Stooges and ABBA in, KISS out
Michigan’s very own, The Stooges, have finally been inducted in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame – after being snubbed seven times. “It started to feel like Charlie Brown and the football,” Iggy Pop said to Rolling Stone. Eight times must be the charm, but it’s a shame guitarist Ron Asheton did not live to accept the honor. Interestingly, the induction of The Stooges follows previous inductions of bands such as The Clash, The Ramones and the Sex Pistols – all bands surely influenced by the sometimes called “godfather of punk” Iggy Pop. (Side note: after being inducted in 2006, the Sex Pistols did not even appear to accept their award, instead opting to send a letter denouncing the Hall of Fame.)
KISS was not chosen this year but everyone’s favorite Swedish pop group, ABBA made the cut. Still, my question is, if ABBA can be inducted in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame – shouldn’t it be called The Pop Music Hall of Fame?
You can learn more about the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and their nomination process here.