Courtney Love goes for credit score in the true world. The Gap frontwoman is looking out what she feels is the dearth of feminine illustration within the Rock and Roll Corridor of Fame in an Instagram carousel shared March 10.
Citing a tweet from creator Jessica Hopper, from the identical date, by which the journalist criticized the establishment’s packages celebrating Girls’s Historical past Month, Love captions a screengrab of Hopper’s put up, “So over these ole boys. #fixtherockandrollhalloffame.”
The creator’s unique put up says that of the 719 Rock Corridor inductees, solely 61 — roughly 8.5 % — are ladies. Hopper goes on to report that the illustration of girls within the Rock Corridor is “worse than women-artists-on-country-radio numbers (10%) and women headliners at major music festivals (13%).”
“Thanks so much @msjesshopp I’ve been begging someone to do this math for decades,” Love added.
In 2020, forward of the 12 months’s Rock Corridor induction ceremony, NPR reported on the same — although decrease — proportion. That 12 months, in response to the nonprofit media group, lower than 8 % of inductees have been ladies.
Janet Jackson additionally spoke out on the dearth of girls within the Rock Corridor throughout her 2019 induction speech, closing with, “Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, please: 2020, induct more women.” Whitney Houston, Pat Benatar and Chaka Khan (with Rufus That includes Chaka Khan) have been nominated for the 2020 class. Of the three, solely Houston was inducted that 12 months.
Within the second picture of her carousel put up, the Grammy-nominated rocker shares what seems to be a textual content message she despatched to Dave Grohl, who was inducted into the Rock Corridor in 2021 with the Foo Fighters, and in 2014 with Nirvana. “Have fun at rock hall Dave. Make sure and hold the seats of Tina turner & carole king, both who have been eligible for 30! Years each,” her textual content reads. (Each Turner and King have been inducted as solo performers within the 2021 class; the previous was beforehand inducted as a part of Ike & Tina Turner in 1991, whereas the latter was inducted as a part of the songwriting duo Goffin/King in 1990.)
Billboard has reached out to the Rock and Roll Corridor of Fame. Grohl’s rep declined to remark.
Six ladies have been nominated for the Rock Corridor’s class of 2023: Kate Bush, Sheryl Crow, Missy Elliott, Cyndi Lauper, Gillian Gilbert (with New Order) and Meg White (as a part of The White Stripes). The inductees are set to be revealed in Might; the ceremony will occur within the fall.
Take a look at Love’s Instagram put up beneath: