Rock Hall to Induct Stooges, ABBA
Genesis, Hollies, Jimmy Cliff also gets the call
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 15, 2009 11:34 AM CST
In this image released by Virgin Records, Iggy Pop, center, is shown with Ron Asheton, left, and Scott Asheton of The Stooges.   (AP Photo/Virgin Records)
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(Newser) – The Stooges, Genesis, and ABBA will head next year’s class of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees, along with the Hollies and Jimmy Cliff. The ceremony will be March 15, with all the inductees invited to perform, though some, particularly ABBA, may be tough to bring together, notes Rolling Stone. The Swedish pop outfit has refused multiple pleas for a reunion show.

“The people who are really fond of ABBA, I think we are doing them a favor by not going out,” says co-founder Benny Andersson. The odds are “99 against 1.” Andersson says he never expected a Hall call “because we were a pop band, not a rock band.” The Stooges, on the other hand, have been expecting this for a while. “We’ve been rejected seven times,” says Iggy Pop. “It started to feel like Charlie Brown and the football.”