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. Clark L. Myers (@ClarkLMyers)
    April 17, 2015 at 10:40am
    Dire Straits
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    1. Cheryl Bassett
      April 19, 2015 at 1:47pm
      What about Bon Jovi, soundgarden, Blondie, Whitney Houston. They should be considered for induction
      Reply
      1. jonathan
        April 20, 2015 at 10:23am
        Bon Jovi is already in the HOF...
  2. bootsietoot
    April 17, 2015 at 10:44am
    I listen everyday and I am not a man! So PROPS to the FEMALES !!!
    Reply
    1. Beachcomber
      April 29, 2015 at 3:05pm
      I'm a female, and I listen all the time. I'm not afraid to admit it!
      Reply
  3. David Scott
    April 17, 2015 at 11:38am
    How long will the HOF shun Grand Funk Railroad?
    Reply
  4. fred711
    April 17, 2015 at 11:52am
    Best ROCK
    Reply
    1. fred711
      April 17, 2015 at 11:53am
      Best Rock
      Reply
  5. fred711
    April 17, 2015 at 11:54am
    Rock and Roll
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    1. murry
      April 19, 2015 at 2:07pm
      It IS called The ROCK & ROLL HOF, isn't it Madonna, Dolly Parton, etc. When were they ROCK ?
      Reply
      1. Chad Grosso
        April 29, 2015 at 3:34am
        They are in the section entitled "Roots of Rock". The Hall is very serious about paying tribute to influential people and genres. Without the Blues, Jazz, Bluegrass, etc. there would be no rock.
  6. Merita mosley
    April 17, 2015 at 11:55am
    L
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  7. Mary
    April 17, 2015 at 2:04pm
    no puedo estar en Pandora
    Reply
    1. PandoraSupport
      April 19, 2015 at 1:27pm
      Hola, nos encantaría ayudarle, por favor envíenos un correo a http://pdora.co/writeus. -Ani
      Reply
  8. Rae
    April 17, 2015 at 4:09pm
    I want to see some country music you like Alan Jackson Tim McGraw
    Reply
    1. Donald Akin
      April 19, 2015 at 6:27pm
      I listen to Gospel & Country
      Reply
  9. Rochelle Kelley
    April 17, 2015 at 4:29pm
    I love Pandora
    Reply
  10. Dan
    April 17, 2015 at 6:46pm
    I still like to rock but i love my Electric Blues.
    Reply

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