Seriously? OMG! WTF? » Chrissie Hynde gives the rockingest statement about the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
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[ # ] Chrissie Hynde gives the rockingest statement about the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
March 17th, 2023 under Admirable People

You would think that musicians would want to be in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, but so many don’t. And let’s just Dolly Parton and Dionne Warwick’s reluctance last year was nothing new.

In 2005, Chrissie Hynde was inducted into the Hall of Fame with The Pretenders’ only other surviving band member Martin Chambers.

Today the singer posted about the Hall of Fame, and let’s just say she is not a fan.

If anyone wants my position in the rock ‘n’ roll Hall of Fame they are welcome to it. I don’t even wanna be associated with it. It’s just more establishment backslapping. I got in a band so I didn’t have to be part of all that.

I was living a happy life in Rio when I got the call I was being inducted. My heart sank because I knew I’d have to go back for it as it would be too much of a kick in the teeth to my parents if I didn’t. I’d upset them enough by then, so it was one of those things that would bail me out from years of disappointing them. ( like moving out of the USA and being arrested at PETA protests and my general personality ).

Other than Neil Young’s participation in the induction process, the whole thing was, and is, total bollocks.

It’s absolutely nothing to do with rock ‘n’ roll and anyone who thinks it is is a fool.

And that is why she is a Rock Gd! She doesn’t pretend, pun intended, something that she is not. They don’t make rockers like her anymore. And I hate to say it, but that is why she is in the HoF. Even if she doesn’t want to be there.

And she is not the only one to feel this way. I have heard this sentiment before from other members of it. It won’t go away, but they should change it up because a lot of Rock Stars hate it and how they treat them.


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