Smoke on the Water? Check. Fire in the Sky? Check. A place in the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame for the British heavy rockers and 2013 nominees? 'Fraid not.
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The Woodstock legend apparently needs a little more help from his friends to be recognized by the Hall.
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Eric B. and Rakim
The hip-hop duo were nominated in 2012 but not inducted. Apparently being one of the most influential hip-hop acts of all time is just not quite influential enough for the Hall.
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Joan Jett & The Blackhearts
Jett may love rock and roll. But it seems the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame just wants to be friends with the ex-Runaways member, who was another of 2013's failed nominees.
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''The Priest'' is one of several notable metal omissions (metal-issions?). See also Motörhead, Iron Maiden, and...
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Like Joan Jett, Gene Simmons, and crew have fully expressed their love for rock & roll which, let the record show, they are happy to partake in and contribute to ''all night.''
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The eccentric Teutons and bicycling enthusiasts are more likely to be found blowing up tires than doing blow off of a groupie's sexy parts. But that's no reason why the Hall should continue to tease the architects of electronica, 2013 nominees who didn't make the final cut.
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The original refrain for Chic's hit ''Le Freak'' was ''F--- off!'' It's a sentiment that, after seven unfulfilled nominations, band founder Nile Rodgers could be excused for expressing every time he sees the annual list of inductees.
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On a steel horse they ride! But not to Cleveland.
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If there was a Hall of Fame by-law banning acts who made too many angularly perfect pop-rock hits we might understand the Cars' omission. But there isn't, so we can't.