Tuesday, October 18, 2016

IT'S KELTNER SEASON:Your nominees for this year's Rock Hall of Fame class:
  • Pearl Jam
  • Tupac Shakur
  • Depeche Mode
  • ELO
  • Jane's Addiction
  • Janet Jackson
  • Journey 
  • The Cars
  • The Zombies
  • Yes
  • Bad Brains
  • Chaka Khan
  • Chic
  • J. Geils Band
  • Joan Baez
  • Joe Tex 
  • Kraftwerk
  • MC5
  • Steppenwolf
Pearl Jam and Tupac seem like cinches for first ballot induction, but the rest of that class seems pretty uninspiring to me.  Eligible this year for the first time, but not finalists?  Boyz II Men,  Alanis Morissette, PJ Harvey, and Tori Amos.  (Next year's eligibles include two seeming first ballot cinches--Radiohead and Beck.)