Rock Hall of Fame Announces 2019 Inductees, Grunge Era Icons Disrespected

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The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has reveled its class of 2019 inductees, and unfortunately Rage Against The Machine did not make the cut. Radiohead, The Cure, Janet Jackson, Stevie Nicks, Roxy Music, Def Leppard, and The Zombies will be inducted in April.

Devo, Kraftwerk, MC5, Rufus and Chaka Khan, and Todd Rundgren also didn’t make the cut. Radiohead did not do well in the fan vote, and were actually defeated by Rage Against The Machine.

Cleveland.com announced that Def Leppard topped the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame fan vote with 547,647 votes earlier this week.

Fleetwood Mac singer Stevie Nicks finished second with 427,844 votes. Todd Rundgren polled 365,370; The Zombies, 329,052; and The Cure, 264,443.

The other results included: Janet Jackson, 218,581; Devo, 186,754; Roxy Music, 167,307; Rage Against The Machine, 148,208; Radiohead 140,458; John Prine, 136,746; LL Cool J, 119,657; Rufus featuring Chaka Khan, 99,724; Kraftwerk, 87,456; and MC5, 85,304.

Tom Morello is on the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame committee, so Rage Against The Machine’s results are disappointing compared to the top vote getters.

Morello discussed the possibility of Rage Against The Machine getting in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in a recent Billboard interview.

“If there’s ever a year where we need some raging against the machine, it would be 2018 — but of that I have no control,” Morello says. “I looked at the ballot and I think of the 15 or so on there I would happily vote for 13 of them.” Morello adds that “there has not been discussion” among the Rage members about the nomination or what they might do if selected for induction in April.

  • Stone Gossardish

    RRHoF is a snore.

  • Mikey ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿ’ฉ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿง๐Ÿ’๐Ÿธ๐Ÿฐ

    I mean.. i don’t really entirely agree with the choices but mostly, i just don’t give a shit.

  • Suicide_Note

    Anyone with half a brain knows that the RRHoF is an utter joke.

  • Cunt Fuckula

    The only thing worse than the R&RHOF is Robert Smith looking just like the corpse I dug up from that grave last week..

    • boubon357

      C’mon! That’s Beetlejuice!!

    • dakotablue

      Yeah, I think a non-fan dug up the worst photo they could find. There are plenty better!

      • Alternative Nation

        I use YouTube screenshots for most stories. I searched ‘Robert Smith The Cure interview’ on there and this was one of the first ones that came up.

  • Christopher Zeitz

    How TOOL, ALICE IN CHAINS etc etc arenโ€™t first ballot, no doubt about it, no questions asked arenโ€™t in, is disgusting. Their isnโ€™t a logical reason why these bands and so many others that are over due, arenโ€™t in.
    Yes the RRHOF is ridiculous. It isnโ€™t bad enough that you have to wait 25 resulting in legends who have past, not receiving Rightful accolades

    • dakotablue

      Every year they carefully throw a bone to under-represented genres, so Roxy Music gives some hope to Jethro Tull, Procol Harem and King Crimson; Def Leppard a gesture to make up for exclusion of Iron Maiden and Motorhead, etc. But no rap or reggae this year, and what about Soundgarden?

  • Michael Scott

    If the same people on the committee in Cleveland were responsible for the MLBBHOF then Jose Uribe will be in Cooperstown next year.

    • Mikey ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿ’ฉ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿง๐Ÿ’๐Ÿธ๐Ÿฐ

      Wow, now there’s a name i haven’t thought about in a while…. not even Juan Uribe but Jose Uribe.. that’s going back a bit

      • Michael Scott

        If I really wanted to drive my point home and age myself at the same time I would have used Mario Mendoza as the example. This Jose Uribe dude just happens to be in the news currently because theres a huge scam surrounding him going on in sports card collecting. I’ll spare you the details but google him and prices for his card if you’re wondering what the hubub is. As far as the RRHOF is concerned, I gave up on that nonsense when it became so ridiculously obvious it has nothing to do with rock n roll.

        Mahalo!

        • Mikey ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿ’ฉ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿง๐Ÿ’๐Ÿธ๐Ÿฐ

          Oh wow.. baseball card ebay money laundering.. i hadn’t heard about this at all. https://www.golfdigest.com/story/are-people-laundering-money-through-a-dollar758000-jose-uribe-baseball-card

          I’ll have to check to be sure but i think i seriously have that card. Not that it’s worth anything remotely near that but just funny and interesting to know.

          Yeah, he was a pretty average shortstop from what i remember about him.

        • Mikey ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿ’ฉ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿง๐Ÿ’๐Ÿธ๐Ÿฐ

          Rafael Belliard!

  • At least they could have used a pic of Robert that doesn’t look like a grandmother after a night of hard drinking.

  • Carl Schreffler

    The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame is a fucking joke pure and simple untill the day them dumbass assholes put PAUL RODGERS in the hall ,how does your ass have a rock Hall of Fame and Paul Rodgers is in that hall?
    * THERE IS NO WAY TO EXPLAIN IT THEY HAVE NO EXCUSE!
    * IT’S BECOME VERY CLEAR THEY KNOW NOTHING OF WHAT ROCK IS!
    * “FREE” – “BAD COMPANY” – “FRIM” – “THE LAW” – “QUEEN”
    * ANYONE THAT KNOWS ANYTHING OF WHAT ROCK IS KNOWS HE IS ONE THE 1ST ONE’S YOU PUT IN THERE HE WOULD BE ON THE 1ST LIST OF ARTIST THE 1ST LIST!

    * AND FUCKING RAP IS NOT FUCKING ROCK IF YOU MAKE YOUR MUSIC ON A DRUM MACHINE AND TALK OVER IT THAT’S NOT FUCKING ROCK!

    * ROCK HALL OF FAME YOU WANT TO PUT BLACKS IN THE ROCK HALL OF FAME ? HOW ABOUT : “FISHBONE”- “LIVING COLOR”- “LENNY KRAVITZ” GET IT ARTIST THE PLAY AND SING ROCK NOT FUCKING RAP CRAP!

    • Mikey ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿ’ฉ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿง๐Ÿ’๐Ÿธ๐Ÿฐ

      UNTIL THOSE FUCKING FUCKERS DECIDE TO WAKE THE FUCK UP AND PUT GODDAMN FUCKING NIGEL FUCKING TUFNEL IN THEIR STUPID FUCKING HALL OF FAME THEN IT’S A HALL OF SHIT AND THEY CAN FUCK RIGHT OFF AND GO FUCK THEMSELVES FUCKING NIGEL FUCKING TUFNEL IS GODDAMN ROCK AND ROCK THROUGH AND THROUGH FOREVER AND IF YOU DON’T THINK SO YOU’RE STUPID AS HELL AND CAN FUCK OFF THE MOUNT RUSHMORE OF ROCK AND ROLL SHOULD BE NIGEL TUFNEL, NIGEL, TUFNEL, NIGEL TUFNEL, AND FUCKING NIGEL FUCKING TUFNEL