“Old rock ’n’ rollers don’t fade away. They just hope for a nod from Cleveland.”
That’s how New York Times writer Janet Morrissey started Saturday’s nicely done Rock Hall piece. And we appreciate the recognition going to the city, not just the museum we happen to have here.
Votes for the 2012 Rock Hall inductees are being counted and the pool of 15 nominees will be whittled to five winners — to be announced Wednesday.
But the article is more than just that. It dives into the wheelings, dealings, lobbying, shenanigans, and claims of bias that go on behind the scenes with agents and labels desperate to get their band in. A successful effort brings financial reincarnation to inductees and all the people who make money when the band makes money.
There are a couple juicy rumors too.