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2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductees!

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2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductees!

Performers:
Peter Gabriel
Hall and Oates
KISS
Nirvana
Linda Ronstadt
Cat Stevens


Ahmet Ertegun Awards:
Brian Epstein
Andrew Loog Oldham


The Award for Musical Excellence:
The E Street Band

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Not a bad list. I don't know about Cat Stevens though. I remember he had some really sappy songs when I was a kid.

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The R&R HoF makes performers buy tables at their big induction ceremony. Wanna bet Gene made sure they do not charge KISS anything?

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Gene will buy the table then turnaround and sell each seat with a Kiss package. Gene doesn't lose money - ever.

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Actually.....Cat Stevens is probably the best songwriter out of the entire list, IMO.
The guy was HUGE is his day, until he flaked and dropped out of the music scene.

*Mod Edit - keep religion out of it. Thanks.

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Cat Stevens may be getting in because he influenced other songwriters.

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He was a good songwriter for that style of music. Just not my taste.

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Cat Stevens may be getting in because he influenced other songwriters.

Yeah, I'm sure that's why.

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Yawn..........zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz................

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Glad to see Peter Gabriel is on there. My votes would be for KISS and Peter Gabriel.

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Not much of what I think of as "Rock 'n' Roll" on that list.

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I feel it would be a great honor for the rock and roll hall of fame to have Kiss in it. :P

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I agree with exactly one of the selections.

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Eh, I like all of them.....will be interesting to see if Nirvana pulls another 12 12 12 -style performance together.

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Now the debate can start regarding what members of KISS will be inducted.

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Now the debate can start regarding what members of KISS will be inducted.

All of them but at the very least, Ace, Peter, Paul and Gene.

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cynic, on 17 Dec 2013 - 2:27 PM, said:snapback.png

Now the debate can start regarding what members of KISS will be inducted.

All of them but at the very least, Ace, Peter, Paul and Gene.

I think it`s more of who is going to be ALLOWED at the induction ceremony......

Now that Rush and Kiss are in, who am I going to bitch about not being there (besides Cheap Trick)

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So....since it seems Jan Wenner blinked first and finally let KISS in, might that mean he may eventually do the same and let Cheap Trick in?

Or will that be a "whomever outlives the other" situation?

While I've never been a huge KISS fan, I do believe that they definitely should have been inducted years ago based on their catalog and history. Gene is possibly the most savvy marketer in the biz. I would bet that if you held up photos of 100 various bands that KISS might be the one the most people of various generations could I.D.

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I was telling my wife tonight, that it's a more exclusive club, of who ISN'T in the RARHOF. I mean who'll be left to induct in 10 years?

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cynic, on 17 Dec 2013 - 2:27 PM, said:snapback.png

Now the debate can start regarding what members of KISS will be inducted.

All of them but at the very least, Ace, Peter, Paul and Gene.

I think it`s more of who is going to be ALLOWED at the induction ceremony......

Now that Rush and Kiss are in, who am I going to bitch about not being there (besides Cheap Trick)

I'm just going to continue to bitch about the decidedly UN-Rock and Roll artists that have been inducted over the years.

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I think it's a great list. :)

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A kick in the teeth for Yes fans :(

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The E Street band deserves their award for certain.

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A kick in the teeth for Yes fans :(

I was a big Yes fan in the late 70s, and even saw their Tormato tour in the round. But Rock 'n' Roll they ain't. But many of the previous inductees don't pass that test either.

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Also a Yes fan , this sort of seemingly arbitrary selection of whos in whos out and the evetuality that everyones in anyway is why I give the R&RHOF an exrtemely large MEH , PFT ,WTF who cares . saw Yes open for ELP on the tarcus tour .

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