So we're pretty excited about 2015's Rock And Roll Hall of Fame inductees -- Green Day and Joan Jett and the Blackhearts in particular -- but, as is human, we do think that just a few worthy names have been left off the list. And by a few, we mean roughly eight.
MTV New's Rob Markman will be breaking down why one act in particular should have made the cut (ahem, N.W.A., ahem), so we'll let him take that away, but, in the meantime, here's just a few amazing acts we wish were taking the stage at Cleveland’s Public House this coming Spring. Oh! And we made a playlist for those who might not be familiar. Happy listening...
This late '80s alt band -- which is still kicking around today give or take a few original members -- basically changed and influenced rock music for years to come, helping shape the musical style of bands like Nirvana, who were ushered into the Rock Hall in 2014.
An all-female punk band that picked up electric guitars and drumsticks when that idea was basically unheard of? The Slits are already a legend -- and they're more than Rock Hall-ready. Still, when pals The Sex Pistols were inducted in 2006, they refused to come and called the place a "piss stain," so who's to say Viv Albertine and the remaining members (RIP Ari Up) would make an appearance?
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At this past Rock And Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony, while watching Kim Gordon thrash about with the remaining members of Nirvana to "Aneurysm," the prevailing thought in a lot of attendees' minds was: "When will Kim and Sonic Youth get their shot?" Noise rock pioneers, the band's members are prolific, Gordon founding the band Body/Head -- among other projects -- and ex-husband/bandmate Thurston Moore forming Chelsea Light Moving.
This is just one that makes you want to slap yourself in the head, right? Right. Get it together, Rock Hall.
Among the first hardcore bands, Bad Brains merged punk with reggae, playing faster (and better) than many of their contemporaries.
Seriously, guys -- how soon is NOW?