Former Nirvana Drummer Chad Channing Denied Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Induction

03/19/2014 09:42 am ET | Updated Mar 24, 2014

It takes a significant contribution to popular culture to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Not even a former Nirvana drummer makes the cut, even though the band will secure its place at the rock museum next month.

Chad Channing, who was with Nirvana during the release of their debut album, "Bleach," was the subject of rumors that indicated he'd be inducted alongside Kurt Cobain, Krist Novoselic and Dave Grohl. Channing told Radio.com that longtime Nirvana manager Michael Meisel contacted him to find out if he could attend, while Novoselic reportedly lobbied for him to be included with the band.

It turns out their efforts didn't help much. Channing later told Radio.com that he'd received a text message from the hall of fame organizers, forwarded to him by Meisel, informing him that he would not be inducted. "Can you tell whoever looks after Chad Channing that he isn’t being inducted ... It is just Dave, Krist and Kurt," the text read.

The news comes despite the fact that Channing was involved with Nirvana's first two singles, 1989's "Love Buzz" and 1990's "Sliver." (Grohl took over as the drummer in 1990 after Channing expressed frustration over his lack of involvement with the songwriting process. The band released its magnum opus, "Nevermind," the following year, and Grohl remained the drummer.)

Other 2014 inductees include Cat Stevens, Daryl Hall and John Oates, Kiss, Linda Ronstadt, Peter Gabriel and Brian Epstein.

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