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As Wikipedia states, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (RRHOF) is a museum and hall of fame located in downtown Cleveland, Ohio, United States, on the shore of Lake Erie. The museum documents the history of rock music and the artists, producers, engineers, and other notable figures who have influenced its development. It's a massive tourist destination that also has some significant cultural influence nationwide, being referenced by the news media many times over the past multiple decades.

The most recent batch of inductees to the RRHOF were: Depeche Mode, the Doobie Brothers, Whitney Houston, Nine Inch Nails, the Notorious B.I.G., and T.Rex.

Story: https://www.cleveland.com/entertainment/2020/10/rock-and-roll-hall-of-fame-reveals-2021-nomination-plans.html

>What do you fellows think about the RRHOF in general?

>What do you think of the latest inductees... is it frustrating that non-rock acts are included, or do you agree with the decision?


I can't say any such hall of fame is very important to me. Induction into one such hall of fame can often be a popularity contest and lots of times great people don't make it in, or are passed on for way too long.

I don't really care about the purity of the RRHOF, but it does seem really weird to include acts that are not rock and roll! Did they issue a statement on the decision?


It's indeed weird to include acts with nothing whatsoever to do with rock n' roll. I agree totally. I love, say, Whitney Houston in particular. Yet she's known for a mixture of pop music with classic soul stylings. Nothing "rocking" per se.

In terms of statements, the institution recently-ish released this:

> https://www.rockhall.com/class-2020-inductees#:~:text=Rock%20%26%20Roll%20Hall%20of%20Fame%20Induction%20Ceremony%202020&text=The%20special%20presentation%20will%20honor,Jon%20Landau%20and%20Irving%20Azoff.

It's not that helpful in my opinion, though.

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