So Far Away: Why Aren't Dire Straits in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame?

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GreenBird

BECAUSE THE ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME IS RAN BY A BUNCH OF RAP AND POP FANS WHO HAVE NO CLUE WHAT ROCK AND ROLL IS!!!! ANY REAL ROCK BAND SHOULD BOYCOTT THAT FRONT FOR RAP MUSIC COMMERCIAL SALE OUT PLACE ANY WAY. NO RESPECTABLE FAN OF ROCK AND ROLL SHOULD EVER WATCH OR ATTENDED THE ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME. SOMEONE SHOULD START A HALL OF FAME FOR ROCK AND ROLL, BECAUSE THE SAD TRUTH IS THAT THERE IS NOT ONE. FACT THE CURRENT ESTABLISHMENT WHICH CALLS ITSELF THE ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME (WHY KNOW ONE KNOWS THEY ARE BY ALL ACCOUNTS THE ENEMIES OF ROCK AND ROLL) INDUCTED RUN DMC BEFORE RUSH! DIRE STRAITS, SRV, YES, BOSTON, KISS, IRON MAIDEN AND THE LIST GOES ON. THOSE ARE ROCK BANDS PEOPLE! YOU MAY LIKE RUN DMC BUT THEY ARE NOT A ROCK BAND. RUSH, BOSTON, KISS, MAIDEN THESE ARE ROCK BANDS! NEVER EVER SHOULD ANYONE EVER WATCH OR SUPPORT THAT PLACE IN ANYWAY. IF YOU HAVE ANY CONTACT WITH THEM MAY IT BE TO RIDICULE THEM! That is how I really feel! Who is with me?

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Jason Hillenburg

I sincerely hope that the tide of public opinion continues to turn against this glorified industry party and the whole asinine idea of a rock and roll hall of fame is consigned to oblivion where it belongs.

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miket

This is insane. When Mark arrived on the scene his music was outstanding, and was like no other at the time. The rock world would not be complete without this man's/bands talents. When someone finds a brand new tone and style in music, and so many songs are instantly recognisable, it is just downright wrong to have them overlooked in ANYTHING to do with music. A great influence on me and my own guitar work, and a hero in my eyes. Some bands have the ability to change lives...This is one of those few.

Alex Rude

As much as I love Mark Knophler and Dire Straits, and they certainly deserve to be in the RnR Hall of Shame, what about artists like KISS, Deep Purple, Cheap Trick, Rush, Yes, ELP, Thin Lizzy, Motorhead, Judas Priest, Iron Maiden, Def Leppard, Stray Cats, SRV... I could go on. The omission of these artists and the inclusion of Madonna, LL Cool Jay, ABBA, Run DMC... I mean really! The whole thing is run by the same idiots that run labels and are so-called "music critics" that are more interested in their self-importance and pumping up sales of music they are already owners of than bestowing much deserved praise to truly original and inspirational rockers.

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alittleguitar

wouldnt a better question be: 'why isnt stevie ray vaughan in the hall of fame?'

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ttotsto

Unfortunately, Dire Straits is just one of many deserving rock and roll bands that aren't in the "Rock and Roll" Hall of Fame. It is ludicrous. ABBA? Donna Summer? Madonna? Rockers all...NOT! I'm surprised they don't pass a special exemption from the 25-year rule for Lady Gaga or Britney Spears. To Dire Straits, add: Rush, Moody Blues, Yes, just to name a few.

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wendellgee1985

Ultimately, I think the committee will simply change the name of the establishment rather than change who they nominate/elect for inclusion. It will become "The Popular Music Hall of Fame" or something to that effect. This is simply prom court for the music business, and Dire Straits was the high school kid who did a couple "cool" things (got really wasted one weekend or banged the school slut) but was never part of the "in" crowd on a consistent basis. Hence, they'll never get in.

Kevin Williams

The R&R Hall of Fame is a farce. Ignoring petitions with tens of thousands of signatures is ridiculous. The Sex Pistols were right about it.

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scottyray1970

So true. Why is it that the DAVE CLARK FIVE are in, and not dire straights?? I guess i use that arguement everytime there is an oversight of somebody more qualified.

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