The votes are in and the people have spoken, voting for Bon Jovi to join the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.With a staggering 1,162,098 votes, Bon Jovi beat out the likes of the Moody Blues, Dire Straits, The Cars, and Judas Priest, who all had less than a million votes.
Per rules of the hall, a band is eligible to be inducted 25 years after the release of their debut album. A lot of negative light has been shined on the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame for their lack of consideration when it comes to many of their current inductees vs. bands that rightfully deserve to be in the hall, and have been eligible to do so far before talk about them joining had been brought up.
In this day in age, it’s important for the hall to understand that there are many bands in history that rightfully deserve to be in, and should not be overlooked. Bon Jovi is absolutely a well-deserved choice, but so are the other bands listed on the voting ballot.
At some point, the hall should just bypass the voting system and honor these bands as they deserve, and have worked hard to earn the respect of so many people that have grown to love their music. What is the point of having a voting system, which could potentially leave out a band that could’ve gotten inducted years prior? It simply makes no sense in that respect.
As we all know, the hall is run by those who are not the brightest bulb in the box, yet while nothing can be done about that, we can celebrate the current status that Bon Jovi is now one step closer to an induction, and one that fans have been waiting for for a long time.
JT “Doc” Berry \m/