Probability of 2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Nominees Getting In
Artist: Hall and Oates
Chances of getting in: 25% This duo sold a lot of records in the 1980s, but I'm not sure if anyone out there lists them as an influence in an unironic way.
Artist: Linda Ronstadt
Chances of getting in: 10%. They might have voted her old flame Jerry Brown in as governor of California, but this boys club isn't making an exception for a woman who doesn't really rock.
Artist: Paul Butterfield Blues Band
Chances of getting in: 5%. Who?
Artist: Link Wray
Chances of getting in: 5%. Huh?
Artist: The Meters
Chances of getting in: 5%. Wha?
Yes, I know who these three artists are. Please do not fill the comment box with notes like how can you hire such an ignoramus as a music writer. But most TV viewers don't know these three acts, even though Link Wray is a guitar god. And since this isn't the Rock and Roll Hall of Anonymity...
Artist: The Replacements
Chances of getting in: 3%. If they make it in before the Pixies, the Hall loses all the credibility it already doesn't have.
Artist: Cat Stevens
Chances of getting in: 0%. If you watch Fox News, you know America still hates Muslims. No way someone currently going by the name Yusuf Islam is getting a trip to Cleveland.