In a recent interview with Ultimate Classic Rock, Def Leppard singer Joe Elliot has shared his thoughts about the nominees of Rock N’ Roll Hall of Fame 2019.
Elliott says “it’s a crime” the Mott the Hoople frontman Ian Hunter hasn’t been inducted. He continued:
“It’s still amazing output, better than Bob Dylan, for my taste. The fact that it took 13 years to get us nominated is all well and good, the fact that it took Roxy Music 21 and Todd Rundgren probably 30 is ridiculous.
The whole thing is just subjective in the first place. It’s like, Who decides this? And that’s why we’ve always been like, This is not public taste dictating how it should be. It’s some invisible, Marvel Comics baddies or something.
It’s like some secret committee, and we don’t know who they are. Mostly with bands like that, people like that, it just by nature, becomes elitist.”
He also revealed the one of the reasons he prefers to stay away from that scene and said:
“All of a sudden, you get invited into the smoking lounge at some gentleman’s club, and all of a sudden you feel like, ‘Oh, I don’t want to go back to sitting in McDonald’s anymore. I want to be in this thing’.
I think there’s a lot of people probably think that’s what it’s like. We don’t really think that way, never did. It’s great if we get in for the fans — that’s what it would be for. I suppose my mom would think it was cool.”
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