Rock and Roll. What does it really mean? In the 80’s it meant big hair and eyeliner, the 90’s brought metal and grunge, and in the year 2k, it gave us the most memorable indie bands of all time. But what’s one thing that all of these decades share in common? They can all be found in one place. The Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame.
With the year 2015 quickly approaching, a team of music lovers at the Rock Hall gathered a list of their 15 best nominees for this upcoming year. The nominees include: Green Day, Nine Inch Nails, N.W.A, the Smiths, Lou Reed, Sting, the Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Kraftwerk, Chic, Joan Jett & the Blackhearts, the Marvelettes, the Spinners, Stevie Ray Vaughan, War and Bill Withers. To be nominated, the artist/band must have released their first single or album in 1989 or earlier.
Being a Cleveland girl, I grew up listening to Rock and Roll in the place where it all started. Names like Green Day and Nine Inch Nails bring back memories of helping my dad fix whatever part was broken on our car that week. It brings back the smell of grease and noise of tools clanking together. So, when the name of such a glorious place as the Rock Hall comes up, its a feeling of pure bliss and nostalgia.
My thoughts on this years inductees! Enjoy.