Alright, so I have to admit. I kind of think the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is a big waste of time. Institutionalizing popular rock groups? Seems very anti-Rock and Roll to me, but I'm not in charge, so here we are, enshrining the "heroes of rock."
And who could be next? Well, this year none other than Madonna and the Beastie Boys, among others. The faux-British diva and the NYC trio have been nominated, along with John (Cougar) Mellencamp, Leonard Cohen, Afrika Bambaataa, Chic, the Dave Clark Five, and the Ventures. Odd group, needless to say.
Now, Madonna making it to the RNR HOF seems kind of nutty to me if we're talking rock and roll (if only it was Mandonna, not that I dislike Madonna – my vinyl copy of "Like a Prayer" proves that). But I guess that is the way of the future, so whatever. Truly, whatever.