There are some good names on the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's 2010 nominee list. I'd love to see Genesis, Laura Nyro, ABBA, Jimmy Cliff, Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Stooges and The Hollies get in. And I hope KISS gets in just so their army can stop yapping about it.
But we all know that the best part of the nominee announcement is not seeing who you're going to root for, but seeing who got snubbed again. So while you won't find these artists' plaques in Cleveland, this mix has cuts from some of the best songwriters, musicians and performers of the 20th century. Others here have enjoyed lengthy, productive careers on both sides of the mixing console, while still others have performed such noble deeds as, for example, inventing the power chord. And just so you don't say I didn't warn you, America will become South Canada if Rush doesn't get in by 2012.
Good luck to all the 2010 nominees, and to the folks on this list, for what it's worth, I think you're better than Madonna and KISS. So congrats on that! Fewer people may listen to this than will visit the HoF this year, but who knows...maybe it'll help. You certainly deserve it.