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Rock News: Fans Boycott Rolling Stone Magazine
Rush fans are up in arms over the recent exclusion of the Canadian progressive rock group in this years inductees to the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame. As a result, some Rush fans have called for a boycott of Rolling Stone Magazine. Many believe the rock magazine to be the real power behind the RRHF. 

Rolling Stone has a long history of upsetting hard rock fans. They land blasted Led Zeppelin's albums throughout the bands career. They showed utter contempt for KISS. So it comes as no big surprise the fans see them as an easy target to take out their frustrations on the exclusion of legendary hard rock and metal groups in the hall of fame. 

Two Rush web sites have called for fans to Boycott Rolling Stone. and According to the sites, Rush Fans posted over 5000 messages of support for Rush on the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame's web site ( claims this is the largest message thread in the history of the RRHF web site) and sent in thousands of letters. Still their heroes did not make the cut. Instead, the world was treated to a small class of 99, which included a group many ask "who is that?". Were talking about the Moonglows. 

It's not just Rush fans that claim there is a bias at the RRHF against metal and hard rock. Fans of Black Sabbath are enraged as the pioneers of heavy metal were not inducted the fourth year running. Black Sabbath frontman, Ozzy Osbourne, went public earlier this years asking the hall of fame to remove the band from contention, knowing full well that they would not be inducted. 

Other hard rock artist passed over were Aerosmith, AC/DC and KISS. All band which claim millions in sales over the past quarter of a century.

Will this Boycott do any good? Who knows, but for it to be effective hard rock fans will need to organize their efforts, pool their resources and make their voices heard. 


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