Most Shafted by the Rock N Roll Hall of Famedjyueng 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.
The Top Ten
Inducted in 2013
Absolutely love this band! The Wilson sisters prove time and again that they can still rock! They deserve to be inducted!
They are inducted too so please don't vote anymore. - Undistinguished
Seriously, Why are these ladies not in the ARE & ARE hall of fame.
Journey is the greatest band ever. I don't understand why they are not in the Rock N Hall of Fame! Steve Perry has the most soulful voice and vocal range of any lead singer. I hope I'm lucky enough to meet him one day. Stefanie Nichols
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
Steve Perry, Smith, and Rollie is why they deserve to be in... they'll be there - list10106 Comments
Get them in there please. - Userguy44
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...1 Comment
They 100% deserved to be in the hall of fame.
Already in and so is kiss and I think iron maiden and heart
Influenced Metallica the most no question about that
Yes was inducted in 2017. - thomwim
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.
This list is quite good but there are so many more too! Going by this list and in this order:
Probably Yes, Genesis, Journey, Heart, Iron Maiden, The Moody Blues, Judas Priest, Jethro Tull (not my favourite but a lot of other people's favorite! ).
Two bands that I would put into the top 10 because of the band member's deaths and because I don't think they could get there after these deaths would be Boston & Cars.
Honour Mention to Motörhead.
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.
They were inducted in 2014.Please don't vote. - Undistinguished
KISS hands down 1973 to present ROCK ON MAN YEAH ROCK HALL INDUCT THIS BAND NEXT YEAR7 Comments
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.
They truly deserve to be in it, even if they are already in there. - Userguy44
Many of these bands deserved it. Yet they add Madonna in the hall of fame. She isn't even rock. Shame.
Better than this entire list
Bon Jovi was inducted in 2018. - thomwim
The UK has blessed the boys from Jersey, you'd think the US would catch up soon
They should definitely be in. They have great shows and great music.
Why doesn' this website register votes?1 Comment
Meat Loaf and Jim Steinman totally deserve to be in the Hall of Fame. Bat Out of Hell is a top 5 rock album of all-time and the style they have is like nothing else. They sold some 43 million copies during an era when disco was the trend, then sis it again with Bat 2 at the height of Grunge.
That one album alone...Paradise by the Dashboard light alone...Need I go on!
Bat Out of Hell Trilogy! STILL ROCKING TODAY! GRAMMY WINNER
This man deserves it more than most.
They just made it in this year! - Knucklewood
Great band. Very talented musicians. Brought the horns out as featured instruments.
The original group should inducted! Ground breaking sound.
Inexcusable they haven't been inducted.2 Comments
Dave wasn't invited in with Metallica when he wrote some songs!
I think it's time Soundgarden got in.
They've been the second major grunge band to form after Green River in the 1980s, of course getting it big in the 90s while Kurt Cobain and his band made grunge music popular. Except Soundgarden has an excellent singer and loads of excellent songwriting. Should've honestly been the second of the big 4 grunge bands to have made it in, but they went with Pearl Jam next. - Nonpointed
If Sting, Rod Stewart, Paul McCartney, Billy Joel and many others consider him a contemporary and all the great rock music he has produced over the years he should be in the Hall. Not Madonna, Janet Jackson. The Hall is starting to become a joke.
This guy deserves to be in the Hall. His hits list is phenomenal!
BA is a great rocker and has had an influence on me personally growing up in the 80s. I've seen him in concert about 10 times, and even most recently he sounded as good as ever. He has made great rock and roll songs that haven't gotten "popular" because of the pop shift 80s to 90s. He still sells out shows WORLD WIDE. It's a shame Hall hold it against him that he's had huge hits with several movie love ballads, but Bryan ROCKS. Hall is stupid and the class of 2019 is embarrassing. Radiohead? The Cure? Roxy Music?! The Zombies with 2 songs? GIMME A BREAK! 1
By the very definition of musical excellence, Bryan Adams clearly should be in HOF! Sounds Amazing every show, and so many excellent songs.15 Comments
Social distortion deserves to be in the rock hall of fame. Mike Ness is a great song writer and rocker who is still rocking to this day. Out of any band on this list Social D deserves it most.
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.
Most under rated musician to ever walk the face of the earth! Shame on the R & Roll HoF.
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.3 Comments
Extremely talented and with very succesful albums
I don't care if these guys haven't been the same since Steve Clark died, they should be inducted!
Best first album of all time
Best late 70s early 80s band! They’ve sold out concerts and amazing album sales! They r a huge part of my teenage years!
Love this band. - Stalin
Sir Ian Anderson is a genius. Tull have for over 40 years been commercially successful with 50+ million record sales, over 1,000 live concerts, 25+ albums and have a truly unique style that is continuously innovative and brilliant. Shame on the Hall of Fame for their most glaring oversight.
