After some not so great news last week with official announcement of the breakup of R.E.M., this week boasts some stellar news in the world of classic alternative and indie with The Cure being named one of the 2012 nominees for induction to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.

Iv’e often wondered if some of the classic alt “heavy hitters” would get their due with the hall. Several bands like The Smiths, Joy Division/New Oder, Depeche Mode, The Pixies, The Jesus & Mary Chain and a number of others in my mind are all very deserving and should be recognized not just for being ahead of their time but for the huge influence we have seen them become in music over the past 20-25 years.

As for The Cure, well they are right there and I couldn’t be happier to see them even get the nomination. I think they are far from shoe-ins but I think they deserve it. The Cure have had a great career, great songs and most important to me I really believe they have been a huge influence on a number of bands and will continue to do so.

Hop on over to the RnR Hall website and check out the 2012 nominees (which also includes Red Hot Chili Peppers, Small Faces, Beastie Boys and many more) and you can even cast your vote for who you think  should make it in.


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