I am blown away by this list...Journey and Chicago should definitely be on the BEST side.
Here are the 10 Worst Acts in the Rock Hall . . . and why:
1. Bon Jovi . . . He says they outsourced their songwriting to Desmond Child so they could focus on "hairdos and marketing." He calls their induction "comical," and says they aren't in a rock band, they're "the guys in the MOVIE about the rock band."
2. Queen . . . Quote, "When popularity is factored in, Queen is the most overrated band in the history of pop music."
3. Journey . . . "The ultimate guilty-pleasure band."
4. Chicago . . . "A self-indulgent, lite-rock ensemble known first for bringing horn charts into the mix . . . and second, for a seemingly unending string of two- and even four-record sets in the '70s."
5. Rush . . . "They lack a single song you could play for someone to try to convince them of the band's importance."
6. KISS . . . "Another band with two-and-a-half decent songs and many decades of pointless recording and touring."
7. The Moody Blues . . . He says, "they were fine for what they were, [but were] another Boomer nostalgia band getting [in] to help push tickets."
8. N.W.A . . . He notes their controversial lyrics, and says, "they're more than a footnote in rock history, but there's not much to them beyond their first album."
9. Joan Jett & the Blackhearts . . . "She never recorded a better-than-not-unlistenable album, much less a great one . . . Her hits were covers, and live, the Blackhearts were . . . decent?"
10. Red Hot Chili Peppers . . . He takes a shot at them for abandoning their naughtiness, and sucking up to the rock establishment, and notes that their manager is a member of the Rock Hall nominating committee.
And now, here are the 10 Best Acts in the Rock Hall, which are self-explanatory . . .
1. Chuck Berry
2. The Beatles
3. Bob Dylan
4. Elvis Presley
5. James Brown
7. The Ramones
9. Buddy Holly
10. Muddy Waters