March 15th, 2010
10:13 AM ET

Most shocking Rock & Roll Hall of Fame snubs

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Clearly making it into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame has very little to do with popularity.

At tonight's ceremony, ABBA, Jimmy Cliff, Genesis, The Hollies and the Stooges will each receive their well deserved induction. This honor is given out annually to inductees selected by a voting committee from the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Foundation. Artists are eligible to be inducted 25 years after their first recording is released.

But what's more interesting is the growing list of artists and groups who get passed over each year, despite record sales, reputation in the industry and lobbying from fans around the world.

Some of the higher profile musicians who have yet to make the cut include:

Depeche Mode
The Cure
Hall and Oates
Alice Cooper
Moody Blues
Cheap Trick
Bad Company
Peter Frampton
Bon Jovi
Public Enemy
Red Hot Chili Peppers (this was their first year of eligibility)

Who is the biggest miss on this list? Who else should the Hall of Fame be considering for next year? Discuss!

soundoff (2,544 Responses)
  1. torento22

    Chicago, Bad Company, Bon Jovi and Foreigner are the four groups on that list that I like the most. While Bon Jovi and Foreigner both had good songs, I would not be disappointed if neither of them made it in. It's a toss up between Chicago and Bad Company for which of the two groups deserves to get into the hall more. Other groups that I think should get in are Def Leppard, Motley Crue, Ozzy Osbourne, Joan Jett and Pat Benatar. There are many groups I like that aren't in the hall, but only the ones I have mentioned I think should actually get into the hall.

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  8. Scott M

    It is an incredible injustice that Gary Lewis & The Playboys are not in the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame. To not see the truth of that statement is to either be unaware or to totally ignore numerous, undeniable facts.

    The group, Gary Lewis & The Playboys had eight gold singles, seventeen Top 40 hits, and four gold albums. Those are facts that are unmatched by many groups/ individuals already inducted into the Hall of Fame.

    Some say, “Well if he wasn’t the son of Jerry Lewis, he would never have had that success.” Does that mean we should forget Michael Douglas’s success and take back his Oscar’s because he is the son of Kirk Douglas? Or maybe we should strike Ken Griffey Jr. from the record books because he is the son of Major Leaguer Ken Griffey Sr.?? We could play this game all day.

    Some say, “Well, Gary Lewis & The Playboys had too much help in the studio!” That’s the craziest rational for being against induction of all. Beginning with the advent of the electric guitar and the steady onslaught of technical wizardry that has dominated music recording for so long how do you decide what song is pure? Clearly for most music groups the answer to that is always, “how many records did they sell?” Why that is not the rationale used for Gary Lewis & The Playboys is a mystery.

    I would wager that 30 years from now you will still find at least seven of the hits by Gary Lewis & The Playboys on the airways, as they are now, while current year inductees Public Enemy or even Heart will be found missing.

    The facts are clear. Some people need to get over their issues and correct an injustice to the world of music. Gary Lewis & The Playboys remain a big part of that world fifty years later.

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  10. TO

    Yes, Rush, Ted Nugent, Gerry Rafftery, Chicago, America, Styx, and ELO

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  11. Bob Chamberlain

    It is insane thinking that puts Abba in the R&RHF but ignores YES. Their songs are masterpieces performed by creative and talented musicians. Say YES to YES!!!!

    December 7, 2012 at 10:01 pm | Report abuse |
  12. tony

    list of people who didnt make the hall of fame they for got 2 bands april wine and guess who but then again what you expect from the us they dont know good bands when they see it

    November 25, 2012 at 8:47 am | Report abuse |
  13. Katie

    HOW could they NOT add JOUREY?!

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  14. Lori

    I think the original idea was great, recognize artists who made an impression in Rock & Roll music. But like so many things today the original concept got lost along the way. It is an absolute disgrace, inducting some of the people they have in the last 8 years, don't get me wrong, in the mix, some justafible artists have slipped in amongst the the pitiful inductees they have allowed. Of course we all have our personal favorites, mine are Tommy James & the Shondells who at the time, despite the Beatles controlling the top 40 charts, had top ten hits. Also Grand Funk Railroad, Deep Purple, Moody Blues, Chicago, Boston, Yes, Heart, Pat Benatar, Kansas, and YES!, Foreigner and Styx.

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  27. Joe Kreps

    Moody Blues,Chicago,Yes Rush, ELO. Hall is not representing the real rockers.

    May 5, 2012 at 4:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • matt

      MC5 should have been in before they even would
      have considered ABBA and Madonna, how are
      they rockers?

