October 6, 2012
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?…
October 5, 2012
The Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame has inducted many artist and bands who you’d expect to be there. Typically, artist who have had an impact and longevity in the music industry are suitable candidates to be voted in. The term “Rock and Roll” might be misleading to some people, consider that non-rock artist have been inducted and nominated as well.
Nominees for this year to be inducted into the Rock Hall of Fame include the likes of Deep Purple, Donna Summer, Chic, and Albert King – but candidates like N.W.A. and Kraftwerk are also in the name of nominees, although their genre of music expands way beyond the definition of Rock and Roll. I’d have to say that Kraftwerk has done more for the genre of EDM than many of these candidates have done for rock.…