Top Ten Artists Eligible for Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2019

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To be eligible for rock and roll hall of fame, 25 years have to pass after the artist's debut album. So, artists with a debut album in 1994 would be eligible next year.

The Top Ten

1 Iron Maiden Iron Maiden Iron Maiden are an English heavy metal band formed in Leyton, East London, in 1975 by bassist and primary songwriter Steve Harris. The most critically acclaimed period for the band was from 1983-1989. With vocalist Bruce Dickinson, bassist Steve Harris, lead guitarist Dave Murray, rhythm guitarist Adrian ...read more.

These guys have influenced more bands than most!

Wait, what? They aren't already! What is some band called Emerson, Lake and Palmer doing there? You imbeciles!

Shocked they're not already in. - truckturner

Should of been there a long time ago

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2 Def Leppard Def Leppard Def Leppard are an English rock band formed in 1977 in Sheffield as part of the new wave of British heavy metal movement.

One of the Best and most influential bands ever totally deserve to get in.

Saw them in concert with Journey in Dallas, both bands are deserving of the Rock and Roll hall of fame. Journey already is in the hall of fame,now Def Leppard deserves to get in

3 Judas Priest Judas Priest Judas Priest are a British heavy metal band that formed in Birmingham, England, in 1969. They are often referred to as one of the greatest metal bands of all time, and are even commonly called “The Metal Gods”, after one of the songs on their 1980 album “British Steel”. ...read more.

Priest need to be in hall of fame

They should have been in ther a long time ago and so should the scorpions along with them I see ther r 4 on here that should have gone a long time ago so get your chit together and put all of the in this comming year

4 Emerson, Lake & Palmer Emerson, Lake & Palmer Emerson, Lake & Palmer were an English progressive rock supergroup formed in London in 1970. The band consisted of keyboardist Keith Emerson, singer, bassist, and producer Greg Lake, and drummer and percussionist Carl Palmer.

One of the best bands!

Virtuos, extravagant, genial!

YES!

Musik aus einer anderen Dimension! Unglaublich! Jedes der drei Bandmitglieder ist ein Genie!

5 Bad Company Bad Company

It's disgraceful that Bad Company, and especially singer/songwriter Paul Rodgers, haven't yet been inducted to the Hall Of Fame. What a blatant insult to a fine group of musicians. Paul Rodgers is more deserving than any other rock/blues singers of this era. Please, for Paul's, Bad Company, and his fans' sake, nominate these stellar musicians NOW.

How this band, at the very least Paul Rodgers, is not already in is a travesty. It's time to rectify this oversight, especially as Rodgers today sounds better than ever.

Possibly the single biggest snub currently - unbelievable - they were a sort of all-star band but their library of hits and classic albums can't be disputed. Put them in already.

no-brainer

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6 Joe Cocker Joe Cocker John Robert "Joe" Cocker was an English singer and musician. He was known for his gritty voice, spasmodic body movement in performance and definitive versions of popular songs.

Why is he not inducted yet. Disgraceful.

7 Oasis Oasis Oasis were an English rock band formed in Manchester in 1991. Developed from an earlier group, the Rain, the band originally consisted of Liam Gallagher (vocals and tambourine), Paul "Bonehead" Arthurs, Paul "Guigsy" McGuigan, and Tony McCarroll.

I doubt they'll get in straight away, but eventually I think they deserve to be inducted. Even if they weren't as successful in the US as they were in Britain, they were the biggest band in the world for about 2 years, brought British rock back into prominence after the grunge era and paved the way for a lot of newer rock acts.

Live Forever, Supersonic, Cigarettes & Alcohol, Wonderwall, Champagne Supernova, Don't Look Back In Anger, Don't Go Away, Lyla, The Masterplan, Acquiesce, Whatever, Stop Crying Your Heart Out...etc etc.

Unpopular opinion, but I really hate Oasis. - DapperPickle

8 Alice In Chains Alice In Chains Alice in Chains is an American rock band formed in Seattle, Washington, in 1987 by guitarist and songwriter Jerry Cantrell and original lead vocalist Layne Staley.

Because there catalog of music is un matched to any other band out there. Every bit of there material is beyond stellar! Layne Staley era to the Duvall era! An above any other bands are still being played on the radio daily. Jerry an Laynes solo carriers must not go unnoticed either. These guys are the heart an soul of (ROCK) music. Jerry, Shawn, mike inez

Best grunge band ever. - Userguy44

Deserve to be the rrhof

9 King Crimson King Crimson King Crimson is a British progressive rock band that was formed in 1969. While the band has had numerous lineup changes, the head of the band has always been Robert Fripp (guitar). ...read more.

