May 18, 2013 12:08PM
Some of these people are getting in WAAAAAY too soon. They have no established longevity or body of work. But, since you people consider the majority of the tripe that is put out "music" I imagine anyone can get in. John Mayer certainly deserves it....but you should still be working on the 60s and 70s where the real music was. (Strictly my opinion). Most people will not remember the stuff today but they are still able to sing along with the classics of the 60s and 70s. The Hall of Fame has lost its legitimacy.
May 18, 2013 12:19PM
How many of these are rappers and other folks who have nothing to do with rock music but get in for being black?
May 18, 2013 12:24PM
The Rock & Roll HoF is a fraud and will remain so until Linda Ronstadt is inducted.
From Wikipedia -- Ronstadt's thirty-plus album catalog continue to be best-sellers, with the vast majority of them gold, platinum and multi-platinum. Having sold in excess of 100 million records worldwide and setting records as one of the top-grossing concert performers for over a decade, Linda Ronstadt was the most successful female singer of the 1970s and stands as one of the most successful female recording artists in United States history. A consummate American artist, Ronstadt opened many doors for women in rock and roll and other musical genres by championing songwriters and musicians, pioneering her chart success onto the concert circuit, and being at the vanguard of many musical movements.
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|2013 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees|
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The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's Class of 2013 includes a diverse array of some of the greatest musicians who have contributed to the canon of popular music.
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The 2013 inductees include classic-rock icons Rush, sister-led duo Heart, hip-hop pioneers Public Enemy, sharp-witted composer Randy Newman, dance-floor diva Donna Summer, bluesman Albert King, famed producer Quincy Jones and creator of the cult-classic "Rocky Horror Picture Show," Lou Adler. Here's a look at these Hall of Famers during various stages of their illustrious careers.