For all intents and purposes, this is our Christmas morning.
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has announced their Class of 2019 and there was little surprise with who got chosen as Radiohead, Stevie Nicks, Janet Jackson, Roxy Music, Def Leppard, The Cure and The Zombies were chosen.
Radiohead enters on their second year of eligibility. Nominated last year as well, we suspect that when they announced last year they could not attend the ceremony due to commitments on tour in South America that the committee decided to delay the inevitable by a year.
Def Leppard is no surprise as they easily won the fan vote keeping the streak alive as every fan vote winner has been ushered in. This was their first nomination.
Stevie Nicks makes history as the first woman to be a double inductee. She was previously inducted with Fleetwood Mac.
Janet Jackson enters on her third nomination. It has been speculated that without Les Moonves wielding his influence against her (over Nipplegate) that this should be her year. It is, and she joins her brothers into the Rock Hall.
The selection of the Cure opens up a glut of future inductions for early 80’s Alternative bands such as New Order and Depeche Mode.
Roxy Music enters on our their first nomination, though they have been eligible for nearly twenty years.
The Zombies, who have been nominated before finally enter after being eligible for more than 25 years.
The biggest surprise in terms of who did not get in has to be Todd Rundgren, but the fact that he was nominated bodes well for a future induction. Kraftwerk, MC5, Rufus & Chaka Khan, Devo, Rage Against the Machine, LL Cool J and John Prine.
We here at Notinhalloffame.com would like to congratulate the newest class of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and we will begin work on a new and revised list!