I'm both surprised and glad that The Doobie Brothers aren't already in. I really just hate The Doobie Brothers, but assumed they were already in because it seems any drippy 60's act is in.
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Priest should be in. Motorhead too. I don't know that either will make it.
Benatar's interesting to me in the way bands like Styx are interesting - moved a lot of records, a good amount of known songs but, ultimately, so what? There's really a big difference between Journey and Night Ranger, after all. Benatar's probably closer to Night Ranger. I like her hits but, ultimately, I wouldn't vote to put her in the Rock Hall (not that anyone's asking for my vote, mind you.)
(And I think Styx should be in.)
Rundgren maybe as a producer, he was part of some popular acts and had a hit or two, but his real claim is producing 'Bat Out of Hell.'
Which reminds me, an unspoken oversight of the Rock Hall is that Jim Steinman isn't in.
Depeche Mode should be in. I wasn't into that scene but it was huge and they were leaders.
I don't like Dave Mathews but he'll get in and it's the right thing to do.
Accepting the long established fact that the rock hall honors all kinds of pop music, Whitney Houston should get in.