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Funk Group War

PISSED at Hall Of Fame Snub --

Beasties Ain't On Our Level!

12/8/2011 4:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Howard Scott from the band War
The guys from War are FUMING after being snubbed by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame this week -- telling TMZ the fact the Beastie Boys got in before them is some serious salt in the wound.

TMZ spoke with Howard Scott -- vocalist and a founding member of War -- who tells us he’s “shocked” the rappers were inducted before his band, saying, “We were cranking out gold records when they were still in diapers.”

Scott adds, "How could the Beastie Boys get in before us when they sampled War's music on their first album?! I'll eat their platinum records!"

The singer had been pretty hopeful his group would finally be inducted into the HOF this year ... and  says the disappointing news "felt like I was kicked in the back of my britches."

For the record -- War was founded back in 1969 ... and DOMINATED music with hits like Cisco Kid, Why Can't We Be Friends, Slippin' Into Darkness ... and of course, LOW RIDER!!!




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16.

namers    

Hmm, here's what a KLOS's DJ Gary Moore had to say about it:

Authorities confirmed today that just one person oversees both the Bowl Championship Series (BCS) for college football and the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. The man, whose identity is being withheld pending further notification of next of kin, granted this reporter a brief interview before his deposition with the state mental health board. For our purposes, we'll just refer to him as "Zip, Shouldn't you capitalize Rock Hall Of Fame? Me: No. Especially when you voted in Guns & Roses for basically one great album. Zip: You didn't like The Spaghetti Incident? Who doesn't like pasta? Or Chuck Manson? Me: You left out many more deserving artists & groups.Zip: Name ten. Me: Rush, Chicago, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Deep Purple, Yes, Moody Blues, Hall & Oates, Emerson, Lake & Palmer, Todd Rundgren and Steve Miller for openers. Zip: Rush is an oxycontin-poppin' pinhead. Time's up--gotta go find my Grammy ballot. Gabba gabba hey!

Then Grand Master DJ, Uncle Joe Benson proceeds to play a cut from those above who were not nominated. Beastie Boys: very influential band. RME (not REM).

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17.

the artist formerly known as hand turkey    

Just because you think WAR is irrelevant doesn't make it so. Their songs are still being used in commercials and movies.

990 days ago
18.

ladydiinpa    

If u know anything about WAR--u know they are RIGHT!!

990 days ago
19.

david    

first of all the HOF is BS anyway...they have left so many bands out and let in garbage its mind blowing....but WAR should be thankful Beastie Boys made their song better

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20.

BB not bb    

I am wondering the same thing as DirtySouth. Doesn't it ruin their credibility and image to care what some corporate money-making tourist trap thinks of them? Isn't it really cooler to be an underground or obscure band that makes it big? Why would they even care if they are in that Hall of Fame?


So many bands sell out to money and image. Very few stay humble and true to the music. Once a band gets famous enough, you can almost guarrantee that their music and concerts will go down hill. They just don't care any more.


There is also a Rock & Roll hall of fame in SoHo in NYC. Is it like a franchise or something? Is it like having your picture in the Hard Rock Cafe? Who really even cares?


People with taste listen to music based on the sound, the message and the performance. Accolades don't mean much at all.

990 days ago
21.

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Im shocked that they aren't in the Hall, guess the hall has no credibility

990 days ago
22.

freaksloan    

The Rock in Roll Hall of Fame is a freaking joke. Please explain to be how no Johnny Rivers but you induct the likes of Madonna. I only live 90 minutes away and I love music and I will never set foot in the place.

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23.

jA    

WAR ROCKS!!!! ALL of their albums are GREAT! MAJOR OVERSIGHT RR HOF.

990 days ago
24.

Truth    

THE PROBLEM LIES IN THE RRHOF ITSELF. THE NOTION ONLY "ROCK AND ROLL" BANDS AND INFLUENCES DESERVES RECOGNITION AND ALL OTHER GENRES OF MUSIC SUCKS DISCREDITS JANN WENNER AND THE OLD BOYS CLUB. THE HALL SHOULD BE RENAMED "MUSIC HALL OF FAME" AND ALL GENRES OF MUSIC, SINGERS, AND BANDS SHOULD BE RECOGNIZED. JANN WENNER DOESNT SEE IT THAT WAY AND IS A TOTAL PRICK WHO OFTEN IGNORES THE MAJORITY OF HIS OWN VOTERS FOR BANDS HE AND HIS STAFF AT ROLLINGSTONE MAGAZINE SELECTS AS INDUCTEES. WENNER IS DONE AS HIS POLITICAL SELECTION COMMITTEE. THE RRHOF IS IRRELEVANT IN THE GRAND SCHEME OF MUSIC HISTORY AS IN REGARDS TO INFLUENCES TO THE AMERICAN PUBLIC AND OTHER MUSICIANS. FOR EXAMPLE, DARLENE LOVE INDUCTED LAST YEAR IS A TRAVESTY. THIS IS A BITCH WHO GOT IN BEFORE DIONNE WARWICK WHO IS A MUCH BIGGER INFLUENCE IN MUSIC THAN HER FORMER BACK-UP SINGER IN D. LOVE... RRHOF IS A PATHETIC AND POLITICAL MESS OF A TRAINWRECK. #TRUTH!!

990 days ago
25.

Rocky    

War shouldn't be too upset. The RRHF has become a big joke. They lost credibility a long time ago. When you see some of the musicians being inducted you just wonder what planet these people are on.

990 days ago
26.

War.com    

New WAR album coming in early 2012 produced by Grammy nominee Malik Yusef ("All The Lights" - Kanye West). Check out "WAR THE BAND" on facebook

990 days ago
27.

JP    

Lets compare record sales. War loses

990 days ago
28.

cindy    

I grew up with WAR's music and I liked it. But, It does seem as though they are being a little bit predjudice. I don't hear them squaking about Grand Master Flash or Run DMC being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

990 days ago
29.

JoeyBing    

as much as i love the beasties...they do not belong in the r&r hof. but in all honesty i think its worse to see GnR getting in because of "1" kick-ass album. appetite was one of the great albums in rock n roll history, but thats all they had.

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30.

jeff    

Sadly, they don't understand the hall of shame is a joke. It's not an honor getting in. madonna is in the rock n' roll hall of shame? When was she ever rock? I thought the beastie boys were rappers? Just change the name to bands we like building. The SEX PISTOLS told them to f ck ff. They know the truth. Close it down, nobody goes there anyway.

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