December 9, 2017

It's Tough, So Tough: Rock Hall Watchers Predict the Class of 2018

Who goes into the Rock Hall April 14? In a key development, Radiohead is inadvertently telegraphing a Bon Jovi lyric: "It doesn't make a difference if we make it or not." So they booked a gig in Argentina that night, and per a representative are officially skipping the ceremony.

Before and after this news, Rock Hall watchers made various predictions for this year's class. Compared to last year, the consensus level is lower; pruning a handful of acts from this pool of 19 nominees is a difficult task, indeed. Additionally, the Hall's Radiohead dilemma could lead to a different or extra artist sneaking in. 

The Rock Hall Fan Vote closed December 5 with Bon Jovi as the winner, and the Moody Blues in second place. The official Class of 2018 inductees announcement will be made on SiriusXM's VOLUME channel December 13 at 7 a.m. Until then, here are some of the predictions out there:

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

Bon Jovi
The Cars
Eurythmics
The Moody Blues
Radiohead
Nina Simone

Charles Crossley (https://www.tapatalk.com/groups/ourrockandrollhalloffame71305/search.php?author_id=581060&sr=posts)

Bon Jovi
Dire Straits Eurythmics
The Moody Blues
Nina Simone Link Wray Award for Musical Excellence: The Meters
Early Influences: Sister Rosetta Tharpe

Future Rock Legends (futurerocklegends.com):

Bon Jovi
Dire Straits
Judas Priest
The Moody Blues

Radiohead
Nina Simone
Early Influences: Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Link Wray

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

Bon Jovi
The Cars
Judas Priest
The Moody Blues
Nina Simone
Link Wray
The Zombies
Early Influences: Sister Rosetta Tharpe

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

Bon Jovi

Dire Straits
Eurythmics

The Moody Blues
Radiohead
Nina Simone

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

Bon Jovi

J. Geils Band
Judas Priest
The Moody Blues
Radiohead
Nina Simone
Sister Rosetta Tharpe (50-50 chance of Early Influences induction, 10% chance of Performer induction)

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

Bon Jovi
Dire Straits
Eurythmics
The Moody Blues
Radiohead
Nina Simone

E-Rockracy:

Bon Jovi

The Cars
Judas Priest
Link Wray
Moody Blues
Rage Against the Machine
Award for Musical Excellence: Nina Simone
Early Influences: Sister Rosetta Tharpe

2 comments:

  1. Slight correction: I've got Sister Rosetta Tharpe at 50-50 odds of being inducted as an Early Influence, and only 10% of her being inducted as a Performer

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