, 08.27.15 @ 21:48pm
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About The Song Project, BSLO wrote:
  The Who - Bargain (1971)
The Who - You Better You Bet (1981)
The Who - The Real Me (1973)

Tough call. They all deserve it.
Thursday, 08.27.15 @ 20:59pm
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About The Song Project, Billy R wrote:
  The Who - You Better You Bet (1981) 3
The Who - The Real Me (1973) 2
The Who - Bargain (1971) 1
Thursday, 08.27.15 @ 17:17pm
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About The Belmonts, Bill G. wrote:
  https://vimeo.com/127273973

You NEED to SEE this VIDEO !!!
****WATCH IT*****
Then TELL the ROCK and ROLL HALL of FAME..
That ***THE BELMONTS*** should be INDUCTED alongside DION !!!!
Thursday, 08.27.15 @ 15:06pm
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About The Song Project, dmg wrote:
  The Who - The Real Me (1973) 3 pts
The Who - Bargain (1971) 2 pts
The Who - You Better You Bet (1981) 1 pt

All 3 deserve induction at some point. I'm also disappointed that Happy Jack wasn't selected.
Thursday, 08.27.15 @ 14:09pm
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About M.C. Hammer, Bill G. wrote:
  Will M.C. Hammer ever be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame ?
Probably not.
But the fact is that the reason why OTHER rappers are in there TODAY...
And the reason why Rap has gone MAINSTREAM TODAY...
Is due , in large part....
to M.C. Hammer.
Thursday, 08.27.15 @ 14:03pm
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About M.C. Hammer, Bill G. wrote:
  M. C. Hammer was the VERY FIRST RAP SUPERSTAR.

He was the FIRST to sell out stadiums, first to get multi-million dollar endorsements from major corporations, and all of the other trappings that came with mainstream"superstar" status.First whose success trancended the streets of the ghettos of America...and reached the homes of white suburbia...all over America. His shows were a theatricial spectacle..bigger, bolder,brassier....and his records sold like wildfire.

..And then it all came to an end. why?

Because , then he suffered backlash.
Backlash from all his peers.

All of the OTHER rappers blasted him...because he had "sold out", because he wasn't "street" enough, because he had "gone Hollywood". Because he no longer had any credibility as a 'true" rapper. A massive "I Hate Hammer" movement began.
M.C. Hammer became a pariah.
And bad money management on his part didn't help matters. Buying jets, a huge mansions, hiring his "friends" (which were really just hangers-ons...who deserted him once the money was gone...

But, as time went on, it became obvious that the REAL reason why the other rappers were trashing him at that time...is because HE was getting the money, the endorsements..and the MAINSTREAM ATTENTION that THEY WEREN'T .
But , what scenario do we have today ?

Ice T. is on Law and Order. Ice Cube is making Hollywood movies. Other rappers have clothing lines and own record companies. P Diddy and Jay Z. are very wealthy men....in reality....
THEY wanted what Hammer HAD....
And they don't trash him anymore, because, the reality was... the REAL reason why they trashed Hammer in the FIRST PLACE...was NOT because of supposed "lack of credibility"...
But because THEY wanted just what Hammer HAD...
"MAINSTREAM SUCCESS".
And , now that they've all GOT it...
They're very rich men...while Hammer is broke and forgotten...
But there's NO QUESTION...
That HE OPENED THE DOORS for all of THEM.
Thursday, 08.27.15 @ 14:00pm
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About Kansas, Paul in KY wrote:
  I just don't think Kansas has enough song firepower to get in. Maybe in 50 years.
Thursday, 08.27.15 @ 10:57am
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About The Song Project, Nick wrote:
  The Who: The Real Me (1973): 3
The Who: Bargain (1971): 2
The Who: You Better You Bet (1981): 1
Thursday, 08.27.15 @ 10:54am
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About The Song Project, Tom H. wrote:
  The Who - The Real Me (1973)-3
The Who - You Better You Bet (1981)-2
The Who - Bargain (1971)-1
Thursday, 08.27.15 @ 10:36am
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About Duran Duran, Enigmaticus wrote:
  If you had asked me back in 1984, what two bands from the art rock and progressive rock genres would still be in existence in 2014, I would have said Duran Duran and Rush.

