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Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Announces Its Inductees for 2008

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Foundation today announced its inductees for 2008. The inductees will be honored at a ceremony on March 10, 2008, at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York City.

"The 2008 inductees are trailblazers - all unique and influential in their genres," said Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Foundation President and CEO Joel Peresman. "From poetry to pop, these five acts demonstrate the rich diversity of rock and roll itself. We are proud to honor these artists and celebrate their contribution to rock and roll's place in our culture."

The performer inductees are:

Leonard Cohen
The Dave Clark Five (Dave Clark, Lenny Davidson, Rick Huxley, Denny Payton and Mike Smith)
Madonna
John Mellencamp
The Ventures (Bob Bogle, Nokie Edwards, Gerry McGee, Mel Taylor, Don Wilson)

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame also announced the induction of Little Walter in its sideman category, and the newly named "Ahmet Ertegun Award" (formerly the non-performer category) will be presented to legendary producers, Gamble &Huff.

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1. Thrash Banger writes:

What the hell? Maddona?

# Dec 13, 2007 @ 1:28 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. sole member of true music appreciation society writes:

i agree.madonna???? not rock, not roll, just a sinewy old troll

# Dec 13, 2007 @ 2:06 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. 6(sic)6 writes:

Madonna isn't rock... but the reason why they have her up there is because they have been told to induct other people who aren't in the genre of rock, so basically to be diverse or whatever. So now its too buisness commercial or whatever.

# Dec 13, 2007 @ 3:37 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. Dark_Funeral writes:

if they're all so good why have i only heard of madonna?

# Dec 13, 2007 @ 3:39 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. slayer696 writes:

WTF? madonna? OMG and the next year what? britney spears?

# Dec 13, 2007 @ 3:55 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. androidvirus writes:

Are the misfits in yet?

# Dec 13, 2007 @ 5:02 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. slayer_is_god writes:

none of these people deserve this! they should call it the big a$$ hall of sh** music

# Dec 13, 2007 @ 6:40 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. Jrizzle writes:

How is Madonna in but not Maiden

# Dec 13, 2007 @ 7:19 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. In the Shadows writes:

John Mellencamp is awesome and Madonna was good in the 80's and early 90's. The others were before me and maybe that is why most people that will post on this topic will trash these artists. John Mellencamp deserves it, in my opinion. All of his music is great.
Now listening to: You Can't Bring Me Down-Suicidal Tendencies

# Dec 13, 2007 @ 7:24 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. SlugEmperor writes:

f*** yes, mellencamps the man, not only can he write music, but he can write good lyrics (and do other art), unlike f***ing madonna

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11. Agnostic Priest writes:

Why hasn't Maiden or Priest bin inducted yet? WTF

# Dec 13, 2007 @ 8:33 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. Jrizzle writes:

I hope Slayer, Pantera, and Death get in eventually

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13. BoltThrower writes:

Why is this even a story on Metal Underground?

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14. Dark_Funeral writes:

ya'll gotta understand. metal is always pushed out of the spotlight. our bands will get in eventually but they're not going to make a big deal out of it. its bullsh!t i know, maybe one day the media will really appreciate metal and wont put commercials over the metal part of the grammys. fvckin whores

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