I have been perplexed by the idea and execution of the Rock-N-Roll Hall of Fame. Most Halls of Fame induct members when they have completed their participation. For example, the Baseball Hall of Fame only inducts retired members, same with most others. What is confounding is the bands and individuals who are inducted into the Rock-N-Roll Hall of Fame are still working in that field. I just read that Metallica was being inducted this year. They certainly deserve it as much as anyone else, but they very recently released a new cd and are going on tour. That doesn't sound retired or out of the game to me.
I think it is nice that we honor the musicians that have impacted the music world, I just wonder if it should be called the Hall of Fame? I probably have too much free time right now and am focused on something with little importance in the real world, or my own life. But, that is where my mind takes me, so I follow.