October 6, 2012

Does Kraftwerk Belong In The Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame?

We touched on the recent nominees for the 2013 Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame, and just as we predicted there’s some controversy about the nominees and whether or not they actually deserve to be categorized as Rock & Roll.  Kraftwerk, of all the nominees, sits in a genre of their own and judging by the sound of their music alone, is far from Rock & Roll.

Joel Peresman, the president of the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame stated that the definition of Rock is not set in stone and encompasses many genres within it.  It’s not to say that Kraftwerk wasn’t innovative or worthy of recognition – but do they really want to be lumped into the Rock category?