Originally Posted by michael drums
Jealousy, IMO, is a huge part of it. :-(
Not sure about jealousy. I have a feeling it's for the same reasons rolling stone doesn't do much for progressive rock and took about 30 years to interview Rush. It's a combination of curmudgeon and perception of pop hipness.
Britney Spears will be in there before Rush is just due to album sales to "tweens." She doesn't even appear on my radar as a singer, much less a HOF caliber talent.