Rock Hall Nominates Metallica, Run-D.M.C., Stooges

The 2009 Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame nominees were announced this morning, and again prog get no respect. However, cheers to The Stooges for finally getting the nod (Iggy Pop’s Madonna tribute put him in the Hall’s good graces) along with Metallica, who we haven’t heard from in a while. Also nominated: Jeff Beck, Chic, Wanda Jackson, Little Anthony and the Imperials, Run-D.M.C., War, and Bobby Womack. Only five of those acts will be announced as inductees in January; the event, which has gotten considerably tamer since VH1 started televising it, takes place in April (this year in Cleveland). To be eligible for the Class of 2009, artists had to release their first single or album no later than 1983 — so Kings of Leon have a while to go. Still, this means a whole new crop of great bands were snubbed today. A partial list I will update with your suggestions so we can refer back to it next year:

Beastie Boys
Depeche Mode
Bon Jovi
Peter Gabriel
Cyndi Lauper
Rush
XTC
Slayer
The Smiths
Stevie Ray Vaughan
Duran Duran
The Cure
Sonic Youth
Billy Idol
LL Cool J
The Replacements
Tom Waits