Only one of the top 3 vote-getters in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s public voting will be inducted this year: the Doobie Brothers.
The top 2 — Pat Benatar and the Dave Matthews Band– have been ignored.
The other four who made it are Whitney Houston, T Rex, Nine Inch Nails, Depeche Mode and the Notorious Biggie Smalls, aka Christopher Wallace.
Three of those inductees are dead: Whitney, Marc Bolan of T Rex, and Wallace.
So why did the RRHOF have a public vote simply to ignore it? Good question. The answer is, they don’t care what the public thinks, and never did.
Not inducted: lots of people who should have been.
The whole thing stinks. Not only should Matthews and Benatar have made it in, but the Hall owed it to older groups or acts that are alive now and can benefit from the induction. I’m thinking of Chaka Khan, who’s far more Rock and Roll than Whitney, and the MC5, which has waited and waited.
But back to that fan vote: Dave Matthews received 1 MILLION votes. Benatar garnered 882 thousand! And they were simply rebuffed. If I’d voted in good faith on the Rock Hall’s site, I’d be pissed. If you did vote on the site, and are angry, you can sound off on our poll.
What idiots these people are.