Probability of 2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Nominees Getting In

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Artist: LL Cool J
Chances of getting in: 55%. Ladies Love Cool James, and so do old people who watch NCIS LA. This is a clean-cut rapper the elderly voters are more likely to get behind.

Artist: Peter Gabriel
Chances of getting in: 30%. He's already in the club with Genesis. "Sledgehammer" hasn't aged very well. They might want to wait to induct fellow Genesis alumni Phil Collins first, as his "In the Air Tonight" has aged better.

Artist: Yes
Chances of getting in: 49%. One of those classic rock staples due to get in. Unless another staple of the format takes its spot, like...

See also: Yes at Hard Rock Live, Hollywood, with Commentary by Ed Matus

Artist: Deep Purple
Chances of getting in: 51%. "Smoke on the Water" or "Owner of a Lonely Heart"? Since Deep Purple has the closest thing to a famous alumnus in David Coverdale, I'll go with Deep Purple's chances.

Artist: Chic
Chances of getting in: 25%. The Hall hates disco, but with Donna Summer getting in a couple of years ago, it might be willing to make another exception for a group that could pass as funk and played its own instruments.

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Kiss has been over looked so many times by the hall it is due for them to get in. Nirvana changed the sound of music from 80's hair bands to ditry 90's grunge. But the pixies should get in beforehand due to the influence. NWA should be without a doubt in due to they changed rap from Run DMC style to basically what you have now. I love the songs of the zombies but didnt know who sung them. The rest will wait a few more years until they get in but will when the time is right.


Honestly, Nirvana is irrelevant in terms of R&R when you compare them to the contributions of Kiss or Yes. Don't look at just your generation's music as all that is...take a look overall in the history of what a band has done. Hall & Oates are more relevant to R&R than what Nirvana contributed. Gene Simons agrees!

I guess Courtney Love, Bush, and Candlebox have a legitimate 1000% chance of getting in as well....


@GovtMule Kiss' influence? On what? Bands looking to fill their catalogs with hundreds of cookie cutter songs with that precise level of saccharine sweetness that makes them a perfect fit for Pepsi commercials? 

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