Beastie Boys nominated for Rock Hall induction

Beastie Boys have been chosen by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Foundation for nomination for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2008. Other nominees are Afrika Bambaataa, Chic, Leonard Cohen, the Dave Clark Five, Madonna, John Mellencamp, Donna Summer, and the Ventures.

Five of the nominees will be chosen for induction by a voting pool, comprised of music journalists and industry peers. The winners will be honored on March 10 at the Waldorf-Astoria in New York.

10 comments:

4:09 PM Saber said...

congrats to the Beasties!

4:56 PM Emily said...

I hope they get voted in! They deserve to be acknowledged for all their great music.

7:37 PM j e n n y said...

"When I began as a Sex Pistol, there was no Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and suddenly this organization is put on top of us like we have an obligation to them. Well, it's the other way around. Don't use my name to prop up your %@#*$^#! nonsense." -Johnny Rotten ;P

1:01 AM doc said...

The hall of fame itself is a bunch of bullshit. I agree with Johnny Rotten. It's all basically run by Rolling Stone and it's used to publicize the magazine. But if Beasties want to get in, then good for them.

I hope that whenever they're voted in, they ignore it like Joni Mitchell did. But 99% of the bands show up and I won't blame them if they do too.

Anyhow, congratulations Beasties. : )

8:08 AM Hot Sauce said...

Wenner likes the Beastie Boys, so they're a sure "in." The Dave Clark Five are a sure "in" too because of the previous fiasco. Madonna is in because she'll sell tickets to the dinner.

12:49 PM doc said...

Good point about Madonna. I suppose she also guarantees that part of the show will be broadcast on VH1.

Chic deserves to get in. It's funny to see Rolling Stone coming to terms with its prior history of completely ignoring disco. I have to say that it's not quite the same event that it used to be, now that the only "rock" artist on the list is John Cougar. It feels like we're scraping the bottom of the rock barrel.

9:42 PM Lucy said...

Congratulations to the Beastie Boys!!

2:35 AM pshabi said...

LMAO @ Doc calling him "Cougar."

"COUGAR!!!!!" Damn, that brings back memories.

11:48 PM doc said...

He will always be Cougar to me. It's all about Jack and Diane. I had that album on cassette tape!

1:09 PM Stimpy said...

If they get chosen for induction, will Mix Master Mike be included?

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