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C’est l’histoire d’un frontman qui clamait, en 2017, à propos des groupes introduits au Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame :

“The worst would be if we did [get inducted], and then what? We’d have to fuckin’ show up and jam? I can’t even imagine what that would be.”

2019. Ce même frontman est invité à faire un petit speech pour l’introduction de son groupe culte, The Cure, à ce fameux Rock Hall Of Fame pour avouer :

“It ended up being a pretty cool experience and I thought, ‘Alright, it doesn’t feel as bullshit as I kind of snarkily dismissed it as.’ I don’t have any problem admitting I’ve changed my opinion about something.”

2020. Nine Inch Nails est retenu pour être introduit au Rock Hall Of Fame et Trent Reznor d’avouer :

“It feels pretty good… I’m allowing myself, for a limited period of time, to feel good about this. A sincere THANK YOU goes out to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame voting body – it always feels great to be recognized for your artistic efforts and I am honored. Many congratulations to this year’s fellow inductees (DM finally!) – see you back in Cleveland where it all began for me !”

Well. That escalated quickly !!!

“I’m quite in shock. When I look back at how Nine Inch Nails are received, it always seems like we fall between the cracks. I don’t know if it’s a defense mechanism, but I just assumed we’d stay in that category, so I’m pleasantly surprised to see us acknowledged.”

Dans un autre registre, c’est le guitariste de Judas Priest, Richie Faulkner, qui l’a mauvaise car le groupe faisait partie des nominés (sa troisième fois après 1999, et 2018) mais s’est encore vu recaler alors que le groupe bénéficie d’une carrière longue de 50 années.

“I’ve said it before, but 50 years in and still making music, touring the globe to the best fans in the world is the biggest accolade I can think of. These institutions are founded on what these guys helped create and to not be included is a total joke. I have spoken haha … If you wanna call it the ROCK hall, then you should START with a healthy foundation of ROCK (in all its forms) to build on. The founding brothers and sisters that created and developed our beloved style of music and aided it’s evolution. Otherwise, what does it mean ?”

On ne vas pas le blâmer, surtout quand on connait la liste des nominés 2020, à savoir NIN, Depeche Mode, T-Rex, The Doobie Brothers, Notorious B.I.G. (?) et… Whitney Houston !

C’est son frontman, Rob Halford, qui a depuis utilisé un langage plus diplomatique :

“There’s always a tinge of controversy about the Hall, but the fact that Priest is [nominated] again speaks volumes about the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame respecting heavy metal music, especially British heavy metal music.”

Rappelons que les groupes de heavy à avoir été “introduits” sont Black Sabbath (2006), Metallica (2009), Guns N’ Roses (2012), KISS (2014), et Deep Purple (2016)…

Source :  ConsequenceOfSound