When it comes to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, opinions tend to be rather strong regarding who should or shouldn’t be considered for induction.
That could be due primarily to the fact that the RRHOF appears to be the ultimate “Too Cool for the Room” club in which musical snobs determine who makes the cut and who doesn’t. The nomination process takes place amongst a select few at Rolling Stone Magazine, and the voting process supposedly takes place among 500 “Rock Experts”; however, who those experts are is a mystery. Evidence of that fact is the 2008 induction of Madonna, the shocking 2010 induction of Abba and the head scratching 2011 induction of Neil Diamond.
While Madonna, Abba and Neil Diamond have had huge careers in the recording industry – Rock and Roll would certainly not be the way to classify their music. Many current rock musicians have openly criticized the nomination and induction process, and want to see the actual artists and fans determine the new inductees.
Unfortunately, the following bands will have the knowledge that Madonna, Abba and Neil Diamond were actually inducted into the RRHOF before they were.
Emerson, Lake and Palmer
Motorhead Vocalist, Bassist and Frontman Lemmy Kilmister is widely revered as a major influence to many musicians within all types of rock music. Both Metallica and Guns and Roses have stated that Motorhead is one of their biggest influences. When you have the joke “Who would win in a fight, Lemmy or God?” named after you and the punchline is: “Neither, Lemmy IS God”; well, that should speak for itself. The fact of the matter is that Motorhead has been such an extremely influential band to so many other bands that their inclusion should not be ignored.