January 30, 2012 Offering no comment as to why, members of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Nominating Committee – as they have every year since opening their famous museum back in 1995 – once again snubbed NJ rockers Sneak’s Noise. With a 2012 list of inductees that includes the Beastie Boys, Guns ‘n Roses, and The Red Hot Chili Peppers, the Hall of Fame will host its induction ceremony – sans mention of Sneak’s Noise – on April 14, 2012 at its Cleveland headquarters.
As ever, Noise fans are left wondering.
Although the band never released a chart-topping single or commemorative mug set, its music left an imperceptible mark on all those affected by it. In response, fans of the Noise have been refusing to mention this indignity to anyone. Many have taken to acting as though they’ve never heard of the band, a show of solidarity likely to continue through not only this April’s induction ceremony but also televised coverage of it in May.
Meanwhile, members of the band and their immediate families have elected to stay away from this year’s nuptials. Some of them may even refuse to watch it the following month on HBO, particularly those not subscribed to cable or satellite TV.