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Rock Hall Snubs

With the passing of J. (John) Geils last night, it got me thinking about the induction ceremony last week and asking why they haven't been inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame yet? They were eligible AND they were nominated. They're more rock than Tupac and he was just inducted.  They're more rock than Madonna and she was inducted.  I could go on but my point here is, the Hall needs to address the long list of snubs they've been guilty of for TOO long. A lot of bands aren't even able to go in as a living, breathing unit anymore.  Emerson, Lake & Palmer has ONE member left.  There are a lot of bands who, unless the good ole' boys club in Cleveland gets off their high & mighty EGOS, will only go in posthumously. 

I've gone off on this on the air on my radio job, I've gone off on this on Facebook, but I think there are PLENTY of bands who have been snubbed and should be in the Hall before it's too late. Some should go in LONG before others too.  I don't argue that Pearl Jam belongs in the Hall of Fame but they JUST became eligible.  A lot of bands have been eligible for years and some, decades.

Forgive me if I've overlooked someone obvious.  Unlike the Hall, it's not my intention to snub ANYONE who deserves to be in there.  Here are a FEW oversights, in no particular order.

SHOULD ALREADY BE IN THERE

Emerson, Lake & Palmer
Jethro Tull
Warren Zevon
The Cars
Joe Cocker
The Moody Blues
Peter Frampton
Dio
The Runaways
Uriah Heep
John Prine
Grand Funk Railroad
Ten Years After
Thin Lizzy
The Zombies
Steppenwolf
Foghat
Slade
Mott the Hoople
Chubby Checker
Edgar Winter
Captain Beefheart
Sweet
The Raspberries
Paul Revere & the Raiders
Dick Dale
T. Rex
Blood, Sweat & Tears
Flying Burrito Brothers
Peter, Paul & Mary
Bachman-Turner Overdrive
Ben E. King
Procul Harum
Three Dog Night
The Guess Who
Jim Croce
Chic
War
Harry Chapin

NEED TO GO IN SOON

Boston
J. Geils Band
Willie Nelson
Steve Winwood
UFO
Gordon Lightfoot
Devo
Huey Lewis & the News
April Wine
The Tubes
Joe Jackson
Styx
Bad Company
Kansas
Tina Turner
Toto
Todd Rundgren
Blue Öyster Cult
Rainbow
Golden Earring
King Crimson
Meat Loaf
Supertramp
Kate Bush
Asia
Roxy Music
Motörhead
Foreigner
REO Speedwagon
Judas Priest
America
Living Color
Triumph
Gram Parsons
Wishbone Ash
Stevie Nicks
Midnight Oil
Joe Walsh
Iron Maiden
Pat Benetar
Dire Straits
Gary Numan
Doobie Brothers
Ozzy Osbourne
The Scorpions

SHOULD GO IN EVENTUALLY

Alan Parsons Project
George Thorogood
Sammy Hagar
Pete Townshend
New York Dolls
.38 Special
Iggy Pop
Billy Idol
Melissa Etheridge
Jimmy Buffett
The Cult
Nick Lowe
Robin Trower
Stray Cats
Slayer
The Cure
Alice in Chains
Brian Eno
Bad Brains
Misfits
Soundgarden
Bon Jovi
Def Leppard
Whitesnake
Faith No More
Black Flag
INXS
Smashing Pumpkins
Marshall Tucker Band
Boz Scaggs
Violent Femmes
Jane's Addiction
Megadeth
Squeeze
The Cure
Mötley Crüe
Lenny Kravitz
Nine Inch Nails
Grace Jones
Los Lobos
Alanis Morissette
Anthrax
The Black Crowes
Pantera
Black Flag
B-52's
Pixies
Beck
The Replacements
The MC5


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