2012 Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame Nominees
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Posted by Tom Masa (+2103) 10 years ago
Here is the list of the 2012 RNR HOF nominees for 2012:

The Beastie Boys
The Cure
Donovan
Eric B & Rakim
Guns 'N Roses
Heart
Joan Jett And The Blackhearts
Freddie King
Laura Nyro
Red Hot Chili Peppers
Rufus with Chaka Kahn
The Small Faces/The Faces
The Spinners
Donna Summer
War

My picks are: Gun 'N Roses
Heart
Joan Jett
Red Hot Chilli Peppers

So what do all you music lovers think?
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Posted by Dan Mowry (+1432) 10 years ago
I think I can't believe Heart nor JJ&TBH's haven't had been inducted long before now.
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Posted by Tom Masa (+2103) 10 years ago
Dan
In reading on some of the music sites it sounds like the favorites are GNR, Heart,RHCP, The Beastie Boys and Laura Nyro.
I agree with you that Heart should have been in a long time ago. Also Joan Jett. Joan Jett was a member of "The Runaways" who were the lst female rock band. They also should be in as they were ground breakers.
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Posted by Gunnar Emilsson (+17732) 10 years ago
I vote for Ted Nugent and Rush.
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Posted by Gunnar Emilsson (+17732) 10 years ago
Although, if I had to pick from this list, I would vote for:

Donovan
Guns 'N Roses
Heart
The Small Faces/The Faces
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Posted by Mathew Schmitz (+279) 10 years ago
I'll say it again. A rock and roll hall of fame that nominates Donovan, yet Rush is yet to be nominated has no credibility. Not even a little. I'm also a big Spinners fan, but they should have to buy a ticket to get into the rock and roll hall of fame. They have had exactly the same impact on rock and roll that I have. Great music, but nobody, and I mean nobody has ever accused The Spinners of being rock and roll. I guess except for the rock and roll hall of fame in Cleveland. I just don't get it, and I expect that after these many years of frustration, I never will get it.
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Posted by Judy24 (+20) 10 years ago
The Small Faces and Faces should have been listed separately. They were two separate bands in the same was that Led Zeppelin was not The Yardbirds.

I woiuld vote for both bands....
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Posted by Tom Masa (+2103) 10 years ago
Kiss should be in. Great show. Great songs ... Beth, RNR all night. Classic FM staples
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Posted by Tom Masa (+2103) 10 years ago
How about Steppenwolf,Steve Miller Band,The Young Rascals,Chicago,Electric Light Orchestra,Johnny Rivers,The Moody Blues,Boston?
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Posted by Mathew Schmitz (+279) 10 years ago
All of those Tom, and please, all of them long before KISS gets in. Theatrics, smoke and mirrors, but very little evidence of even decent rock n roll. Loud and colorful should never equal rock n roll stardom without some actual talent present in the conversation. KISS has always been little more than a circus sideshow, in my opinion.
But the way they run the show in Cleveland, KISS will be in long before Rush and Deep Purple, both extremely talented bands. Who da thunk it.
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Posted by Bridgier (+9307) 10 years ago
Where's Slayer on the list?

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Posted by MilesCity.com Webmaster (+10014) 10 years ago
Wait, did someone say Rush is not yet in the RNRHOF, yet The Beastie Boys are being nominated?
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Posted by Steve Sullivan (+1402) 10 years ago
No Deep Purple, no Rush, no Kiss, no care. Go jump off a bridge RRHOF.
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Posted by Wendy Branum (+52) 10 years ago
its the same group of idiots that inducted LL cool J before Skynyrd.
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Posted by Richard Bonine, Jr. (+15082) 10 years ago
Riddle me this batman; how does Donna I'm using a banana as a sex toy Summer get on a list for the RR Hall of fame.? Very curious.
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Posted by Tom Masa (+2103) 10 years ago
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My argument for KISS.
One thing that is considered in nominating/electing a person/band to the RNRHOF is that they brought something groundbreaking to music.
You go to almost any pop/rock/R&B/country shows and you have a light show,fog and whatever else. Before KISS a few band hung flags, banners on stage, a few ran video's of some short. Look at video of the early Stones and Beatles. Pretty bland for a visual. Believe me live shows are a very much of what contributes to the popularity and record sales of bands. Garth Brooks was heavily influenced by KISS and even recorded with them. I myself like the Dead,Stones and Beatles. But I do understand the contribution of KISS to RNR. I also really like "RNR All Nite" and "Beth" as tunes. I saw KISS when Beth was on top of the charts in the 70's and then I saw them again in the late 90's and then last year in Minot at the State Fair. All great shows. I guess my argument is that the music has to be considered lst but other things that has added to the the thing we call and love "Rock N Roll" have to be considered. I Think Donna Summer had some great tunes but nothing beyond that to add to RNR. I also have a my idea of what RNR is but I have expanded on that last year when the nominations came out. I know GNR and Heart will get in this year and I hope Joan Jett. Beastie Boys will probably get in but I am not excited about them. But they were ground breaking but they are further away from RNR then Donna Summer. We can hope for Rush in the future but I don't think so for Slayer.