Prog Rock and Heavy Metal need way more representation in the hall of fame.

! John's gonna get in?!?!?!? (Happy Dance! )

10 The Smiths The Smiths The Smiths were an English rock band formed in Manchester in 1982. The band consisted of vocalist Morrissey, guitarist Johnny Marr, bassist Andy Rourke and drummer Mike Joyce.

Love them but they will not get in until these OLD FART voters die. They only listened to American Music. Talking Heads are in but none of the better British bands of the same elk.

One of the most influential groups in alternative rock history, and they're still not in. I expect this to change within the next few years, though. - Gg2000

Sure, but I imagine they've got a lot more mainstream artists vouching for them. Plus, they have a strong enough fanbase that they could theoretically get to the top of the voting ballot. - Gg2000

The Contenders

11 Korn Korn Korn is an American Nu-Metal band from Bakersfield, California, formed in 1993. The band's current lineup includes founding members Jonathan Davis, James "Munky" Shaffer, Brian "Head" Welch, and Reginald "Fieldy" Arvizu, with the addition of Ray Luzier, who replaced the band's original member, David ...read more.

Legendary. They started a revolution, and have been one of the most potent live acts since their inception. Follow The Leader was full of classic songs. It would be a travesty for them not to get in.

How are they not - WWEWBMortalKombatFan

Last gigantic successful rock band we will probably ever have.

Change the music.

12 Thin Lizzy Thin Lizzy Thin Lizzy are an Irish rock band formed in Dublin in 1969. Their leader Phil Lynott was composer or co-composer of almost all of the band's songs, and the first black Irishman to achieve commercial success in the field of rock music. Thin Lizzy's most successful songs, "Whiskey in the Jar", "Jailbreak" ...read more.

They weren't American and they weren't British. They were Irish! Before U2 and the Cranberries was Classic Rock's own Thin Lizzy. Mostly known for "The Boys Are Back In Town" they've been cited as influence from Guns N' Roses, Metallica and many others (Even Metallica gave them a nod during their own induction).

13 Weird Al Yaknovic Weird Al Yaknovic Alfred Matthew "Weird Al" Yankovic is an American singer, songwriter, parodist, record producer, satirist, actor, voice actor, music video director, film producer, and author.
14 Grand Funk Railroad Grand Funk Railroad

This band rocked in the late 60s and 70s sold out Shea stadium faster than the Beatles sold over 30 million records

Should have already been in

The Power Trio that should have been in years ago

They are timeless

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15 Megadeth
16 Weezer Weezer Weezer is an American rock band formed in Los Angeles in 1992, currently consisting of Rivers Cuomo (lead vocals, lead and rhythm guitar), Patrick Wilson, Brian Bell, and Scott Shriner.

One of the most underrated bands ever, and definitely from the 90's-2000's!

17 Bryan Adams Bryan Adams Bryan Guy Adams is a Canadian singer, songwriter, record producer, guitarist, photographer, philanthropist and activist.
18 Phil Collins Phil Collins Philip David Charles "Phil" Collins is an English singer-songwriter and musician, who has also worked as a record producer and actor.
19 Jeff Buckley Jeff Buckley Jeffrey Scott "Jeff" Buckley (November 17, 1966 – May 29, 1997) raised as Scott "Scottie" Moorhead, was an American singer-songwriter and guitarist. ...read more.

He definitely deserves to be in the Hall of Fame. Jeff Buckley was an amazing musician and singer, a talent taken from us way too soon.

Jeff was an amazing guitar player and singer. His version of Hallelujah cannot be outdone by anyone ( Mr. Cohan being the exception). He was someone taken from us too soon so much potential was in him. He SO deserves to be honored.

20 Dave Matthews Band Dave Matthews Band Dave Matthews Band is an American rock band that was formed in Charlottesville, Virginia in 1991. The founding members were singer-songwriter and guitarist Dave Matthews, bassist Stefan Lessard, drummer/backing vocalist Carter Beauford and saxophonist LeRoi Moore.

HOF'ers for sure

These guys have consistently proven that they are above and beyond the other bands that came out at the same time they did. Not to mention they share some a lot of the same record and touring stats with led zeplin U2 the Beatles... #tourimg band in sales I n the world from 200-2009. they are the only band to consecutively debut 7 albums at #1 on billboard.