      May 6, 2012 at 11:48 am | Report abuse |
    • Karo

      Are you kidding me? Listen to old Chicago from the late 60's early 70's and then tell me they aren't real rockers!!!!!!! I don't care about the 80's lame ballads they had but they should be in RRHF just for their old stuff!!!! Also Rush isn't real rock either? Listen to 2112 album or working man from the first album- How does the Beastie boys make it in before these two or even Bon Jovi? Who the hell votes on this? Idiots obviously who don't have any taste in music!!!!!

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  28. MBH

    This so-called "Rock and Roll Hall" of Fame is totally beneath contempt for its cluelessness. They've got rap and pap in there, but passed on too many greats like Rush and Jethro Tull. That they managed to induct some obviously worthy bands, such as Led Zeppelin, must be by sheer accident. (Even a blind HOF finds an acorn once in a while.) BTW, if we actually HAD a serious rock music hall of fame, I would also nominate Robert Plant for his outstanding body of solo work. He had the best musicians, several Platinum albums, and WAY too many memorable songs to mention here.

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  38. Eric

    Why not create another Rock n Roll Hall of Fame. We could call it: The TRRHA (True Rock and Roll Hall of Fame)

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  41. Steve Sonic

    Blue Cheer. If any band can be credited with inventing and defining heavy metal, it is certainly Blue Cheer. They predated both Sabbath and Zeppelin.

    April 4, 2012 at 12:17 am | Report abuse |
  42. Miles AS

    Deep Purple, Whitesnake, Rainbow, Dio. THE BEST. fullstop

    March 24, 2012 at 6:58 am | Report abuse |
  43. Howard Smih

    How about Three Dog Night, they had 3 # 1 Songs, the number 1 song of the year in 1971 with Joy To The World, Altogether they had 12 Top Ten hits, and for 5 years they sold more records and concerts tickets then any other band.

    I see a lot of them had made the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame with a lot credentials then that, maybe they upset the wrong person or something.

    If someone has something to reply to this, I would like to hear it, thanks everybody for giving their opinions.

    BIg H

    March 23, 2012 at 3:11 am | Report abuse |
  44. Jerry Stone

    Grand Funk Railroad.

    March 7, 2012 at 6:33 pm | Report abuse |
  45. RockinRobert

    Grand Funk, Yes, ELP Deep Purple, Rush, Chicago, Jethro Tull, Boston, & Heart all should have been in long ago...I will never visit this place. I think too much politics & PC
    , ...MHO

    March 4, 2012 at 11:52 pm | Report abuse |
  46. denis

    If Deep Purple does not have place in RnR H O F, then I m not interested who else is in... Simple as that!! I m not trying to offend anyones choice, but my opinion is that if thay trying to find musicians who defined rock and roll-then DEEP PURPLE is one of them... CHEERS!!!

    February 23, 2012 at 5:00 am | Report abuse |
  47. ron

    yes, yes, YES !!!!

    February 10, 2012 at 11:23 am | Report abuse |
  48. Rem

    Anvil !!!!!
    The Canadian Band !!!!

    February 4, 2012 at 3:02 pm | Report abuse |
  49. Sam

    Well everyone also most said everything but eagles and kool and the gan

    January 21, 2012 at 5:41 pm | Report abuse |
  50. Greg K.

    I can not help but look at the RRHF snubs list and think of Gene Simmons (KISS) comment of the RRHF as The Rock n Roll Hall of "Shame". Being a devote RUSH fan, I am obviously flabbergasted that they are not in the hall yet. Judging by the snubs list (YES, Alice Cooper, Journey, Judas Priest....), I am sure others are just as shocked about 'their' band not being in. Actually, I think there is more talent on the snubs list that there are in the hall of fame.

    My hope is that when one of these groups (on the snubs list) are selected that they (the group) decline the offer–a great rock n roll 'middle finger' message.


    January 2, 2012 at 3:18 pm | Report abuse |
  51. Hemidemisemiquaver

    Prog rock is severely underrepresented, of course, including American prog-rockers Kansas and especially Dream Theater. Is there any better combination than John Petrucci and Jordan Rudess as far as musicianship goes? After hearing the Eddie Trunk interview on Sirius/XM with the President and CEO of the RnRHOF Foundation, I can honestly say that I won't be going to Cleveland and contributing, monetarily, to their agenda. As for ABBA and others not being "Rock n Roll," I agree with many that rock is a very wide category, but the line should be drawn somewhere. Where that is, I can only speculate. As for other prog rock acts, YES is the glaring omission, along with Rush. Musical taste, like tastes in cinema or food, however, are so subjective, it's often meaningless to argue over these opinions.

