Most Shafted by the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame

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21 Pearl Jam Pearl Jam Pearl Jam is a Grunge Rock Band formed in Seattle, Washington in 1990. The band had comprised of Eddie Vedder, Mike McCready, Stone Gossard and Jeff Ament. ...read more.
22 Boston Boston Boston is an American rock band from Boston, Massachusetts, that achieved their most notable successes during the 1970s and 1980s. V 1 Comment
23 The Doobie Brothers

How can they not be in it? Have these idiots never heard Michael McDonald?

24 Bryan Adams Bryan Adams

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

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!

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

First Ballot HOFer! What you waiting for? Still performing live around the globe...amazing live performer...

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25 Tommy James & The Shondells

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...

They are rock and roll - let them in soon!

26 The Cars The Cars The Cars are an American rock band that emerged from the new wave scene in the late 1970s. The band originated in Boston, Massachusetts in 1976, with singer, rhythm guitarist and songwriter Ric Ocasek, singer and bassist Benjamin Orr, lead guitarist Elliot Easton, keyboardist Greg Hawkes and drummer ...read more.
27 Bad Company Bad Company

They're not in? That's just ridiculous

28 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.

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

I miss John Denver

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29 Electric Light Orchestra Electric Light Orchestra The Electric Light Orchestra are an English rock band from Birmingham. They were formed in 1970 by songwriters/multi-instrumentalists Roy Wood and Jeff Lynne with drummer Bev Bevan.

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? -

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30 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.
31 Derek and the Dominos Derek and the Dominos Derek and the Dominos were a blues rock band formed in the spring of 1970 by guitarist and singer Eric Clapton, keyboardist and singer Bobby Whitlock, bassist Carl Radle and drummer Jim Gordon.
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".

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

33 Dream Theater Dream Theater Dream Theater is an American progressive metal band. The band was formed in 1985 under the name of "Majesty", but had to change its name to Dream Theater later. ...read more.

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.

34 Eric Johnson Eric Johnson Eric Johnson (born August 17, 1954) is an American guitarist, songwriter, and vocalist from Austin, Texas. Best known for his electric guitar skills, Johnson is also a highly proficient acoustic, lap steel, resonator, and bass guitarist as well as an accomplished pianist and vocalist.
35 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.

They almost were, but didn't get the chance yet.

36 Hall & Oates Hall & Oates Daryl Hall and John Oates, known more commonly as Hall & Oates, are an American musical duo from Philadelphia.

Inspired countless bands and really created a unique genre of music -

37 Joe Satriani Joe Satriani

Absolutely, his songwriting and guitar work are up there. Steve Vai is another, the guy is on a completely different level.

38 Michael Angelo Batio Michael Angelo Batio Michael Angelo Batio also known as Mike Batio or MAB, is an American heavy metal guitarist and columnist from Chicago, Illinois.
39 The Guess Who The Guess Who The Guess Who was a Canadian rock band formed in 1962. The band was formed in Winnipeg, Manitoba and is mostly known for their hit "American Woman".

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

40 Deep Purple Deep Purple Deep Purple are an English rock band formed in Hertford in 1968. They are considered to be among the pioneers of heavy metal and modern hard rock, although their musical approach changed over the years. Originally formed as a progressive rock band, the band shifted to a heavier sound in 1970. Deep Purple, ...read more.

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.

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