Little Anthony & the Imperials
Taking a look at the list very quickly, I must admit that at the age of 19, not all of the artists are familiar to me. Some of the names -- Beck, Stooges, War -- are recognizable, but I've never heard much of anything out of them. Others -- Metallica -- are utter obsessions, as you'll come to find out I'm sure, unless I'm able to do the unthinkable in containing it.
Then there's the artists that the future Hip-Hop contributors will be able to relate too: Run D.M.C. It doesnt come as a surprise that they're there, because, really -- Madonna, Michael Jackson, Grandmaster Flash & the Furious Five -- yea, there's a history of non-rock artists making it, but that's an argument that'd end up being as much of a quagmire as the Iraq War. (Oops, forgot to not get political)
And of course, who can overlook the disco heart-throb, Chic?
There's a few shoe-ins -- Metallica, Jeff Beck, The Stooges; the rest are up for debate.
Either way, I'll be the one yelling at the TV "WHERE'S IRON MAIDEN?!?!" when the program is aired next year on VH1 Classic.