    December 21, 2011 at 11:29 am | Report abuse |
  52. Kerry Collins

    Two stand out: Deep Purple, Dire Straits. Five reasons they should be in HOF

    Deep Purple
    #1.heavy metal pioneers
    #2.In Rock - one of the three albums that created metal - others being Led Zep II and Black Sabbath's Paranoid
    #3.practically invented heavy riffs
    #4.Ritchie Blackmore - genius
    #5.Smoke on the water - iconic rock song

    Then theres Ian Paice – ones of rocks greatest dummers. Ian Gillan – incredible vocalist. For Madonna to be inducted into the ROCK hof ahead of hard/heavy ROCK pioneers is a facre

    Dire Straits
    #1.Mark Knopfler - wizard on guitar
    #2.Brothers in Arms - one of the best rock albums ever
    #3.Money for Nothing - #1 everywhere and an epic MTV song
    #4.incredible live band – immensely talented musicians (Clapton adores them)
    #5.unique stripped down sound - very rare

    Both band's are long overdue. I've heard Rush mentioned a few times but i aint keen on the lead singers voice (their songs aint that popular).. nothing really STANDS OUT from the band. No iconic tunes, albums, performances. When you think of a band/solo artist, something should come to mind, and yet, with Rush, very little does. I can think of a few others who are also more deserving: Iron Maiden, KISS, Journey, Def Leppard - Pyromania single-handedly created pop-metal. Both Nirvana and Radiohead will soon be inducted (both are around the 25 year old mark to be eligible

    December 16, 2011 at 4:43 pm | Report abuse |
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  54. Andrew

    Jethro Tull
    the Cars
    And the list goes on.....
    but we have Run DMC,The furious five and Madonna..unbeleivable!!!!!!!!!(I like Run DmC but they had one rock song albeit transformed and brought rock and rap together)

    December 7, 2011 at 6:40 pm | Report abuse |
  55. jjjj

    You put Journey and Foreigner here.

    Lame bands. Lame list.

    December 7, 2011 at 8:03 am | Report abuse |
  56. Robert Allen

    .....KISS was just a costume act, their "music" a big noise without any real's bands like the Moody Blues that get to me, rock doesn't get any more substantial than "Tuesday Afternoon" in my opinion and a lot of other rock lovers.....what adds salt to the wound is that acts like Run DMC made it, that's the real's almost like it's all on purpose to garner attention to an otherwise lame, boring hall of fame attempt.....

    December 5, 2011 at 3:25 pm | Report abuse |
  57. tony

    The RnR hall of fame does not mean anything anymore. Being excluded means you are in an elite group without stupid Abba, euro cheese song winners but with brian eno I say no more. Peace

    December 3, 2011 at 11:27 pm | Report abuse |
  58. Michael

    If you are talking about influential bands who affected many other musicians, then you cannot leave out The Small Faces, whose musical legacy still lives on. The five members of the band created some of the most original music and has long legs throughout rock and roll history. The names of those I am talking about can be easily discovered by looking at the history of the musicians,.

    November 27, 2011 at 11:37 pm | Report abuse |
  59. Satan

    Rock and Roll Hall of LAME

    November 18, 2011 at 4:23 am | Report abuse |
  60. North Coast Parrothead Club - Cleveland

    Jimmy Buffett ! Why ? 30 plus albums, 40 plus years of non stop touring, and he, and the Coral Reefers have sold out show after show, year after year. Weather you like his music or not, he is an icon in the music business. There are very few artists that can sell 20,000 seats at a show, year after year.

    November 6, 2011 at 1:54 am | Report abuse |
  61. Allan

    Unfortunately, opinions can sometimes be considered like the beauty analogy, you know the one, "eye of the beholder"... but the facts are the facts when considering the likes of Foreigner, Journey and Kiss. The emotion brought out when you realize they aren't in the R & R Hall of Fame? OMG!!! When i was young, in the seventies, I didn't know and didn't really care about those bands. Now that I'm older and can see and hear the talent I realize they were all pure awesome. I recently went to see Foreigner, Journey and Night Ranger. I was amazed at the number of hits and equally the number of people singing them word for word. These bands have touched many lives in a way only real music can. I truly believe they don't make music like that anymore. I saw the 3 bands in Seattle on October 21, 2011. It was their 91st and last tour date. A fantastic night to remember. To the Hall of Fame controllers all I can say is if you don't have Foreigner you probably don't know what love is... if you don't have Journey forget the Separate Ways and Open Arms is the way.

    October 30, 2011 at 5:15 am | Report abuse |
  62. Todd

    This is exactly why they should be inducted like...i don't know, say...YESTERDAY!!! Take a few minutes and watch this. It will blow your mind. It's in Germany in 2010. They're still selling out in many countries around the planet...and, for all of you doubters & critics of their's obvious that you haven't listened to them in a while. CHECK THIS OUT:

    October 12, 2011 at 8:53 am | Report abuse |
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  64. Scott

    How can a band with 21 Top 10 singles, 5 consecutive Number One albums, 11 Number One singles and 5 Gold singles, 25 of their 32 albums have gone platinum, and a grammy. BTW they have 47 gold and platinum awards. That is Chicago!

