With the announcement of the 2020 inductees into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame earlier this morning (details are here), this question needs to be asked –
WHAT ABOUT THE FAN VOTE?
#1: Dave Matthews Band: 1,005,657 votes
#2: Pat Benatar: 882,207 votes
#3: The Doobie Brothers (selected for 2020 induction): 784,729 votes
#4: Soundgarden: 722,931 votes
#5: Judas Priest: 675,434 votes
With all due respect to the artists who did get in, ignoring the fan vote in this manner makes the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame appear even less relevant than many of us already consider it to be.