Rockers Weigh in on Hall of Fame Choices

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Joan Jett and Cheap Trick's Rick Nielsen via her Facebook page

Joan Jett and Cheap Trick’s Rick Nielsen via her Facebook page

Fellow classic rockers took to social media to congratulate the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Class of 2016: Deep Purple, Chicago, Steve Miller, Cheap Trick and N.W.A, as well as the 10 acts that didn’t make the cut.

Deep Purple and Cheap Trick’s long-awaited Hall of Fame inductions have met with plenty of praise, but a number of fans and pundits were disappointed by snubs for Yes and Janet Jackson. In an interview with the Washington Post, Miller appeared to be both flattered and bewildered by his win. “When you look at the people not inducted, it’s crazy,” he said. “The Spinners were one of the greatest live acts ever to sing and play. Los Lobos are phenomenal. Chaka Khan? What is the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame? Does anybody know?”

Other rockers took to social media to congratulate longtime friends and colleagues.

Geddy Lee of Rush via Facebook and Twitter (@rushtheband): “Some justice at last! Deep Purple in the Rock Hall! But no Yes??? Are you kidding me??”

Mike Portnoy of Dream Theater via Twitter (@MikePortnoy): “Congrats to @DeepPurple on their LONG overdue addition to the R&RHOF!! Now the fun (?) begins…who from the band’s history is going in?”

David Coverdale of Whitesnake via Twitter (@DavidCoverdale): “My sincere compliments to all members of Deep Purple, past & present…CHEERS, GENTLEMEN!!!”

Clem Burke of Blondie via Twitter (@clem_burke): “Congratulations to Bun E, Rick, Robin & Tom. Cheap Trick 2016 RnR HoF induction!”

Jesse James Dupree of Jackyl via Twitter (@jackyljesse): “Congratulations to Rick and our friends in Cheap Trick long live rock and roll!”

Roger Fisher of Heart via Twitter (@rrrog): “CONGRATULATIONS to one fo the most badass figures in Rock history – STEVE MILLER!”

Paul Stanley of Kiss via Twitter (@PaulStanleyLive): “Congrats @deeppurple_off @cheaptrick @chicagotheband and all the deserving talent going in @rock_hall. ABOUT TIME.”

Joan Jett via Facebook, along with a Throwback Thursday picture: “Congrats to Cheap Trick and the other members of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame + Museum Class of 2016”

Click here to read Best New Bands’ news coverage of the announcement.

Best Classic Bands Staff

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  1. Krissy
    #1 Krissy 17 December, 2015, 22:43

    Congratulations! ! Bummed that THE CARS , YES and THE SPINNERS were snubbed..

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