How do you feel about the 2022 class for The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame?

Pat Benatar. Duran Duran. Eminem. Eurythmics. Dolly Parton. Lionel Richie. Carly Simon. These are the headliners of this year’s inductees for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.

Yeah, I know Dolly Parton isn’t rock and roll. Yeah, I know Eminem isn’t rock and roll. But, the rock hall made it clear years ago they’re more than a little flexible with the different genres of music of their inductees. Besides, how can you say anything bad about Dolly? She deserves every accolade that she receives….and more.

It also gets old and tiresome to argue for those musicians who I feel have been overlooked by the Hall voters. I’ve made cases for Warren Zevon, Little Feat, Jethro Tull and a few others so many times that I’ve lost count of the numbers.

So, instead of lamenting about who is not in, why not celebrate those who will be inducted in November. We can celebrate Pat Benatar, who should have been elected years ago. We can celebrate the Eurythmics, who also should have been elected years ago. We can celebrate the record number of women who were elected this year. We should and can be as gracious as Dolly Parton, who when learning of her election, tweeted this:

I am honored and humbled by the fact that I have been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Of course, I will accept it gracefully. Thanks to everyone that voted for me and to everyone at the rock hall. I will continue to work hard and try to live up to the honor.

Related Post: We need more women in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

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