It is another big day for us at Notinhalloffame.com!
Our Fictitious Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has announced the Semi-Finalists based on a six-month open vote to the public.
The Semi-Finalists are:
Alice Bowie: Cheech and Chong: Up in Smoke.
They would win a local battle of the bands and had a minor hit in the “real world” with “Earache My Eye”.
Bleeding Gums Murphy: The Simpsons.
Murphy was a jazz icon in Springfield who once appeared on the Cosby Show as one of the many grandfathers of the Huxtable clan. He passed away in the early 90’s.
Chris Gaines: Garth Brooks.
Brooks created an alter-ego of Chris Gaines and would release an album in the 1990’s
Citizen Dick: Singles.
A Seattle based grunge band that apparently had huge success in Belgium.
Drive Shaft: Lost.
A one-hit wonder with “You All Everybody”, the lead guitarist vanished along with many other people when their plane crashed in the middle of the Pacific Ocean.
Eddie and the Cruisers: Eddie and the Cruisers & Eddie and the Cruisers 2.
The band was an up and coming bar band from New Jersey poised for greatness until the lead singer killed himself when record execs failed to understand the new material. Or did he fake his death?
Fingrin D’an and the Modal Nodes: Star Wars: A New Hope
This is the house band at the Mos Eisley Cantina that seems to know only two songs.
Hannah Montana: Hannah Montana
At one time Hannah Montana was the biggest star in the teen girl musical world but she lived a double life as a regular girl in California.
Hi-Fye: The Flintstones
Fred Flintstone became a teen idol for a hot second as a Buddy Holly knockoff.
Jackie Rogers Jr.: SCTV
An Albino lounge singer who was the son of Jackie Rogers Sr.
Jem and the Holograms: Jem and the Holograms
An all-girl pop band who were big in the 1980’s and had a secret as the lead singer owned the label…and a holographic computer.
Jesse and the Rippers: Full House
A bar band in the San Francisco area that is very kid friendly. The lead singer has many nieces.
Lurleen Lumpkin: The Simpsons
A singer from the sticks of Springfield that would become one of the biggest country music stars in the U.S.
Max Frost and the Troopers: Wild in the Streets
Led by Max Frost, the anti-establishment group would become establishment when Frost became the President of the United States and put everyone over 30 in a concentration camp.
Miss Piggy: The Muppets
A diva in every sense of the word.
Mouse Rat: Parks and Recreation
A bar band that finds gigs regularly in Pawnee, Indiana.
Nick Rivers:Top Secret
A teen idol who becomes a spy and helps the French Resistance.
Otis Day in the Knights: National Lampoon’s Animal House
An R&B Band that is hired by the Delta Fraternity at Faber College. They would later play the Dexter Lake Club.
Phoebe Buffay: Friends
A regular singer at Central Perk in New York City whose song, Smelly Cat would be made into a video.
Randy Watson: Coming to America
Along with his band Sexual Chocolate, they were fixtures at the Black Awareness rallies in Queens, New York.
Ricky Ricardo: I Love Lucy
A Cuban bandleader who played calypso at a club that he didn’t want his wife to attend.
Robbie Hart: The Wedding Singer
A small town wedding singer, Robbie Hart was more interested in pursuing a songwriting career. After a chance meeting with Billy Idol, it very well may have happened.
Scrantonicity: The Office
A Scranton based Police cover band.
Scum of the Earth: WKRP in Cincinnati
A hard rock band from England that played a sold-out concert in Cincinnati. It was the first rock show promoted by WKRP after they changed to a Rock and Roll format.
Stillwater: Almost Famous
An up and coming band in the early 70’s that was featured prominently in Rolling Stone Magazine.
The Archies: The Archies
A comic book turned pretend band that had a number one hit, “Sugar Sugar” in the real world.
The Beets: Doug
A takeoff of the Beatles, the Beets appear often in the Nickelodeon show, Doug.
The Bugaloos: The Bugaloos
From the Sid and Marty Kroft universe, the Bugaloos came from the Tranquility Forest where the insect inspired group were the biggest band in the land.
The Commitments: The Commitments
A Dublin based band that set out to be the greatest soul group of all time.
The Dreams: Dreamgirls
A very Supremes like group who shot to stardom in the 1960’s.
The Max Rebo Band: Star Wars: Return of the Jedi
The house band at Jabba’s Palace.
The Misfits: Jem and the Holograms
The rivals of Jem and the Holograms. They aren’t just rivals, as the Misfits would do anything to rid the world of Jem.
The Partridge Family: The Partridge Family
A family of musicians that had two talents who seemed to carry the rest of the group (as they didn’t seem to know how to play their instruments.)
The Rutles: The Rutles: All You Need Is Cash
A parody of the Beatles, The Rutles were not just the biggest band in England but in the world.
The School of Rock: School of Rock
A teacher and his students would compete in their local battle of the bands.
The Soggy Bottom Boys: O Brother, Where Art Thou?
Escaped convicts record a hit bluegrass album while on the run during depression era Mississippi.
Timmy and the Lords of the Underworld: South Park
From South Park, Colorado, Timmy and the Lords of the Underworld won a local Battle of the Bands so that they could open for Phil Collins. As it would turn out, Collins would wind up opening for them.
Zack Attack: Saved by the Bell
Led by Zack Morris and his friends they would become famous for their songs about friendship. At least that is what Casey Kasem told us.
You can vote for who you think should be in the Finals here:
The members of the Fictitious Rock and Roll Hall of Fame:
Alvin & The Chipmunks
Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem
The Blues Brothers
As always, we here at Notinhalloffame.com thank you for your support!