Congratulations to the 2017 inductees into the Rock in Roll Hall Of Fame
ELO, Joan Baez, Journey, Peal Jam, Tupac Shakur, and Yes
I was pretty good, naming 4 of the 6 when the nominations were announced in October. This is a well deserving group of bands and musicians. Its a diverse groups and hopefully will lead toward more so called corporate rock acts like Boston or Foreigner, and Prog bands like Marillion and Dream Theater to get looked at going forward. And maybe this will lead to some of the great Heavy Metal bands like Iron Maiden and Judas Priest to finally get the recognition they deserve
I have never really had a issue with the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. I think they do a great job of accepting all types of artists and music. As there is no real definition of Rock an Roll (Is it defined by a band, by the instruments that they play, or the influence bands or performer has on others. I personally like all kinds of music from singer / songwriters like Neil Diamond and John Denver (who deserves some recognition into the Hall) to Heavy Metal bands and everything in between. Also it may be time for the Hall to look at some of the 80s Pop Bands who influenced a whole generation of people on MTV.
An while I ma not a fan of Country, Rap, or artists like Beyonce, I have no hatred towards them and their music. Its just not my stile and doesn’t make me feel like when listening to music that I like. And I am sure that there are others who love these types of music, and cant stand some of the bands and music I listen to. That’s what makes Rock and Roll, and music in general great, and why the Rock and Roll Hall of fame exists.
Looking forward to see if Journey reunites with Steve Perry at the induction ceremony, as well as how many members of Yes jam together on stage. Should be an entertaining show in 2017.