Yes, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, in Cleveland, Ohio, has announced this year’s inductees… and people aren’t happy about it, as usual 🙂
As a devout Iron Maiden fan, I see where the unhappiness is coming from. Metal and hard rock has been snubbed year after year, despite the bands’ popularity, success, record sales, etc. Motorhead’s not in there. Judas Priest’s not in there. Iron Maiden definitely isn’t in there. Not even Pat Benatar could get in!
— Consequence of Sound (@consequence) January 15, 2020
They’re putting the Notorious B.I.G. and Whitney Houston in there, and while they’re great in their own right, one typically wouldn’t associate them with rock music.
Rolling Stone magazine wrote an article on how these artists largely made their music using synthesizers, not guitars.
For the first time in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's history, a majority of this year's inductees built their careers using synthesizers, samplers, and drum machines https://t.co/DcT3ew3mTm pic.twitter.com/ltMpZ8TVdy
— Rolling Stone (@RollingStone) January 15, 2020
I don’t know what game the Hall of Fame is playing at, but hopefully we all find the answers soon.
Bye for now, I’ll be on from noon to 6 and again tomorrow morning… at 6!