This week's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
accomplished two important feats: giving Justin Timberlake a forum for responding to Gladstone's hateful comments
about him, and bringing the debate as to whether Madonna or Leonard Cohen is a more important musical figure into the public consciousness where it belongs.
Concerning the former revelation, I'll let J.T. speak for himself. During his speech honoring Madonna, he said "she has still found time to kiss someone I may or may not have publicly kissed myself while I was in the audience," and "the world has always been full of Madonna wannabes, and I might have even dated a couple."
Well, I think we all recall last Summer, when reports of âGladstimberlakeâ and their late nights clubbing clogged every national news outlet. And who could forget their famous âcoming outâ appearance at the MTV Movie Awards?
But enoughâs enough, Gladstone. We know youâre lonely
, and bitter, and that youâve gained an enormous amount of weight
since the break-up, but get over it! Heâs too much man for you, okay? Moving on.
Iâve always wondered about who was the most relevant, enduring, and important musician in Rock. Naturally, after long nights of flipping through my record collection and marveling at my own retro hipness, it always came down to two clear contenders: Leonard Cohen and Madonna.
I even made this chart to try and decide: