The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is an ironic concept.
When going against the grain becomes elitist.
Sort of like the Louvre, but in Cleveland
The most famous person behind the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Jann Wenner, was a rebel when he first published his magazine in 1967. But the success of his magazine made him part of the Establishment. Once you are in the mainstream and rich, you are no longer a rebel. By definition you cannot be.
Over the years Wenner and his Rock and Roll Hall of Fame cronies have tried to stay relevant and in touch – even though they’re too rich and too old. Don’t feel bad, that’s how it goes. It’s happening to all those “heritage” rock bands, and it’s happening to me too. For as hip as I like to think I am with the cool rock and roll jobs…
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