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. Louie solis
    April 16, 2015 at 4:10pm
    I would like to be a member.
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    1. Louie solis
      April 16, 2015 at 4:11pm
      Yes.
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    2. PandoraSupport
      April 19, 2015 at 1:29pm
      Hi Louie! If you don't have an account with Pandora yet, shoot us an email and we can help you register: http://pdora.co/writeus. -Kim
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  2. kevin
    April 16, 2015 at 4:11pm
    Take me to church and centuries are 2 of the most annoying songs out there
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  3. Ann
    April 16, 2015 at 4:15pm
    Grace Slick and Patti Smith are huge rock legends. If they are not already in the hall of fame, I would be shocked!
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  4. kevin
    April 16, 2015 at 4:15pm
    The rock n roll hall of fame is a joke seriously green day in before deep purple. Madonna and public enemy and other similar acts are not rock n roll it's a joke
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  5. Ron Gau
    April 16, 2015 at 4:19pm
    Nancy Sinatra? You gotta be kidding!
    Reply
  6. Dale Armstrong
    April 16, 2015 at 4:21pm
    I like R&B and Smooth Jazz l had pandora on my phone and got a new phone and lost it.
    Reply
  7. andrew
    April 16, 2015 at 4:31pm
    good question earth wind and fire or reo speedwagon. love andrew
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  8. Ruben Aguinaga
    April 16, 2015 at 4:47pm
    Induct Led Zeppelin
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  9. Joe Adams
    April 16, 2015 at 4:56pm
    The passion that everyone at Pandora shows in their never ending quest to keep music alive for EVERYONE not just a select few niches is what I truly appreciate. Thanks for dedication. It shines through... Us 66 year old guys still have it in case you're wondering..
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  10. Franklin Thompson
    April 16, 2015 at 5:00pm
    I agree that Sinead O'Connor, Amy Winehouse, and Cher should be inducted.Nancy Sinatra maybe. But I guess Nina Simone is more of a blues singer, and Joan Baez is known as a folk music superstar. We cannot all have our way!
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