    October 5, 2011 at 5:16 pm | Report abuse |
  65. get real

    Rock's 1970s and 1980s Queens of Rock are not inducted. IIt's 2011 and Linda Ronstadt, Pat Benatar, Stevie Nicks are still not in the Rock 'n Roll Hall of Fame. I don't get it...

    September 30, 2011 at 7:58 pm | Report abuse |
  66. let's get real

    Let's see, Linda Ronstadt – hands down Queen of 1970s Rock, and not just a "pop' or country star, but also a true rocker in much of her music, is not in the Rock 'n Roll Hall of Fame in 2011.

    And let's not forget that Stevie Nicks (solo), Heart and Pat Benatar are not inductees, either.

    What gives? I don't get it.

    September 8, 2011 at 9:07 pm | Report abuse |
  67. Ken

    Listen to 25 or 6 to 4, or Dialogue and you realize how talented and innovative Chicago was. They also played incredibly tight concerts–tough to do with all the moving parts. It's a travesty that they're not in.

    September 7, 2011 at 6:42 pm | Report abuse |
  68. Topkat


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  69. Chicago Live Music

    What about more current artists? People pouring their heart out on stage today?

    August 30, 2011 at 1:38 pm | Report abuse |
  70. get real

    Um, hello?

    No.1 artist to be inducted immediately – 1970s Queen of Rock, Linda Ronstadt
    (disgraceful that she wasn't inducted years ago)

    Nos. 2 & 3, Stevie Nicks & Pat Benatar -1980s Queens of Rock

    No. 4, Heart – Ann & Nancy Wilson

    Doesn't Rolling Stone like female rockers?

    August 24, 2011 at 8:38 pm | Report abuse |
  71. Chris

    Tell me I'm not the only one that thinks The B-52's should be in that list!

    August 21, 2011 at 1:50 am | Report abuse |
  72. darkwriterxx94

    I have no problem with rap and hip hop in the HOF but when bands like Deep Purple and Rush are snubbed it becomes a problem. People like Grand Master Flash have done some truly innovative things but if anyone from any genre can be inducted then it's time we change the name of the Hall of Fame

    August 19, 2011 at 3:53 pm | Report abuse |
  73. FredS

    The groups that blow my mind that are not in are Journey, Foreigner, Dire Straits, and Supertramp.

    July 25, 2011 at 4:54 pm | Report abuse |
  74. Brian Griffin

    The Guess Who should be in. "American Woman", "No Sugar", "These Eyes", "Share the Land", "Undun" among many other hits. They played a variety of styles well.

    July 24, 2011 at 5:32 pm | Report abuse |
  75. Drew

    Rush, KISS, Thin Lizzy, Iron Maiden, JUDAS PRIEST. Plus it took Sabbath 10 years on the ballot. It took Van Halen like 5. KISS was on the ballot for one year and gets booted for ABBA. BS!!

    July 22, 2011 at 8:13 pm | Report abuse |
  76. Teemee

    The DIO band of RONNIE JAMES DIO (RIP)

    July 20, 2011 at 11:09 am | Report abuse |
  77. Michael Keating

    Styx, Chicago, REO Speedwagon, KISS, Cheap Trick, Yes, wait, did I say Styx yet ??!!

    July 11, 2011 at 11:46 am | Report abuse |
  78. Mike Mann

    Todd Rundgren – A guy who, at 63, is still ahead of the Rock and Roll curve. He'll end up an eternal snub because he's a non-conformist and has been critical of the status quo of the recording industry.

    July 8, 2011 at 6:12 pm | Report abuse |
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    judas priest
    iron maiden
    Stevie Ray Vaughan
    rage against the machine
    guns n roses

    June 25, 2011 at 1:12 am | Report abuse |
  81. MikeM

    How can they leave out MOUNTIAN!!!!!!!What a crime.

    June 23, 2011 at 9:44 am | Report abuse |
  82. Joe Delia

    If YES gets inducted I hope they snub the HOF and say they will not accept. They're too good to be amongst many of the bands that are there!

    June 23, 2011 at 8:08 am | Report abuse |
  83. LeslieC

    It's a building in Cleveland who cares. We carry the music in our hearts.

