Sure I'll pile on...
I come from the school of: I'll respect (jk!) someone's opinion on music when they (really) listen to everything- or at LEAST everything within a given genre. I owned 1300+ CDs by the time I was 20 (who knows now!) so I think I can have a bit of an opinion.
Guns and Roses- in my view- is the most overrated band of the last 25 years. I could drone on as to why I think they are (overrated) but most of it is centered around their impeccable timing of being the "thing" when American rock n roll was arguably at its lowest valley since its start point. I realize this very fact also hopelessly endears them to some...go figure.
Now, outside of a handful of their work, their sound reeks of "hopelessly dated dad-rock" as much as the bands they displaced...and I actually respect a few of them a "hair" more, lol.
Rush? KISS? In the RnR HOF? I'd be flabbergasted if it happens in the next 30 years...at least until those figuring in the decision making process either die or forget how reprehensible the latter were and how astonishingly niche and uneven the former were. I don't even hate RUSH like most, btw.
Like it or not- as far as bands go- it largely takes the tried and true hit makers and/or those who truly instilled an irrefutable, consistent, mark of excellence within the genre.
And while I'd argue GnR never accomplished either (check those "hits" ...90% of them were on 1 1/2 albums: most people couldn't name
6 of their tunes) I also feel the Red Hot Chili Peppers are up there with the most under-appreciated (and certainly underrated) acts of the last 30 years so I'm glad they received a bit of recognition.
Rant over. Flame away.
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Actual phone call (see pic to left):
Tech (responding to laughter): "I'm sorry sir, did I miss something?"
Me: "Yeah, a case of Diet Mountain Dew walking across my living room."