Not in Hall of Fame News

Well, this is a nice surprise! After speculation of whether or not he would even be in appearance at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, former lead singer of Journey, Steve Perry, will in fact perform with his former band at their induction ceremony.  Journey’s set is to be “Separate Ways”, “Lights” and of course, “Don’t Stop Believin’”, though it is unknown as to whether Perry will be singing one, two or all three of those songs.  This will be Perry’s first performance with Journey since 1991.
We have yet to rank those who are not in the Country Music Hall of Fame, and we may never.  One thing is certain is that whether or not we rank those not included in the Hall this is certainly an institution that we hold in high regard.  As such it is considered news to us that the Country Music Hall of Fame Class of 2017 has been announced. This is not a large group, but is typical of the Country Hall, which has been established in the early 1960’s and only boasts 133 members.  The three new members forming…
Neil Young was scheduled to be a part of this year’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, as he was pegged as the inductor of Pearl Jam.  Due to illness (as reported by the Rock and Roll Hall), the music legend will not be a part of the ceremony, but his replacement might be even more famous, albeit not in the music industry. Former late night kingpin, David Letterman will now be inducting Pearl Jam.  While this may seem illogical, there is no disputing that Letterman is a huge name in the entertainment field, and during his run at NBC…
The Misfits are not members of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, however this does not mean that they will not be there in some capacity. In commemoration of the group’s first performance forty years ago at the famed CBGB club in New York City, artifacts from the band will be at display. Specifically, founding member, Jerry Only’s custom bass guitar and the leather vest are now on display.  The items are on display with other former possessions of the Ramones and the Talking Heads. For what it is worth, The Misfits are ranked #218 on our latest Notinhalloffame.com…

Tony Romo Retires

This was a little unexpected! Today, we woke up to a major retirement in the National Football League, as Quarterback Tony Romo is calling it a career and joining the CBS broadcasting team.  It was expected that Romo would continue his career and possibly sign with either the Denver Broncos or the Houston Texans and continue his playing career but this move certainly ends that. Romo lost his starting Quarterback job due to injury to Dak Prescott, but had a very good career in the NFL, playing all of his fourteen seasons with the Dallas Cowboys.  Undrafted out of Eastern…
Well, there is one mystery answered for the upcoming Rock and Roll Hall of Fame ceremony. Steve Perry, the former lead singer of Journey will be on hand to accept the induction, though according to Jonathan Cain, the keyboardist, it is was implied that he would not be performing with the group.  This was from an interview with the Dayton Daily News: "As far as we know he's just going to accept the award and then skedaddle. That's all I know, unless something changes. Arnel is going to represent very well, like he always does." Arnel, is Arnel Pineda, who…
Not only is this the Final Four Weekend, it is another milestone day for us at Notinhalloffame.com as the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame has announced their Class of 2017. For us, the headliner is Tracy McGrady, the seven time All Star who had had prolific runs with the Orlando Magic and the Houston Rockets.  McGrady was a two time scoring champion and would score more than 20 Points per Game eight years in a row.  Notably, T-Mac would be named an All NBA player seven times.  This was his first year of eligibility. Collegiately speaking, the big name is…
From the Strong Museum in Rochester, New York, The World Video Game Hall of Fame has announced their 2017 Finalists. Let’s get right to them shall we? Donkey Kong (1981) Final Fantasy VII (1997) Halo: Combat Evolved (2001) Microsoft Windows Solitaire (1991) Mortal Kombat (1992) Myst (1993) Pokemon Red and Green (1996) Portal (2007) Resident Evil (1996) Street Fighter II (1991) Tomb Raider (1996) Wii Sports (2006) The winners will be announced and inducted on May 4. This will be the third class for the Hall, and the winners will join previous inductees; Doom, Grand Theft Auto III, The Legend of Zelda, The…
The more we add sections, the more we have to constantly update them. As such our Hockey Futures TBD have added some new entries. For those unaware, the Hockey section is the only team sport where we have a TBD (to be determined) section.  This is due to the Hockey Hall of Fame having only a three year period after a player has retired before he becomes eligible for the Hockey Hall of Fame.  This is why we look at players over 35 who are currently active in professional hockey and place them in a potential vote. Here are the…
Another name has been announced as a presenter at this year’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as Snoop Dogg will be inducting the late rapper, Tupac Shakur into the Hall. The two were friends and label mates on Suge Knight’s Death Row Records and had collaborated on multiple tracks.  While there are still many details left to be ironed out about the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Ceremony, it is fitting that Snoop that will be a part of Tupac’s induction, which should yield a very moving tribute.    The ceremony is slated for April 7 in Brooklyn,…