    June 20, 2011 at 1:22 pm | Report abuse |
  84. Steve

    Why aren't RUSH , the CARS, Yes, Forienger, Styx, Journey , Blue Oyster Cult, Grand Funk Railroad, Bachman Turner Overdrive, Chicago, ELO KISS, and Motley Crue in the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame. Who should be first? The list gets bigger every year and becoming ridiculous. Put your votes in now guys. Make your voice get heard. This year i voted for the CARS cause I m a huge fan.

    June 13, 2011 at 7:12 pm | Report abuse |
  85. Suldog

    Deep Purple are easily the most glaring omission. They have sold more records than most anybody else listed here, are still recording and touring (and selling out large venues), were responsible for THE rock guitar riff that every kid plays when first trying out a guitar in a music shop, and were pioneers in the field of rock/classical fusion. Until they are inducted, the hall is a joke.

    June 7, 2011 at 11:48 am | Report abuse |
  86. jeanne

    Rush, Chicago, Moody Blues, ELO, Alice Cooper, Kiss, the list goes on. Whether or not you're a fan of these artists, what they produced was/is rock and roll. How can ABBA be there? The process is flawed beyond repair. The inductees are chosen by a few people? What people? Not the majority!

    May 28, 2011 at 4:44 pm | Report abuse |
  87. Keith

    I can not believe that groups such as Rush, Chicago, Yes, Hall and Oates and the most deserving of them all.....Jeff Lynne and ELO are not in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame!! What a disgrace!!! Who votes on this stuff!!! PLEASE!!!

    May 20, 2011 at 2:15 am | Report abuse |
  88. Bob H

    Yes is at the top of the list - they transformed rock, and inspired groups like Styx and Rush (at least one of them is in the RRHOF). During that same era, Emerson Lake & Palmer were filling stadiums for concerts, and was a 3 man supergroup of their time. I truly believe that the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame board have a cynically biased hate against those two groups, and similar ones (Moody Blues, ELO, Procol Harum), even though they are rock history milestones.

    April 29, 2011 at 2:13 am | Report abuse |
  89. Scott

    The Rock and Roll HOF biggest snubs are Rush, Chicago, Heart, Kiss and Stevie Ray Vaughn.

    April 25, 2011 at 8:32 pm | Report abuse |
  90. Ricky

    moody blues, yes, grass roots, guess who, tommy james, johnny rivers, three dog night, rush, chicago etc. should all be shoe ins but what do they know
    monkees is bubblegum pop so quit saying they should be inducted!!!!

    April 24, 2011 at 8:04 pm | Report abuse |
  91. Bill

    Between Kiss and Rush record sales are at about 200 million to date. I think the fans have spoken. RRHOF IS A JOKE

    April 11, 2011 at 9:27 pm | Report abuse |
  92. clark yost

    Jethro Tull! Jethro Tull! Jethro Tull! Without a doubt! One of the greatest bands of all time.

    April 4, 2011 at 2:27 pm | Report abuse |
  93. timburritt

    Give the pioneers what they desrve! People please...although you all have great arguments for who should be in the HOF rock and roll didn't start in the 1970's rock arenas or in the 1980's MTV age. Give the pioneers their due! Start over from the beginning!

    April 3, 2011 at 3:08 pm | Report abuse |
  94. izzy pops

    Moody Blues were the pioneers of progressive rock with rock classics like Tuesdy Afternoon, Question, Ride My See-Saw, I'm Just A Singer in a Rock n Roll band and Nights in White Satin - and they are still major performers after 40+ years since their classic albumn 'Days of Future Passed'. To leave them out of the r 'n' r hall of fame is a joke.

    March 18, 2011 at 10:56 am | Report abuse |
  95. John

    It's had to imagine that someone with one hit record such as Del Shannon is in the Rock Hall of Fame and pioneers such as Pat Boone, Connie Francis, Paul Anka and Paul Revere & The Raiders are snubbed year after year. Talk about the Hall's credibility!

    March 16, 2011 at 12:47 pm | Report abuse |
  96. Steve

    Chicago gets in before so many of these bands. When Jimi Hendrix brought them on tour in their earlier years, he would jam with them all the time, and one time pulled aside one of Chicago's horn players and told him that Terry Kath was possibly the best guitarist he'd ever heard. Guitar isn't even that big a part of most great Chicago songs.

    March 15, 2011 at 6:04 pm | Report abuse |
  97. Hysch

    Yes, the fact that ABBA and Madonna have made it into the Rock n Roll HOF sooner than Jethro Tull, Yes, Rush, KISS and others makes one question the HOF's credibility.

    March 15, 2011 at 2:32 pm | Report abuse |
  98. llordnakcor

    1st Monkee's don't think about the show because remember the Beatles made quirky movies as well look at the body of work, 2nd R.E.O., 3rd Bee Bop Deluxe [Not familiar with them check them out] 4th Babe Ruth, and 5th Supertramp [Just listen to Even in the Quietest Moments], enough said and finally I agree Chicago, ELP, Rush, and Yes!!!

