Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich has named a bunch of bands that should already be in the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame. Ulrich gave his opinion during a Q&A backstage, after inducting Deep Purple into the Hall of Fame last Friday in Brooklyn, NY. Asked which artists he would like to see inducted into the Rock Hall next, Ulrich said “Well, obviously, there’s a slew of people from back in the day who should be next… I guess off the top my head, I would say Motörhead, Iron Maiden, Bachman-Turner Overdrive.
“I think the one band that is eligible next year, if my math is close to being right, is Rage Against The Machine, who I hope we don’t have to wait decades for to get in, because their influence is, obviously, immeasurable. And so I would say that of the sort of later-generation bands, Rage Against The Machine, hopefully, should be on deck, ready to come. But from bands back in the day, I mean, you know, Uriah Heep, Judas Priest, Rainbow maybe at some point… Thinking in the ’70s and the early ’80s, obviously, Iron Maiden, Motörhead, Judas Priest… The list goes on.”
HEAVY are more than happy to get behind all of the names mentioned above. Although, it makes you wonder at the selection process when you still have bands like Iron Maiden, Motörhead and Judas Priest waiting their turn after all these years. Cheap Trick, Chicago and N.W.A were inducted this year, in our humble opinion, any of those names above would have made a hell of a lot more sense than them. Let’s hope the classic hard rock and metal bands get what they deserve in the very near future.
Gene Simmons came out against the induction of N.W.A, making the valid point that Hendrix would never be accepted in the Hip-Hop Hall of Fame. If they insist of inducting anyone with influence, let’s just call it the Music Hall of Fame and be done with it.