Second Annual TMJ Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Contest

Make your picks, compete for a great prize and become a RR music critic for our newspaper.
With the graying of our fine abode, we abound with many residents who remember the golden or not so golden years of rock music, whether it consists of R and B, punk, progressive rock, pop, heavy metal, folk, country, rap, alternative, disco or whatever.
Within the next few weeks, the 2017 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductee Class will be announced, showcasing many acts that will trigger a few memories, or even a few horror stories of what you did wrong as a rebellious youth or parent.
Now is your chance to make your inductee picks among the 19 nominees that were announced several months ago. (Make five picks). If you can successfully pick the correct ones, or come close (picks must be made prior to Dec. 15), you will win a special prize by TMJ, and more importantly, you will win acclaimed notoriety in our famous paper and will get a chance to be a TMJ music critic, on occasion.
Also, as an added challenge, provide a short paragraph of your favorite nominee (of the 2017 class) that you feel belongs in the RR Hall of Fame.
The list of 2017 RR Hall of Fame nominees in alphabetical order are: Bad Brains, Chaka Kahn, Chic, Depeche Mode, Electric Light Orchestra, J. Geils Band, Jane’s Addiction, Janet Jackson, Joan Baez, Joe Tex, Journey, Kraftwerk, MC5, Pearl Jam, Steppenwolf, The Cars, The Zombies, Tupac Shakur and Yes.
The current leaders of the fan picks, according to the on-line official poll at are: Journey, Electric Light Orchestra, Yes, Pearl Jam, The Cars and Steppenwolf.
*Please be advised the on-line fan poll isn’t the tally that really counts. The final decision is made by approximately 800 music insiders, critics and performers.
To participate in this contest, make your inductee picks ( about five or six are chosen by the RR Hall of Fame every year) and compile a short paragraph on your favorite nominee and why (if you want to, as this paragraph is not mandatory) and send to
Don’t forget to send us your name and contact information. Any questions, call 719-687-0803.
Good luck and let’s rock.