Please let me remind you that the Sex Pistols, Neil Young, Peter Gabriel, Diana Ross, Paul McCartney, Van Morrison, Jerry Garcia, Rod Stewart, David Bowie, Roger Waters, and several others also snubbed the induction ceremony. I realize that some of these musicians had more “legitimate” reasons than Axl to decline the invitation, but that doesn’t really matter.
The Rock and Roll HALL OF FAME is a vapid, shallow, pointless organization of 500 rock “critics” that enshrine people based on FAME. It is not The Rock and Roll Hall of SALES or The Rock and Roll Hall of MUSICIANSHIP. It is The Rock and Roll Hall of FAME. I don’t care about fame. Music is an art form and people that create it don’t care about rewards, inductions, or rankings. Its why there isn’t a French Impressionist Painters Hall of Fame in Paris but there is a French Impressionist Museum.
Next up: Eddie Vedder.