Chili Peppers, Guns N' Roses, Beastie Boys get into Rock Hall
The annual vote for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is always guaranteed to disappoint in some fashion, and this year's ballot is no different. While Guns N' Roses, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, the Beastie Boys, Laura Nyro, Donovan and the Small Faces are in, tons of talented folks like the Cure and Donna Summer are out. What do you expect from a place based in Cleveland?
Besides the fact singer-songwriter Nyro was the only woman who made the cut, voters gave the palm to Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, Rufus with Chaka Khan and Heart, as well as Eric B. & Rakim and the Spinners. One of those acts missed out so the Mellow Yellow people could get in? For shame.
Other inductees include early influencer Freddie King and the late rock promoter Don Kirshner, recipient of the Ahmet Ertegun award, the AP writes. Tom Dowd, Glyn Johns and Cosimo Matassa will be honored for musical excellence. The Hall, meanwhile, will be honored for having the most overpriced attraction admission ticket in the city least likely to be visited on purpose.