Posted in music on September 22, 2008

Iggy Pop & the Stooges @ Virgin Fest (more by Bao Nguyen)
The Stooges

The nominations for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum were announced today. The nine nominees are: Jeff Beck, Chic, Wanda Jackson, Little Anthony and the Imperials, Metallica, Run-D.M.C., the Stooges, War, and Bobby Womack. Ballots will be sent to more than 500 voters, who will select artists to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame at the 24th Annual Induction Ceremony on April 4 at historic Public Hall in Cleveland. For the first time, tickets to the ceremony will be made available to the public.
To be eligible for nomination into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, an act must have released its first single or album at least 25 years prior to the year of nomination. This year's nominees had to release their first single no later than 1983.



Comments (46)


Posted by Anonymous | September 22, 2008 11:19 AM

Jeff Beck? and Sonic Youth can't get no love?

Posted by Anonymous | September 22, 2008 11:24 AM

bobby womack! yes!

Posted by grace6697 | September 22, 2008 11:28 AM

Shockingly, the Rock N' Roll Hall of Fame doesn't seem to have a lot of love for indie rock.

Posted by Anonymous | September 22, 2008 11:31 AM

Wanda Jackson better get in finally.

Posted by the culture of me | September 22, 2008 11:41 AM

Little Anthony and the Imperials!?! Well its about damn time. Fuck the Beatles and Elvis, these are the guys that REALLY influenced rock and Roll.

Posted by Anonymous | September 22, 2008 11:43 AM

Ahhh, Iggy's ass crack on TV, if not more. This is what America needs.

Posted by Lori | September 22, 2008 11:50 AM

Why are the Smiths not on that list?

Posted by Anonymous | September 22, 2008 11:55 AM

25 years, huh? We're coming up on the 40th anniversary of the first Stooges record coming out, right? Just checking.

The less attention this stupid institution receives, the better. You know Jann Wenner is rolling his eyes now because he has to nominate and induct acts that aren't part of his giant circle jerk.

Seriously though- a Rock and Roll HALL OF FAME. It's a fucking stupid idea from word one.

Posted by Anonymous | September 22, 2008 12:22 PM

no love for the jam

Posted by Anonymous | September 22, 2008 12:30 PM

Don't worry Savoy Brown, your day will come.

Posted by smack | September 22, 2008 1:36 PM

Little Anthony and the Imperials sucked.

Posted by Anonymous | September 22, 2008 2:22 PM

Again, no Chicago, Rush, Deep Purple, Boston, Genesis, Yes...sheesh. At least Jeff Beck is there...

Posted by Kydd | September 22, 2008 4:07 PM

maybe madonna will sing for the ig this time

Posted by Anonymous | September 22, 2008 4:27 PM

12:22- well said.

Posted by grace6697 | September 22, 2008 6:27 PM

Where the Hell is NEIL DIAMOND on that list. Saw him last week in Winnipeg, still does a great show to packed stadiums. Oh yeah, I forgot, he doesn't do drugs with you idiots that say who is going into the hall of fame!

Posted by Alan Buick | September 23, 2008 8:33 AM

The top 120 as voted on the rateitall website of deserving but overlooked artists are:
1 Rush
2 Deep Purple
3 Moody Blues
4 Yes
5 Alice Cooper
6 Chicago
7 Donovan
8 Neil Diamond
9 Jethro Tull
10 Genesis
11 Stevie Ray Vaughan
12 The Hollies
13 Heart
14 Kiss
15 The Zombies
16 The Guess Who
17 Electric Light Orchestra
18 Dire Straits
19 The Cars
20 Doobie Brothers
21 Cheap Trick
22 Steve Miller
23 Pete Townshend
24 Cat Stevens
25 Three Dog Night
26 Grand Funk Railroad
27 Styx
28 Hall & Oates
29 Joe Cocker
30 Wolfman Jack
31 Jim Croce
32 Roxy Music
33 Carole King
34 Duran Duran
35 Peter Gabriel
36 Pat Benatar
37 Joe Walsh
38 Jeff Beck
39 Def Leppard
40 T. Rex
41 The Stooges
42 Ozzy Osbourne
43 Boston
44 Journey
45 The Monkees
46 The Spinners
47 Gordon Lightfoot
48 Steppenwolf
49 Judas Priest
50 Foreigner
51 The Cure
52 Bad Company
53 Warren Zevon
54 Tommy James & the Shondells
55 Todd Rundgren
56 Steve Winwood
57 Badfinger
58 The Replacements
60 Eurythmics
61 Los Lobos
62 Metallica
63 Emerson, Lake & Palmer
64 Ben E. King
65 The Smiths
66 Squeeze
67 The Jam
68 Billy Idol
69 B-52s
70 Carly Simon
71 Supertramp
72 Thin Lizzy
73 Iron Maiden
74 Blue Öyster Cult
75 Connie Francis
76 Donna Summer
77 The Grass Roots
78 Leon Russell
79 Tom Dowd
80 Scorpions
81 Lou Reed
82 Marianne Faithfull
83 Blood, Sweat & Tears
84 MC5
85 Harry Nilsson
86 Jan & Dean
87 Sting
88 Willie Nelson
89 Lesley Gore
90 The Go-Go's
91 Stevie Nicks
92 King Crimson
93 XTC
94 Joan Jett
95 Phil Collins
96 Johnny Rivers
97 Melanie
98 10,000 Maniacs
99 Carpenters
100 Little Feat
101 Barry White
102 Linda Ronstadt
103 Joe Jackson
104 War
105 Quincy Jones
106 Bon Jovi
107 Kansas
108 The Commodores
109 Ted Nugent
110 Run-D.M.C.
111 INXS
112 Peter Frampton
113 Sonny & Cher
114 Beastie Boys
115 Bread
116 Ringo Starr
117 Arlo Guthrie
118 Tom Waits
119 Red Hot Chili Peppers
120 Spencer Davis Group

