It seems like only yesterday Van Halen were putting us through all sorts of drama re: who would and who wouldn’t attend the 2007 Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame presentation ceremony. A year later, who cares? Really, by the time we die who won’t be in the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame? Sorry for the ire, but as if hearing that infernal “This Is Our Country” wasn’t painful enough, now it’s coming your way via a Hall Of Famer! The committee announced the list of 2008 Inductees today and it includes Mellencamp, along with Leonard Cohen, Madonna, the Ventures and the Dave Clark Five, who didn’t make it last year (or the year before that). Twas the Material Lady’s first year of eligibility. The Beastie Boys, eligible for the first time as well, were nominated but didn’t make it. Maybe one too many giant inflatable penises? That’s okay, Buddhists are humble. You can dig deeper and look at a list of past inductees over at Rolling Stone. But whatever, we’re looking toward the future: Can’t wait for the “Vogue” superjam.


Comments (16)
  1. Cody  |   Posted on Dec 13th, 2007 0

    could not give less of a shit about any of these people.

  2. Wow! Sweet I love John Mellencamp!

  3. Jeff  |   Posted on Dec 13th, 2007 0

    Not giving a shit about Leonard Cohen is a criminal fucking statement.

  4. bookwibble  |   Posted on Dec 13th, 2007 0

    That is one hot picture of Madonna.

  5. dsven  |   Posted on Dec 13th, 2007 0

    Cody, many thanks for the insightful perspective.

  6. dsven  |   Posted on Dec 13th, 2007 0

    Cody, many thanks for the insightful perspective.

  7. kevin  |   Posted on Dec 13th, 2007 0

    cheers to the ventures!

  8. Charlie Kane  |   Posted on Dec 13th, 2007 0

    This list is irrelevant! Where is the Arcade Fire? Where is Of Montreal? Where…..
    sorry, wrong comment box.
    Madonna, ok. Ventures, sure. Dave Clark Five? Hmm. Mellencamp? Boy, I don’t know about that. I’m sure that Leonard Cohen would be bemused, as only a Buddhist monk can be, about ever being considered ‘rock & roll’ in any way, shape or form. The whole thing is pretty stupid. Just another excuse for Sammy Hagar to get drunk, and Paul Shaffer to mince around like a game show host.

  9. madonna  |   Posted on Dec 13th, 2007 0

    face it… Madonna deserves to be in that Hall of Fame. Fuck the haters!

  10. madonna earned her spot. shit anyone who’s lasted that long lol.

  11. lae  |   Posted on Dec 13th, 2007 0

    Needs more Pavement.

  12. The only thing Madonna rocks is..wait..she doesn’t rock. She sings pop music and is a style maven. Cher should have been in before freaking Madonna.

  13. The Beastie Boys probably should have gotten in if Madonna was, but that’s irrelevant. The whole idea of a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is kind of stupid anyways. Unlike sports, there is no way to measure stats for music.

  14. dan  |   Posted on Dec 14th, 2007 0

    Isn’t this Metallica’s first year of eligibility?

  15. di  |   Posted on Jan 15th, 2008 0

    how could anyone say, or should i say how could anyone be so narrow minded to say madonna does not deserve to be inducted in the hall of fame..???..the woman has been around for decades, and has contributed to the
    music world artists could just dream your research..even if your don’t like her stye she’s a
    music genuis..

  16. Patty Cake  |   Posted on Mar 18th, 2008 0

    cher is the best if those asshoels odnt put he rin this bitch next year. im gonna freak. madonna doesnt deserve shit. cher rocks.

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