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Green Day in, Nine Inch Nails not for Rock Hall of Fame

Posted by on December 16, 2014

You might find this hard to believe, but today the 2015 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees were announced, and there aren’t any heavy acts being inducted into it! Well, that’s not entirely true. Green Day’s pop-punk is definitely a little more amped up than the Bill Withers and Lou Reed, who are also being inducted. Yet the hall snubbed Nine Inch Nails, who were among the nominees, That would have made them the first industrial band inducted into the Hall had they been chosen. Also not making it in, Kraftwerk, who laid the groundwork for bands like Nine Inch Nails.

It’s no surprise that heavy music was snubbed this year. KISS’ induction last year was more of a headache than anything else. And given Trent Reznor’s reaction to their Grammy performance earlier this year, it might have just been the Hall of Fame hedging their bets and trying to play it safe. That being said, the public vote doesn’t mean anything. No matter how many people vote, all of those votes only count as one of the 600 or so cast by members. Bill Withers, who hasn’t really done anything in the last three decades, might have had the best quote when he said “I guess I’ll have to go buy a suit.”

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony will take place on April 18th, 2015 at Cleveland’s Public Hall. Tickets will go on sale this Thursday (18)

Here are the inductees:

Green Day

Lou Reed

Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble

Joan Jett & the Blackhearts

Bill Withers

Paul Butterfield Blues Band

Award for Musical Excellence: Ringo Starr

Early Influence Award: The “5” Royales

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