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James Williamson Credits ABBA for Stooges Rock Hall Induction (Sorta)


One of the best parts (aside from the possibility of new music of course) about the Stooges’ Raw Power lineup reunion is that guitarist James Williamson has done a host of wonderful interviews since the announcement was made last fall. Speaking to Pittsburgh’s Post Gazette this week, Williamson reflected a bit on the band’s 4-decade-long career and offered a funny quip on their induction into the Rock Hall of Fame, which goes down tonight in New York City:

We were about to take pride in setting a record for not getting in. But lo and behold we did, and I secretly feel like ABBA might have something to do with it because I can just see the guys on the committee going, ‘Well, you know, if we put ABBA in, we’re going to take a lot of crap for this. We better put the Stooges in there to counterbalance it.

Interesting theory, but I think Ron Asheton’s tragic passing perhaps reminded the Rock Hall voters that they better get on the Stooges bandwagon ASAP.