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Ian Jane
03-16-2011, 04:25 PM
I don't normally give a shit about stuff like this but I was happy to see Alice Cooper and Tom Waits get in and not at all embarassed to admit that I was happy to see Neil Diamond too.

This picture of Waits is rad and the fact that Neil Young played with him is also pretty great.

http://assets.rollingstone.com/assets/images/gallery/43ab248a725e3760dfa13019df3c81566777eb25.jpg

Alice looks ancient... but he's got a giant snake around his neck so you can't mess with him.

http://assets.rollingstone.com/assets/images/gallery/458612bd18d9001e0ae71825a32be5d242b0d2ab.jpg

THAT SAID, how fucked up is this???????????

http://assets.rollingstone.com/assets/images/gallery/72a99f7c59b336f42fe14a2d2b5659d6f09a24eb.jpg

Ian Jane
03-16-2011, 04:27 PM
And then there's this:

http://assets.rollingstone.com/assets/images/gallery/807f344b339316263daa374a4326cb703910fea9.jpg

Do you think Bruce made Bette and Catharine take the long walk from their front porch to his front seat?

Todd Jordan
03-16-2011, 04:33 PM
Bette Midler got inducted?? Takes Alice Cooper 20 years to get in but Better Midler was even in the running? How about Lemmy? That dude pisses rock and/or roll.

Ian Jane
03-16-2011, 04:37 PM
Midler was inducting Darlene Love and I guess was just hanging around a bunch and getting into as many pictures as possible. I want to punch her in her stupid face.

Lemmy should be inducted just for not being dead yet.

Todd Jordan
03-16-2011, 04:39 PM
Who is Darlene Love?? I'm sorry but a large percentage of the American population should at least have heard of a person in order for them to even be considered. That's
four time times I've used italics in a thread. That's money, honey!

Ian Jane
03-16-2011, 04:51 PM
Darlene Love is a pretty big deal, if for no other reason than she did the vocals on Basketball Jones for Cheech & Chong.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Darlene_Love

She's had a pretty impressive career and deserved better than Bette.

Todd Jordan
03-16-2011, 05:00 PM
Well, ten top 100 songs over a 50 year span, a number one song five decades ago, and not having name recognition to the common folk hardly qualifies some one to be a member of the hall of fame of anything. F all them B's in the A's. And fuck Better Midler for inspiring people like Renee Zellweger and James Franco to squint act.

Ian Jane
03-16-2011, 05:10 PM
Basketball Jones rules, Todd.

Todd Jordan
03-16-2011, 05:12 PM
It does, but it isn't Rock and Roll HOF material. Comedy Song HOF sure...anyway what did she do? Sing "Basketball Joooonnness" over and over?

Ian Jane
03-16-2011, 05:14 PM
Pretty much, yep.

Tom Waits. Rad.

http://i.i.com.com/cnwk.1d/i/tim/2011/03/15/AP110314066314_620x350.jpg

Why didn't I go see him last time he was around? Oh yeah, cause tickets were a million dollars.

Mike Howlett
03-16-2011, 05:16 PM
Darlene Love totally deserves it, if only because her "Christmas- Baby Please Come Home" is rad and it was ruined by U2, who I'll bet are already in the HoF.

Yay for Alice. Why he wasn't a first year shoe-in, I can't fathom.

Mark Tolch
03-16-2011, 06:04 PM
You have to be around for 25 years before you can get inducted.....was Alice in the running when the HOF opened? I dunno. Still, good for him. The Stooges last year, Alice this year...and Tom Waits, that's pretty awesome.

Bette Midler shouldn't be allowed anywhere near that place.

Mike Howlett
03-16-2011, 06:58 PM
Oh, I don't know the rules of it all. Didn't the Alice Cooper band start in 1969? No clue when the Hall opened.
Alice would have been in MY hall of fame first year.

Ian Jane
03-16-2011, 07:19 PM
It's because of the snakes, isn't it Mike....?

Mark Tolch
03-16-2011, 09:19 PM
Ah, see, the hall opened in 1984. I believe that the rules were 25 years prior. That would've made 1959 the first year, which is why Elvis and shit got in. I don't think that Duane Eddy even made it in til the fourth year.

Mike Howlett
03-16-2011, 10:23 PM
Oh... I had no idea it had been around that long! Wow... time flies!

The KILLER cover helped fuel my already huge fascination with snakes to be sure!

Todd Jordan
03-16-2011, 11:04 PM
The famous Bo Derek snake poster got my gears going. And Selma Hayak dancing with a snake is amazing too.

Nolando
03-17-2011, 12:22 PM
Weird coincidence that the song Basketball Jones showed up on this week's episode of The Simpsons?

The one time I went to Cleveland I tried to figure out how best to get a pic of me taking a shit on the HOF sign but it's built rather awkwardly and when you're the only one there trying to take a pic of yourself defacing a sign is kinda hard.

"Hall of Fame" - what a crock of complete shit. I don't care who's in or out - in fact, I'd probably give more credibility to those NOT in it (apart from The Boss - he transcends all understanding and probably got Midler to sing one of his own songs while he was fucking CZJ there 'cuz he's superman).

Paul Casey
03-17-2011, 12:23 PM
I know most of you shit taste losers hate RUSH, but them not being inducted is shameful. 24 gold records and 14 platinum in a career that started in 1974?
Though, I guess I can't complain since Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five are in there. RRRUFF!

Ian Jane
03-17-2011, 12:31 PM
Noland's right, it's all a bunch of shit, but it's still fun to complain about it. And I noticed Basketball Jones on this weeks Simpsons too. It was rad.

And as much as I hate RUSH, they deserve to be in there. Without RUSH there'd be no Voivod and that'd be sad.

Paul Casey
03-17-2011, 02:13 PM
Triumph can induct RUSH.

Ian Jane
03-17-2011, 02:54 PM
Rush is for Triumph to poop on.

http://johngushue.typepad.com/photos/uncategorized/triumph_the_insult_comic_dog.jpg

John Gargo
03-17-2011, 08:23 PM
I know most of you shit taste losers hate RUSH, but them not being inducted is shameful. 24 gold records and 14 platinum in a career that started in 1974?
The rock critical community has an aversion to all things prog... the only two bands that fit this mold that got into the hall were Pink Floyd (due to their crossover appeal) and Genesis (I would imagine more for the pop stuff than the Gabriel stuff). So yeah, no Rush, no Yes, no King Crimson, etc. etc.