The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame announced its Class of 2010 inductees Tuesday. Somehow, Jann Wenner and his cronies even managed to induct an actual rock band this year: streetwalkin' Detroit cheetahs Iggy & the Stooges - who, according to RRHOF rules (25 years after an artist's first recording is released), were first eligible in 1994. Better late than never, we guess.
Must have been close, though, because the other inductees are Swedish pop behemoths ABBA, Phil Collins side project Genesis, British folk-pop group the Hollies and reggae legend Jimmy Cliff - kudos on that one too, Jann. Should be an interesting jam session at the induction ceremony, scheduled for March 15 at New York's Waldorf Astoria hotel. (Those of you with the cable network Fuse can watch it live.)
Craig Hlavaty could not be reached for comment. The Rocks Off junior senator from Pearland was last seen in the fetal position on the floor of the Press
kitchenette, muttering incoherently and clutching a 180-gram vinyl copy of Fun House
Non-performers entering the Hall are record-industry icon and former label namesake David Geffen, as well as songwriters Barry Mann & Cynthia Weil ("You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling"), Ellie Greenwich & Jeff Barry ("Then He Kissed Me," "Da Doo Ron Ron"), Jesse Stone ("Money Honey," "Flip, Flop and Fly"), Mort Shuman (with Doc Pomus, "Save the Last Dance for Me," "Little Sister") and Otis Blackwell ("Fever," "Great Balls of Fire," "All Shook Up").