Like most music lovers, we at Pandora are equally excited and opinionated about this year’s Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame inductees. Being that our main headquarters is in Oakland, we’re extra proud that East Bay punk-pop heroes Green Day were inducted – we’re also stoked that Pandora listeners made their hit “Good Riddance” one of the top thumbed up songs from this year’s inductees! And isn’t it about time that Bill Withers made the cut? Anyone who’s seen his awesome 2009 documentary Still Bill probably agrees – as do those of you who thumbed “Ain’t No Sunshine” into our top thumbs. And you don’t have to be a “blues lawyer” to argue the importance of Stevie Ray Vaughan’s induction.

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We love rock and roll just as much as Joan Jett  (so much that we know her 1982 breakthrough hit was a cover originally recorded in 1975 by the London glitter-rock band Arrows). Joan recently went on record to say that more women should be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. We couldn’t agree more. Why just induct Joan and not the rest of her pioneering band The Runaways? And anyone familiar with The Runaways knows they couldn’t have existed without inspiration from Suzi Quatro. Why was she never inducted? It’s truly awesome that Lou Reed was finally invited but what about Nico? Or PJ Harvey? Kate Bush? Joan Baez? Siouxsie Sioux? Nina Simone? Nancy Sinatra? Amy Winehouse? Cher? Sinéad O’Connor?

Who do you think should have been inducted?

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I’m a little bit country and I’m a little bit rock ’n’ roll. My first concert was Howard Jones at the Henry J. Kaiser convention center in Oakland. I sing for Hot Lunch and Sweet Chariot. I also enjoy skating pools and riding old choppers.

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  1. Cody
    April 16, 2015 at 11:26pm
    I love Pandora! Definitely my favorite app! Thanks everyone at Pandora for all your hard work! Keep it up!
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  2. Liz
    April 16, 2015 at 11:28pm
    Yes! Oregon DOES ROCK!
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  3. Liz
    April 16, 2015 at 11:32pm
    Oh, and Joss Stone is my vote...
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  4. TODD SMITH
    April 17, 2015 at 1:03am
    What about "Jethro Tull" / Ian Anderson , they have been cranking it out for 40 years , countless world tours, and sold millions of albums. A group like "Kiss" gets inducted, but no Jethro Tull? What's wrong with that picture!! TODD SMITH Ft.Worth, Texas
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  5. Leetta
    April 17, 2015 at 2:05am
    Rock's living legend, the one and only Todd Rundgren!
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    April 17, 2015 at 4:08am
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  8. Danny Roy
    April 17, 2015 at 5:20am
    Curtis Mayfield, Marvin Gaye, Charlie Wilson
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  9. jose luis
    April 17, 2015 at 6:33am
    Me gusta la música
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  10. Laura Debol
    April 17, 2015 at 6:41am
    I love Pandora , I wish a little less Commercials.
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