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.

Comments

  1. Kissigh giron
    April 16, 2015 at 3:41pm
    Good
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  2. James Dunn
    April 16, 2015 at 3:42pm
    I for one think Ringo was long overdue for induction; that said it speaks to rock and roll's mainstream acceptance there is such a thing as a Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. I wish there were not.
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  3. juana balladares
    April 16, 2015 at 3:45pm
    Es la mejor
    Reply
  4. Wesley Hallman
    April 16, 2015 at 3:47pm
    How can I delete a station?
    Reply
    1. PandoraSupport
      April 19, 2015 at 1:30pm
      Hi Wesley - Could you email our support team and let them know what browser you use, or the type of device you have (make and model)? That way, we can give you specific instructions on how to delete a station: http://pdora.co/writeus. -Kim
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  5. Eleanor Gonzales
    April 16, 2015 at 3:51pm
    I like 60's music
    Reply
  6. LouiseMay203
    April 16, 2015 at 3:55pm
    Great! !
    Reply
  7. Robert Moad
    April 16, 2015 at 3:59pm
    CHER , she is a hang in there Artist . A very High Classed Lady . I have the highest respect for an Artist of her dignity .
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    1. murry
      April 19, 2015 at 1:45pm
      ABSOLUTELY AGREE
      Reply
  8. Stoney
    April 16, 2015 at 4:01pm
    Grand Funk
    Reply
  9. Gid
    April 16, 2015 at 4:08pm
    How do i get cool jass?
    Reply
  10. dave
    April 16, 2015 at 4:09pm
    Ten Years After and Spirit if not in should be.
    Reply

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