Jeff Back and The Stooges come in around 38 and 41 but once again, I would say the R&R HoF is overlooking some more deserving artists.

Posted by Garrett | September 23, 2008 9:38 AM

No Vivian Girls?

Posted by Anonymous | September 23, 2008 10:13 AM

Rateitall still missed some heavyweights:
Laura Nyro
Al Kooper
Dr. John
Paul Weller
Jeff Lynne

Posted by gary | September 23, 2008 8:14 PM

How did the Cure not get in! Their influence is huge!

Posted by Anonymous | September 23, 2008 9:05 PM

Again, no Donovan.

But the Lovin' Spoonful and The Mamas and Papas are in. What gives?

Posted by Mike | September 24, 2008 12:41 PM

What about REO

Posted by Phil | September 24, 2008 6:27 PM

What about Bon jovi????? They are still doing it after all this time while so many of the bands from back then have been retired or sadlt forgotten. Bon jovi had the top selling world tour in 2007 and had the number 1 album that year too. They are a great band who admit arent the "critics darlings"..they stay true to who they are and dont kiss butt. What is wrong with people?? There are so many deserving talents who get NO attention.

Posted by michelle | September 24, 2008 8:46 PM

This has got to be the worst list ever...Linda Ronstadt should be in the hall as well as Rush and The Moody Blues.. this is quite insane...

Posted by sam | September 24, 2008 11:02 PM

The Rateitall 120 doesn't lists 10,000 Maniacs, but not Steve Miller: another joke.
Ya gotta realize that this is a US HoF, so British artists don't fare too well, unless they're accepted legends. Where's Peter Gabriel,Jeff Lynne, Paul Weller, etc.?
The voting committee has got to be a bunch of guys who went to college in the 60's. They were hip enough to get Steely Dan in, but not Al Kooper, Todd Rundgren or Laura Nyro. Shame on them.

Posted by gary | September 25, 2008 6:26 PM

what adout Kiss .

Posted by LeRoy | September 25, 2008 11:43 PM

ok whats wrong with the rock n roll hall of fame these days! Def Leppard my favorite group of all time isnt in still! This is rediculas they meet all of the expectations and many other bands can sell over 65 million reccords....sell out stadiums after 30 years? how may other bands have had such luck as to lose there guitar player (steve clark) to death and there drummer lost his arm (rick allen) and yet he still plays and there still rockin! How many other bands have 2 official diamond reccords?!? Seriously whos voting for the rock n roll hof these days? dont get me wrong some of these artists are really deserving yes but def leppard isnt the only band over looked out there... next year i expect much better pics...=/

Posted by kimberly | September 26, 2008 5:35 PM

Has Michael been inducted yet? They need to induct Janet because she is a major icon that people tend to overlook nowadays.

Posted by Jweezy-on-another-level | October 18, 2008 12:48 AM

If an artist is elegible 25 years after the release of their first song, why isn't Neil Diamond in by now. While many others have been forgotten Neil is still going strong at the age of 67 and sounds better than ever. It's really shocking that he could have been overlooked as both a performer and also for his more than 40 years of writing and performing.

Posted by Suellen Schellenbach | November 9, 2008 9:41 PM

Metallica better get this,
There fucking gods

And if they make it, Jason is going to proform with them Since he has helped them reach this.


Posted by I'll hear you scream my name, MASTER! MASTER | November 13, 2008 6:44 PM

Bravo to everyone for voting Rush #1 most overlooked band. They deserve to be in there.

Thank God Metallica got nominated. They rock.

