Yup, as predicted, the very first MOMENT she was eligible, Madonna has been nominated for a spot in the Rock 'n' Roll Hall Of Fame. Has it really been 25 years since the release of "Everybody?"
She is a shoo-in—she's already all over the place.
She's been nominated along with a truly outstanding group. In order of most likely to least likely to be chosen (they pick five of the nine nominees), they are: John Mellencamp, Beastie Boys, Chic, Dave Clark Five, Afrika Bambaataa, Donna Summer, Leonard Cohen and the Ventures. I'd love to love you, baby, but Donna is not considered "rock" enough, and two disco divas in one year will never happen.
Wow, first Blondie and now Madonna—Kylie must be counting down the days.
And here is a comprehensive list of acts eligible but not nominated this year. The most shocking absence is Metallica, but Sting is pretty crazily left behind as well. Sonic Youth looks golden for the future, but the others all look like pipe dreams. Janet Jackson will never, ever make it. Actually, no other diva seems likely to be included (I'd be less surprised by eventual nominations), among them Janet, Whitney, Mariah and Celine.