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War Is Upset That the Beastie Boys Beat Them Into the Rock Hall

The Beastie Boys just found out that they’re going to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in April. They got in on their first nomination.

But one group ISN’T happy about that. It’s WAR…a band which was also nominated for induction this year, but DIDN’T make the cut. They’ve been eligible since 1996, so for the past 15 years.

War singer Howard Scott says he doesn’t understand how the Beastie Boys could beat them into the Rock Hall.

He says, “I’m shocked! We were cranking out gold records when they were still in diapers. How could the Beastie Boys get in before us when they sampled War’s music on their first album?! I’ll eat their platinum records!”

War felt good about their chances this year, but they were disappointed when they didn’t get it. Howard says it, quote, “felt like I was kicked in the back of my britches.”

The Beastie Boys heavily sampled the War classic “Low Rider” on their song “Slow Ride” off their debut album, “Licensed to Ill”, which came out in 1986.

Here’s ‘Low Rider’ by War:

Here’s ‘Slow Ride’ by the Beastie Boys:

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