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. Matt Parkman
    April 18, 2015 at 8:24pm
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  2. Josh
    April 19, 2015 at 12:55am
    In your "states that rock" posting, you need an editor that is educated enough to be competent. .... Arkansas is abbreviated ... AR. NOT, AK!
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  3. kenneth potts
    April 19, 2015 at 7:02am
    What we should ask is why GRANDFUNK RAILROAD is not in the ROCK & ROLL HALL OF FAME it is a joke that some of the bands that are there now before them BOOTIEMAN
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    1. murry
      April 19, 2015 at 1:42pm
      Hell yeah ! What u said.
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  4. izlia
    April 19, 2015 at 10:19am
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    April 19, 2015 at 10:21am
    Me encanta Pandora
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  6. Michael Bray
    April 19, 2015 at 10:23am
    Pandora Rocks! Innovative! A musical Revolution! Rock On
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  7. Cessna
    April 20, 2015 at 3:59pm
    The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is not complete with out Pat Benatar.
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    1. Lisa Branch
      May 31, 2015 at 2:01pm
      Yes! Thank you! Pat Benatar has been working her butt off in rock for over 30 years- she was the first female artist on MTV and a staple throughout the decade, and continues writing, recording and performing. I'm not saying Joan & her band don't deserve it this year, but I get angry when I see artists like Madonna that Pat opened the door for get into HOF.
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  8. Damien
    April 21, 2015 at 8:41am
    I listen to Nikelback
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    April 21, 2015 at 11:49pm
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  10. Carolyn Crotti
    April 21, 2015 at 11:50pm
    I love pandora
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