If you want to talk about a schizophrenic music experience, just load up your player with a mixed bag of albums from the 2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees and set it to random. You’ll get songs from a wide variety of genres, from the proggy pop of Peter Gabriel to the grime and controversy of Nirvana, the croon of Linda Rondstadt, and the breathy whisper of Cat Stephens, before closing the whole thing out with some blue-eyed soul courtesy of Hall and Oates and some bombastic thunder from Kiss. The 2014 list of inductees to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has been released, and it’s a wonderfully weird mixed bag.
Of the illustrious group of nominees, here’s who made the cut: Linda Rondstadt, Cat Stevens, Nirvana, Peter Gabriel, Kiss, and Hall And Oates. Also inducted is the E Street Band, who are being added alongside frontman Bruce Springsteen. Among the non-performers brought into the hall are two of the most famous managers in rock and roll history, Brian Epstein and Andrew Loog Oldham. Epstein was the Beatles’ manager and Svengali until his death in 1967, and Andrew Loog Oldham is the manger/producer/songwriter for The Rolling Stones. Interesting that it took this long for the two and even more interesting that, once again, the two biggest bands of the British Invasion are linked.
Among the artists who didn’t make the cut are NWA, LL Cool J, The Replacements, Yes, and Deep Purple.
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