Earlier this week, an op-ed was published in The Guardian by Courtney Love, calling out the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame for its history of sexist gatekeeping. This follows complaints made by Alanis Morisette about a sexist production environment at last year’s ceremony. Many artists who have been inducted into the Rock Hall are either indifferent toward or actively critical of the institution. Todd Rundgren has called it a "scam," and even though Philip Selway may have a different opinion, it spoke volumes when Thom Yorke and the Greenwood brothers did not attend Radiohead's induction. Jann Wenner, who co-founded the Hall and presided over it for years, has also become a vocal critic.
Chrissie Hynde of the Pretenders is among those who do not have respect for the Rock Hall. In a message posted on Facebook today, presumably in response to Love's op-ed, Hynde stated that she only attended her own induction in 2005 to make her parents happy. Hynde goes on to say, "Other than Neil Young's participation in the induction process, the whole thing was, and is, total nonsense. It has absolutely nothing to do with rock 'n' roll, and anyone who thinks it does is foolish."