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    Default Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Class of 2017

    The 2017 class was announced today. Here are the artists and groups that made it in.

    Pearl Jam
    Journey
    Yes
    Electric Light Orchestra
    Tupac Shakur
    Joan Baez
    Nile Rodgers (Award for Musical Excellence)

    Gotta say that this is a good class. I'm gonna be watching Journey pretty closely here. WILL THEY reunite with Steve Perry for their induction? Will Perry sing with them that night?

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    Happy for Yes, sad though that it may have taken Chris Squire's death to put them over the top. Pearl Jam was the biggest no-brainer considering the leanings of the people involved with the inductions. I think Perry will sing with them, I don't know of any real animosity there. Infinity through Frontiers was an unbelievable run of albums for them.

    Now with Rush, Purple, Kiss and Yes in they need to get into the metal genre (Maiden, Priest, Motorhead etc.) but that seems to be public enemy number 1 now even over prog for Wenner and company.

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    Really no complaints this time around. All are definitely deserving.

    Only slightly minor gripe is that both AIC and Soundgarden were better than Pearl Jam in their respective hey days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Real LT View Post
    Really no complaints this time around. All are definitely deserving.

    Only slightly minor gripe is that both AIC and Soundgarden were better than Pearl Jam in their respective hey days.
    I would guess that Soundgarden will enter in 2018.

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    I don't think Journey belongs anywhere near the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Everybody else I agree with, although I can't believe ELO wasn't already in.


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    And once again I ask where is Jethro Tull?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Kilgore View Post
    I don't think Journey belongs anywhere near the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Everybody else I agree with, although I can't believe ELO wasn't already in.
    Frankly surprised it took this long. They were one of the biggest bands of their era.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Real LT View Post
    Frankly surprised it took this long. They were one of the biggest bands of their era.
    So was Limp Bizkit.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Kilgore View Post
    So was Limp Bizkit.
    Journey was bigger for a longer time.

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    Plus Journey actually had talent, Neal Schon is a beast on guitar and Steve Perry's vocals were incredible.

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    So, Foreigner next year? Styx after that? REO Speedwagon? Kansas? Slippery slope, my friends.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Kilgore View Post
    So, Foreigner next year? Styx after that? REO Speedwagon? Kansas? Slippery slope, my friends.
    Have you seen some of the names that are in already?

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Real LT View Post
    Have you seen some of the names that are in already?
    So make it even worse? You see that in every hall of fame, somebody will mention the worst member and be like, "So why not [this other person who clearly doesn't belong]? Learn from past mistakes.

    The stakes are low in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. It's a silly thing, but I preferred when they were more snobby about who got in. If it takes ten years to get in, maybe you shouldn't be getting in, and I say this knowing that means The Stooges, who I love, would have never gotten in with x amount of years and you're out, rule.


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    What the reasoning to keep Journey out? They have genuine talent, tons of memorable songs, were hugely popular for a long period of time. Even now anyone whoever watched the Sopranos is all too familiar with Journey's music.

    Hell they selected The Sex Pistols to be in and they were frankly steaming hot garbage. All image with no substance behind them.

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    I'm not a fan of the Sex Pistols either but they did spread the word of punk to the masses. It's not as bad as it was but it's still mostly like-minded individuals who if your political and musical approach doesn't match their's you're on a long waiting list. It's not for lack of talent or success.

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    Long overdue for Electric Light Orchestra....my 6th grade teacher use to play these guys all the time in class when we were studying.



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