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Why Aren’t They In The Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame: Jay-Z

Jay-Z is one of the most obvious cases that can exist for induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. By any metric one looks at, whether one looks at critical appeal, obvious relevance for other musicians, chart placement, … Continue reading

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Why Aren’t They In The Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame: Rick Springfield

There is a strange connection between artists that can sometimes take place between of the similarity of names. So it is with Bruce Springsteen and Australian rocker Rick Springfield. Although Bruce Springsteen is recognized as the boss and Rick Springfield … Continue reading

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Why Aren’t They In The Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame: The Human League

When you think of the Human Leauge, most people think of one song, “Don’t You Want Me,” where a man and a woman sing about their romantic frustrations and where a powerful man and a young woman just starting ponder … Continue reading

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Letters From My Mailbox: Part Five

To continue a series that has been quiet for a while, here is the latest installment where I reply to messages sent to me that require too lengthy of a comment to put in the comment section of a post … Continue reading

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Why Aren’t They In The Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame: The Cranberries

In evidence of one of the more strange and pointless rivalries that exist among fans of music, when I was a teenager and young adult, a close friend and I had an argument as to which of the noted Irish … Continue reading

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Why Aren’t They In The Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame: Alanis Morissette

As a teenager, my brother called me a male Alanis Morissette, supposing it was an insult, because of the way that I would write poetry that was as emotionally bare as Alanis’ music has been throughout much of her career.  … Continue reading

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Why Aren’t They In The Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame: America

For whatever reason, bands with geographic names have had a hard time with the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame:  Chicago [1] was slow to be inducted, and noted bands like Kansas [2], Boston, and America have yet to be … Continue reading

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Why Aren’t They In The Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame: Jan & Dean

One of the disadvantages of examining the case of acts from the earlier days of rock & roll is that there is an assumption that all of the worthwhile acts from the beginning of the rock era have been inducted.  … Continue reading

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Why Aren’t They In The Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame: The Foo Fighters

It is hard to find too many contemporary rock groups whose position as rock acts as well as culturally significant figures is as solid as the Foo Fighters.  It seems perfectly appropriate that Dave Grohl, once the drummer for Nirvana, … Continue reading

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Why Aren’t They In The Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame: Rick Astley

It is not very uncommon in the annals of music history to think of artists who had tragic relationships with their music labels that drastically harmed their career–names like Badfinger [1] and Michelle Branch and Mr. Mister come readily to … Continue reading

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