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Rock Hall Of Fame Vote Ends: Classic Rock rules top 6 spots

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  1. That 70s Guy

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    The polls are closed, the ballots have been counted and the results are in — and this year's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame fan votes were all about classic rock.

    As previously reported, Bon Jovi jumped to an early commanding lead after the polls opened in October, followed by the Moody Blues and Dire Straits. As it turns out, those rankings held throughout the voting — ultimately, Bon Jovi racked up 1,162,146 votes, with the Moodies pulling in 947,795 and Dire Straits getting 613,749.

    Per Rock Hall rules, the top five vote-getters will receive a single fan vote during the election to determine which of this year's nominees earn induction. The Cars, with 552,733 votes, came in fourth place; coming in fifth, with 538,508, were Judas Priest.

    It's more than worth mentioning that the fan vote isn't necessarily an indicator of whether an act will ultimately get into the Rock Hall — although it's worked out pretty well for previous winners. Kiss topped the polls in 2013, and were inducted with that year's class; Stevie Ray Vaughan entered the next year after also winning the fan vote, while Chicago did the same in 2015, and Journey followed suit the following year.

    Fans won't have to wait long to find out who makes it in. The Rock Hall is scheduled to announce its next round of inductees on Dec. 13 at 7AM ET, with the induction ceremony set to take place on April 14 at Public Hall in Cleveland.
     
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    Kind of appalling how Bon Jovi outvoted the Moody Blues, Dire Straits, Judas Priest, MC5, Radiohead, The Cars...

    Well, a majority of acts listed on there, I suppose.

    Despite how much of a bad jest the HoF can be at times, the Moodies and Priest really deserve to be in there.
     
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    Vader Sonic Surfer On The Sulfuric Sea Of Sound

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    Bon Jovi ....pppffttt
     
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    joker1961 FAILED COMEDIAN CERTIFIABLY MENTALLY UNBALANCED

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    :yuk::yuk::yuk:JOVI BON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    Lame. So many talented bands that should have gone in. lol
     
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    Bon Jovi influenced so many groups that came after, such as... eh.. such as.... eh...

    I got nothing
     
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    Wow. What an embarrassment. This is unacceptable. I demand a recount. This is a call to arms.

    Bon Jovi reminds me of everything bad of the '80's.
     
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    They may have.
    They were masters at stringing together one cliche after another to construct a song.
    It's a talent..... of some sort.
    Each to their own.
    I'm just bummed and not surprised that the Meters came in last.
    Great group.

     
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    No point. It was fan voted. lol
     
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    I know. I'm embarrassed for all those involved.

    Bon Jovi was to the '80's as the Bay City Rollers were to the '70's.
     
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