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Rock Outside the Hall Music and Entertainment Hall of Fame

Inaugural voting for the 2012 Rock Outside The Hall Music Entertainment Hall of Fame.

The voting was executed with each panelist selecting five recording artists for the top five and five more for the second five. The following is how they finished.

FIRST FIVE VOTING


FIRST FIVE SECOND FIVE TOTAL VOTES
JOURNEY: 20 6 26
CHICAGO: 17 8
KISS: 13 7 20
TINA TURNER: 13 12 25
HEART: 12 13 25

SECOND FIVE VOTING


FIRST FIVE SECOND FIVE TOTAL VOTES
THREE DOG NIGHT: 5 14 19
FOREIGNER: 9 14 23
GRAND FUNK RAILROAD: 7 12 19
JOE COCKER: 8 10 18
DONNA SUMMER: 5 8 13

REMAINING ARTISTS


FIRST FIVE SECOND FIVE TOTAL VOTES
DEEP PURPLE: 9 7 16
PHIL COLLINS: 9 7 16
PAT BENATAR: 9 6 15
J.GEILS BAND: 7 5 12
CHEAP TRICK: 5 6 11
To simplify the totals and explain the grouping; the five artists with the most votes for the top five were placed there. The next five with the most for the second group were placed there regardless of totals. This left the remaining five in a third grouping causing me to decide that all 15 would be inducted since this is a music program built around fairness not one individuals desires or formula.

Criteria for Rock Outside The Hall Music Entertainment Hall of Fame
  1. Nominee must have 5 years of continuous recording, concert performances and or production in the entertainment industry.
  2. Must be 15 years from the nominee's first recording to be eligible
  3. Have sold over 15 million singles, albums or combination of including digital downloads within their body of work.
  4. Must have produced 5 recordings, singles or albums that made it into the top 20
  5. Must have had 10 additional recording reach the top 50.
  6. If the artists were to miss one of the achievements above but their total of top twenty and top 50 added together equal 15 singles or albums then that will be acceptable as long all other criteria is met.
  7. For song writers, studio production personal, record industry executives must have a made major contributions that fit into the above categories as their work.
  8. There will never ever be any exceptions available to the following exclusionary rules, none what so ever.
    • Any inductee convicted of the following major crimes against humanity is ineligible for nomination and induction into the Rock Music Entertainment Hall of Fame.
    • Any felony conviction of spousal abuse.
    • Any felony conviction of child abuse.
    • Any felony conviction of sex offender laws.
    • Any felony conviction drug distribution.
    • Felony conviction of murder or vehicular homicide due to drugs or alcohol.
    • Felony conviction of crimes against animals, all animals.
    • An artist cannot be nominated or inducted if found guilty of any of the above and an existing inductee will be expelled with no exceptions.
    • No artist will be inducted if in prison awaiting trial or sentencing for any of the above crimes. If nominated before incarceration their nomination will hold until the results of a trial and if convicted the nomination will be rescinded.
  9. The above rules of nomination and induction maybe added to but under no exception can they be reduced or removed by anyone for any reason.
  10. Songwriters, producers, disc jockeys, specialty show hosts, record company executives, industry professionals and any individual who has influenced the music entertainment industry in a positive professional manner are eligible for various levels of recognition but will be excluded from the category of performer unless they meet the criteria of the first five requirements; their induction will be that of an outstanding music entertainment contributor.
  11. Every year the president of the Rock Entertainment Hall of Fame may, emphasis on may, award a president's award to an outstanding industry contribution by an individual, group or company.
  12. During the first five years the current president may award five "hall passes" to recording artists and influences of the industry. Every year following there will be only one allowed.