Mellencamp in the Hall of Fame

December 13, 2007
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Just moments ago, it was announced that John Mellencamp will be inducted into Cleveland's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. A celebration of the honorees will occur March 10 at the Waldorf-Astoria in NYC.

 Is it too early for Mellencamp? Too late? The right time?

 Does an institution like the R&R Hall of Fame really jibe with the rebel rockers it often celebrates?

And, come on, isn’t there a more appropriate place to celebrate than the Waldorf?
  • I've recently been as vocal as any of my friends about my disappointment at JCM selling out his song to Chevy, but at this point I am willing to put it all aside and say Well Done. I've seen him play live a couple times and his songs are very memorable.

    I say that as a musician and songwriter. I come from this point of view where without integrity, an artists creation just is not as meaningful.

    Congratulations, I would say it is about time. I've been to the rnr hof and it is full of rebel rockers, he will fit right in. Also his efforts for family farmers through Farm Aid speak for themselves as far as where his loyalties really lie.
  • I'm tired of all his political rantings at concerts! He's no BONO. He needs to let that stuff go and just play music....
  • I think the real question is: should rockers and rollers who haven't used performance
    enhancing drugs be allowed into the Hall of Fame?
  • Don,
    Wow, imagine a whole museum devoted to Pat Boone and Debbie Boone.
  • It's called Branson.
  • He writes really meaningful lyrics that are amazing and thought provoking..... I'm just not sure he's listened to them. He's not exactly the nicest guy around and I'm trying to be kind when speaking of him and the way he treats others.

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