The 2021 nominations for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame are in. Thoughts?

First, the bad news. The effort by Canadians and Guess Who fans worldwide failed to sway the nomination committee into putting the band on the 2021 ballot. Damn. Next year. But here are the acts who did make it.

  • Mary J. Blige
  • Kate Bush
  • Devo
  • Foo Fighters (A lock if there ever was one.)
  • Go-Go’s (Another lock.)
  • Iron Maiden (About time.)
  • Jay-Z
  • Chaka Khan (They’re going to nominate her until she finally gets in. She’s been up for induction SEVEN times.)
  • Carole King (Isn’t she already in for songwriting?)
  • Fela Kuti
  • LL Cool J (This is SIXTH nomination)
  • New York Dolls (WAY overdue!)
  • Rage Against the Machine
  • Todd Rundgren
  • Tina Turner (She’s already in for her work with Ike)
  • Dionne Warwick

Once again, Kraftwerk and Judas Priest get the shaft.

If you’re interested in the fan vote, go here.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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