Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Rock Hall Nominees for Induction: Peter Frampton, Foreigner, Dave Matthews, Lenny Kravitz, Cher Obvious Choices


The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame just announced their nominee for induction for 2024.

Didn’t we just do this?

Anyway, the obvious choices here are Cher, Peter Frampton, Dave Matthews, Lenny Kravitz, and Foreigner.

The rest are nice people but no way. Most of them are modern R&B, and can wait a little longer. There is no one on this list from real rock except Cher. Plenty of R&B classics aren’t in, including Rufus and Carla Thomas, Mary Wells, and Chubby Checker.

Where are Tommy James and the Shondells?

Oasis is a joke. I love Kool & the Gang, but they’re a long shot. Mariah, Mary J, and Sade are not rock and roll.

As for Cher: she told Kelly Clarkson earlier this year, “You know what, I wouldn’t be in it now if they gave me a million dollars … I’m never going to change my mind. They can just go you-know-what themselves.”

But you know, she could be persuaded.

Here are the nominees:

Mary J. Blige
Mariah Carey
Dave Matthews Band
Eric B. & Rakim
Peter Frampton
Jane’s Addiction
Kool & the Gang
Lenny Kravitz
Sinead O’Connor
Ozzy Osbourne
A Tribe Called Quest

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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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