KISS Leads 2010 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Nominees

Kiss, Red Hot Chili Peppers, LL Cool J, Genesis, the Stooges, Donna Summer, ABBA, Darlene Love, Laura Nyro, The Chantels, The Hollies, and Jimmy Cliff.

Those acts are on the ballot for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. If inducted, the acts will enter the hall as the class of 2010.

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Do people actually think their votes matter? Inductees are determined by the whims of Jann Wenner, Suzan Evans, and Dave Marsh and not through some democratic process.

Basically whatever is in their IPods gets into the hall of fame.

With that being said, LL Cool J is in. The R&RHOF has to induct at least one rap artist.

KISS is in. They are the only act on that list that has any fans.

ABBA is out although they are the most talent band on the list and the best songwriters. They won’t be able to remove the stench of disco.

The Stooges are in. That will give the ceremony an edge and appease the Juno crowd who think “Iggy is a genius.”

It’s the first year of eligibility for the Red Hot Chili Peppers. The powers that be will let them stew for a year before giving them the nod.

The Hollies are in with their folksy, bluesy sound. Rolling Stone Magazine loves bands that sound like that. No one else does but what are you going to do.

Darlene Love and Jimmy Cliff will fight it out for the final spot. They need to induct an older solo artist to show they have a heart and are well rounded even though they are neither of those things. Wenner, Evans and Marsh will probably flip a coin–heads it’s Love, tails it’s Cliff.

Genesis is a noodle scratcher but since their last couple of albums were god awful they will probably be skipped. Besides they aren’t as “cool” as the other acts.

The only thing that’s a more of a joke than Rolling Stone Magazine is the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Music fans don’t need elitists telling them who’s immortal and who’s not. That’s what blogs are for.

Update12-15-09 18:53

The rock and roll hall of fame class of 2010 includes The Stoogers, Genesis, ABBA, Jimmy Cliff, and The Hollies.

“We’ve been rejected seven times, and we would have set a record, I think, if it happened again,” said Iggy Pop, the Stooges’ frontman. “It started to feel like Charlie Brown and the football. I had about two hours of a strong emotional reaction after hearing the news. It felt like vindication. Then I kind of scratched my head and thought, ‘Am I still cool? Or is that over now?'”

The 25th annual induction ceremony will be held March 15th at New York’s Waldorf=Astoria Hotel.

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