Back in October of 2019, we first discussed the new round of potential inductees to the famed Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame for their 2020 Class. In the rundown, I shared some personal editorial opinion about the nominees and you can peruse that set of thoughts by clicking HERE. In December, I shared the at the moment standings in the Fan Vote and now with one week left to go am returning to the topic so we can all rally behind our favorites in the nomination queue and hopefully help them receive the honor. Let’s take a look at the Top 5 first and the standings that were captured just a short time ago.
It was back in October when we first shared the news when the Nominees for the 2020 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame were announced. The full overview that I posted can be perused HERE in case you’d like a little more in-depth views about the announcement. I’m returning to the topic with just under a month to go to share the most current standings in the Fan Vote process. As you might recall, the general public has a chance to vote on their favorite artists in the hope that it helps them secure a spot in the vaunted Rock Hall. Let’s take a look at the Top 5 first.
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame have just revealed their “Class Of 2020” Nominations, so after some reminder premise on how one achieves such an “honor” I will line out the list for you in full and then offer up some personal editorial viewpoint. Let’s go.
The Criteria: Currently, groups or individuals are qualified for induction 25 years after the release of their first record. Nominees should have demonstrable influence and significance within the history of rock and roll. Four categories are recognized: Performers, Non-Performers, Early Influences, and Sidemen (as of 2000). The General Public aka “Fans” get to participate in an online “Fan Voting” process but at the end of the day this really doesn’t amount to anything in terms of the induction process as it all sums up to one single vote.
The Nominations for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s Class of 2020 Are: Pat Benatar, Dave Matthews Band, Depeche Mode, The Doobie Brothers, Whitney Houston, Judas Priest, Kraftwerk, Motorhead, Nine Inch Nails, The Notorious B.I.G., Rufus featuring Chaka Khan, Todd Rundgren, Soundgarden, MC5, T. Rex and Thin Lizzy.
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The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has just released their “Class Of 2019” Nominations, so after some reminder premise on how one achieves such an “honor” I will line out the list for you. Let’s go.
The Criteria: Currently, groups or individuals are qualified for induction 25 years after the release of their first record. Nominees should have demonstrable influence and significance within the history of rock and roll. Four categories are recognized: Performers, Non-Performers, Early Influences, and Sidemen (as of 2000). However, fans have no input concerning who is nominated or elected to the hall.
The Nominations for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s Class of 2019 Are: Def Leppard, Devo, Janet Jackson, John Prine, LL Cool J, MC5, Radiohead, Rage Against The Machine, Roxy Music, Rufus Featuring Chaka Khan, Stevie Nicks, The Cure, The Zombies, Todd Rundgren and The Zombies.
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I guess it was only a couple of months ago that we shared the means for the fans to make their voices known about the nominees for the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame Class of 2018. The list had some Hard Rock and Metal notables among many that would make Rock fans scratch their heads but hey we are not in charge of the list and are only here to help raise awareness. Earlier this morning, the winning names in this Fan Voting poll were revealed and I submit them for your approval along with the statement that was released..
The Statement: Congratulations to the 2018 Fan Vote Winners. Thank you for supporting your favorite artists by voting in the #RockHall2018 Fan Vote! The poll is closed and the following artists will each receive an extra vote in the Official Induction Vote. Altogether we received 6.8 million votes for all 19 Nominees.
1. Bon Jovi – 1.16M votes
2. Moody Blues – 947K
3. Dire Straits – 613K
4. The Cars – 552K
5. Judas Priest – 538K
PiercingMetal Thoughts: So there you have it. The results are right in front of you and clearly the Metal Legions DIDN’T stand up to be counted as much as I might have hoped. Sure they are in the “Top 5” but they are number five and unless the actual voting parties for the “honor” actually have them in their list to be put in the Hall, they only get one additional vote. I think Bon Jovi will be the only one from these Fan Vote winners to even get into the Rock Hall to be quite honest and while would love the whole bunch of these to make it (since these were all of my picks as well) I think its very unlikely. The full list of the nominees is in the graphic below and you already know that the Hall loves to induct a Rap artist or group nowadays and some of the others are only known for one song or album which always surprises me. Anyway, that’s all I have on this matter. What do you think of these results and did you help them to become reality? If you didn’t I am a tad disappointed since it only took a moment to nominate the five you could speak up for but with peoples attention span being so quick I am not surprised at all. Until next time.
Official Website: http://www.rockhall.org