In what comes as absolutely no suprise, R.E.M. has been elected to the Rock 'N' Roll Hall of Fame, along with Patti Smith, the Ronettes, Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five and Van Halen. Congrats to R.E.M. and the others.
Personally, I would care more about this if R.E.M. weren't elected, then I could use the awesome power of You to complain and have the Hall eventually reconsider. As it is, I have nothing to get annoyed about, so I'm going shopping instead.