Music impressario David Geffen and songwriters Barry Mann, Cynthia Weil, Ellie Greenwich, Jeff Barry, Jesse Stone, Mort Shuman and Otis Blackwell were also inducted in non-performing categories.
From Rolling Stone, Iggy Pop said:
"We've been rejected seven times, and we would have set a record, I think, if it happened again. It started to feel like Charlie Brown and the football. I had about two hours of a strong emotional reaction after hearing the news. It felt like vindication. Then I kind of scratched my head and thought, 'Am I still cool? Or is that over now?'"The induction ceremony takes place March 15th at the Waldorf Astoria in New York City. Let's hope Abba and the Stooges make good on that oft-promised collaboration. "I Wanna Be Your Dancing Queen" anyone?