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. maprock
    April 16, 2015 at 2:50pm
    Emerson,Lake and Palmer and Yes
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  2. karen
    April 16, 2015 at 2:53pm
    Dick Wagner the Maestro of rock
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  3. adam
    April 16, 2015 at 2:58pm
    Excellent job
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  4. Rick Peer
    April 16, 2015 at 3:01pm
    Steppenwolf? Not in the HaLL??? The term "heavy metal", the concept of accepting marijuana as a separate class of drugs from others (i.e."The Pusher"), their political and social influences ("Monster", "Snowblind Friend", etc.), their blues roots, etc. Who has their head up their *** on that oversight?
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  5. WldBill
    April 16, 2015 at 3:01pm
    I have to say since I started to enjoy pandora I stopped my subscription to Sirius radio I find the verity full of hours or music bless great job pandora !!!!
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  6. WldBill
    April 16, 2015 at 3:08pm
    Kenny Wayne Shepard should be in ducted for his one of a kind talent and fantastic songs like Blue on Black he stands alone with his remarkable licks on that strat !!!!!
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  7. John Kloor
    April 16, 2015 at 3:09pm
    SERIOUSLY??? Ian Anderson/Jethro Tull 👉🏿 💀 👈🏿
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  8. Juan pablo
    April 16, 2015 at 3:11pm
    Me gusta
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  9. Jay
    April 16, 2015 at 3:25pm
    Where's the metal rep.?? Judas Priest way overdue.
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  10. Wes Corley
    April 16, 2015 at 3:40pm
    Its about time that the Texas Blues Legend, SRV,is enshrined. Raise your Glass to the "Voodoo Child".
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