Can somebody please explain to me how the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame can continue to shun a band like Rush while inducting acts like the Beastie Boys whose body of work is nowhere near as extensive? The Hall has an entire page on their web site dedicated to listing their criteria for inductions, which can be found here: http://rockhall.com/inductees/induction-process/. They list these criteria in the sidebar titled 'Eligibility' so I won't repeat them here, but Rush meets or exceeds all of these criteria and yet the Hall continually refuses to induct them. What the hell?!
How can a body that is supposed to represent the best in music continue to overlook one of the best bands, if not THE best band, in the world and still expect the rest of us to consider them relevant? Whatever credibility they may have had as the arbiter of music's best and brightest has long since evaporated as far as I'm concerned.
I invite anyone from the Hall who happens to see this post to reply to it and tell me why I shouldn't just write you off as completely worthless.