From a New York point of view, the AP buried the lede here:
Madge joins heartland rocker John Mellencamp, the puckish rappers Beastie Boys and premier dance acts Donna Summer and Chic among the nine nominees for the hall.
(Even calling her Madge is like an acknowledgement of her non-New Yorkiness!) So we remember that she got her start at the Mudd Club and broke out of the crazy early-80′s dance scene, but does anyone else?
The Beastie Boys, meanwhile!
Good luck, kids.