Thoughts on the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

December 15, 2017 by sammyhagar
Thoughts on the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Being a Hall of Famer (Van Halen) I am qualified to vote for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees every year. As I wait for my ballot every year, I open it with anticipation of seeing my name as a solo artist in there, haha. When someone sent me this from Ultimate Classic Rock I thought it was great and almost bought into it. Then I realized it’s someone’s opinion not for real... as of yet.

Congratulations to all the inductees especially Bon Jovi who was kept off the ballot for so long and when nominated swept the votes unanimously! It just goes to show the people are the ones that should always control the vote. Hope to see you there,


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JiminOhio's picture

Wow, that was depressing reading about how many bands that are not in yet... Bad Co.? Really? They are not in yet? ELO??? What? Who is in charge at the Rock Hall? They certainly didn't live through the 60's and 70's. It is a travesty that many of these fantastic and groundbreaking bands may not get in before the death of their members. ELO being one that should have a decades ago. Sammy should be in there as a Solo Artist also! We all know that. We lived threw the early days and know how popular Sammy was at the dawn of MTV. Sammy's live show was legendary back in the 80's. Climbing the speaker stacks! It still is. Best party time, good time feeling show there is today!

kingdavid's picture

There's no solo artist more worthy of being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame than you, Sammy Hagar (though Ted Nugent is a close second).

An accomplished (and underrated) guitar player, writer, performer; and, in my opinion, the greatest voice in rock, ever! Additionally, your voice has held up and been outstanding in 5 decades! Moreover, your career has held up, touring non-stop since the 70's. I mean, PLEASE!

Either way, no one can take away what you've accomplished with your great talent. More importantly, you've given, and continue to give, joy through your music. Thank you for that!

byronstrak's picture

You definitely meet the criteria. More than 25 years since your first solo release. Clearly, your contributions have been, and continue to be, both significant and influential to the perpetuation of rock music. AND YOUR NOT EVEN CLOSE TO STOPPING! This is exactly what you’ve done. I hope they don’t snub you just because you got your spot with Van Halen. You shouldn’t be a footnote among that soap opera of a band. You were influencing and perpetuating them a decade before you even joined Van Halen. So, technically,YES! You have earned your spot among solo rockers in the RRHOF.