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Rock Hall nominees: Handicapping inductees from Nirvana to Chic
What is rock 'n' roll, one may ask upon seeing the names Hall & Oates, Linda Ronstadt, Cat Stevens and Peter Gabriel on this year’s list of finalists for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Do any of them truly rock, let alone roll? Or is their music more likely to be filed in the “popular” section of your imaginary record shop?
By Randall Roberts, Los Angeles Times Pop Music Critic
October 16, 2013