Rock and Roll Hall of Fame snubs: 45 acts that should be inducted

23 Dec 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

N.W.A. joins quartet of 1970s hitmakers in rock hall.

The groundbreaking Los Angeles rap act N.W.A. will join a quartet of 1970s era FM radio rockers — Chicago, Cheap Trick, Deep Purple and Steve Miller — as 2016 inductees into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Longlist nominees Janet Jackson, Nine Inch Nails, the Smiths, the Cars, Chaka Khan, Chic, the JB’s, Los Lobos, the Spinners, and Yes didn’t make the cut this year.

Dre and Ice Cube, was elected after three unsuccessful nominations in a year when a movie about their career, Straight Outta Compton, was a box office hit. Their hard-core tales of life on the street on songs like “F— the Police” made them a provocative chart presence in the late 1980s and influenced an empire of other acts. It means that the group’s mark is kind of solidified. “It’s all legitimised in a way because the whole music industry has to honor the group in a way…

Guitarist Miller came out of the San Francisco rock scene and became a dependable maker of pop hits like Take the Money and Run, Fly Like an Eagle, Jet Airliner and Jungle Love. I think the movie helped to get people to remember that.” The fresh Hall of Famers will be honored at the annual induction ceremony on April 8 at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center, and HBO will film the event for future broadcast.

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