Most Shafted by the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame

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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

1 Heart Heart Heart is an American rock band that first found success in Canada and later in the United States and worldwide.

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.

I LOVE heart! Crazy on you is an amazing song

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2 Journey Journey Journey is an American rock band that formed in San Francisco in 1973, composed of former members of Santana and Frumious Bandersnatch.

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

There about to get in 2016

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3 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. They were known for some big hits such as The Trooper, and The Number of the Beast, and have released 16 studio albums . The New Wave of British Heavy Metal Pioneers would ...read more.

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...

4 Judas Priest Judas Priest Judas Priest are a British heavy metal band formed in Birmingham, England, in 1969. The band has sold over 45 million albums to date. They received a lot of popularity due to their big hits Breaking The Law, You've Got Another Thing Comin', and Living after Midnight which were played on the radio a ...read more.

Already in and so is kiss and I think iron maiden and heart

They 100% deserved to be in the hall of fame.

5 Yes Yes Yes are an English rock band formed in 1968 by bassist Chris Squire and singer Jon Anderson. They first achieved success in the 1970s with a progressive, art and symphonic style of rock music.

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.

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6 Pantera Pantera Pantera was a Heavy Metal band formed in 1981 by guitarist Dimebag Darrell and drummer Vinnie Paul. The group got into mainstream after changing from Glam Metal to Groove Metal. The band's most successful album is "Vulgar Display of Power". As the pioneers of the New Wave of American Heavy Metal, They ...read more.
7 Kiss Kiss Kiss is an American hard rock band formed in New York City in January 1973 by Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons and the band's original manager, Lew Linet.

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.

KISS hands down 1973 to present ROCK ON MAN YEAH ROCK HALL INDUCT THIS BAND NEXT YEAR

They were inducted in 2014.Please don't vote. - Undistinguished

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8 The Moody Blues The Moody Blues The Moody Blues are an English rock band. They first came to prominence playing rhythm and blues music, but their second album, Days of Future Passed, which was released in 1967, was a fusion of rock with classical music and established them as pioneers in the development of art rock and progressive ...read more.

Their classic seven albums of the late 60s - early 70s, and to a lesser extent "Octave", "Long Distance Voyager" and "Strange Times" represent some of the best soft prog rock ever made. They are still touring and filling auditoria, which is surely worth recognition. Having said that, they would have done their cause some good and earned more respect by creating more new music (as a band, not solo efforts) of the sort of quality of those original albums, instead of apparently being content to keep touring and bashing out the oldies. They should also have got Mike Pinder back into the band long ago, as he was a vital contributor (in terms of songwriting, arranging, vocals, and keyboard/mellotron) to that unique, signature, often ethereal sound that won them so many admirers.

Their 'classic seven' albums of the 60s and 70s are some of the best, sophisticated prog rock ever made in my humble opinion. More to the point they were undeniably up there amongst the best of British rock bands, achieved world-wide success and recognition and sold millions of records all over the world.

One of the best bands ever. Still touring with their nucleus intact, and still rock the house. The nominating committee is a joke.

For some reasons the powers that be wont elect a progressive Rock band like the deserving group The Moody Blues.

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9 Dire Straits Dire Straits Dire Straits were a British rock band formed in 1977 by Mark Knopfler, his younger brother David Knopfler, John Illsley, and Pick Withers.

Many of these bands deserved it. Yet they add Madonna in the hall of fame. She isn't even rock. Shame.

10 Bon Jovi Bon Jovi Bon Jovi is a hard rock band formed in 1983, which had a streak of successful albums in the late 1980s. The band originally consisted of lead vocalist Jon Bon Jovi, guitarist Ritchie Sambora (left in 2013), bassist Alec John Such (left in 1994), keyboard David Bryan, and drummer Tico Torres. The band's ...read more.

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?

The Contenders

11 Motorhead Motorhead Motörhead were an English heavy metal/Hard Rock band formed in June 1975 by bassist, singer, and songwriter Ian Fraser "Lemmy" Kilmister, who was the sole constant member; guitarist and songwriter Larry Wallis; and drummer Lucas Fox. The band's harsh vocals and fast paced tempos helped inspire speed ...read more.

Influenced Metallica the most no question about that

12 Chicago

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.

One of my personal favorites

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13 Motley Crue Motley Crue Mötley Crüe was an American metal band formed in Los Angeles, California on January 17, 1981. The group was founded by bassist Nikki Sixx and drummer Tommy Lee, lead vocalist Vince Neil and lead guitarist Mick Mars.

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.

14 Meat Loaf Meat Loaf Michael Lee Aday is an American musician, singer, songwriter, record producer and actor usually known by his stage name Meat Loaf.

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.

15 Megadeth Megadeth Megadeth is an American thrash metal band from Los Angeles, California. The group was formed in 1983 by guitarist Dave Mustaine and bassist David Ellefson, shortly after Mustaine's dismissal from Metallica. They have released 15 studio albums, and their biggest hits are Symphony of Destruction, Holy ...read more.

Dave wasn't invited in with Metallica when he wrote some songs!

16 Genesis Genesis Genesis are an English rock band formed at Charterhouse School, Godalming, Surrey in 1967. The most commercially successful and long-lasting line-up includes keyboardist Tony Banks, bassist/guitarist Mike Rutherford and drummer/singer Phil Collins.

How can they not be in yet? All of their hits, and creating The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway... not to mention three of their members having successful solo careers in their own right. - Darrell

Genesis and Heart are the only 2 bands on this list that I would care to see go to the RRHOF. Maybe Tommy James and the Shondells. The rest are just OK. One is a joke! (KISS)... And One is really nerve racking! (Rush). There are a lot of other bands that deserve to go more like The Guess Who, Bon Jovi, Black Sabbath, The Cure... Just to name a few.

Genesis ain't in yet? I cannot believe what I am seeing! Me and m dad both share a love for Genesis. They deserve it!

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18 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.

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!

19 Social Distortion Social Distortion Social Distortion is an American punk rock band formed in 1978 in Fullerton, California. The band currently consists of Mike Ness, Jonny Wickersham, Brent Harding, David Hidalgo, Jr., and David Kalish.

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 deserve to be there over Green Day. I still listend to Social D.

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20 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.

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.

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