By Matt Dolloff (@mattdolloff)
Carter Alan took a look at the inductees into the Rock n’ Roll Hall of Fame, and found nothing wrong with this year’s selections.
Leading the way are Stevie Ray Vaughan, who kept the spirit of the blues alive during the ’80s and the rise of the MTV generation; Joan Jett, who has influenced and empowered millions of female rock stars worldwide with her classic hits; and Ringo Starr, because come on, it’s Ringo!
The most controversial inductee this year is Green Day, who according to some made a surprisingly early entrance, making it in on their first appearance on the ballot. Carter admits he dismissed Green Day as a fad band when Dookie was at the height of its popularity, but the band proved themselves over two-plus decades of great songwriting – including the 2004 tour-de-force American Idiot, which saw Green Day take over the world all over again.
Do you agree with Carter’s thoughts on the Rock n’ Roll Hall of Fame inductees?
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