The nominating committee of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame just told us that all of the following are Rock and Roll artists:
Beck, Pat Benatar, Kate Bush, Devo, Duran Duran, Eminem, Eurythmics, Judas Priest, Fela Kuti, MC5, New York Dolls, Dolly Parton, Rage Against the Machine, Lionel Richie, Carly Simon, A Tribe Called Quest, and Dionne Warwick.
Uh, what? A lot of those are very successful music acts, yeah. But rock and roll? Come on! Only a handful ever rocked. I thought we were done worrying about the Rock Hall, but really?