Steve Miller Inducted Into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Becomes a Jerk
For most performers, making it to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is a very big deal. Sure, over the years there have been a few people inducted who really shouldn't be in the HOF, but those are few and far between. For the most part, the groups and performers are all people who have really added something to the genre of Rock and Roll. Steve Miller doesn't agree with me, and he's very vocal about it.
The group The Black Keys were very excited when they found out that they would get to do the introduction for Steve Miller because, when he was growing up, David Auerbach of the group was a huge fan of Steve Miller. He's not such a fan of the man anymore, because Miller had a bad attitude about the whole thing from the minute he arrived at the induction ceremony,
According to Auerbach, Miller was completely dismissive of Auerbach and his group, telling them he had never heard of them. Miller then went on to vent about how he couldn't wait to get out of the place and what a total sham the HOF was in the first place.
Auerbach added that he and the rest of the members of the Black Keys didn't even want to stay and watch Miller perform. They left while Miller was still on stage.
What amazes me is why Miller accepted the nomination, and I'm even more curious why he even showed up. If he's so against the HOF, he could have just refused. You know what else he could have done? He could have whipped out his Big Boy Pants and been gracious about it. Instead, Miller trashed the HOF and everyone associated with it in a press conference that followed the induction.
Stories like this just make you want to never play his songs on the radio again. Of course we won't do that, but I don't have to listen to them. What a jerk.