That means this year's announcement can't be that far away, even though the Hall and its voters are holding an induction date close to their slimy vests.
One way to get a good read on who's getting in and who isn't is to look at who's been saying what, and who's been saying nothing. After ripping the Hall for years, Joan Jett has gone silent. The Heart sisters have been appearing there regularly while also staying mum on the subject.
|Not even "Light of Day" can stop Jett from flying into the Hall.|
Those who want to get in know that speaking out can be harmful - David Bowie smoked the Hall in several interviews and didn't get in until 1996, which is a sham.
This is why we're pretty sure The Cure ain't getting in, and after seeing Robert Smith get snippy with them on his website because they didn't put their drummer's name in the bio on their site, we're fairly certain he'd be OK with that.
"BORIS WILLIAMS, LOL TOLHURST AND JASON COOPER HAVE EACH BEEN THE CURE’S DRUMMER ON FOUR ALBUMS… BORIS WILLIAMS WAS IN THE BAND FOR 9 YEARS AND LOL TOLHURST FOR 11 YEARS (5 YEARS AS DRUMMER)… BUT JASON COOPER HAS BEEN DRUMMING WITH THE CURE FOR 17 YEARS, FROM 1994 TO THE PRESENT DAY… JASON COOPER IS THE CURE’S DRUMMER – AND IT SICKENS ME THAT HE DOESNT GET A NAME CHECK… BAH! RSX"
Guns 'N' Roses was already a lock, and recent comments by the typically acerbic, anti-establishment Slash poured cement and molten lava on top of the lock and put it in an Al Gore lockbox.
|Whoops, wrong Slash.|
He also dangled the ultimate carrot stuck, essentially saying there would be a Guns reunion if they got in.
"If the Faces make it in, I can't think of a more befitting opportunity for the band to finally reunite and perform. I know I'd definitely be up for it."
If these guys get in, someone needs to keep an eye on Rod and Ronnie: