With today’s announcement of nominees for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, we once again say, “What are they thinking?” While a very small group will argue that acts like Kraftwerk and The Smiths are influential, the majority will see those artists not as the ones whose songs are being played everyday on radio; or have sold millions of records; and certainly not as the ones who continue to tour year in and year out.

So once again it’s time to collectively raise our voices and let the Rock Hall know that there are much more worthwhile contenders out there such as:

  • Deep Purple
  • Yes
  • The Moody Blues
  • Chicago
  • Steve Miller
  • CSNY
  • Bad Company
  • Journey
  • The Cars
  • Def Leppard
  • Cheap Trick
  • Jethro Tull
  • Joe Cocker
  • Foreigner
  • Pat Benatar
  • The Doobie Brothers
  • Jimmy Buffett
  • Boston
  • Dire Straits
  • Grand Funk

Etc., etc., etc…