Via the execrable Nirvana, Kiss, Peter Gabriel, Hall and Oates, Cat Stevens and Linda Ronstadt will all join the class of 2014. The E Street Band will be given the Award for Musical Excellence and Beatles manager Brian Epstein and original Rolling Stones manager Andrew Loog Oldham will both receive the Ahmet Ertegun Award for non-performers.

And a massive shrug is guaranteed for all. To quote John Lennon from the 3rd Beatles Christmas single, "And don't forget, the old, the new, some folks blue, some folks reen, you take no notice of them. It's an all white policy in this group." And in the Hall of Fame, Class of 2014, evidently.