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.


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?



Rock & Americana Curator

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.


  1. kennyscouten
    April 17, 2015 at 7:11pm
  2. jackie
    April 17, 2015 at 10:45pm
    I. Always. Liked. Pandora. Music but. Only. The. Oldies. From. The. 40,s. To. The. 50,s. And. 60,s..and. 70,s. Todays. Music. Really. Suck
  3. hector
    April 17, 2015 at 11:59pm
  4. Michelle Rebello
    April 18, 2015 at 2:37am
    Definately Lynard Skynard and no question in my mind that it should be Linkin Park. And I am a 45 yr old female
    1. Tony Avent
      April 23, 2015 at 4:41pm
      Definitely Lynryd Skynyrd in HOF!
    2. Beachcomber
      April 29, 2015 at 3:21pm
      I'm a 46 year old female, and I agree with you. I like music of all kinds. Old and new, from Reggae to Country to Rock to Pop and Rap. I learned to appreciate it all from listening to it with my 2 girls as they grew up, instead of not letting them play their music in the car.
  5. Lori Guzman
    April 18, 2015 at 4:11am
    What about Cheap Trick. They are still rockin. I would have nominated them! I love Cheap Trick
  6. Felipe matos
    April 18, 2015 at 7:27am
  7. imbilly2u
    April 18, 2015 at 12:22pm
    YES!!! (the band)
  8. Edd
    April 18, 2015 at 1:49pm
    Who decides who gets inducted? Do those selectors have an unbiased appreciation that covers the artists of those days before rock was labeled rock? It seems like there is a biased favoritism in many selections.
    1. Hank
      April 21, 2015 at 12:08pm
      They do have a very biased selection committee! Look how long it took Ringo and Rush to get in!
  9. Lambert Thomas
    April 18, 2015 at 4:19pm
    Great stations, something for everyone. No need to go anywhere else. Keep bringing us the hits! You're fantastic. From a lifetime fan.
  10. John Segure
    April 18, 2015 at 5:37pm
    I like the old school music 60,70,80,90 can you send me that so I can spread the music to others thank you.

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