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Possibly the single most influential band to emerge from the 80s Southern California punk scene. They have managed to achieve a level of commercial success that make them recognizable to the masses while continuing to be relevant. They've transcended punk and evolved into an American rock and roll treasure with appeal far beyond the punk genre. 30+ years in the business and they continue to reach new fans and inspire kids to make music. There are already rock hall of famers who will cite Social Distortion as an influence. That number will almost certainly grow as 90s alt and punk bands are inducted who were heavily influenced by Mike Ness and Social D. They are hugely influential but receive very little recognition for their contributions to rock and roll and that's a shame. Their nomination at the very least is long overdue.
Social D has been one of the most influential punk bands of all time. Over the years Mike Ness has shown his diversity by stepping into several genres. If any band deserves to be in the hall of fame, Social D is it.
These guys helped start the punk rock scene in LA come on! With out these guys we wouldn't have a lot of the punk rock that we have today!
They as well as bad religion have been one of the long lasting bands from so Cal,V1 Comment
You can't listen to any of the best classic rock stations without hearing their incredible music! It's wrong they're not in the rock and roll hall of fame
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...
They are rock and roll - let them in soon!
How can they not be in it? Have these idiots never heard Michael McDonald?
Not so much a rocker, but there are precedents of country musicians in the rock hall. John Denver had a significant contribution to rock with his inspiring speech against banning profanity in music -
John Denver is one of the artists, if not the artist, that can write songs that anybody can appreciate, and for the most part, put a smile on someone's face. He wrote true love songs.
John has been very underrated in everything he has done. He was an exceptional guitarist along with a fantastic, clear, pure voice
I miss John DenverV3 Comments
They're not in? That's just ridiculous
A truly great band, with a genius as their leader... Jeff Lynne. Way overlooked by most! - ansley
Has there been a more unique-sounded band in the history of rock? -V2 Comments
Just because they weren't the most popular band doesn't mean they shouldn't get inducted into the Hall of Fame. Every single member of the band are legends (yes, even Labrie and Mangini). It baffles me that they were nominated.
Easily one if the greatest bands ever. Not only did Drem Theater change the face of progressive music and heavy metal, but each member of the band is a master of their craft. How can a band that has the greatest guitarist, bassist, vocalist, keyboardist, and drummer not get into the hall if fame? Oh yeah, because it's the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame, where only 'special' people get in and artists that Rolling Stone doesn't like get snubbed.
I've heard many bands over the years and these guys have been just tremendous for about 40 years. What a disservice to true rock and roll fans and to the members of this incredibly talented band.V1 Comment
Inspired countless bands and really created a unique genre of music -
They almost were, but didn't get the chance yet.
Absolutely, his songwriting and guitar work are up there. Steve Vai is another, the guy is on a completely different level.
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