Ah, the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame: Publicly derided for being a bloated boomer-rock trade show, privately idolized for being able to get Brian May and Jimmy Page in the same shrimp-buffet line. The Cleveland Plain Dealer has a round-up of the names going to the ballots for next year’s ceremony, which tentatively takes place in January at Jann Wenner and Bono’s Tuscany time-share; Van Halen and R.E.M. are among the eligible names, but plenty of other talents were shunted to the side. Anyway, we know you’re tool cool for this kind of stuff, but who do you think is being overlooked?
Van Halen, R.E.M. on upcoming ballot for Hall of Fame [Cleveland Plain Dealer]