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  1. Here's the rundown of this year's nominees, in terms of years they've been eligible and how many nominations they've had thus far: * The Cure- 16th year of eligibility; Second nomination * Def Leppard- 15th year of eligibility; First nomination * Devo- 17th year of eligibility; First nomination * Janet Jackson- 12th year of eligibility; Third nomination * John Prine- 23rd year of eligibility; First nomination * Kraftwerk- 24th year of eligibility; Fifth nomination * LL Cool J- 10th year of eligibility; Fifth nomination * MC5- 28th year of eligibility; Fourth nomination * Radiohead- Second year of eligibility; Second nomination * Rage Against the Machine- Second year of eligibility; Second nomination * Roxy Music- 22nd year of eligibility; First nomination * Rufus featuring Chaka Khan- 20th year of eligibility; Third nomination (Khan had two solo nominations in recent years) * Stevie Nicks- 13th year of eligibility; First nomination (an inductee as part of Fleetwood Mac) * Todd Rundgren- 24th year of eligibility; First nomination * The Zombies- 30th year of eligibility; Fourth nomination
  2. HolidayGuy

    ABBA thread

    Ooh la la. Lay all that music on me.
  3. HolidayGuy

    George Michael thread

    Late to the thread- RIP, George- such a talent.
  4. XXL- exactly- and in terms of level of acclaim, those other acts have had more- not that Tupac hasn't had decent acclaim. And his potential could have been even greater.
  5. I doubt the hundreds who vote for the HOF got together and said, "Let's stick it to Janet and vote Tupac." Kurt- Kanye West, Jay-Z and Eminem are a bit more acclaimed than Tupac. There's also Notorious B.I.G. These are all people I'd expect to nominated upon eligibility.
  6. Inductees Journey Joan Baez Electric Light Orchestra Pearl Jam Tupac Shakur Yes Award for Musical Excellence Nile Rodgers Comments: Journey's induction shows you don't have to be a critical powerhouse for consideration/induction- guess there's just no denying the ongoing popularity of "Don't Stop Believin'" and the band's AOR output. However, it was a pretty lengthy wait from the time of eligibility. Joan Baez also hasn't been a critical giant, but I guess she is respected. Chic? We'll see if the recognition for Rodgers means the group gets left off the nominee ballot next year. Hardcore rap is more "rock" in its nature than the pop/R&B of Janet Jackson, so not surprised Tupac got in over her. Personally, I would induct her before he, but I'm not a voter, so...
  7. HolidayGuy

    Donald Trump elected U.S. president 🚽

    The night of/day after was somber. I got emotionally involved with HRC (in 2008 and this year), and the result affected me. I'm better now, but it still stings- but, there also was baggage that she could not overcome, and the electoral method didn't help (the scandals, being female, fact that there hasn't been 12 years of consecutive Democrat president since the 1940s, etc.) Aside form likely winning the popular vote buy a decent margin when all is said and done, here's something to ponder. If the Electoral College distributed electoral votes similar to how delegates are awarded in the primaries, the result would look something like the following (I simply took the number of electoral votes in a state and the current percentage of votes each had- no rounding off- I even gave Trump the full extra 1 from Maine):Clinton: 256.602Trump: 253.84
  8. It probably will be five inductees. I maintain that Damita Jo deserves induction. Yes, JJ & TL were part of her success, but she did have a hand in most of her Control-present music, and she has been influential. It's one thing to say that perhaps she shouldn't have been a first-year-eligible inductee, but this is her 10th year of eligibility. She's deserving. Granted, there are others who may be deserving, who've been eligible longer and haven't yet been inducted.
  9. A number of acts eligible for years receiving their first nomination. Pearl Jam and Tupac Shakur getting nods right out of the gate (first-year eligibles). The breakdown: * Bad Brains- 10th year of eligibility; First nomination * Cars- 14th year of eligibility; Second nomination * Chaka Khan- 14th year of eligibility; Second solo nomination (nominated in 2012 with Rufus) * Chic- 15th year of eligibility; 11th nomination * Depeche Mode- 11th year of eligibility; First nomination * Electric Light Orchestra- 21st year of eligibility; First nomination * J. Geils Band- 22nd year of eligibility; Fourth nomination * Jane's Addiction- Fifth year of eligibility; First nomination * Janet Jackson- 10th year of eligibility; Second nomination * Joan Baez- 32nd year of eligibility; First nomination * Joe Tex- 27th year of eligibility; Fifth nomination * Journey- 17th year of eligibility; First nomination * Kraftwerk- 22nd year of eligibility; Fourth nomination * MC5- 26th year of eligibility; Second nomination * Pearl Jam- First year of eligibility; First nomination * Steppenwolf- 24th year of eligibility; First nomination * Tupac Shakur- First year of eligibility; First nomination * Yes- 23rd year of eligibility; Third nomination * Zombies- 28th year of eligibility; Second nomination
  10. That's not the one they were planning to use on the ridiculous tour, is it?
  11. HolidayGuy

    Prince Dead at 57

    Huge musical loss. RIP, Purple One. 2016... far from a good year.
  12. A video in which she interacts with people out on the streets or something, showcasing the universal "Living For Love" sentiment, may have worked well for the song. It's what I would have liked to have seen at the time, anyways.
  13. Not quite a year, but close enough. It's a well-shot video, and it's good for what it is, but it's not among my overall favorite clips.
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    Rebel Heart Year End Mentions!

    As expected, the album didn't fare well in the Village Voice's annual Pazz & Jop poll of 500_+ critics. It ranked in the 400s among albums. Confessions... was her last album to do alright, placing No. 61 in the poll.
  15. The bottom line: Great gift for the fans. Not-so-great of a commercial move. The album got decent pre-orders, but they just put the tracks out there and sat on them for a month and a-half before lead-single promotion kicked in (radio and otherwise). And, the tracks (at least not all) should not have been tied to the pre-order. LFL was withheld in the UK; they should have done the same for the USA. Hopefully they learned from their mistakes and also will keep the next round of new music under much better wraps.
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