    February 25, 2011 at 3:30 pm | Report abuse |
  99. Garrett

    How do the Clash get in but not the moody blues. Chigago was a goood band wiTH terry kath.

    February 13, 2011 at 1:58 pm | Report abuse |
  100. Eric

    To those who say "just because YOU haven't heard of it, doesn't mean it sucks", let me turn the table: just because YOU are one of 6 people who knows who someone is, doesn't make them deserving of a spot in the HOF just because they're "groundbreaking" or whatever.

    February 5, 2011 at 2:19 pm | Report abuse |
  101. Jordan

    In alphabetical order: Alice Cooper, Bad Company, Blue Oyster Cult, Boston, Credence Clearwater Revival, Deep Purple, The Doobie Brothers, Edgar Winter (and Johnny), ELO, Foghat, Foreigner, Grand Funk Railroad, J. Geils Band, Jethro Tull, Joan Jett, Joe Walsh (as a solo artist), Journey, Kiss, Peter Frampton, Peter Gabriel (as a solo artist), Phil Collins (as a solo artist), Red Hot Chili Peppers, Rush, The Scorpions, Spencer Davis Group, Steely Dan, Steppenwolf, Steve Miller Band, Styx, Supertramp, T. Rex, and Yes. I know I'm still missing some. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is a joke and I refuse to go on principle. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame stands for everything Rock and Roll stands against.

    February 2, 2011 at 10:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • Shaft Johnson

      You left off Thin Lizzy but your list was solid. I am a Tom Waits fan but I dont think he is RR HOF material. Great in his own right but too cool and trendy for this list.

      February 22, 2011 at 12:10 am | Report abuse |
  102. DD

    I just choked on my tongue – NO ALICE COOPER OR DEEP PURPLE?? I originally started reading the blog to find out if others were as bothered by the RUSH ommission as I; but it appears that many other "worthy and deserving" groups have also been "snubbed"......KISS and JOURNEY are notably absent but I could do without Bon Jovi. "Livin on a Prayer" is CRAP next to "The Spirit of Radio". WHAT A COMPLETE AND UTTER JOKE!!!!!

    January 24, 2011 at 1:28 pm | Report abuse |
  103. 12JoeB

    Todd Rundgren is a noticeable HOF void in light of his individual creativity, industry innovation and the staggering collection of artists he's produced.

    December 23, 2010 at 5:03 pm | Report abuse |
  104. GH

    Rush, Heart, Deep Purple, Bad Company, Grand Funk Railroad ... and let's make sure the true rockers get in before all this 80s New Wave synthi-stuff even gets considered.

    December 22, 2010 at 11:57 am | Report abuse |
  105. JW


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  106. GB

    Others who got left out are the Doobies. Populare yet innovative songs and tight music with good harmonies. L. Ronstadt, who has the best pipes in R and R except for Aretha. Procol Harem, who was probably the first "art" band. Very innovative. Moody Blues were one of the first bands to work with a whole orchestra.

    December 15, 2010 at 3:34 am | Report abuse |
  107. Dennis

    YES!!! I live in Philadelphia and went to city hall to meet the band and celebrate the day the city declared August 26th as Yes Day! Yes has sold out more concerts in Philly than any other band. And they're not in??? What a joke!

    December 14, 2010 at 7:01 pm | Report abuse |
  108. Knowledge

    There are a bunch of big names that have not been inducted yet although they should have, my list would be:

    Depeche Mode
    The Cure
    The Smiths
    Def Leppard
    Bon Jovi
    Red Hot Chilli Peppers
    The Cars
    Don Henley
    Joy Division
    New Order
    Men at Work
    Duran Duran
    Violent Femmes
    Tears For Fears
    Motley Crue
    Bryan Adams
    The Cult
    Dire Straits
    Crowded House
    Billy Idol
    Midnight Oil
    10,000 Maniacs
    Echo & the Bunnymen
    Suzanne Vega
    Pet Shop Boys
    Sonic Youth
    Iron Maiden
    Howard Jones

    Next year they should also consider the following bands and performers that will become eligible:

    Guns n' Roses
    George Michael

    December 14, 2010 at 5:08 pm | Report abuse |
  109. Sam H.

    i told you i have a bad memory aniway i hopre for Gun's and Roses and he s not really a rocker but big band and i love big band but Frank Sanatra

    December 11, 2010 at 12:44 pm | Report abuse |
  110. Sam H.

