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'Have A Nice Day': Rock Hall of Fame snubs Bon Jovi. AGAIN

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Miami, FL

#1 Oct 4, 2012
For the second straight year, the modern day 'Jersey Boys' aren't even nominated.


Since: Jan 09

New Jersey

#2 Oct 4, 2012
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s on-again off-again relationship with New Jersey rockers Bon Jovi is beginning to look and sound familiar. In 2011 the band was nominated for induction and missed out; and in 2012 they were skipped over like the fat kid on the basketball court that no one wants on their team.
It’s a lot like dating a special someone that’s good enough to hang out with but not good enough to marry.
Any way you slice it, for loyal fans around the world it’s nothing less than a kick in the teeth for the prolific maestros of the global rock hop.
The nominees announced today include Heart, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, Rush, Public Enemy, Chic, Donna Summer, Kraftwerk, The Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Albert King, The Marvelettes, The Meters, N.W.A., Procal Harum and Randy Newman.
According to the Rock Hall of Fame web site:
One of the Foundation’s many functions is to recognize the contributions of those who have had a significant impact on the evolution, development and perpetuation of rock and roll by inducting them into the Hall of Fame.
Clearly Bon Jovi’s achievements merit the respect of nomination, let alone election to the vaunted Hall, but inexplicably for the second consecutive year the band couldn't get nominated.
Hey Rock Hall, nothing listed below is considered 'significant impact'?! Give us a break!
• The band sold 100 million records 11 years sooner than Bruce Springsteen and The Boss is in the Hall.
• Acts that have sold less records have been inducted: Bob Seger, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Johnny Cash, Bob Dylan and Black Sabbath.
• In addition to helping put MTV music videos on the map, Bon Jovi’s ‘Slippery When Wet’ holds the record for Most Weeks At Number One For A Rock Album with 8. A feat not accomplished by inductees ABBA, Bruce Springsteen, The Beatles, David Bowie, Tom Petty or Elton John.
• By 2009 ‘Slippery’ had become one of the best selling records of all time with global sales exceeding 25 million copies.
•‘New Jersey’ followed ‘Slippery’ and proved the band was not a faddish hair band by spending four weeks at Number One, selling 7 million copies, and most impressively, spawning 5 Top Ten singles on one album for which the band still holds the record:‘Bad Medicine’,‘I’ll Be There For You’,‘Born To Be My Baby’,‘Lay Your Hands On Me’, and ‘Living In Sin’.
These are just a few of Bon Jovi’s bona fides justifying at a minimum their nomination for consideration to the Rock Hall of Fame.
One wonders what it’s going to take to get the band some respect from the critics to go along with rabid fan loyalty and appreciation?
For example, the late Bruce Springsteen saxophonist Clarence Clemons was rarely hailed as a ‘great’ saxophonist... until he died. He was known more for his iconic presence onstage with The Boss than his musicianship; but when he died of a stroke suddenly he was crowned ‘one of the greats’.
Is it going to take a loss of this magnitude before the critics wake up and appreciate all that Bon Jovi has contributed to rock?
Maybe like Frankie Valle and the Four Seasons someone will have to write and score a play like ‘Jersey Boys’ to tell their story to introduce their music to an entirely new generation who leave the play saying,‘Wow, I had NO idea how incredible those guys were!”?
There is a silver lining in all this though.
The Rock Hall has traditionally voted for the inductees via their voting body of nearly 600 artists, music industry professionals, and historians. This year for the first time since the inaugural 1986 ceremony, the fans will be able to impact the induction choices.
Starting today and running through December 5, fans can cast their vote for the Rock Hall Class of 2013 at rockhall.com , hbo.com , cnn.com , and rollingstone.com . The top five artists chosen by fan vote will then comprise one final ballot, to be voted upon by member picks.

Since: Jan 09

New Jersey

#3 Oct 4, 2012
According to Joel Peresman, president and CEO of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Foundation,“There have been times that something has come down to one vote”.
“One vote can carry pretty great weight. We wanted to give people a small voice in the process as opposed to just an opinion on a website. We'll see how it goes. If everyone's comfortable with it, it could be expanded”, he said.
The best type of ‘expansion’ Mr. Peresman could provide would be to allow the fans to have a say in the nominating process, AND the inductee selection process.
With 18 million fans and counting on Facebook and countless millions around the world, there is little doubt that a JoviNation fan movement would mobilize to get Bon Jovi the respect and reward that is long overdue and so richly deserved.

Perris, CA

#4 Oct 4, 2012
As I said earlier, Bon Jovi will get inducted to the hall of fame eventually, it will happen, just need patient. Many of the artist who are now nominated have been waiting for years, as well as their fans.

Since: Jan 09

New Jersey

#5 Oct 4, 2012
As long as Jann & Dave have anything to do with the hall, Bon Jovi won't get in.

Perris, CA

#6 Oct 4, 2012
Think positive! It will happen!
BonJersey wrote:
As long as Jann & Dave have anything to do with the hall, Bon Jovi won't get in.

Orlando, FL

#7 Oct 4, 2012
BonJersey wrote:
As long as Jann & Dave have anything to do with the hall, Bon Jovi won't get in.
Sadly I think you are right!

Strathfield, Australia

#8 Oct 5, 2012
When you look @ what thay have achieved over the years, it sounds like it has nothing to do with there Music if it had then they would have been inducted yaers ago being on the other side of the world and not knowing what goes on there i would say its got to do with Management.When i here some of the names ive never heard of them and yes the amount of Albums BJ have sold to compared to others.

Since: Jun 11


#9 Oct 5, 2012
BonJersey wrote:
As long as Jann & Dave have anything to do with the hall, Bon Jovi won't get in.
Who are Jann & Dave?

Since: Apr 11

Location hidden

#10 Oct 5, 2012
Jann Wenner is the publisher of Rolling Stone. Dave is Dave Marsh, journalist and self appointed guardian of what he considers to be "worthy" music. Both dislike Bon Jovi.

Jovi-Girl, bands are only eligible for entry into the Hall 25 years after their first release, so Bon Jovi have only been eligible for the last couple of years. Entry has nothing to do with fame or albums sold, its meant to be about contribution to the art form. Unfortunately, that's such a personal criteria - if you like a band or artist it's easy to make a case that they have contributed to the art form, if you don't then it's easy to dismiss them.

I agree with Bon Jersey and Charlotte, while there are people on the nominating committee who hate (not too strong a word in the circumstances) the band and who have a great deal of influence over the process, I can't see Bon Jovi getting in.

Randwick, Australia

#11 Oct 5, 2012
Thanks didnt know the critiria of it it still sounds like then they wont get in in the near furtue.

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