As Far as the Fans Are Concerned, the Rock Hall Needs Bon Jovi, The Moody Blues, Dire Straits, The Cars & Judas Priest

by VVN Music

There are no guarantees.  The fans only get one vote that gets added it to all of the other music industry people and critics who have a word in who gets into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame but, if they had their say, the fans would induct Bon Jovi, The Moody Blues, Dire Straits, The Cars and Judas Priest.

The fan vote is now over and the final inductees are expected to be announced early next Wednesday (December 13) morning.

The top four on that list were pretty much in that position from the point where voting started but the fifth spot was  battle between Judas Priest, the Zombies and the Eurythmics with Priest finally winning out by 9,000 over the Zombies and 87.000 over the Eurythmics.

As for the first time eligible nominees, Radiohead came in twelfth and Rage Against the Machine in thirteenth with just 15% of the votes given to leader Bon Jovi.

The final vote:
  1. Bon Jovi - 1,162,146
  2. Moody Blues - 947,795
  3. Dire Straits - 613,749
  4. The Cars - 552,733
  5. Judas Priest - 538,508
  6. The Zombies - 529,478
  7. Eurythmics - 451,997
  8. J. Geils Band - 349,319
  9. Depeche Mode - 302,144
  10. Nina Simone - 184,628
  11. Kate Bush - 179,337
  12. Radiohead - 176,310
  13. Rage Against the Machine - 167,903
  14. The MC5 - 127,004
  15. LL Cool J - 118,317
  16. Sister Rosetta Tharpe - 111,158
  17. Link Wray - 98,436
  18. Rufus featuring Chaka Khan - 84,625
  19. The Meters - 59,045

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