I like the concept of the rock hall, but the execution is dismal. At least regarding the rock hall of fame, the folks deciding who gains entry are famously ignorant and ill informed of the genres. I do enjoy the performances and super group crossovers they put together to celebrate sometimes, but it would be more satisfying if the rock hall of fame was actually managed by folks with a modicum of understanding of rock music.
The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame? I was under the impression that that was established not for the purpose of heaping praise only on artists who make 'rock music' in all its different forms, but rather popular music of any genre. The 1986 inductees were all pioneers who were active in rock & roll and rhythm & blues (Fats Domino, Ray Charles, Sam Cooke) in the 50s-- when rock and r&b were sister genres. By 1987, inductees included Aretha Franklin and Marvin Gaye, who are undeniably soul musicians. By then it's clear that all genres of popular music that spun off from rock & roll and rhythm & blues would be taken into consideration when nominating artists or groups for induction, including pop, funk, disco, hip hop, house, and what have you. Not just rock, blues rock, hardrock, heavy metal, glam, punk, thrash, grunge, etc.
Take my hand/lead me to some peaceful land/that I cannot find inside my head