I know, I know - you don't care about the Rock n' Roll Hall of Fame. But here we are: Guns n' Roses was just nominated. And, when it comes time to count the ballots, I think they will get in and easily so. Here's the entire list of Rock Hall candidates for this new class:
Eric B. & Rakim
Guns 'N Roses
Joan Jett and The Blackhearts
Red Hot Chili Peppers
Rufus with Chaka Khan
The Small Faces/The Faces
Of course, GNR won't be the only band that gets in when the ceremony happens on April 14, 2012 in Cleveland, Ohio. I predict the Beastie Boys, Heart and the Spinners will get in too.
Let's think of the induction ceremony for a moment. If GNR gets in (and they will), it may well be a hot debacle. Remember when Van Halen was inducted? The Van Halen brothers didn't even show up and neither did David Lee Roth. Well, I predict WAY more bedlam amongst the GNR crowd... unless we're all stunned and the much-awaited reunion of original members happens right during the induction ceremony. GNR has had so many replacement members, it will be hard to argue who gets in and who doesn't. Obviously the original members and maybe Matt Sorum. Beyond Sorum, maybe Dizzy Reed. I don't think anyone else qualifies. Do you?