Saturday, June 15, 2024

Bon Jovi, Moody Blues Top Fan Vote for Rock Hall: Will Jann Wenner Listen? Or Ignore Them?


Not much can save the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame from being a joke at this point. The nominating committee lives in a dreamland controlled by Jann Wenner. It’s the last thing Wenner actually owns after his publishing company has been sold off for scrap.

But now the fans have voted on the Hall’s site for who they think should be inducted next spring. Their top three choices: Bon Jovi, the Moody Blues, and Dire Straits. I agree with them. Will Wenner get the message? Or will he just ignore the vote? (He’s done it before.)

Maybe someone can talk some sense to him. Meanwhile, Jon Bon Jovi gets the last laugh. I’m thrilled.


Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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