Courtney Love savages Rock & Roll Hall of Fame for ‘marginalising’ women amid Kate Bush outrage: ‘Let it go to hell in a handbag’

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Courtney Love has taken aim at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame (PIcture: Getty)

Courtney Love has slammed the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame for the lack of women and Black artists that have been honored so far.

The organization raised eyebrows last year when Dolly Parton was finally inducted, despite having boasted an incredible career spanning decades.

This year’s ballot includes huge titans of the industry, including Rage Against The Machine, Iron Maiden, Cyndi Lauper, Kate Bush, Sheryl Crow and Missy Elliott, with a body of more than 1,000 voters having their say on who will be the next inductees.

Acts are traditionally eligible to be inducted 25 years after their first record is released, meaning a string of singers have more than passed that without being recognized.

Following a recent Vulture article in which an anonymous voter offered their thoughts – and said that they weren’t ‘familiar’ with Kate Bush and her catalog – Courtney slammed their comments in an open letter in the Guardian, calling for more action to be taken so that women are not on the back foot.

‘The nominations for this year’s class, announced last month, offered the annual reminder of just how extraordinary a woman must be to make it into the ol’ boys club,’ she penned, saying that ‘several legendary women’ featured on it ‘have had to cool their jets waiting to be noticed’.

Kate Bush hit the number one spot last year for her 1979 hit, Running Up That Hill (Picture: Redferns)

Citing the fourth nomination for Kate – who has been in the industry for decades and hit the top of the charts with hit Running Up That Hill just last year – she questioned why the music icon has been eligible since 2004 and is still not in.

‘Never mind that she was the first woman in pop history to have written every track on a million-selling debut,’ she continued. ‘A pioneer of synthesizers and music videos, she was discovered last year by a new generation of fans when Running Up That Hill (A Deal With God) featured in the Netflix hit Stranger Things. She is still making albums. And yet there is no guarantee of her being a shoo-in this year.’

Highlighting why the accolade is so important for artists, Courtney described the Rock Hall as a ‘king-making force in the global music industry,’ which impacts …read more

Source:: Metro


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