Cheap Trick Snubbed Again by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

ROCKFORD (WIFR) -- Another cheap shot for Cheap Trick compliments of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Once again the rockers from Rockford were left off the list of nominees for the class of 2012, while there were some legitimate nominees like Guns and Roses, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Hear. The list also included the likes of the Small Faces, Joan Jett and Rufus with Chaka Kahn. All artists that don't even hold a candle to Cheap Trick when it comes to album sales or concert appearances.

"Cheap Trick being snubbed to me is at this point in time really criminal when you think about it. I don't think any band has influenced more modern music in the last thirty years than Cheap Trick. Kurt Cobain even name checked them. He was asked to describe Nirvana's sound at one point, he said "We're like Cheap Trick with more distortion," BRIZZ., 96.7 The Eagle Afternoon Host, says, "I don't think people are snubbing them because they don't like them but for some reason they just keep getting passed over and there is just a whole bevy of bands that keep getting passed over and Cheap Trick is right there at the top of the list."

To illustrate BRIZZ's point, other big time rockers still on the outside looking in include Bon Jovi, Kiss, The Doobie Brothers and Chicago and Rush.


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  • by Mike Location: Kentucky on Feb 19, 2012 at 04:07 PM
    Who ever posted that Cheap Trick sucks knows little about rock music. Robin Zander is one of the best vocalists in rock and has managed to maintain his ability to reach for the high notes even as he has aged. Rick Neilsen is a great guitarist & Tom Pettersen is a very innovative bass player. Very few bands from the 70's influenced today's music more than Cheap Trick...and they never rest on "just the oldies". They are always releasing new and relevent music. They absolutely belong in the HOF.
  • by sammy on Sep 29, 2011 at 07:12 AM
    That's because cheap trick sucks to begin with.
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      by Mike on Feb 19, 2012 at 04:09 PM in reply to sammy
      Sorry dude but you are just wrong. This band has influenced so many other bands over the years, from Pearl Jam to Nirvana and more. They have a powerful vocalist, an innovative bass player, an excellent guitar player and a solid drummer. They've played together since they were kids and are absolutely deserving to be in the RHOF.
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