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. Dina Rotay
    April 16, 2015 at 6:51pm
    Is Todd Rundgren inducted into the rock and roll hall of fame?
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  2. deborah johnson
    April 16, 2015 at 7:26pm
    Rihanna Gittings of Carolina chocolate drops is someone to watch she is so diverse soul jazz and gospel
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  3. jen
    April 16, 2015 at 7:27pm
    Define avid. Where do these stats come from? I'm in my 60s -- don't party so hard now, but still ROCK LOUD! Love new and old. Can't stop.
    Reply
  4. Fred Dewayne Smith
    April 16, 2015 at 7:53pm
    blue osyter cult
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  5. Jeanne Witherspoon
    April 16, 2015 at 8:04pm
    I agree that more women should be inducted. Keep up the good to.
    Reply
  6. Douglas
    April 16, 2015 at 8:51pm
    I can never get on to Pandora. Always having technical difficulties. Now I use spotify.
    Reply
  7. Maria castellanos
    April 16, 2015 at 10:05pm
    Me agrada la musica
    Reply
  8. judy
    April 16, 2015 at 10:12pm
    I listen to rock and roll all the time but not rap can't understand a word they say.
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  9. Dessie
    April 16, 2015 at 10:40pm
    The Doobie Brothers. The Moddy Blues.
    Reply
  10. Dessie
    April 16, 2015 at 10:41pm
    Oops. Moody Blues.
    Reply

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