The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame announces the candidates for 2007 induction

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, a cool museum but completely an irrelevant institution that is supposed to determine who rocks and who doesn’t has announced the 9 artists that will be considered for induction in 2007. And they are (drumroll please):

R.E.M.
The Stooges
Patti Smith
The Dave Clark Five
Van Halen
Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five
Chic
The Ronettes
Joe Tex

Okay fine. Still no Rush this year of course but that is par for the course. A completely ridiculous excercise in my books. Just put on a yearly mega-concert mixing it up like Bill Graham used to do in the old Fillmore days while making it free for one and all. Celebrate rock and roll, don’t institutionalize it!

Later.