Nirvana, Deep Purple, Yes and Kiss Among 2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Nominees

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crossbone

CHICAGO. Terry Kath was one of the greatest guitarists ever. Even Hendrix said Kath was better than him. From 1967 to 1977 Kath rocked Chicago through eleven incredibly successful albums, including five number-one albums in a row. In all they've had 22 gold, 18 platinum, and 8 multi-platinum albums, and 21 top-ten singles. The hall considers depth of career, body of work and innovation and superiority in style and technique among the factors for induction, "but musical excellence shall be the essential qualification." In all these areas Chicago has excelled. It is ridiculous that they are not even nominated.

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dfairley

Iron Maiden...again...not on the list. What's up with that? Even if you are not a fan, it's difficult to dismiss their influence. So many rock musicians (many famous) cite this band as the single biggest influence on their playing, and for setting a benchmark for professionalism and delivering entertainment value.

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slayerswine

This is probably the best field/year ever as far as so many deserving bands up for induction IMO. YES finally gets their first nod to even get IN THE DISCUSSION which is one of the many great farces/injustices pertaining over the years to the RnRHoF. As much as I'd like to see one of my all-time favorite bands get in this year, I think YES will get a "NO". I really hope I am wrong on this one.
So really fast I will name the rest of the noms./ bands and whether they get in IMO...
Nirvana-Absolutely Yes. They had St. Kurt. Dave Grohl is officially rock royalty bar none. Duh...
KISS-No, even though The Demon has shut his mouth as of late as far as whining about KISS not being in. He is too preoccupied anyways nowadays with keeping guys out of his goddess like daughter's pants. Gotta love THAT irony...
The Replacements-No, even though they have made a triumphant return to the stage as of late and were always critic's fave garage band...
Hall and Oates-Yes. They have deserved to get in for a while, a true 80's hit machine...
Paul Butterfield Blues Band-No, even though they had the late great Mike Bloomfield in their ranks...
Chic-Yes. Nile Rodgers has many friends in the Hall already who have been pulling for Chic to be in...
Deep Purple-Yes. Metallica and others have been bitching about their exclusion for a while. It finally pays off...
Peter Gabriel-No. He will get in eventually but he will fall short this year...
LL Cool J-Yes. He is a big shot TV star now and has had plenty of support to get him in for years. Another one gets his due...
NWA-No. 2 rap acts the same year isn't going to happen THIS year...
Linda Ronstadt-Yes. A great singer of the 1970's really didn't write ANYTHING that she sang. She is finally getting in for the sympathy factor as well as she was one of the hottest women alive back in the '70's...
Link Wray-Yes. Has many heavy weight rock stars backing the deceased guitar legend. He'll rumble in this year...
Cat Stevens-No. The fact that he supported a fatwa against Salman Rushdie as well as donating proceeds from his releases as Yusef Islam to terrorists makes me ask WTF kind of drugs is Jann Wenner sticking in his body. Besides imagine the security costs letting that terrorist in the ceremony. Oy vey...
The Zombies. No. Even though they have a strong campaign financed by AMC...

And there you have it, my predictions. But before I sign off I'd like to say which 10 bands should be in WHO WEREN'T MENTIONED/NOMINATED this year.

SLAYER, Motorhead, Ten Years After, King Crimson, UFO, Thin Lizzy, Jethro Tull, Emerson, Lake, and Palmer , The Scorpions, and this last one will blow you away...The Carpenters

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