ROCK HALL: Joe Knows His Politics

posted by Chip Nelson - 

With this week's announcement of the nominees for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's Class of 2019 comes the screams from fans of such arguably qualified acts as:

  • Foreigner
  • Boston
  • Pat Benatar
  • Bad Company
  • Doobie Brothers
  • Styx
  • REO Speedwagon
  • Phil Collins
  • Jethro Tull
  • Joe Cocker
  • Jimmy Buffett

But what the general public needs to know is the Rock Hall, like many awards ceremonies, is a political minefield. Just ask Joe ... Joe Walsh, who was inducted with the Eagles in 1998.

In New York this week for shows with the Eagles, TMZ cornered Joe on a Manhattan street and asked him what he thought about the nominees.

After saying the late Link Wray needs to be inducted, he said, "There is a lot of politics in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame... The corporate sponsors get to pick and then the people get to vote. There's a lot of people I don't know why they're in there and there's a lot of people I don't know why they're not."

Steve Miller rips into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame backstage at the 2016 induction ceremony:


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