September-23rd-2005, 02:08 PM
I'm the face.
The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Thread
Because I have in-laws in Cleveland, I've been there a few times and I have to say, it really is worth checking out if you're in the vicinity. I wouldn't make a special trip from Anchorage, LA, Fort Lauderdale, or Orono just for that, but it's better than it was when it first opened.
How they decide who gets inducted, however, is just a crime. There are many who have been left out, and they aren't doing enough to make up for the fact that they overlooked session musicians for several years. Here's the latest:
The ballots for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's class of 2006 inductees were mailed out to voters in mid-September, and they included perennial nominees Black Sabbath, Lynyrd Skynyrd, the Sex Pistols, the Stooges, Grandmaster Flash & the Furious Five, J. Geils Band, John Mellencamp, the Patti Smith Group, Chic and Joe Tex.
On the eclectic ballot for the first time this year are Miles Davis, Cat Stevens, Blondie, the Paul Butterfield Band, the Dave Clark Five and the Sir Douglas Quintet. Although artists who first released records in 1980 were eligible for the ballot this year, the nominating committe overlooked artists from that group entirely.
This marks the eighth time Black Sabbath has been nominated, the seventh time Lynyrd Skynyrd has been up for induction, and the the fifth time for both the Sex Pistols and the Stooges. The nominees are picked by a 70-member committee of rock historians, journalists and label execs, with an international voting body of 700 music industry members making the final decision.
The five to seven nominees that receive the most votes will be announced before the end of the year and be inducted into the Cleveland-based hall and museum in a ceremony in New York sometime early next year. - E! Online