Most Shafted by the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame

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21 Cheap Trick Cheap Trick Cheap Trick is an American rock band from Rockford, Illinois, formed in 1973. As of 2010, the band currently consists of Robin Zander, Rick Nielsen, Tom Petersson and Daxx Nielsen.
22 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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23 Dead Kennedys Dead Kennedys Dead Kennedys are an American hardcore punk band formed in San Francisco, California in 1978. The band was one of the first American hardcore bands to make a significant impact in the United Kingdom.
24 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.

25 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.
26 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.
27 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
28 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!

29 The Doobie Brothers

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

30 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.
31 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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32 Bad Company Bad Company

They're not in? That's just ridiculous

33 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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34 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.

35 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.
36 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

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

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38 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.
39 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.

40 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.

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