Madonna in the Hall of Fame? Sadly true
I can't bring myself to type the next couple of words: Madonna is being inducted in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
So is John Mellencamp -- and that's better news. (Though there's still a list of acts a mile long that deserve to be there before either of them. Can anyone say "Heart" for starters? KISS isn't even in there. What the hell??)
But Madonna, good lord why? She's not a rock act. She didn't influence rock. I'm not sure there's a single electric guitar or real drum set in any of her songs. Compare her music to Michael Jackson, a 2001 inductee, and Wacko Jacko sounds like Ted Nugent!
Aside from her fetish for wearing black leather and sleeping around, I'm not sure what qualifies her to be considered a "rock star."
Today's announcement only sours me to the entire Rock Hall of Fame experience. Last year, it was Van Halen mucking up the works, with Eddie in rehab and Diamond Dave sitting out the induction ceremony in protest. Only Michael Anthony and Sammie Hagar made an appearance on the band's behalf. Particularly ironic since they're the only two not represented in the current touring version of the band.
Days like this, I wish I hadn't stopped sniffing glue.