It’s Deep Purple’s Year, Get Your Vote On For Rock Hall
Well, it's that time of the year! The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has released the nominees for their 2016 induction class. And, I actually have little reservation for once about the list of nominees. Though there are some not-so-rock-acts like Janet Jackson (who will eventually get in), N.W.A., Chic and Chaka Khan up for nomination, there are some actual rock bands worthy of induction listed. And, they're leading the way in the early vote counts. (Though, The Black Crowes did not get nominated in their first year of eligibility.)
Deep Purple, Yes, Chicago, The Cars, and Steve Miller (the 5 acts that I voted for) have a huge early lead in the first day of voting. But, I'm sure there will be some that think Cheap Trick, Nine Inch Nails and The Smiths deserve some votes, along with the soul poppers.
Obviously, The Hall has addressed a few controversies over the past few years, as true rock fans have watched disco (Donna Summer/ABBA) and hip hop (Beastie Boys, Public Enemy, Run DMC) acts be voted in over the likes of Rush (2013) and Kiss (2014) while Deep Purple was snubbed from simple nomination until this year. And, that has been the single biggest gripe that I have had with The Hall and its selection methods. The travesty has been addressed.
Now, it's finally time for rock fans to do what's right; vote for them and vote often for them between now and December. Here's your link to vote!