Duran Duran is 37 years old, 10 years younger than Rush. Nonetheless, they both have "progressive rock" in their blood. A recent quote from John Taylor states that, "In the original blueprint for the band, there was this dark, slightly progressive side to us."
Thursday, 08.27.15 @ 10:03am
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About Rush, Enigmaticus wrote:
  It's true that Rush was heavily influenced by the British blues artists of the mid 1960's. Cream, The Yardbirds and The Who had an immense influence upon their music in the early days. However, Rush was also influenced by the proto-progressive rock bands as well. There has always been a melodic side to Rush's work. That may come from exposure to Classical Music at an early age, also. Before, Alex Lifeson had started playing the guitar, he had played the viola. Before Geddy Lee had played the bass, he had played the piano.
Thursday, 08.27.15 @ 09:34am
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About Rush, Enigmaticus wrote:
  Today, the co-founder of Rush, along with the late John Rutsey, Alex Lifeson celebrates his 62nd birthday. In a few more weeks, Rush will celebrate it's 47th birthday. That is an awfully long time to be involved in the music business. In the interim period, Rush has gone from playing for 20 people to playing for more than 500,000 people, at one time.
Thursday, 08.27.15 @ 09:16am
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About Jack Wagner, Roy wrote:
  All I Need
Thursday, 08.27.15 @ 09:15am
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About the 2016 Nomination Predictions, Ben wrote:
  A small correction. I do want to share that I do feel ELO will be nominated but NOT actually Inducted. Important correction since I was making that point that I am making Nominee predictions at this time Not ones for Inductees. Jeff Lynne Is a great talent but Moody Blues and Yes came first. Also those 2 groups led the way for a group like ELO. That's what I think.
Thursday, 08.27.15 @ 07:03am
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About the 2016 Nomination Predictions, Ben wrote:
  I just want too do some more analysis. I think the shake up works in favor of 70s and 80s artists. Enig that was good point about the different arenas. Los Angeles New York and Cleveland. So this in 2016 the Ceremony is in Los Angeles. That means my predictions of ELO, Moody Blues and Yes stand a real good chance. I do want to share that I feel ELO will be nominated but actually inducted. I'm dealing with nomination primarily. I think ELO will be nominated a few times first. I think Moody Blues and Yes are more key. I am torn on who will be inducted for those 2. I figure one prog Rock. I am not a huge ELO fan. They had many key albums though with Face the Music, New World Record Out of the Blue and Discovery. I have heard all those. I just think Moody Blues and Yes will come first. Those 2 came first.
Chicago as a group we can say were prog Adjacent in their early days by Innovating Jazz Rock. Their first 3 albums show that off. They went for Pop rock after awhile with Tunes like If You Leave Me Now. That huge hit is slightly orchestrated. Deep Purple are perfect as the Hard Rock choice this year. Duran Duran represent art rock type New wave in the 80s. Sade brings out the smooth R&B of the 80s.
I have predicted the Steve Miller Band this year too. A good overlooked 70s choice. The Rock Hall will nominate some Basic rock artists even in LA. Actually there is a good use of Keyboards if you listen to their albums.
Certainly the stress on 80s and 90s will come through. I am picking NIN Smashing Pumpkins and Soundgarden as well as NWA as a Rap choice. I am not a fan of the Cure at all but I know they were key in the 80s. They have been nominated before.

Bon Jovi stand a good chance too. A good 80s choice and they have been nominated before. That would bring Basic rock to the Hall list this year for sure. Livin On A Prayer would make a good jam at the end of the Ceremony. I am just chatting about Nominees here but just pointing that out. Hear from ya all.
Thursday, 08.27.15 @ 06:33am
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About the 2016 Nomination Predictions, Cheesecrop wrote:
  WILL THEY BE INDUCTED BEFORE PEARL JAM?????

Soundgarden * Alice In Chains * Jane's Addiction * Nine Inch Nails * Smashing Pumpkins * Megadeth

Maybe Nine Inch Nails and Smashing Pumpkins.

Posted by Roy on Sunday, 08.23.15 @ 18:45pm
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This is interesting, as everybody here is either eligible, or, as you imply in your question, a lock to go in (PJ).

In the case of Jane's Addiction, I'd say they should probably be in right now. They're an 80's act that had more influence on the 90's, yet when it comes to the perception of them as a group, they tend to backslide into the 80's. Farrell should probably be in there on his own, as he is arguably one of the top 10-15 most influential people in rock history, provided everything he did is taken together.

They're not letting in anyone from the thrash four outside of Metallica just yet, so I'm not sure where this puts Megadeth. Perhaps a general trend towards harder & heavier groups might help, but I can't see them making it within the next two yrs. (maybe 3 - 5 yrs.).

Presumably, they muffed it in regards to NIN last yr. I question it overall, but that Academy Award is doing more lobbying for the Hall then the group itself. They have a real chance this yr.

The others I see as sort of linked together. Everyone's talking about the Pumpkins this yr. while no one's mentioning Alice. Look to next yr. when Pearl Jam will be headlining. Many may want a Soundgarden induction as well, as the two groups are linked via the Temple of the Dog project. In addition, that induction class is kind of weak, minus 2Pac, who I presume is the other lock.

