If you've been following this year's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame voting then you already know the top five vote-getters were Bon Jovi, the Moody Blues, Dire Straits, The Cars and Judas Priest.

I think I speak for many in the Twin Falls area when I say...WHAT...NO CRUE...AGAIN?

Local fan favorite Nikki Sixx and his rock brethren from Motley Crue were once again completely off the radar of those whose jobs it is to pull these nomination lists from thin air. I'm not saying the aforementioned recording artists aren't worthy, I'm just disappointed that a band I worshipped growing up has still not been deemed worthy of being invited to the dance.

I was about eight years when Motley Crue kicked the rock door in--studded leather gloves, eye shadow, Aqua Net and all. It was 1981 when the band's debut album "Too Fast For Love" dropped. I became an instant fan.

Some thirty-odd-years-later, the band that was once Elektra Record's "golden boys," has sold more than 100 million albums worldwide, according to Wikipedia

The band's bassist, Nikki Sixx, became a local hero in the mid-seventies when he purchased a guitar from a Twin Falls store. Sixx apparently stated in an interview once that he has no desire to have any affiliation with the Rock and Roll Hall Fame, due to the fact that fans don't play a big enough roll in the process.

Regardless of the fact that the "powers-that-be" haven't crowned them hall-worthy yet, I'm going to keep holding onto hope that they get in someday. Motley Crue deserves the recognition, and I think there's a local fan base that would agree with me.

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