Cheap Trick among trio of Chicago artists vying for induction in Rock ‘n Roll Hall of Fame

Cheap Trick among trio of Chicago artists vying for induction in Rock ‘n Roll Hall of Fame
Cheap Trick among trio of Chicago artists vying for induction in Rock ‘n Roll Hall of Fame

Cheap Trick among trio of Chicago artists vying for induction in Rock ‘n Roll Hall of Fame

Chicago, Chaka Kahn and Rockford’s Cheap Trick are up for induction in the The Rock ‘n Roll Hall of Fame. The Hall is one of those things that divides music fans. If your favorite artists are included, you feel a sense of personal vindication. And the induction ceremony can yield some great live performances. But many fans see it as a popularity contest akin to the Grammys, where sales trump talent and influence. Annie Zaleski writes about music and more for a number of outlets, including Salon. She lays out exactly why the band Cheap Trick deserves to be honored. (AP/Owen Sweeney)