Contact Us

Will KISS Finally Get Inducted to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame? Handicapping The Class of 2014 Nominees

halloffame
Photo courtesy of Gettty Images

Let’s face it, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is a joke.  ABBA is in the Hall.  Stevie Ray Vaughan, Steve Miller, Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, Jethro Tull, Bon Jovi, Motorhead, Doobie Brothers, The Cars, Journey, Dire Straights, Pantera, Bad Company are not.  And that’s just the short list.  ABBA?  Really?

While so many bonafide rock legends still wait for the enshrinement they rightfully deserve, there is hope for several worthy acts this year.  Today, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame announced the “nominees” for their 2014 Induction Ceremony.  Let’s took a look at each of these groups and handicap their odds of making the cut.

First, the shoe-ins.   Nirvana is a lock to make it in.  Love ‘em or hate ‘em, their influence is undeniable.  Let’s only hope that Courtney Love doesn’t turn the evening into another public cry for help.  Must to the chagrin of hard rock purists, rap pioneers LL Cool J and NWA are sure to be enshrined as well. Peter Gabriel is another critically acclaimed artist who’s likely to make the cut.  His genre bending catalog of work certainly merits music’s highest honor.

It’s safe to assume the Hall will also include at least one pop act.  Among the pop artists on the ballot this year are the disco group Chic, Hall and Oates and Linda Ronstadt.  My money’s on Linda Ronstadt.  Her connection to 70′s songwriters like Jackson Browne, James Taylor, and The Eagles will be enough to put her over the top.  And don’t be surprised if Cat Stevens makes it in too, if for no other reason than to trump up some controversy.

You can also bet that the elitist critics who decide the inductees will select a token underground alternative/new wave band in an effort to preserve their hipster cred.  My pick is here is the Replacements.

Which leaves us with three bands that should have been inducted long ago: KISS, Deep Purple and Yes.  Frankly, the fact that these bands aren’t already in the Hall of Fame is a testament to the arbitrary, asinine standards for enshrinement.  My hunch is Deep Purple will finally get their just due this year.  After being passed over last year, it’s their turn.

Which sets up KISS for their inevitable induction next year.  As moronic as the voters are, the Hall is smart enough to realize that they can’t ignore the overwhelming public support for these groups.  They learned that lesson last year when the desperate, persistent cries for Rush were eventually answered.

Of course, rockers do have a say in this process.  If you want to support your favorite band on the ballot, here’s the link for this year’s fan vote.

 

More from 103.7 The Hawk

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://kmhk.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on 103.7 The Hawk quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here.

Register on 103.7 The Hawk quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!