Who Should Be Kicked Out Of The Rock Hall?

This week’s announcement of the annual list of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nominees has inspired one Cleveland newspaper writer to compose his own list of acts he thinks should be kicked out of the city’s Hall of Fame including Eagles, Billy Joel and Rush.

The Plain Dealer writer John Petkovic has explanations to go along with his cruel proposals. That being said, no matter how persuasive he might be, hasn’t this guy heard of the rule “no take backs”?

Petkovic’s problem with Eagles comes down to one tune. He writes, “They commercialized the vibrant California rock sound and put a nail in it. They sold tons of records and broke new ground when it came to ticket prices and arrogance. But it comes down to this: Anyone even remotely affiliated with ‘All She Wants to Do is Dance’ must be punished.”

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Pepsi Center, Denver, Colo.

As for Billy Joel, I guess Petkovic doesn’t care that it’s still rock and roll to the Piano Man. The writer claims that, “A career of schmaltz says it’s time he gets thrown out of the big glass house.”

So, who wants to bet Rush fans are freaking out at the audacity of Petkovic suggesting Rush get kicked out of the Hall of Fame after the band waited so many years to be recognized?

Petkovic admits that he was just trying to cause trouble with that one.

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Alex Lifeson, Neil Peart, and Geddy Lee accept their band's induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

He writes, “Passionate fans demanding that the Canadian trio be inducted have provided the best side story to the Rock Hall. We miss that story, even if Geddy and Alex and Neil are the cat’s meow. We want to see that passion again and would love to see some drama, like a diplomatic row or maybe even Canada seceding from the United States.”

Who else does Petkovic want out of the Hall of Fame? His list includes Jimmy Cliff, The Flamingos, Madonna, John Mellencamp, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Bonnie Raitt, Paul Simon and James Taylor.

Leave us a comment and tell us who you’d kick out of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame if it was up to you.