By Steve Newton
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has made some silly-ass moves over the years, nominating lame-o acts like Chic and inducting Cat Stevens while leaving more deserving nominees such as Link Wray and Deep Purple–artists who actually rock–out in the cold.
Well, just yesterday the Rock Hall took a sizeable step away from being perceived as total bumbling idiots by finally inducting legendary Texas guitarist Stevie Ray Vaughan and his band Double Trouble into its hallowed institution.
It took them long enough–since Vaughan had been eligible for seven years–but at least it happened. Maybe it’s a sign that the brainiacs out in Cleveland are coming around, becoming able to spot sheer musical brilliance once it’s been staring them in the face for 30 years or so.
Could a nomination for the overly-deserving Rory Gallagher be next?
I wouldn’t bet your prized Gallagher-model Strat on it, because–although the Rock Hall also ushered in such no-brainer choices as Lou Reed and the Paul Butterfield Blues Band (Bloomfield forever!)–its class of 2015 also includes Green Day, which got chosen the very first year it was eligible.
They inducted that punk twit who sings with a fake British accent without even nominating Johnny freakin’ Winter, who’s been eligible for, what, 20 goddamn years?
I. Give. Up.
Oh no I don’t. Screw that. I’m building up my own page to keep tabs on how messed up the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is and to let people know whenever it deserves a good slagging.
Which is two or three times a year, at least.