“I don’t want to be a belong to any club that will accept me as a member.”

Ok, that Groucho Marx quote isn’t exactly accurate, but Steve Miller still isn’t happy about being in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

As we discussed previously, Miller was quite vocal about his distaste for the 2016 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Ceremony, of which he was finally inducted after a long wait.  Miller infamously railed on the Hall at the post ceremony press conference but on the Howard Stern Show, he had a lot more to say:

“It's gonna get better. I'm gonna get these guys. They're gonna be sorry that they treated all these people this way…I'm planning to keep it in the news. I'm planning to investigate them. I've already got all of their public documents. I want to see where they're spending the money. I wanna see who's being paid. I wanna check it all out ... The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's actually going to go to Cleveland. The Museum's actually gonna mean something. The funding they raise is actually gonna be used for music education before I'm done."

Miller trashed the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame committee, calling them “fucked-up” and “inbred”.

Is this the rambling of a cranky old man or is Miller on to something with the Rock and Roll Hall?

Either way, it will always be interesting in Cleveland.

This month, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame will be announcing its 2016 inductees. Judas Priest, who gives a fat rat's ass any more, anyway?

I'm not kidding. No one is ever happy with the selections. There is no definition of what "rock and roll" is, which means that there is no consensus on which artists are appropriate candidates. Apart from the need to have released the first recording at least 25 years previously to qualify and a vague suggestion of "musical excellence," there are no criteria that can be universally applied. And with only fragmentary glimpses of the Hall's nominating committee and its selection and voting procedures, sustained mutterings about how the entire process is an industry charade stage-managed by driving force Jann Wenner and his cronies are approaching whispered revelations about the Freemasons, the Illuminati, and other occult conspiracies.

The NIHOF Committee wonders if other people feel the same way about our next selection. All five of us were fans of the Steve Miller Band, though none of us could really say that Miller was one of all time favorites or a must see on the concert tour. The Steve Miller Band certainly has a solid fan base, though based on our little cross section the fan base is not a passionate one.