Cher talked to Vanity Fair recently and among many other topics, she discussed her disbelief that she and Sonny Bono aren't in the Rock Hall yet.
Cher tells Vanity Fair West Coast editor Krista Smith that she can’t believe “Sonny and I still aren’t in the [Rock and Roll] Hall of Fame, and it just seems kind of rude. Sonny was a good writer, and we started something that no one else was doing. We were weird hippies before there was a name for it, when the Beatles were wearing sweet little haircuts and round-collared suits…. We influenced a generation, and it’s like: What more do you want?”
We're no experts by any stretch of the imagination, so we checked in with Michael Gallucci, Scene's music editor, for his thoughts on Cher's beef with the Hall. Here's what he had to say:
"I Got You Babe" is a great song, but nobody — not even Cher's super-gay fans — can name another song they did. Sonny wanted to be Bob Dylan, and Cher wanted to be the woman married to Bob Dylan or Gregg Allman or whoever would have her. They don't stand a chance of getting in the Rock Hall. They're way too insignificant.
So there you go. Sorry, Cher.