Most Shafted by the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame

This is a list of bands that should be in the rock & roll hall of fame, but haven't been inducted for some reason or another.

Note: a band is eligible for induction 25 years after the release of their first album. See for a list of eligible bands

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Absolutely love this band! The Wilson sisters prove time and again that they can still rock! They deserve to be inducted!

Seriously, Why are these ladies not in the ARE & ARE hall of fame.

what? they're not in there?! wow... they're AWESOME! - colettekristann

I LOVE heart! Crazy on you is an amazing song

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They have to be there in the next few years. My fear is that steve perry and steve smith and greg rolli wont be there. - schwanie

they have so many great songs. they deserve to be there as much as many who are in. - jwileson

Very talented lead singer and there songs are very popular all over the world

My favorite band of all time!

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3Iron Maiden

Even metallica were affected by Iron Maiden, Iron Maiden is heavy metal, without them, heavy metal wouldn't exist, simple, they should be in rock n' roll hall of fame because they are the best!

Can't believe they aren't already there. Haven't heard metal poetry hear maiden

Why there are not in this list and moreover why they are not in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is beyond me...


annoying guys said this band is not a great band, for me, they are a great band but those dreamers who said that to this band and other great bands should die. they should not be born because they are deaf and close minded to dif. kinds of beautiful music in the world and their masks and make-ups makes them cooler. - ronluna

These guys played a huge role in the glam metal scene and definitely should be in the rock and roll of fame right now.

by the way, a7x can't be in the hall of fame because their fist record isn't 25 years old yet.


These guys should of already been inducted a Long time ago!

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6Judas Priest

Dave wasn't invited in with metallica when he wrote some songs!

8Bon Jovi

They should definitely be in. They have great shows and great music.

The UK has blessed the boys from Jersey, you'd think the US would catch up soon


How can they not be in yet? All of their hits, and creating The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway... not to mention three of their members having successful solo careers in their own right. - Darrell

Genesis ain't in yet? I cannot believe what I am seeing! Me and m dad both share a love for Genesis. They deserve it!

Genesis and Heart are the only 2 bands on this list that I would care to see go to the RRHOF. Maybe Tommy James and the Shondells. The rest are just OK. One is a joke! (KISS)... And One is really nerve racking! (Rush). There are a lot of other bands that deserve to go more like The Guess Who, Bon Jovi, Black Sabbath, The Cure... Just to name a few.

One of the best bands from the 1980's

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The Contenders

11Deep Purple

They need to be in before all the other bands on this list.

What's the first thing every kid learns on guitar. If that's not influencial and famous then I don't know what is

Am I going blind? I thought DP would be number 1.

13Def Leppard

Extremely talented and with very succesful albums


Yes was one of the most adventerous and inspirational bands who at the height of their popularity took substantial musical risks. They were musical pioneers influencing countless bands and individuals.

One of the most influential, genre-defining Symphonic Progressive rock bands.

17The Moody Blues

Their classic seven albums of the late 60s - early 70s, and to a lesser extent "Octave", "Long Distance Voyager" and "Strange Times" represent some of the best soft prog rock ever made. They are still touring and filling auditoria, which is surely worth recognition. Having said that, they would have done their cause some good and earned more respect by creating more new music (as a band, not solo efforts) of the sort of quality of those original albums, instead of apparently being content to keep touring and bashing out the oldies. They should also have got Mike Pinder back into the band long ago, as he was a vital contributor (in terms of songwriting, arranging, vocals, and keyboard/mellotron) to that unique, signature, often ethereal sound that won them so many admirers.

Their 'classic seven' albums of the 60s and 70s are some of the best, sophisticated prog rock ever made in my humble opinion. More to the point they were undeniably up there amongst the best of British rock bands, achieved world-wide success and recognition and sold millions of records all over the world.

One of the best bands ever. Still touring with their nucleus intact, and still rock the house. The nominating committee is a joke.

They were also innovators and pioneers in using expanded orchestrations. Also, great album cover art - Billyv

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18Motley Crue

Should be #1. HOF is a joke until they're voted in.

They were THE band of the 80s to go see live. Certainly not the best technicians, but is that really what rock and roll is about? It's also about the legendary exploits of excess. Drugs, women, trouble and arrogance. Few if any could match their rap sheet. That's why they are the best.

No wonder they're breaking up after this tour. Can't get into the hall of fame. This should be a no brainer.

19Joe Satriani
20Tommy James & The Shondells

Their songs have been covered by almost everyone (including Crystal Blue Persuasion, I Think We're Alone Now, and Mony Mony) -

Maybe having "Crystal Blue Persuasion" play during a pivotal moment in Breaking Bad will help...

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