Thing here is, if you induct Soundgarden, you almost have to induct AIC. Inducting 3 w/out the 4th is the Ringo situation wrought large again. At the same time, I don't think the Hall would want "Seattle-fest", courtesy of them all getting in the same yr. (weak class or no weak class).

In answer to your question, it's a pretty good bet the Pumpkins & NIN are going in this yr., & nobody else. The others will either go in alongside Pearl Jam, or afterwards.

For what it's worth(stop, hey, what's that sound, it's the Nom Com ringing round & round...), I'd actually switch up AIC & NIN this yr. I'd have the Pumpkins and Alice go in together, & then follow it up w/PJ and SG. Let NIN go in after that, alongside Radiohead the yr. after (we presume). Of course, by all rights Jane's and Megadeth should already be there. This would be my optimum method for crushing deadlock, presuming a full 6 to 7 act, all-hard/heavy class is not unveiled (that'll be the day):

2015: Pumpkins/AIC

2016: PJ/SG/Megadeth (if they want a "metal slot filled, what better way...)

2017: NIN - They'll probably leave it at that, though NIN/Jane's would look nice. With Radiohead, etc., it's probably too alt-rock for their tastes.

2018: Jane's (though if Farrell were to get elected earlier...)

Of course, none of this will probably happen, unless the Hall Expands the # of Inductees!!! Think about it!!

:)
Thursday, 08.27.15 @ 06:09am
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About The Belmonts, Bill G. wrote:
  https://vimeo.com/127273973

A message to the ROCK and ROLL HALL of FAME...
Let's get ****The BELMONTS*** into the ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME **with** DION !!! NOW !!!
You KNOW that they deserve to BE there!!!
Thursday, 08.27.15 @ 05:59am
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About The Song Project, Steve Z wrote:
  Bargain - 3 Points
The Real Me - 2 Points
You Better You Bet - 1 Point
Thursday, 08.27.15 @ 00:44am
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About The Album Project, Tom H. wrote:
  Umm Darren...I voted for Planet Waves not The Basement Tapes
Thursday, 08.27.15 @ 00:04am
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About The Album Project, Darren wrote:
  Voting is now closed.

Here are the final results (let me know ASAP if there are any errors):

Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross - The Social Network Soundtrack (2010) - 8

Howard Shore - The Lord Of The Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001) - 7
Various Artists - The Crow Soundtrack (1994) - 7

Whitney Houston and Various - The Bodyguard: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1992) - 6

Aimee Mann and Various Artists - Magnolia Soundtrack (1999) - 5
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Daft Punk - Tron Legacy Soundtrack (2010) - 4
Various Artists - Singles (1992) - 4

Air - The Virgin Suicides (2000) - 2
Cliff Martinez & Various Artists - Drive (2011) - 2
James Horner - Titanic: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1997) - 2
John Williams - Jurassic Park (1993) - 2
Peter Gabriel - Passion: Music from The Last Temptation Of Christ (1988) - 2
Various Artists - Begin Again Soundtrack (2013) - 2
Various Artists - Once, Music from the Motion Picture (2007) - 2
Various Artists - Romeo + Juliet (1996) - 2

John Barry - Dances with Wolves (1990) - 1
The Chemical Brothers - Hanna (2011) - 1
Various Artists - Hackers (1995) - 1

Cliff Eidelman - Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (1991) - 0
Jerry Goldsmith - Star Trek V: The Final Frontier (1989) - 0


The following albums have been inducted:

Aimee Mann and Various Artists - Magnolia Soundtrack (1999)
Howard Shore - The Lord Of The Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross - The Social Network Soundtrack (2010)
Various Artists - The Crow Soundtrack (1994)
Whitney Houston and Various - The Bodyguard: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1992)
Thursday, 08.27.15 @ 00:04am
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About The Album Project, Darren wrote:
  Voting is now closed.

Here are the final results (let me know ASAP if there are any errors):

Bob Dylan - John Wesley Harding (1967) - 8
Bob Dylan - Modern Times (2006) - 8
Bob Dylan - Nashville Skyline (1969) - 8
Bob Dylan - The Basement Tapes (1975) - 8
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Tempest (2012) - 7

Planet Waves (1974) - 0


The following albums will be involved in a tiebreaker vote:

Bob Dylan - John Wesley Harding (1967)
Bob Dylan - Modern Times (2006)
Bob Dylan - Nashville Skyline (1969)
Bob Dylan - The Basement Tapes (1975)

Anyone who voted in this Artist Vote is eligible to vote in the tiebreaker. To vote, rank all 4 albums in order of preference. The top-ranked album will receive 4 points, the second-highest will receive 3 points and so on.

The two albums that receive the most points will be inducted. The losing albums will be automatically nominated for the September Album Project.

Voting will end at 10 PM Central on Friday the 28th.
Thursday, 08.27.15 @ 00:00am
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