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KISS, Nirvana, Hall & Oates to join Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

It’s another no for Yes.

Despite a bi-partisan push from sundry Washington wonks — as recently reported by David Rowell in The Washington Post Magazine —  the British prog rock band is one of ten acts on this year’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame ballot who got the snub.

It was announced late Monday night that Nirvana, KISS, Linda Ronstadt, Peter Gabriel, Cat Stevens and  Hall & Oates will be inducted to the Hall, and will be feted at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center on April 10.

The other nine left out alongside Yes: the Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Chic, Deep Purple, LL Cool J, the Meters, N.W.A., the Replacements, Link Wray and the Zombies.

Listen to Chic’s “Le Freak” and Wray’s “Fire and Brimstone” below and ask yourself if there’s any justice in this world.

Chris Richards is The Washington Post's pop music critic. He has recently written about the best recordings and lyrics of 2015.
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