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From psych pop to bubblegum hard rock, here’s a brief primer on this year’s Hall of Fame class.
(Clockwise from left) Janet Jackson, Joe Elliott of Def Leppard, Robert Smith of the Cure, Thom Yorke of Radiohead, the Zombies, Stevie Nicks, and Bryan Ferry of Roxy Music


WHY THEY’RE IN For pioneering the post-punk and gothic rock genres with moody lyrics and even moodier melodies. CLASSIC TRACKS “Friday I’m in Love,” “Boys Don’t Cry,” “Lovesong.” PEAK MOMENT When Robert Smith yells “Saturdayyyy wait” in “Friday I’m in Love.” LASTING IMPACT Emo rock, alternative rock, Hot Topic.

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