The Doobie Bros absolutely should be in RRHF!
Michael McDonald seems more concerned with collaberating & promoting other artists. But that's all the more reason that he should be in there.
How can they not be in it? Have these idiots never heard Michael McDonald?
When I first heard "Take me home...", I did not know his name but his music & voice touched my soul... and still does. I hope that soon the Hall of Fame will recognize that his music touch's one so deep that it leaves them changed for the better.
This is crazy that this guy hasn't been inducted. He always said he was put down for having music that fit many genres. The fact that he continues to be shut out of the RRHF proves the prejudice still continues.. in the old days I found his records filed in truck and roll or folk music more often than country. He even went out on his own after being asked to create a total county album. Anyone remember that?
Yes yes yes!8 Comments
Classic rock compositions, great singer--and the Shondells are better musicians than people give them credit for. I think they got classified as "bubblegum" early and never got the respect they deserved. Would rather listen to a Tommy James song than anything by The Doors (and the James song probably rocked harder too).
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...1 Comment
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? -
The best band of the 1970s and 80s
ELO should be in, but only after Madonna is thrown out.1 Comment
One of the pure legends of American Progressive Rock. To imagine this band not considered by the crew in Cleveland is a disgrace and demonstrates the lack of any musical background the "voters' must have. Yes, Styx, Pink Floyd, Queen, Kansas. Who are these morons in RRHOF?
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.
How are they not in?
Definitely should be in the hall of fame
Oasis, Blur, the Smiths, the Stone Roses and Joy Division should all be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. They are amongst the greatest alternative bands of all time and them being ignored by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is abysmal. Americans really need to look beyond their homeland. They are truly influential bands.
They will be eligible in 2019, and I think they should inducted that same year. The impact they had on the music world in the mid 90's was undeniable. Both Liam and Noel Gallagher are still relevant figures in in the industry today with successful solo careers. Liam ranks as one of the greatest vocalists in rock history, while Noel ranks as the greatest songwriter of his generation.
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.
2020 will mark their 40th anniversary as a band...the greatest punk band to come out of the So Cal punk scene in the early 80's! I've seen them live 25 times and was never disappointed! They MUST get in!
Bad Religion IS punk rock. They are getting ready to release their 17th studio album late 2018/ early 2019 and the few tracks I've already heard are just as great as everything else they have done. 2020 will mark their 40th anniversary as a band. These guys MUST GET IN! Ask any punk band of the past 3vand a half decades and in sure they will list Bad Religion at the top of their "influences" list...
They as well as social distortion have defined so Cal punk as well as all music, they have ventured in and out of mainstream still hanging in there with success1 Comment
Absolutely, his songwriting and guitar work are up there. Steve Vai is another, the guy is on a completely different level.
Inspired countless bands and really created a unique genre of music -
The Who are better. - Stalin
They should have already been there..
Should be there sold more records in 1970 then any other band including the Beatles Check it out I,m correct on this. One of the top bands in there peak years 1969 to 1972.
One of Canadas first big rock bands with very good and well known songs1 Comment
They need to be in before all the other bands on this list.
At least 8 of these bands listed above them were influenced by them!
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.
They've been a musical force since the early 70s. Kind of lost their way due to DDY's theatrical bent, but found it again when they parted ways and started rocking again. Still packing them in at shows, on the road for over 200 days a year and still loving it!
They’ve made enough classics that can run be ignored, from “Come Sail Away” to “Renegade” to “Mr Roboto” to “Foolin’ Yourself”. It’d also be nice to have more Chicago representation!
One of the most interesting singer/songwriters of music, Warren Zevon was a pretty amazing man that had many hits such as "Excitable Boy", "Werewolves of London", and "Lawyers, Guns, and Money". He was also coveredd extensively by Linda Ronstadt, with "Carmelita", "Hasten Down the Wind", and "Poor Poor Pitiful Me". Helped by famous groups and artists, Warren gained a cult following among many artists of his generation, including The Everly Brothers, Jackson Browne, Bob Dylan, R.E.M. , and Radiohead. If there's anyone out there who deserves Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Status, it's Warren Zevon.
Been eligible since the 1993 shame on you Rock N Roll Hall Of Fame
Warren Zevon has been eligible Since 1993...
One of the best live performing Rock Bands out there. Still selling out concerts. Album sales alone should have them in.
Those are the best rock band ever what's wrong with the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame? Put them all in.
One of the most talented singer/songwriters of our time -
He's knocking on the door: "Hello, It's Me"! - Billyv
Too High to Die is one of the best albums ever.
One of the Great RRHoF travesties.
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