Posted by Logan | December 16, 2008 12:45 PM

Ugh...what a sorry list this is with the exception of Run DMC. I hope to see Bon Jovi nominated next year along with Chicago, Quincy Jones, The Hollies, and Def Leppard.

Posted by Dawn | January 6, 2009 8:28 PM

R-n-R hall of fame is garbage. They forgot the first of R-n-R. Many artist from the 1950's and early 1960's. Doo Wop and R-n-B played a major roll and it seems it has been forgotten. Here is my list.

1.Willie Winfield & The Harptones
2.The Five Keys
3.Connie Francis
4.Johnny Maestro & The Crest
5.Neil Sedaka
6.The Ravens
7.Lee Andrews & The Hearts
8.The Cardinals
9.The Marcels
10.Paul Anka


Posted by John V | January 9, 2009 5:02 AM

what about Joan Jett!

Posted by tom k | January 10, 2009 4:27 PM

well once again rush gets over looked . it is damn shame that a band still touring all these years sells out more shows than all the nominees period . ihope the raTINGS DROP EVEN MORE THIS YEAR AND PEAPLE STOP WATCHING THE CRAP THEY KEEP PUTTING IN THE HALL OF FAME MAYBE ONE YEAR WE WILL SEE SOME GREAT BANDS NOMINATED LIKE RUSH,REO, FORIEGNER,STYX ,JOURNEY,DEEP PURPLE AND MANY MORE WELL DESERVING ARTIST.

Posted by riciam | January 22, 2009 7:26 PM

Journey????... In the Rock 'n Roll Hall of Fame???...hahahahaha

Posted by rick | February 25, 2009 6:02 PM

I agree that Rush, Deep Purple, and the B-52s should probably be in. But Foreigner, Styx, Journey, REO, Bon Jovi... probably not. That top 120 definitely has a bunch of good artists. But most of them, did not influence or shape Rock 'n Roll in anyway... and unfortunately, good music alone isn't enough to get in.

Posted by rick | February 25, 2009 6:14 PM

The most influential rock 'n roll band of the last 30 years is R.E.M... at least THEY weren't overlooked... actually they were a SLAM DUNK, since they practically invented alternative rock.

Posted by ray | February 25, 2009 6:27 PM

Deep Purple, Chicago, KISS - if they did not influence anything and anybody - than WHO did? Neil Diamond and Joe Cocker - are not good enough? Bullshit! ABBA - didn't sell enough records or sold less than Run-D.M.C.? What's wrong with you, guys?????

Posted by Marina | March 21, 2009 4:49 PM

Deep Purple, Chicago, KISS - if they did not influence anything and anybody - than WHO did? Neil Diamond and Joe Cocker - are not good enough? Bullshit! ABBA - didn't sell enough records or sold less than Run-D.M.C.? What's wrong with you, guys?????

Posted by Marina | March 21, 2009 4:50 PM


Posted by taylor | April 1, 2009 4:52 PM

Now that James Brown is crossed over, in my eyes Joe Cocker should be the new Godfather of Soul.
The people who paid their dues early on should be given top priority. And that's why I'm never gonna bother to visit the r&r hall. Fuck them!

Posted by Hobie | June 19, 2009 12:03 PM

The mere claim that “Emmie’ was Pops, first lesbian love song” is of significance to LGBT history. “Emmie” ‘68, “Timer” ‘68, “Désiree” ‘71, “Roadnotes” ‘84, “Walk the Dog & Light the Light” ‘93, “Sweet Dream Fade” ‘94, and “Angel In the Dark” ‘94 are all songs extolling the love of a woman for another woman. A love that not only was of intimate friendship, but “the love that dare not speak its name.”
Laura was pioneering in the expressive aspects of her music, i.e. her being bisexual, while embracing the radical, lesbian feminist subculture. This uniqueness makes her even more compelling as a member of the Rock ‘N Roll Hall of Fame.

Posted by Rabdrake | June 27, 2009 11:28 PM

yes to connie francis,johnny rivers,donovan,neil diamond,and neil sedaka. all legendary early rock & rollers!!! remember "live at the whiskey a go-go"(j.r.)? check out connie francis' list of hits before aretha had hers! a forgotten legend,d.j.clyde clifford/"beaker street",kaay little rock.ark.

Posted by cha cha | November 1, 2009 1:53 AM

Rock n roll hall of fame signifys absolutely nothing its bull shit not run by the people but the current owners. Stevie ray vaughan should have been iducted in 08 when he was eligible, obviously he without argument should be 1st one in amongst others. Fuck hall of politics

Posted by brnadon | December 6, 2009 12:21 AM

It will never be a Rock & Roll HALL OF FAME

Posted by Chris | March 20, 2010 8:57 PM

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