    Journey,Foreigner,Boston,Heart,Rush,Pantera,Iron maiden,Chicago,Styx,KISS,E.L.O,Hall and Oates,The Cure,Cher,King Crimson,and the rock and roll hall of fame is not for rock and I really love Funk and disco so i hope for : Kool and the Gang i must of forgot some really good ones i dont have a good memory so forgve me


    December 11, 2010 at 10:57 am | Report abuse |
  111. Nicholas Lanata

    Iron Maiden???? come on

    December 5, 2010 at 12:37 pm | Report abuse |
  112. Diamond Dave

    DEEP PURPLE in Rock & Roll hall of Fame

    December 3, 2010 at 1:36 pm | Report abuse |
  113. Anarimus

    The Rock N Roll Hall of Fame is a joke. Look for example at the fact The Cure has never been nominated. They have influenced entire genres of rock and have had top 40 songs and sold out arenas across America without any mainstream radio airplay, serious MTV exposure and just two top ten songs. They have fans as diverse as David Bowie, Counting Crows and My Chemical Romance. Without The Cure the RNRHOF is empty. F*** the RNRHOF!

    November 27, 2010 at 12:52 pm | Report abuse |
  114. Roy

    To Vince

    The difference between the replacement singers in Journey (Steve Augeri for Steve Perry) and Styx (Lawrence Gowan for Dennis DeYoung)and the replacement singer in Chicago (Jason Scheff for Peter Cetera), is that the replacement singers in Journey and Styx arrived very, very, very late into the game, the late 1990s and early 2000s to be exact and they never had any hits with those singers played on the radio. Augeri and Gowan will not be inducted, and they shouldn't be inducted.

    Jason Scheff on the other hand has been with Chicago since 1985 (25 years) and he has written 19 songs for the band's last 7 studio albums and there is more to come. Jason Scheff sang lead on two Top 5 Chicago hits: Will You Still Love Me? (1986) and What Kind Of Man Would I Be? (1989). Songs that are still heavily played on radio. It would look very odd if the replacement for Peter Cetera was not inducted into the Rock Hall with the rest of Chicago. He's a big part of the story.

    The appropriate comparison would be Jason Scheff to Sammy Hagar. Sammy Hagar replaced David Lee Roth in Van Halen in 1985, the same year that Jason Scheff replaced Peter Cetera in Chicago. Sammy Hagar was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with Van Halen. Jason Scheff will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with Chicago.

    The Rock Hall inducted 12 members of The Grateful Dead and 16 members of Parliament-Funkadelic. I'm pretty sure they can handle 10 or 12 members of Chicago.

    November 24, 2010 at 8:52 am | Report abuse |
  115. Jay Gussin

    Heart...Cheap Trick...Gram Parsons...Todd Rundgren


    Joe Jackson

    November 11, 2010 at 11:45 pm | Report abuse |
  116. Vince

    Todd – RUSH – Cat Stevens – Hall & Oates – Chicago – YES – Moody Blues – Monkees – Doobie Bros – Heart – STYX – Journey – Emerson, Lake, & Palmer – Electric Light Orchestra – Peter Frampton – Joe Walsh (as a solo artist). These fact none of these artists have been inducted is EMBARRASSING. I can understand (trying to be objective) why they might struggle with Chicago, Yes, Journey, and the Doobies – WHICH members get inducted? For example, the current members of Chicago haven't contributed much beyond be "replacements", but are considered "official" members. Past Chicago member Bill Champlin certainly deserves to be inducted, because he brought something original to the band. But does Jason Scheff, Peter Cetera's replacement? He sang on a couple minor hits, and did nothing to innovate.

    And "Yes"? Which members get to be inducted? Trevor Horn certainly deserves to be in the Hall, but not as a performer, and certainly not as a member of Yes. Trevor Rabin, on the other hand, might qualify – but he was really only involved with one successful album, 90125. The other three albums he was involved with were all flops. Patrick Moraz? While extremely influential and innovative, he was only there for 1 album.

    The Doobie Brothers. Same thing – replacements who really had no impact on music, but served to keep the band working.

    Journey. GASP. Since their reformation sans Steve Perry, they've had no less than THREE soundalikes. Do they deserve to be inducted? HELL NO! Jon Cain certainly does, as well as Gregg Rolie. But what about Ansley Dunbar, one of the most influential English drummers of his era? He was there for early Journey and was still in the band for Steve Perry's 1st album, which is precisely the reason he quit! Yet Steve Smith helped redefine rock drumming and is one of the best players of all time – and was the guy who played on most of the hits.

    STYX. Same stuff. Lawrence Gowan is in Styx as the replacement for Dennis DeYoung. He's was well-known in Canada before he took the gig. But does he deserve to be inducted with the band? Does drummer Todd Sucherman? Ricky Phillips? Glen Burtnik? Also, don't forget Tommy Shaw was a replacement for John Curulewski, who contributed important work to early Styx material.