21 Pat Benatar Pat Benatar Patricia Mae Andrzejewski, known professionally by her stage name Pat Benatar, is an American singer, songwriter, and four time Grammy Award winner.

This is long overdue. So many hits, rick and rolled it without compromise and giving in to exploiting her sexuality and still performing today. Why has this not happened yet?

Also - Cher, Stevie Nicks and Tina Turner.

Seriously? Less than 1% chance? Travesty

Everyone knows a pat song

22 Suzi Quatro Suzi Quatro Susan Kay "Suzi" Quatro is an American hard rock singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and actress. She was the first female bass player to become a major rock star, breaking a barrier to women's participation in rock music.
23 Nas Nas Nasir bin Olu Dara Jones, better known by his stage name Nas, is an American rapper and entrepreneur born on September 14, 1973 in New York City. His album, Illmatic, is considered to be one of the best rap albums of all time. He is also considered to be one of the best rappers of all time.

Best ever

24 Scorpions Scorpions Scorpions are a German rock band formed in 1965 in Hanover by Rudolf Schenker. Since the band's inception, its musical style has ranged from hard rock to heavy metal.
25 Tim Buckley Tim Buckley Timothy Charles "Tim" Buckley III (February 14, 1947 – June 29, 1975) was an American singer-songwriter and guitarist. His music and style changed considerably through the years; he began his career based in folk music, but his subsequent albums incorporated jazz, psychedelia, funk, soul, avant-garde ...read more.
26 Jethro Tull Jethro Tull Jethro Tull were a British rock group, formed in Luton, Bedfordshire, in December 1967. Initially playing blues rock, the band soon developed its sound to incorporate elements of British folk music and hard rock to forge a progressive rock signature.

How is it that Jethro Tull are not in already? Their mix of Blues, Jazz, Celtic Folk, Folk, Bluegrass, and yes Rock is second to none. Most of their contemporaries are already in, (though it took too long ) Yes, Genesis, Rush, etc. Tull has Hit songs, Hit albums, Sold out arenas, and they have longevity. Not to mention musicality, musicianship and being an all around kick butt band. Both live and in the studio. To me and others Jethro Tull is the biggest of the biggest snubs. They most definitely should be inducted.

One of the biggest riffs in Rock n Roll history is Aqualung. This band had billboard number 1 and top ten Album hits throughout the 70s and had a longevity over the decades, that sells out arenas to this day. I'm baffled that they are not in, yet. what?

Absolutely!

It's a crime that Jethro Tull is not yet in the R and R HOF especially when you consider some of the absolute crap groups that have already been inducted.

27 Radiohead Radiohead Radiohead are an English rock band from Abingdon, Oxfordshire, formed in 1985. The band consists of Thom Yorke (lead vocals, guitar, piano, keyboards), Jonny Greenwood (lead guitar, keyboards, other instruments), Colin Greenwoood (bass guitar), Phil Selway (drums), and Ed O'Brien (guitar).
28 The Notorious B.I.G. The Notorious B.I.G. Christopher George Latore Wallace, better known by his stage name, The Notorious B.I.G (a.k.a. Biggie Smalls), is consistently ranked as one of the best rappers of all time. The Notorious B.I.G was born May 21, 1972, he was born in Brooklyn, New York. At the age of 24 The Notorious B.I.G was murdered ...read more.

Greatest MC of all time

yes

Christopher George Latore Wallace, better known by his stage name, The Notorious B.I.G (a.k.a. Biggie Smalls), is consistently ranked as one of the best rappers of all time.

The Notorious B.I.G (a.k.a. Biggie Smalls), is consistently ranked as one of the best rappers of all time.

is consistently ranked as one of the best rappers of all time.

one of the best rappers of all time.

best rappers of all time.

best rappers

rappers

rapper. - DapperPickle

29 Depeche Mode Depeche Mode Depeche Mode are an English electronic and synth-pop band formed in 1980 in Basildon, Essex. The group's original line-up consisted of Dave Gahan, Martin Gore, Andy Fletcher, and Vince Clarke.

Over 100 million in album sales, 35 years as a band and still selling out STADIUMS! in 2018 No brainer

30 Marilyn Manson Marilyn Manson Marilyn Manson is an American rock band from Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Formed in 1989 by frontman Marilyn Manson and Daisy Berkowitz, the group was originally named Marilyn Manson & the Spooky Kids with their theatrical performances gathering a local cult following in the early 1990s. ...read more.

