This week, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Class of 2023 was announced.

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The list was an eclectic mashup of personalities from all over the music landscape. That said, it is not perfect and we discussed our many issues with it on the I-95 Morning Show. These are the artists who had their names etched into history:

Performer Category

Kate Bush
Sheryl Crow
Missy Elliott
George Michael
Willie Nelson
Rage Against the Machine
The Spinners

Musical Influence Award

DJ Kool Herc
Link Wray

Musical Excellence Award

Chaka Khan
Al Kooper
Bernie Taupin

Ahmet Ertegun Award

Don Cornelius

Each year, we lean on the knowledge of Sal Sirrincione to help us navigate the nominees, the inductees and the media buzz surrounding the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Sal is the Senior Director of Rock Programming for Premiere Radio Networks and has covered the Rock Hall and it's ceremonies for years. Cirrincione joined us on Wednesday, you can listen to that conversation below.

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We carried that dialogue over into the Thursday (5/4/23) edition of the I-95 Morning Show

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Here's my stuff:

I don't care that they allow rappers in the hall, I'm a rap fan and they belong alongside their musical counterparts and deserve recognition. However, they need to change the name to the Music Hall of Fame. People get so carried away trying to define lines between these genres and wasting time on what is and what isn't that we never get to the good stuff. I love discussions, debates or banter about inconsequential matters. Arguing about music, film and sports is fun but this particular dialogue is stuck in park on Rap isn't rock Boulevard.

I completely disagree with Sal, he thinks Jimmy Buffet is an innovator, I think he's a booze bag that needs to buy a mirror.

Sal thinks Sheryl Crow didn't change the game so she does not belong, I don't believe that. Steph Curry changed the NBA forever, it certainly does not make him a better basketball player than Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant or Lebron James. It just means he made kids want to shoot from mid court instead of driving the lane.

What do you think?

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