Rock ‘N’ Roll Hall Of Fame Class Of ’82 Nominee List

Earlier this year, the R&R HOF welcomed R.E.M., Van Halen, Patti Smith, Grandmaster Flash And The Furious Five, and the Ronettes to its hallowed Cleveland digs, and the time has come to announce the shortlist for next year’s induction ceremony. We laid out a nearly comprehensive list of those eligible a few months back, which included the estimable and worthy likes of Joan Jett, Def Leppard, Alice Cooper, Cocteau Twins, Heart, Deep Purple, Duran Duran, Pat Benatar, Rush, Yes, Genesis, ELO. So who among them made the cut?

NONE OF THEM! Here’s your list of nominees (via Rolling Stone):

Beastie Boys
The Dave Clark Five
Leonard Cohen
Afrika Bambaataa
John Mellencamp
The Ventures
Donna Summer

Don’t mean to hassle, HOF, but way to consistently snub every prog band that ever mattered. Not saying Chic doesn’t deserve it, but rattle off the academy’s notable omissions.