Friday, September 28, 2007
Madonna in (most likely) - Rush...not so much
So, the nominees came out for the Rock and/or Roll Hall of Fame. We got the friggin' Beastie Boys (really feeling my age now since I saw them play at the Pershing auditorium in 1987 when I was in the 7th grade). In addition, Madonna, Leonard Cohen are also nominated as well as the Dave Clark Five.
Well, Rush, for one thing. Look, guys - I don't care if you think Rush or KISS are "beneath" the status of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees. If Sha-Na-Na can be considered, so can Rush. Neil Peart has been an inspiration for a slew of drummers and without Geddy Lee - we probably would have about a third of the innovative bassists we have in rock today. As for the league who does the nominating - it's only going to get worse. Slayer is getting up there for consideration.