Many fans believe The Monkees should be nominated for induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, but that doesn't matter to the band's only surviving member.
Drummer Micky Dolenz told Rolling Stone, "I’ve never chased accolades or awards. I’ve never been one to get involved in a project and go, 'We’re going to win something on this!' I think it puts the cart before the horse. Money follows art. Art doesn’t follow money. It’s the same kind of thing. I’ve just never cared. I’ve been in the business my whole life. To my dad, it was his job. It was work...”
He added, "In terms of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, they’re a great organization. I’ve done work for the charity arm of it. I’ve raised money for it at golf tournaments. But my understanding, and please correct me if I’m wrong, is that it’s not a democratic thing, like the NFL Hall of Fame, where all these people vote. It was initiated by three guys... It was their private club. And like a private country club, you have the prerogative to let anyone in your club that you want. And you don’t let in people you don’t want...”
He also said, "But anyway, the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame is not that important to me."
Talking about the legacy of the band, Dolenz said there's talk of a possible documentary with "a lot of talking heads. The problem with the Monkees is there isn’t a lot of talking heads left, certainly not from the early days in terms of producers and creative people."
On the subject of a bio-pic, he said, "There’s always been talk about that. It’s like, 'Are we going to do a movie or a documentary? Is it both, like a bio-doc or a docudrama? Is it Elvis or a documentary on Elvis?'..."
[Source: Classic Hits Today]