Billboard: Metallica, Run-D.M.C. Up For Rock Hall Induction.
Metallica, Run-D.M.C. and the Stooges lead the list of nine acts up for induction next year into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Five will be chosen in January for enshrinement during an April 4 ceremony at Cleveland’s Public Hall.
Also on this year’s ballot are Jeff Beck, Chic, Wanda Jackson, Little Anthony and the Imperials, War and Bobby Womack. Acts are not eligible for the Rock Hall until at least 25 years have passed since the release of their first single.
Does anybody even care if the Stooges get passed over for the third year in a row?
I love rockabilly as much as anybody, but you know you’re scraping the bottom of the barrel when Wanda Jackson gets nominated. This travesty of an organization has outlived its usefulness. Put a fork in it.
Jann Wenner is still a douche. The Monkees were far more important and influential than the Dave Clark Five.