The third time may be the charm for the MC5 with the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, which included the legendary Detroit-bred rock band on their list of 19 nominees on Thursday (Oct. 5). But guitarist Wayne Kramer isn't worrying too much about it.
"Y'know, I actually hadn't thought about it since this time 365 days ago," Kramer -- who along with drummer Dennis "Machine Gun" Thompson is the only remaining living member of the notoriously revolution-minded 60s Detroit group -- tells Billboard. The MC5 was nominated in 2003 and last year, and has long been considered one of the great snubs in the Rock Hall's induction history.
Leading the first-time nominees on this years list are Rage Against the Machine, Eurythmics, Bon Jovi, Radiohead and Judas Priest, as well as Dire Straits, Kate Bush, The Moody Blues, Nina Simone and Sister Rosetta Tharpe. Returning names include The Cars, Depeche Mode, J. Geils Band, LL Cool J, The Meters, Rufus featuring Chaka Khan, Link Wray and The Zombies, as well as Kramer's band.