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The 2017 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame nominees signal a major shift in the music industry

Just as everything old is new again, in music, every trend eventually becomes uncool. So it is with the announcement Tuesday morning of the nominees for the 2017 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame (see below). Name aside, the Rock Hall of Fame has long been a popularity contest with only a vague tie to genre (NWA was the fifth rap act to be inducted when it joined this year). And the nominees for 2017 suggest a decisive step forward for the Hall of Fame: It's finally embracing electronic music.
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