For Courtney Love, the underrepresentation of women among artists inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame is simply deplorable. A deficit that she denounced by relaying figures put forward by journalist Jessica Hopper on Twitter.
"Of the 719 artists inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame, only 61 are women. That's 8.48%," wrote Jessica Hopper, before being surprised to see that women were better represented on country radio (up to 10%) and headlined the biggest music festivals (13%).
Determined to make things happen, Courtney Love called on Dave Grohl, the leader of the Foo Fighters who seems to have a lot of weight within the institution, having been introduced twice, once in 2014 with Nirvana and the other in 2021 with the Foo Fighters.
Four women for 14 candidates in 2023
"Have fun at the Dave Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame. But make sure you get Tina Turner and Carole King elected, both of whom have been eligible for over 30 years," Courtney Love wrote in a message sent to Dave Grohl and posted on Twitter, noting that the Foo Fighters earned the honor the minute they were eligible.
Of the 14 artists nominated for the 2023 vintage, there are only four women, namely Sheryl Crow, Kate Bush, Cyndi Lauper and finally Missy Elliott. It remains to be seen whether they will be entitled to honors at the introductory ceremony to be held in the fall, while the results of the votes will be known as early as May.
- Foo Fighters
- Courtney Love
- Gender equality