Todd Rundgren has passed The Cure to move into third place in the Fan Vote for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's Class of 2019 as it enters its fourth week. He has 165,000 votes compared to 155,000 for the brooding Robert Smith and company.
Def Leppard still tops the list with just under 291,000 votes followed by Stevie Nicks with 253,000.
The Cure falls back to fourth place with The Zombies still holding onto the five spot.
In addition to Todd, Rage Against the Machine has overtaken Radiohead for eighth place with Janet Jackson and Devo just ahead at six and seven, respectively.
The rest of the list, from nine to 15 is:
- Roxy Music
- LL Cool J
- John Prine
- Rufus featuring Chaka Khan
Voting at RockHall.com is capped at one ballot per voter per day. The Top 5 artists selected by the public will be tallied along with all the other ballots to choose the 2019 inductees, which will be announced in December.
The Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will be held March 29th at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. Ticket information will be announced in January. The show will be taped for broadcast on HBO.
Thoughts? Anyone? Bueller?
This is the fifth nomination for LL Cool J, the fourth for The Zombies, Kraftwerk and MC5, the third time for Rufus featuring Chaka Khan, and number-two for The Cure. Perhaps the Rock Hall needs to come up with a three and out ruling in terms of nominations.
Somebody on the nominating committee has a bugaboo up their backside for the MC5 who haven't even cracked the 50,000 mark in fan votes.