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Steve Miller Rejects Hall of Fame Campaign

July 16, 2010 09:11:43 GMT

Although his fans want his achievements to be recognized by the induction to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the musician insists it would be 'corny'.


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Fans of rocker Steve Miller have set up a Facebook page dedicated to getting their hero into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame - but "The Joker" hitmaker himself has no interest in becoming part of the "corny" music museum.

Miller has been mysteriously snubbed by the powers that be for years, and he insists he's not bothered. He tells Spinner.com, "When people bring it up, it's kind of embarrassing. I think the Hall of Fame deal is all politics anyway. If I wanted to be in the Hall of Fame, I'd be... playing that game. I don't play that game. The Hall of Fame, to me, is so corny."

But he admits he was among the first people considered for the Hall when it was being built in Cleveland, Ohio: "I went to the Hall of Fame and they were talking to me when they were designing it. I was looking at the architectural plans for the Hall of Fame and they were going, 'Oh, Steve, when you're in the Hall of Fame we want all your stuff. Can we have your guitars?' And I was going, 'No, you can't have my guitars.'

"The last time I was at the Hall of Fame, the computers didn't work and (they had) a bunch of capes and bad gloves and there wasn't anything in there that was of any importance."


 




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posted by EightySix on Oct 03, 2010
He hasn't had a big hit since Book of Dreams & Fly Like an Eagle? What would you call Abracadabra? It sold 1 million copies, spent 6 weeks at #3, and contained the #1 title song, which also sold 1 million copies! Not to mention a string of rock radio hits beyond that, such as "I Want to Make the World Turn Around" (with sax by a then-unknown Kenny G), which topped the rock charts for 6 weeks, even though top 40 radio refused to promote it.
posted by stevemor909 on Jul 18, 2010
Miller had some great early blues and he made the classic Book Of Dreams and Fly Like An Eagle which had most of his big hits. The albums were both written and recorded at the same time period and released one year apart. Those sessions make Steve Miller hall of fame material! he hasnt had a big hit album since!
posted by Joker on Jul 16, 2010
Funny comment "No you CAN'T have my guitars!!" Go Steve!

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