How Are They Not - WWEWBMortalKombatFan

31 Frank Sinatra Frank Sinatra Francis Albert "Frank" Sinatra was an American singer, actor, and producer who was one of the most popular and influential musical artists of the 20th century.
32 Kansas Kansas Kansas is an American rock band that became popular in the 1970s initially on album-oriented rock charts and later with hit singles such as "Carry On Wayward Son" and "Dust in the Wind".

Rock, progressive rock band.
A great band. Steve Walsh, one of the best american singer.

33 Foreigner Foreigner Foreigner is a British-American hard rock band, originally formed in New York City in 1976 by veteran English musician Mick Jones and fellow Briton and ex-King Crimson member Ian McDonald along with American vocalist Lou Gramm.

Well deserved, requested songs, excellent concerts, crowd pleaser

34 Beck Beck Beck Hansen, known by stage name Beck, is an American singer, songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist. He is mostly known for his musical composition, as well as a palette of sonic genres.

Hell yes. - JCHOW

35 Jimmy Eat World Jimmy Eat World Jimmy Eat World is an American rock band from Mesa, Arizona, that formed in 1993. The band is composed of lead vocalist and guitarist Jim Adkins, guitarist and backing vocalist Tom Linton, bassist Rick Burch and drummer Zach Lind.
36 Blue Oyster Cult
37 Soundgarden Soundgarden Soundgarden is an American rock band formed in Seattle, Washington, in 1984 by singer and rhythm guitarist Chris Cornell, lead guitarist Kim Thayil, and bassist Hiro Yamamoto.
38 Neil Sedaka

IT'S ABOUT TIME

39 Nine Inch Nails Nine Inch Nails Nine Inch Nails is an American industrial rock/metal band and, founded in 1988 by Trent Reznor in Cleveland, Ohio.

Trent Reznor is a genius and helped bring industrial music to the mainstream. Definitely deserves to be in.

40 Little Feat Little Feat Little Feat is an American rock band formed by singer-songwriter, lead vocalist and guitarist Lowell George and keyboardist Bill Payne in 1969 in Los Angeles. George disbanded the group due to creative differences in 1979, shortly before his death.

Little Feat was a very talented group and well loved!

41 John Denver John Denver Henry John Deutschendorf Jr., known professionally as John Denver, was an American singer-songwriter, actor, activist and humanitarian, whose greatest commercial success was as a solo singer, starting in the 1970s.

John Denver wasn't a rock and roll singer!

42 Boston Boston Boston is an American rock band from Boston, Massachusetts, that achieved their most notable successes during the 1970s and 1980s.
43 Stevie Nicks Stevie Nicks Stephanie Lynn "Stevie" Nicks is an American singer and songwriter, best known for her work with Fleetwood Mac and an extensive solo career, which collectively have produced over forty Top 50 hits and sold over 140 million albums.

Stevie Nicks' illustrious solo career has thrived for 37 years. She has contributed to numerous soundtracks, several duets, and has contributed backing vocals to many artists. She has also influenced, inspired, encouraged, and mentored countless artists including the current generation. She continues to be a huge draw for concert-goers even as she enters her seventies. Stevie Nicks has been eligible for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame honor for 12 years and has earned an induction.

44 In Flames In Flames In Flames is a Swedish melodic death metal band from Gothenburg, Sweden, formed in 1990. ...read more.
45 Symphony X Symphony X Symphony X is an American progressive metal band from Middletown, New Jersey. Founded in 1994, the band consists of guitarist Michael Romeo, keyboardist Michael Pinnella, drummer Jason Rullo, lead vocalist Russell Allen and bassist Michael Lepond.
46 Dionne Warwick Dionne Warwick Marie Dionne Warrick is an American singer, actress and TV-show host, who became a United Nations Global Ambassador for the Food and Agriculture Organization, and a United States Ambassador of Health.
47 Dream Theater Dream Theater Dream Theater is an American progressive metal band from Boston, Massachusetts. The band was formed in 1985 under the name of "Majesty", only to change its name to Dream Theater later. ...read more.
48 Cinderella Cinderella Cinderella is an American glam metal and hard rock band from the suburbs of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The band emerged in the mid-1980s with a series of multi-platinum albums and hit singles whose music videos received heavy MTV rotation.
49 Ratt Ratt Ratt is an American heavy metal band that had significant commercial success in the 1980s, with their albums having been certified as gold, platinum, and multi-platinum by the RIAA.
50 Burt Bacharach
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