It wouldn’t be the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame without a high profile artist stating that they don’t want any part of it. Trent Reznor just added his name to that list.
In an interview with Stereogum, Reznor had the following to say about a possible Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction:
"I saw somebody write something online or comment on Twitter like, 'What could be less rock 'n' roll than the fuckin’ Hall of Fame,' And that is authentically how I feel about it. I’ll say this: It’s nice to be appreciated. It’s nicer when it feels like that’s coming from a place that you care about. Like, a Grammy doesn’t mean a fuckin’ thing. It means a few assholes in a room that are trying to make a TV show have good ratings deciding, 'Let’s give it to this guy.' It doesn’t feel like it has any meaning behind it.
I honestly couldn’t give less of a shit. I’m not gonna sleep any better. Included or not. With that being said, it’s always nice to feel you’ve been appreciated to some degree, but it’s not on my list of things I have to achieve before I die.
The Oscar was completely unexpected, when you see what goes on behind the scenes there and the different guilds and how many people are involved and how seriously they take it, I’m still pretty blown away by that. I’m not saying there isn’t politics and bullshit involved too, but it feels like it’s coming from a much more significant place and from the community that’s honoring you than a couple dudes trying to get ratings for a TV show like the Grammys. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, who knows what that is. I don’t give a shit. It’s irritating every year that suddenly my inbox lights up with, 'Oh man, sorry about … ' I don’t give a fuck! You know what I mean? I don’t … The worst would be if we did [get inducted] and then what? We’d have to fuckin’ show up and jam? I can’t even imagine what that would be."
Nine Inch Nails were nominated in 2015 and 2016 but never since.
This is not exactly a shocking statement from Reznor and we expect we will hear more from RRHOF worthy artists before the Class of 2019 is announced.
As we inch towards the 2018-19 regular season in the National Basketball Association, we have another significant retirement as Richard Jefferson is calling it a career in professional basketball.
Drafted 13th Overall in 2001 from the University of Arizona, Richard Jefferson began his pro career with the New Jersey Nets where he had the best part of his career. Jefferson would take over as the starting Small Forward in his sophomore season and he would have four 19 Points per Game seasons in the seven seasons he played in the Garden State.
Jefferson would later play foe Milwaukee, San Antonio, Golden State, Utah, Dallas, Cleveland and Denver and it was in the 2015-2016 season with the Cavaliers where as a key reserve player he won a NBA Championship ring.
We here at Notinhalloffame.com would like to wish Richard Jefferson the best in his post-playing career.
It is a sad day for fans of the Green Bay Packers and Pro Football in general as Hall of Fame Fullback Jim Taylor passed away today at the age of 83.
An All-American at LSU, the Packers would select Taylor in the second round of the 1958 draft. He saw limited action as a rookie but when Vince Lombardi was hired, Taylor would become a feature back. Along with Paul Hornung, the Packers would have the best pair of backs in the game. A power runner, Taylor was especially effective in short yardage situations. In 1960, Taylor would have his first of five consecutive 1,000 Yard Rushing seasons. His most productive would occur in 1963 where he would have a career high and league leading 1,474 Yards with 19 Rushing Touchdowns and he was named the AP MVP.
Under Lombardi, Taylor would assist the Packers win the 1961, 1962, 1965 and 1966 NFL Championship and he was a member of the Super Bowl I Championship Team. Individually speaking he was a five time Pro Bowler and a First Team All Pro in 1963. Finishing his career in New Orleans for one season in 1967, he would retire with 8,597 Rushing Yards with 83 Rushing Touchdowns.
He would be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1976.
We here at Notinhalloffame.com would like to extend our condolences to the friends, fans and family of Jim Taylor at this time.
We discussed a significant change that took place in the process of the voting of the International Tennis Hall of Fame whereby a fan vote would be put in place that would assist the top three vote getters.
How it works is that the top vote getter will receive a three percent boost in, the second place finisher a two percent boost and the third place finisher a one percent increase in the vote percentage whereby a 75% vote is needed for induction. Here are the three beneficiaries of the first ever fan aided voted.
From China, Li Na received the highest number of votes. Once ranked #2 in 2014, Na won 9 WTA Tournaments including the 2015 Australian and 2011 French Open.
Goran Ivanisevic is the only player in Tennis history to win the Wimbledon as a wildcard entry, a feat he accomplished in 2001, although he did not win any other Singles Grand Slams. The Croatian would however win 22 singles titles and 9 doubles titles while being ranked as high as #2 in 1994.
Keeping in the International theme, Mary Pierce from France finished third. She was ranked as high as #3 (1995) and she would win the 1995 Australian Open and 2000 French Open.
The Class of 2019 will be announced on January 22 during the Australia Open and the ceremony will take place on July 20.