Beastie Boys get the shaft from the Rock Hall

Sadly, the Beastie Boys have been overlooked for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Today the Rock Hall Foundation announced its final selection for 2008 inductees and chose to induct John Mellencamp, Leonard Cohen, Madonna, The Dave Clark Five, and The Ventures instead.

18 comments:

4:02 PM Emily said...

:(

Beastie Boys are NUMBER ONE with me!! :)

4:11 PM Saber said...

they didnt want to put the beasties in the same room with madonna

4:42 PM Hot Sauce said...

Most of the press on this announcement has been negative; that is, people are shocked and disappointed by the final selection. The consensus is Madonna does not deserve the honor because her work has not been influential, whereas the Beastie Boys have influenced many artists and their body of work is more diverse than many artists.

Whatever.

I hope that it matters more to the Beastie Boys what their fans think of them than what Rock Hall members think.

If there were a Goofball Hall of Fame, Beastie Boys would be the first inductees.

4:54 PM o.c. kicks said...

r&r hall of fame is whack

5:08 PM Hornblower said...

The HOF is irrelevant.

5:19 PM Brody said...

I will give them consolation hugs.

I <3 Beastie Boys!!!

5:30 PM The Dude said...

I thought they are already in the Hall of Fame.

5:36 PM Saber said...

that was vh1 hip hop honors

5:43 PM mca said...

The Beastie Boys were robbed!

6:36 PM Dodger said...

THUMBS DOWN!!!

6:52 PM Danielle said...

I am disappointed for the band, but they could be inducted another year.

The Beastie Boys are too young and vibrant to be inducted now. The Hall of Fame must induct the musicians with wheelchairs and walkers first.

7:09 PM Saber said...

how old is madonna? 60?

8:53 PM Kevin said...

Bummer

9:17 PM doc said...

The whole thing is a joke. It's just Jann Wenner and his friends. It's not like it means anything. It's never meant anything -- at least not after the first year or two when they ran out of legends.

I can't stand Madonna but she's such a superstar I knew she would get in. It's beyond ridiculous that they call it a "rock and roll" hall of fame but that ship sailed a long time ago.

The real joke is this John Mellencamp nonsense. He's completely bland. Just a cookie cutter rocker. Bryan Adams is next!

9:34 PM Hot Sauce said...

Do you mean to say that you don't R.O.C.K. in the U.S.A. every day? ;)

10:09 PM doc said...

John Mellencamp doesn't have even one great song. They're probably just picking him because of Farm Aid but who cares about that? That's not rock and roll either? The only thing rock and roll about Mellencamp is that he married a model.

1:13 PM Todd said...

one way to look at is is they shouldn't be in the HOF when they're still out there on tour and making new albums.

i think more than anything being nominated is a testament to their durability and genius.

wait till all their hair is gray and they're on the court playing against the neighborhood whipper snappers.

the beasties even being nominated is a good example of how whack the rock HOF is. it's only HOF i know of that you don't have to be retired to get in.

10:41 PM jermbuf14 (jeremy) said...

they deserved 2 get in but 2011 is there year! license to ill will 4 sure get them in. and if not... then the rr hall sucks.

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