Once again it’s time to announce the new class members for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame – and once again there are some pleasant surprises and huge snubs.
The Cure lead the way, which – after 14 years of eligibility for entry – may even bring a smile to the lovely Robert Smith’s face. It certainly made us happy to see them acknowledged.
Radiohead, who were first up for entry last year but told anybody who would listen that they didn’t care, have made the cut. We wonder if they give a fig now?
The crazy-influential (well, from their earlier days) Roxy Music have also (finally) received a nod, as have Janet Jackson, Stevie Nicks, The Zombies and Def Leppard.
Those who were in consideration this year but walk home empty-handed are the mighty Devo (seriously?! Get your act together Hall people), another hugely influential act in Kraftwerk, the MC5, Rage Against the Machine, LL Cool J, John Prine, Rufus ft Chaka Khan and Todd Rundgren.
The 2019 Roll Hall of Fame Induction ceremony – the 34th such event – will take place on March 29 in Brooklyn.
Meanwhile, check out The Cure on Countdown back in 1981…