Courtney Love slams the anonymous Rock Hall voter for being ‘unfamiliar’ with Kate Bush
Courtney Love has hit out at an anonymous Rock and Roll Hall of Fame voter for admitting they were “unfamiliar” with singing the music of iconic Kate Bush.
In a recent vulture In the article, journalist Devon Ivie spoke to two unidentified Rock Hall voters who gave their opinion on this year’s official 2023 Inductor Election. The likes of Bush, Missy Elliot and Rage Against the Machine are on the ballot.
When asked if they would vote for the “Running Up That Hill” singer, “Voter Two” – who has been an active voter for “six or seven years” – said: “I have to admit I’m not with hers Music is familiar so I don’t know if I would vote for it. I want to make sure I know the catalogue.”
A few days after the song’s release, Love, the lead singer and guitarist for rock band Hole, reacted with outrage.
“Brother! The rest of us have been LIVING KATE BUSH since 1977!” she tweeted alongside a screenshot of the article. “This idiot chooses people’s bank accounts and inheritance? Too much power in the hands of IDIOTS.”
Bush recently saw a surge of interest after her 1985 song was featured on season four of stranger things. It topped the UK 2022 chart last summer.
As of this year, the Hall has taken a new approach to selecting its inaugural class, giving voting rights to everyone “whose music unites us all” and “who celebrates the sound of youth culture.”
However, nominees must still meet the 25-year limit, which requires that the artist or band’s first commercial release be 25 years prior to the year of nomination.
The new strategy is designed to “attract younger voters,” a voter told the outlet. It allows for a more balanced representation of music genres – beyond rock and roll – from rap, country and gospel to rhythm and blues.
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“The Rock Hall basically covers all music now. It’s not classic rock in the traditional sense. But that’s the gist of it and I still think it’s the most important part because of the legacy,” added another voter.
Inductees into the 2023 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame will be announced in May.
https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/music/news/courtney-love-rock-and-roll-hall-of-fame-b2301705.html Courtney Love slams the anonymous Rock Hall voter for being ‘unfamiliar’ with Kate Bush