Monday, January 08, 2007

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Class of '07 is a diverse group to say the least. The honorees...who will formally inducted during ceremonies on March 12 in New York City...are indie pop standard bearers R.E.M., rockers Van Halen (David Lee Roth and Sammy Hagar are both included...but, for some strange reason, Gary Cherone is not :-), legendary rock poet Patti Smith, 60's girl group The Ronettes, and rap/hip hop pioneers Grandmaster Flash and the Furious 5 (the first rap group to enter the Rock Hall.)

With the acrimonious relations between the members of Van Halen (Michael Anthony having recently parted ways with the band and been replaced by Eddie Van Halen's song Wolfgang...not to mention the off and on relationship between Eddie Van Halen and David Lee Roth), one wonders if they can bury the hatchet long enough to appear (and perform) during the ceremonies.

Relations between some members of Grandmaster Flash and the Furious 5 have apparently been chilly for a while as well.

Hopefully at least all four original members of R.E.M. (who do not have an acrimonious relationship following drummer Bill Berry's departure from the band) will be there to play together.

(And we can only hope and pray for a duet between Patti Smith and Ronnie Spector...well, I think that would be very cool anyway :-)


Very Anonymous Mike said...

Sometimes, restaurants have something on their menus SO horrible sounding, that I order it. I figure that food that bad sounding MUST be good. It has to be to overcome it's own bad-soundingness. (Yes, it's a word. Look it up.)

I think the Smith/Spector duet would be the same thing.

It sounds like something that I pulled out of my ass, if only I had a bigger ass.

Sorry. I just like saying "ass."


Peter Allyn said...

Van Halen, R.E.M now being included, along with Blondie, ZZ Top, AC/DC, and Jackson Browne that are alredy in, yet the Hall fails to recognize Supertramp!
Have can we have "Breakfast in America" with this "Crime of the Century". The Hall just seems to say "Crisis? What Crisis!" Well that just seems to me to be "Famous Last Words"!