Tom Morello says the problem with Rock Hall is “procedural”
Tom Morello has expressed his thoughts on the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, saying the institution’s problems are largely “procedural.”
“The reason they let me into the room is because I complained so much about the horror of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame,” Morello explained during an appearance on the Tuna on Toast podcast, noting that he has been actively involved with the Hall in recent years. “To their credit, they let me in to have a voice at this table. While Morello has said he is “standing up for a number of groups that have come in that might not otherwise have that voice,” he remains frustrated that many worthy acts continue to be left out.
“For me the problem is it’s systemic in that there are a lot more bands that deserve to be in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame than they can be, just because of stuff. procedural, ”he explained.
Morello has attended previous Rock Hall ceremonies, inducting the Clash in 2003 and Kiss in 2014. Despite his own resume, the guitarist himself remains out of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Their group, Rage Against the Machine, has yet to be consecrated, although the group has been nominated three times (2018, 2019 and 2021).
“I don’t think anybody in this room is like, ‘I hate Rage Against the Machine. I don’t think they should be there. But only an x number can be achieved in a year, ”Morello said, once again highlighting Hall’s numbers crisis. “And then every year there is a new number [of bands] who are available to be nominated, and therefore who takes a seat at the table. And then an artist who came in with a group comes in as a solo artist, who takes a chair. And so it’s, like, I think, procedural stuff, that stops the right thing.
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