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. See http://www.futurerockhall.com/eligibles.php for a list of eligible bands
The Top Ten
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.
Most of the list entries are by now inducted, such as:
The Moody Blues (2018)
Dire Straits (2018)
Bon Jovi (2018)
Pearl Jam (2017)
The Cars (2018)
Hall & Oates (2014)
Deep Purple (2016)
The Hollies (2010)
Cheap Trick (2016)
Electric Light Orchestra (2017) - Undistinguished
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
Long Live JourneyV 6 Comments
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...
How are these guys not in already? - htoutlaws2012
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 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. - thomwim
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
These guys should of already been inducted a Long time ago!V 7 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.
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
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. - thomwimV 1 Comment
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.
One of my personal favoritesV 2 Comments
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
Dave wasn't invited in with Metallica when he wrote some songs!
Should definitely be in. At the time he sang by himself on MTV it was the highest rating ever even more than mariah Carey. Plus tons of wedding songs and movie songs
It is a sin for Bryan Adams not to be in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame no excuse whatsoever Bryan Adams Rock and Roll Hall of Fame next year
Over 100 million album sales worldwide, 20 top 10 hits. Grammy, Junk and Academy Award nominations and wins. It's ridiculous that Adams isn't in the Rock 'n Roll Hall of Fame!
Just saw him in concert. Amazing. Songs sound exactly the same as when originally done.V 9 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!
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!
Most under rated musician to ever walk the face of the earth! Shame on the R & Roll HoF.V 2 Comments
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.
Best late 70s early 80s band! They’ve sold out concerts and amazing album sales! They r a huge part of my teenage years!
How can they not be in it? Have these idiots never heard Michael McDonald?
Michael McDonald seems more concerned with collaberating & promoting other artists. But that's all the more reason that he should be in there.
The Doobie Bros absolutely should be in RRHF!
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
legendV 7 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) -
They are rock and roll - let them in soon!V 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
"Hello...how are you? Have you been alright...through all those lonely, lonely, lonely, lonely, lonely nights? That's what I'd say, I'd tell you everything, if you'd pick up that Telephone.V 1 Comment
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.
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?
How are they not in?
Definitely should be in the hall of fame
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.
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 -
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 songs
Burton Cummings is one of the iconic voices of 70's era rock. He and childhood friend Randy Bachman were the Lennon & McCartney of Canada... hell, of the US too. Simply can't believe they weren't installed years and years ago. (Tull and Doobies too)
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.
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 success
Definitely them; they did a lot.
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 most talented singer/songwriters of our time -
He's knocking on the door: "Hello, It's Me"! - Billyv
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!
Those are the best rock band ever what's wrong with the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame? Put them all in.
Too High to Die is one of the best albums ever.
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