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