Most Shafted by the Rock N Roll Hall of FameThis 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
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.
Very talented lead singer and there songs are very popular all over the world
Steve Perry, Smith, and Rollie is why they deserve to be in... they'll be there
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!
Why there are not in this list and moreover why they are not in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is beyond me...
Can't believe they aren't already there. Haven't heard metal poetry hear maiden
How are these guys not in already?
Already in and so is kiss and I think iron maiden and heart
They 100% deserved to be in the hall of fame.
Influenced Metallica the most no question about that
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.
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.
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.
Yes was inducted in 2017.
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.
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
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.
Bryan Adams going strong for 40 years. Reckless was a Diamond Album... I think Run To You, Summer Of 69, Somebody, It's Only Love were Classic songs. A humanitarian & perpetuated rock music in various styles. Hall Of Famer to me.
By the very definition of musical excellence, Bryan Adams clearly should be in HOF! Sounds Amazing every show, and so many excellent songs.
Many of these bands deserved it. Yet they add Madonna in the hall of fame. She isn't even rock. Shame.
They truly deserve to be in it, even if they are already in there.
Better than this entire list
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!
This man deserves it more than most.
Bat Out of Hell Trilogy! STILL ROCKING TODAY! GRAMMY WINNER
KISS not being in the rock n roll hall of fame is an even bigger disappointment than this new music... it's called (c)rap...
Said one nominating committee member: "Kiss is not a great band." Well, what does he know?
While I am a big fan of Avenged Sevenfold and Linkin Park, they aren't 25 years old yet
These guys should of already been inducted a Long time ago!
Dave wasn't invited in with Metallica when he wrote some songs!
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.
They just made it in this year!
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 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.
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!
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?
Bon Jovi was inducted in 2018.
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?
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.
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.
I don't care if these guys haven't been the same since Steve Clark died, they should be inducted!
Extremely talented and with very succesful albums
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?
The Doobie Bros absolutely should be in RRHF!
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.
Love this band.
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
A late 60s and early 70s tour de force. Between 68 and 1970 outsold everyone,including the Beatles. Psychedelic Rock that set the stage for mid 70's probably rock.
Maybe having "Crystal Blue Persuasion" play during a pivotal moment in Breaking Bad will help...