Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Iggy Pop for the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame!

L to R: Iggy Pop, Madonna, and JT

I've long thought that Madonna should be inducted into the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame at her earliest opportunity (that is, 25 years after her first recording). She's the best-selling female artist of all time, trailing only Elvis and The Beatles in sales. Her style has influenced countless others, most recently, Gwen Stefani.

Yesterday's award ceremony shows that she's still full of surprises. Take that dress, for example: it looks demure at first look, but it's actually see-through (I also like her tousled waves). Then there was her decision not to perform: for that, Bill O'Reilly called her a "pinhead." The surprise was having fellow Michigan native Iggy Pop (ne Jim Osterberg) perform her songs (he's 60 - look how "ripped" he is).

If anyone's been overlooked for the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame, it's Iggy. He's been called the Godfather of Punk, as he was into outrageous behavior (hurling himself into the audience, smearing peanut butter all over himself, and cutting himself) years before the heyday of punk. Iggy Pop ought to be inducted into the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame, with past collaborator David Bowie inducting him.

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