Well if those are indeed their choices then I have to say that of the crop that they had this year if you swapped out Laura Nyro for Joan Jett and/or Heart then I'd actually be content with their picks this year.
But as with always it's still more about who they're leaving out than who is actually getting in. I say it's all to give them more buzz.
10 bands snubbed by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
(in alphabetical order)
1. Bon Jovi
2. The Cars
4. The E Street Band
5. The Guess Who
8. The Moody Blues
9. Paul Revere & the Raiders
Any Rock and Roll HOF that inducts the Bleeping Beastie Boys ahead of so many more worthy bands is beyond belief to me, anyone else want to argue that politics has more to do with this HOF than any musical merit?