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.
The Woodstock legend apparently needs a little more help from his friends to be recognized by the Hall.
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.
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.
”The Priest” is one of several notable metal omissions (metal-issions?). See also Motörhead, Iron Maiden, and…
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.”
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.
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.
On a steel horse they ride! But not to Cleveland.
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.