The list of potential inductees to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio were announced this morning, and just like in recent years, the nominees include artists that might make you scratch your head.

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Pat Benatar has finally reached the short list of 17 nominees, as has Judas Priest, Devo, Beck, Duran Duran, Rage Against the Machine, MC5, Kate Bush, New York Dolls, Dolly Parton, Carly Simon, Fela Kuti, Dionne Warwick, Eminem, A Tribe Called Quest, Lionel Ritchie, and the Eurythmics.

Have you ever made the trip out to Cleveland to check out the Hall? It's an incredible museum. I've wanted to go for years and I finally made the decision to take the long ride along I-80 out to the birthplace of rock & roll and pay my respects to the greats.

I took a lot of photos along the way and I want to share some of my favorites of the incredible artifacts that the Hall is preserving for the ages. What struck me the most was how small some of these legendary artists were. The Prince exhibit featured some of his outfits from various stages in his career, and they looked like children's clothing to me. There were so many handwritten lyrics to timeless classics, as well as Michael Anthony's Jack Daniels Bass Guitar, Angus Young's purple schoolboy outfit, pieces of the plane that Otis Redding died in, and hundreds of artifacts from the best of the best in rock. Enjoy.

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The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio is a wonderful place, I took a tour a while back, and here are some of my favorite pics from that day, enjoy.

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