It’s an interesting line-up of nominees. Will they actually give Rush the nod and provide prog rock fans around the world with a synchronized rockgasm? I can see the salesman at Guitar Center now –the one with the piano tie, kneeling and openly weeping with joy. Will Randy Newman and Heart dare to jam with Kraftwerk –I don’t think Florian or Ralf will tolerate such nonsense!
With Joan Jett and The Blackhearts also possibly playing I’d have to watch it this year.
Then you have The Monkees getting dissed (as Flavor Flav would say) again. Which is fine as Mickey would rather have an Emmy I’m sure. Their music, whoever was writing it or playing it or profiting from it, was tremendous fun esp. for kids (me as a kid). They re-ran those shows when I was about three or four or five or six and I still want to live in a beach house and play tunes.
The Rock HOF certainly has the cryptic coldness of some independent, all-powerful group like the Federal Reserve or the Justin Bieber fan club. We just have to accept their decisions and move forward.