It's true that most people think the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is a joke. Some even point to the strange coincidence of rock starting to really suck right when the Hall of Fame opened up back in 1986.
However, music nerds love lists. They love it when their favorite band gets the honor and has to show up somewhere, get drunk and make a rambling speech. And sometimes, the actual televised award show on HBO contains its fair share of golden moments. From unusual performances to that time when Steve Miller lost his shit.
Anyway, they announced the list of potential 2016 class nominees today. It includes: Journey, Tupac Shakur, Janet Jackson, Jane's Addiction, Yes, Joan Baez, and some other headscratchers. You can go right here to the website and vote by clicking on the band, then sign-in with email and submit.
You get to pick five and mine were pretty easy: The MC5, Washington DC's own Bad Brains, The Zombies, Kraftwerk and Chaka Khan (or Joe Tex as an alternate). Those are my faves on there. And the two hardest rocking bands on the entire list are easily Bad Brains and MC5. Those are no-brainers.
But you should do your part. It's easy -- and we all need another excuse to get junk mail.
I'll make my case with a few well-placed videos.