Why these legendary artists turned down the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

It would seem - this is the highest degree of reward, the evaluation of your work as an artist! But no. The "chosen" musicians don't think so.

Why they didn't get inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: Top 5 great musicians who gave up the dream of millions of artists

For rock stars There is nothing more important than getting into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. But not for everyone. For example, the rock idols we are going to talk about today see this honor as "a creative dead end, a mockery and even an insult to their art"!

Since its inauguration in 1986, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has experienced many fantastic moments, right up to the reunion of some of the greatest bands in history! But it has had its share of dramas and even high-profile scandals. It would seem - this is the highest degree of reward, of appreciation for your work as an artist! But no. "The Chosen Ones." musicians don't think so. And if the charming Dolly Parton With a slight hint of rejection, the ferocious punk rockers Sex Pistols did not spare an entire tirade in which they expressed the depth of their dissatisfaction through "special eloquence.

John Deacon

John Deacon
John Deacon

Deacon declined induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, not as a solo artist, but as part of the Queen. And I don't think he ever regretted it. When he left the lineup in 1997, not wanting to perform with "a kind of Queen without Freddie Mercury," he took hermitage and avoided public appearances at all costs. And even such a great reward did not make John change his mind.

The only people present at the ceremony were Roger Taylor and Brian May. That evening they told reporters that they rarely talked to Deacon because he "refused all forms of interaction, except for financial matters.

John Deacon and Freddie Mercury
John Deacon and Freddie Mercury

The "perpetrator of the scandal" himself has not even commented on the situation online (for example), and it seems that John was honestly don't care on all of this. He has repeatedly stated that Without Freddy. Queen can not exist, and actively criticized his ex-colleagues who tried to resuscitate the project with other vocalists.

Ozzy Osbourne

Ozzy Osbourne
Ozzy Osbourne

"Prince of Darkness" also initially refused to attend the induction ceremony. Black Sabbath into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. He later changed his mind, though. Before that happened, however, Osborne made a loud public statement. He also sent an eloquent letter about his dislike for the institution. In short, Ozzy wrote:

"Save the ink. Forget about us!"

Why did the ceremony cause Ozzie to rage? There were several reasons for that. First of all - the lack of fans at this event. And secondly, Ozzy called Black Sabbath "a people's group."who "has never been a media darling. In his opinion, the whole story reeked of hypocrisy... In the end, Ozzy realized that he couldn't speak for the whole band, so he came to the ceremony, but only for his comrades.

Sex Pistols

Funny photo of the Sex Pistols
Funny photo of the Sex Pistols bands

Disclaimer Sex Pistols from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame was the most scandalous and at the same time Comical of history. The group faxed a letter to the institution, which co-founder Jan Wenner happily recited to the cheering and laughing crowd. Some foul language was omitted, but on the whole, the heartbreaking tirade was much enjoyed by the audience and served as one of the entertainment events that evening. It was hardly the result the punk rockers had hoped for.

In a nutshell, the group stated that inclusion in the Hall of Fame symbolizes end of the road for the artist. The musicians also called the ceremony "a spot of childish surprise" and flatly refused to be "committee monkeys.

Dolly Parton

Dolly Parton
Dolly Parton

Unlike the others Dolly Parton She did the more humane thing: she released a statement saying that she considers herself unworthy to be inducted into the Hall of Fame. The singer explained such a strange decision by the fact that she does not consider her music to be rock and roll, so she is not going to claim the award.

For its part, the organization has stated that it considers Parton pioneer in the music industry, and that the awards are not just for rock 'n' rollers: over the years, the ceremony has indeed been attended by many country singersfrom Johnny Cash and Brenda Leigh to Hank Williams. Dolly later took it back, but now the Hall of Fame is in no hurry to give the award.

Axl Rose

Axl Rose
Axl Rose

And our list is completed by the scandalous Axl Rosewho, in his usual manner, declined the much coveted honor of induction into the Hall of Fame.

In a sharp letter, the singer Criticized ceremony. He stated that he had no intention of participating "in all this," that he did not understand "who gives a mysterious committee the right to decide who is cool enough to be put on a pedestal," and that forbids anyone to accept the award on his behalf. Izzy Stradlin and Slash were present, and Rose was replaced at the microphone by Miles Kennedy. Did Axl regret his stiff refusal? Not at all!


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