Chrissie Hynde, the vocalist for the Pretenders, took to social media to vent her frustrations with the Rock N’ Roll Hall Of Fame, even though The Pretenders are members of The Hall after being inducted in 2005.
Chrissie wrote the following on her Facebook page regarding The Rock N’ Roll Hall Of Fame:
If anyone wants my position in the rock ‘n’ roll Hall of Fame they are welcome to it. I don’t even wanna be associated with it. It’s just more establishment backslapping. I got in a band so I didn’t have to be part of all that.
I was living a happy life in Rio when I got the call I was being inducted. My heart sank because I knew I’d have to go back for it as it would be too much of a kick in the teeth to my parents if I didn’t. I’d upset them enough by then, so it was one of those things that would bail me out from years of disappointing them. ( like moving out of the USA and being arrested at PETA protests and my general personality ).
Other than Neil Young’s participation in the induction process, the whole thing was, and is, total bollocks.
It’s absolutely nothing to do with rock ‘n’ roll and anyone who thinks it is is a fool.