[This message has been edited by Tom Masa (10/6/2011)]
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Posted by Mathew Schmitz (+279) 10 years ago
Not ripping on your opinion Tom. Just stating my own.
I've seen well over 300 big time rock shows in my time. I absolutely respect the "live" aspect of music. But the very best live shows I have ever seen had no need for theatrics. The music was good enough to carry the show. Can you really tell me that with no make-up, and no theatrics, that KISS would still have been the sensation they were? I doubt it myself. Damn near absolutely sure they would have sold a few hundred thousand records, if that, and quickly faded away into obscurity. I would have to admit that they certainly did contribute to the music industry in a big way. Just very sure that it wasn't anything music ever needed. It has to be all about the music doesn't it? Anything else is just a distraction used by mostly mediocre musicians. Don't get me wrong. I very much enjoy crap on fire, and crap blowing up on a stage during a rock show. But if the band is good enough, that stuff adds to the experience, instead of covering up flaws as it often does. The Rolling Stones come to mind. The production values in a Stones show are well beyond spectacular. But if you saw them play live in a pig barn, with no "show" at all, they would still melt your face, and make your ears bleed. Several times. The "my band is better than your band" conversation will always be fun. Because we are all right. What floats my boat may well sink yours. But I love my music, just as I'm sure you love yours. We all win when we listen to music.
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Posted by Forsyth Mike (+485) 10 years ago
You are confusing what "rock & roll" is. It's not just the music. It's theatrics, the look, the lifestyle, and all the rest too. Kiss definitely has less musical talent than Rush. But if I want to pick some party music, I would pick Kiss first. Ultimately they both deserve to be in the RRHOF.
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Posted by MilesCity.com Webmaster (+10014) 10 years ago
I guess we didn't go to the same parties.
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Posted by Gunnar Emilsson (+17732) 10 years ago
Tom, when you are making your case for KISS to be in the RnRHofF, you should really quit citing "Beth".

And.....last year, the J. Geils Band was nominated...didn't make it....and isn't even nominated this year. Like, WTF?
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Posted by Tom Masa (+2103) 10 years ago
2012 RNR HOF Inductees

Guns N Roses
The Beastie Boys
Laura Nyro
The Red Hot Chili Peppers
Donovan
The Faces
Freddie King
Don Kirschner
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Posted by Stone (+1591) 10 years ago
Mathew, that was well said.
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Posted by Tom Masa (+2103) 10 years ago
Ted Nugent on not being in the RNR Hall of Fame:

Nobody can accuse Ted Nugent of being shy about saying what he thinks. In fact, he says, that may be one of the reasons he isn't in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

On his blog at Guitar World, Uncle Ted responded (as only he can) thusly, when a reader asked what he thought about the Rock Hall snub: "I am unable to back off critical issues and play brain-dead politically correct games so that fools can continue their embarrassing denial of historical and current truth and evidence. Real music lovers increase their love for my music as my absolutism and ballsiness increases."

Nugent pulled even fewer punches when he expounded on the subject in a video interview earlier this year (parental discretion advised.)

Based on the Rock Hall's criteria, Nugent first became eligible for induction in 2000, having released his first solo album in 1975. He is on a long list of rock asrtists who, although eligible, have not been inducted, or even nominated
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Posted by Joe Whalen (+619) 10 years ago
But if I want to pick some party music, I would pick Kiss first.


I don't know who this guy Ted Nugent is but no one should ever listen to KISS, ever, for any reason.

http://www.youtube.com/wa...SKNt3wt6Pc
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Posted by David Schott (+17521) 10 years ago
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Posted by ron h (+57) 10 years ago
there is more rock n roll out there than all of us have heard put togather, so let them all in
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Posted by Wendy Wilson (+6172) 10 years ago
Joe Whalen said:

I don't know who this guy Ted Nugent . . .


This cannot possibly be true.
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Posted by Mayor (+132) 10 years ago
The experts can sort out whether Ted Nugent or KISS are deserving of induction. My favorite tune & clip of the past year features the Tongue River as protagonist and was performed in a cabin about 90 miles upstream of Miles City.

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Posted by Tucker Bolton (+3704) 10 years ago
Joe, I love you man and I even like Martha, a little but what in the fugue and takada does that have to do with Rock n Roll?
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Posted by Jeff Denton (+758) 10 years ago
I've wanted to party with Ted ever since 1978, when I read Hustler Magazine's interview with him. He had fun growing up in Detroit. He and his friends had this activity they called "nunning." It has to be the most hilarious teenage male prank ever thought of. Nowadays I'd probably just take him hunting.
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Posted by Joe Whalen (+619) 10 years ago
If it's rooted in three chord blues, if it's lyrics are subversive and delivered with attitude, and if it manages to annoy members of an older generation then it's still rock and roll to me - no matter how slowly it swings or quietly it's played.
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Posted by Tucker Bolton (+3704) 10 years ago
Interesting that everyone has their own view of what R and R is. I don't think of Tom Waits or Leonard Cohen (two of my favorites) as being R & R but both have been inducted.

Well, if it's not one thing it's its mother.
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Posted by Mathew Schmitz (+279) 10 years ago
If you get the chance to hunt with Ted, you better make sure your ducks, and his are all in a row Jeff. He has been issued citations in 2 different states in the last year or so for breaking game laws. Maybe not the great white hunter he professes to be?
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Posted by Joe Whalen (+619) 10 years ago
Exactly, Tucker. Couldn't agree more, brother.
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Posted by Tom Masa (+2103) 10 years ago
I am tired of the Ashley thread so I thought I would throw some music to be discussed.
Glen Campbell's health is failing. Although I heard that he is going to appear on Grammies.
Before Glen became big on his own he was a member of The Champs. Anyone remember "Tequila"? He also played guitar for the Beach Boys for awhile.
He has been inducted into the Country Music Hall Of Fame
Should Glen Campbell be in the RNR Hall of Fame?
What about Jim Croce,Gordon Lightfoot,Linda Ronstadt?
No No No some will say. No folkies or country?
Johnny Cash is in the RNR Hall of Fame.
Bob Dylan is in the RNR Hall of Fame.
Joni Mitchell is in the RNR Hall of Fame.
Donovan is going into the RNR Hall of Fame next month.
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