The NY Daily News discusses the Hall's cleaning out of the selection committee, trying to get rid of the old fogeys and put in some people who actually listened to music in the Eighties and Nineties, rather than being stuck in the Fifties and Sixties. Dave Marsh agitates for Al Kooper (the organist on Dylan's "Like A Rolling Stone" among many other accomplishments) and punk legends MC5. And both argue for the inclusion of Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five (who has been eligible for a few years), saying the Hall will become a joke if they don't start including hip hop and rap.
Here's how I think of it: the Hall is about popular music. Any musician featured in Rolling Stone magazine is fair game. Yeah, that casts a wide net, but what are you gonna do? Include country rock but not country? Bowie singing "Let's Dance" but not actual dance music?