We recently had Hall of Fame voting for baseball (congratulations to Ricky Henderson and Jim Rice)–did you know there’s also a Hall of Fame for Rock & Roll???
Today we will be looking at who will be enshrined here in Cleveland and which artists will disappoint and become the Roger Maris’s and Tommy John’s of Rock & Roll. The aforementioned term “rock & roll” is loosely defined here; it could be Heavy Metal, Alternative, Rap, or Raffi farting on a snare drum for all they care. As such, it was difficult to come of with a list of artists that were great at “music”, but I have seperated future candidates (that I happened to think of so far) into Yes, Maybe and No categories. Today we’ll look at the yes’s:
Guns ‘N Roses
Red Hot Chili Peppers
The White Stripes
These are bands that I’d be shocked if they didn’t get into the same R&R HoF that enshrined Bonnie Raitt and The Lovin’ Spoonful back in 2000. If anyone disagrees, I guess make your case here.
Next time we’ll look at some “bubble teams” in the R&R HoF world, with the “maybes” and “nos”…