After three previous nominations for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the members of the J. Geils Band feel a bit inured to the prospect of being inducted. But they're also allowing themselves a bit of optimism for their fourth and latest round of consideration by the voters.
"One always hopes it turns into fruition, but it's one of those things that, to quote a Chuck Berry song, you never can tell," frontman Peter Wolf -- who's inducted artists such as Jackie Wilson and the Paul Butterfield Blues Band into the Rock Hall -- tells Billboard. Harmonica player Magic Dick Salwitz, meanwhile, adds, "This is our fourth nomination, and going through that process, with its inherent disappointment, you're not sure you want to take that ride again. It's great to be recognized, but it's a drag to be disappointed. I hope that we make it in. That would be great."