Every year at this time I have a Rock Hall rant, but this time it's different. I'm about to say something (or write something...) I never thought I'd say: The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame should NOT be inWith Positively Cleveland’s "This is Cleveland" campaign, they are pushing Cleveland's rebellious rock and roll attitude (read more here). We made our own way regardless of what anyone thought. That's not exactly what I think of when I think of the Rock Hall. A couple of examples to show what I mean. Cleveland is that Aerosmith T-shirt you got at their concert the first time you saw them live. The Rock Hall is the Aerosmith T-shirt you bought at Kaufmann's or Kohl's after seeing Steven Tyler on American Idol.
Cleveland. I've argued
is the Rock and Roll Capital of the World forever. Don’t get me wrong. It still
is. But, the simple fact is that Cleveland Rocks! The Rock Hall does not. (Requisite disclaimer: I'm referring to the Rock Hall New York Board and nominating committee, not the Cleveland employees. See more below.)
|Me and Eddie Trunk at his book signing in Cleveland last year|