December 15, 2016

Rock Hall 2017 Predictions: The Pundits Weigh In

Who's going in? Plenty of intrepid Rock Hall pundits are letting their predictions fly for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Class of 2017. And wow, is there some consensus out there, or what?

The Rock Hall's official inductee announcement hits at 8 a.m. next Tuesday, December 20 on SiriusXM's Volume (channel 106). Until then, here are some of the undeniably similar predictions:

Troy Smith (Cleveland Plain-Dealer / Cleveland.com): 

Pearl Jam
Journey
Joan Baez
Tupac Shakur
Electric Light Orchestra (ELO)
...and if there's a sixth inductee: J. Geils Band

Future Rock Legends (futurerocklegends.com):

Pearl Jam
Journey
Joan Baez
Chic
ELO
...and if there's a sixth inductee: J. Geils Band

Tom Lane (http://tomlanesblog.blogspot.com):

Pearl Jam
Journey
Joan Baez
Chic
ELO
...and if there's a sixth inductee: Tupac Shakur

Alex Voltaire (https://northumbriancountdown.wordpress.com):

Pearl Jam
Tupac Shakur
Joan Baez
ELO
Journey
...if 6 inductees: Chic
...if 7 inductees: Janet Jackson

E-Rockracy:

Pearl Jam
Journey
Joan Baez
Chic
ELO
...and if there are sixth and seventh inductees: The Zombies, The Cars
Ahmet Ertegun Award: Don Cornelius

Rock Hall Monitors (http://rockhallmonitors.blogspot.com):

Pearl Jam
Journey
ELO
Joan Baez
J. Geils Band
Sixth and seventh picks: Tupac Shakur, Chic

Iconic Rock Talk Show (https://iconicrocktalkshow.wordpress.com):

Pearl Jam
Journey
ELO
Joan Baez
Tupac Shakur
...and if there's a sixth inductee: Yes

Donnie's Blog (https://donniesblogwordpresscom.wordpress.com):

Pearl Jam
ELO
Journey
Joan Baez
Tupac Shakur
...and if there's a sixth inductee: Janet Jackson
...and if there's a seventh inductee: Chic
...and if there's a eighth inductee: The Cars

One thought on the near-uniformity of the predictions thus far: The Rock Hall's sure to shock and surprise us next week in some way. Expect some wild deviations from what you see above. Dark horses could emerge.

2 comments:

  1. Tupac?..good lord.

    if he gets in, the outrage is going to massive.

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    1. It'll be no worse than with NWA last year. I think there will be more outrage if they limit it to only 5 inductees again this year personally.

      Give us 7!

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