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Courtney Love calls out the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame over lack of female inductees

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Courtney Love is not happy with the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and what she sees as a lack of female representation. Love’s comments came in response to a tweet by rock critic Jessica Hopper, who commented on an article about how the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame was celebrating “women who rock” for Women’s History Month.

“Do they tho? 719 inductees to the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame, only 61 are women. That’s 8.48%,” Hopper responded. “C’mon @rockhall, it’s F****** GRIM BRO when yr doing worse than women-artists-on-country radio numbers (10%) and women headliners at major music festivals (13%).” 

That tweet prompted a response from Love, who shared a text she sent to Dave Grohl when Foo Fighters were voted into the Hall on their first year of eligibility. In the tweet she suggested “he hold the seats of Tina Turner and Carole King,” who were eligible for over 30 years before finally getting in.

“@jesshopp DOES THE MATH! 37 years in existence & women make up 8.48% of inductees out of 719,” Courtney commented. “See txt to Grohl. @rockhall ELIGIBILITY is 25 years after 1st release @foofighters were nominated 4 secs later. @NinaSimoneMusic & Carole King 30 years #fixtherockandrollhalloffame.”

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