Doobie Brothers crack half a million in Rock Hall votes

The Doobie Brothers have cracked the half-million mark in the Fan Vote for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's Class of 2020.

Michael McDonald talked about The Doobies Brothers being nominated for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame:

"It's remarkable that we are eligible for that. I think the band deserves that for a large part of their history was before I even joined them, you know, and they literally started with their first hit record in the '70s. So, it's great to see Tom [Johnston] and Pat [Simmons] especially get this honor -- and all the guys who started out. The original guys, you know, are really responsible for the iconic history of the band and it's just great to see it happen. But, at our age, to be eligible for anything is a good thing, you know."

The Doobies are still in third place behind the Dave Matthews Band, who top the voting with more than 640,000, and Pat Benatar at with 567,000.

The rest of the list -- 16 nominees in all -- remains the same with Soundgarden fourth and Judas Priest fifth.

Thin LizzyMotorhead and Todd Rundgren are eight, nine and 10, and T. Rex sits at 12.

And, not surprising, KraftwerkRufus featuring Chaka Khan and the MC5 are still sitting at the bottom, as has been the case for all the years they've been nominated. If you're counting, it's five times for Kraftwerk, four the the MC5, and three for Rufus featuring Chaka Khan.

The other nominees are Whitney HoustonNine Inch NailsDepeche Mode and The Notorious B.I.G.

Voting at is open until January 10th. The 2020 induction ceremony will take place on May 2nd in Cleveland.

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