Apr 18, 2013 5:03AM
WHAT??? Are you HOF voters ought of your freakin minds?Doobies had a shitload of top tunes before and with Mike Mac, but you idiots will elect some rap crap groups, now that is not Rock boneheads
Apr 18, 2013 9:28AM
The Doobie Brothers not in yet? Huge mistake! You who vote out there for induction I say this: please pull your head out of your a-- and make this right! Unbelievable!!!!!!!!!!
Apr 13, 2012 12:42PM
I sorta liked them growing up, but in retrospect, this is perhaps the most sterile-sounding rock band in history. They may be rock, I suppose, but not "rock and roll"--just no real soul or edge. Still love the intro, "Foreplay"--they may have been better trying to be more of a progressive band than a rock band.
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The debate surrounding the Monkees' worthiness to be Rock and Roll Hall of Famers is as old as the Hall itself. The original objections — manufactured for TV, didn't write/play all their own stuff, not truly rock — have been undone by subsequent inductions (Neil Diamond ... more, ABBA, and the Mamas and the Papas, we're looking at you). More importantly, though, the mere existence of the pre-Fab Four artfully blurred the line between real and synthetic, and rock 'n' roll has been living in that gray area ever since — admittedly or not. It's time the Hall of Fame acknowledged its true pioneers.Sean Nelson is a Seattle-based writer and musician. He is the author of "Court and Spark," a book about Joni Mitchell, published by Continuum Books.