Unrescuable Schizo feature: Check out our FAVORITE 30 SONGS OF THE 2000S.

Monday, March 10, 2008

Madonna's induction into the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame

Tonight, Madonna gets inducted into the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame. There has been some apparent outrage about her selection. Some misguided elitists are suggesting that she's not really a "rock" artist and therefore doesn't deserve induction.

This is an absurd argument. Everyone knows the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame isn't just for "rock" artists. Country, disco, and jazz acts have been enshrined. Last year, a hip hop act (Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five) got inducted. Let's be honest, it's not a "Rock N Roll" Hall of Fame, it's more of a general Music Hall of Fame, for all genres. And you can't have a Music Hall of Fame without Madonna. To suggest that her inclusion cheapens the Hall is preposterous. End of discussion.

To be honest, I'm more pained by the inclusion of John Mellencamp. Sure, he had a string of top 40 hits, but is he more worthy than Alice Cooper, Kiss, Heart, Steve Miller, and Genesis? He's just a modern-day Bob Seger. (Oh, wait, Seger's in the Hall too...)

1 comment:

Deena said...

Scott, you beat me to the punch with this post. I agree 100% with what you're saying. Now, if there was a legitimate Pop Hall of Fame, I could perhaps understand the outrage. But people! Michael Jackson has been in the Rock and Roll hall of fame since 2001. If he belongs, so does Madonna. End of story.