3 reasons Steve Miller attacked the Rock Hall right after his induction


The name and face behind the Steve Miller Band was inducted to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame last week alongside Deep Purple, Cheap Trick and NWA. Minutes later, Miller criticized the Hall for its process and choice of artists (via NME). Specifically, he challenged three things:

1) Where are all the women? This year’s Hall of Fame induction featured all men. Last year’s featured just one: Joan Jett.

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2) $10,000 a ticket? Miller got just two tickets to attend his own induction to the Hall of Fame. Additional tickets would have cost him $10,000!

3) Where’s the respect? “This is how close this show came to not happening, because of the way the artists are being treated right now,” Miller says. “The whole process needs to be changed from the top to the bottom. They need to get their legal work straight. They need to respect the artists they say they’re honouring, but they don’t.”

“It wasn’t very overwhelming,” Miller told Fox. “It was a lazy kind of night with a bunch of fat cats at the dinner table. It’s not a real pleasant experience to tell you the truth.”

If it weren’t for his fans, he says, he wouldn’t have bothered showing up. The Rock Hall responded with a golly-gee:

“Rock and roll can ignite many opinions,” it said. “It’s what makes it so great. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame was honored to induct Steve Miller last night.”

This year’s induction of the rap group N.W.A. has also generated waves among rock fans.

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