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. joseph
    April 16, 2015 at 1:42pm
    Need more jazz
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  2. paul david carroll
    April 16, 2015 at 1:42pm
    Music that whitch has kept me grounded and sane in this lifetime . Thanks to pandora i have a world of at my finger tips . LONG LIVE ROCK & ROLL
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  3. Sagal van Leer
    April 16, 2015 at 1:49pm
    ?
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  4. Deanna
    April 16, 2015 at 1:56pm
    I Love waking up to Pandora every Morning
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  5. Frederick Rush
    April 16, 2015 at 1:57pm
    Love hear more smooth jazzs
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  6. Kevin McCabe
    April 16, 2015 at 1:57pm
    Warren Zevon needs to be elected into the HOF!
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  7. Anne
    April 16, 2015 at 1:59pm
    Can't get enough... Pandora Rocks!
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  8. Paul
    April 16, 2015 at 2:00pm
    I guess I'm above average, I'm 65 years old
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  9. Melanie Lynn Howsare
    April 16, 2015 at 2:01pm
    I love your site.
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  10. Laura
    April 16, 2015 at 2:03pm
    I love Pandora and the music that's they play I hope that they do start doing rock and roll .
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