And the rednecks all get out their lighters
Even though I was never a fan, I get why Black Sabbath will get into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. And even though I think they were overrated, I'll give it to the Sex Pistols as well. Blondie was one of my favorite bands from that time period--I love Debbie Harry for Rapture if nothing else--but I had very iffy taste, as I was only about 11 or so. Miles Davis deserves to get in just because he got so damn weird.
But Skynyrd? The band that defended Nixon? Yeah, yeah, yeah, I know all about Elvis and Nixon, but he was so luded up he couldn't see straight, and besides, Elvis had more chops in his toenail clippings than Skynyrd did. Is the Hall just running out of bands or something?