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Rock and Roll Hall of Beef: Guns N' Roses Versus Nirvana and the Cure Versus Morrissey

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has announced candidates for induction for the class of 2012, and we at New Times have taken a look at what we think are the two frontrunners of the lot. While the list does include highly talented and influential acts like Eric B. & Rakim, as well as Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, it is our opinion that the natural leaders of the pack would be Guns N' Roses and the Cure.

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame states that eligibility for nomination means that "an individual artist or band must have

released its first single or album at least 25 years prior to the year

of nomination." The current nominees must have released their

first recording prior to 1986.

In addition to musical virtue, cultural relevance, and performing acumen, we believe that all the Hall of Famers had to deal with haters and thrived in spite of them. Henceforth, here are two of the cattiest feuds in rock 'n' roll history: Guns N' Roses versus Nirvana and the Cure versus Morrissey.

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Ryan Burk