    I'm rambling to illustrate a possibility nobody considers with certain bands. They force the Hall into picking a choosing. For example, when you look at the names of all the Temptations inducted into the Hall, it borders on ridiculous. Meanwhile, Ray Tabano, Rick Dufay, and Jimmy Crespo were left out of the Aerosmith induction, yet Bernie Leadon and Randy Meisner we allowed to be inducted with the Eagles – even though they also allowed Walsh and Timothy B. Schmit to be inducted as well. OK, in the case of the Eagles, all past and present members deserved the distinction, but WHO MAKES THOSE DECISIONS?

    As you can see, there's far more than just "picking the wrong artists" that makes the R&R Hall of Fame complete bllsht.

    November 5, 2010 at 5:29 am | Report abuse |
  117. tjmoney

    THE CARS should definitely be in there RUSH without a doubt, and so should Heart, actually all the bands listed above should probably be, considering some of the people /bands in there already...also i think the Pixies should be in there, but that will never happen

    November 3, 2010 at 9:53 pm | Report abuse |
  118. John

    Linda Ronstadt is the worst omission of all.

    October 27, 2010 at 1:51 pm | Report abuse |
  119. RC

    Chicago.....first 5 Lps were incredible
    Moody question
    Yes & Doobie Brothers ?
    The Monkees......4 years as the top musical act in the country

    October 21, 2010 at 4:38 pm | Report abuse |
  120. mysilversprings

    The day the RRHOF inducted Madonna and ABBA was the day I stopped believing in the prestige of the HOF. If they hadn't done so, I'd have two words to say relevant to this discussion: Induct Rush.

    October 19, 2010 at 9:03 am | Report abuse |
  121. fred

    Steve Perry, King of the power ballad and one of the all-time greatest rock vocalist

    October 13, 2010 at 10:35 am | Report abuse |
  122. fred

    Steve Perry, King of the power ballad heaven and vocal legend

    October 13, 2010 at 10:33 am | Report abuse |
  123. John

    RRHOF is not even remotely credible. They are neither a good judge of music nor influence. They occasionally get it right because something or someone may be obvious. By and large, they are a political putz of an organization that doesn't do justice to rock&roll or any other type of music. Most musicians that I know including myself don't even pay attention for more than 5 minutes per year anymore. Most musicians are simply tired of the frustration and frankly, being a member of the hall is becoming more of a tarnish than an honor. Note to RRHOF – get relevant or shut the thing down.

    October 12, 2010 at 3:26 pm | Report abuse |
  124. Julia

    rush NEEDS to be in the R&RHOF!!!!!!

    October 10, 2010 at 9:02 pm | Report abuse |
  125. Roy


    01. The Beatles
    02. The Rolling Stones
    03. The Beach Boys
    04. Chicago
    05. The Bee Gees


    October 9, 2010 at 9:48 pm | Report abuse |
  126. Roy

    Singer-Songwriter and Pianist Elton John and his songwriting partner, Lyricist Bernie Taupin, were both inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1992, but only Elton John was inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame in 1994. This does not make any sense whatsoever. If there had not been a Bernie Taupin, there would not have been an Elton John and vice versa. Their music was a collaborative effort. Bernie Taupin should have been inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame back in 1994 as a Lyricist in the Non-Performers category, the same year that Elton John was inducted in the performers category.

    Bernie Taupin didn’t just write lyrics exclusively for Elton John. Bernie Taupin also wrote the lyrics for songs recorded by Ringo Starr, Rod Stewart, Kiki Dee, Cher, Alice Cooper, Robert Palmer, Melissa Manchester, Rick Derringer, The Hudson Brothers, Olivia Newton John, The Motels, Starship, Heart, Animotion, Stray Cats, John Waite, Martin Page, Peter Cetera, Bryan Ferry, Tammy Wynette, Little Richard, Marianne Faithful, Courtney Love, John Anderson, Willie Nelson, Teddy Thompson, Emmylou Harris, Lee Ann Womack, Toby Keith, Brian Wilson, and Leon Russell, as well as for his own singing career, both as a solo artist and as a member of his own late-1990s Country-Western band, The Farm Dogs.

    Bernie Taupin’s biggest success outside from his work with Elton John was the 1978 album, From the Inside by Alice Cooper, which included ten songs with lyrics by Bernie Taupin and music by Alice Cooper, Dick Wagner, Steve Lukather, Bruce Roberts and David Foster. From the Inside spawned the Top 20 hit, How You Gonna See Me Now. In 1985, Bernie Taupin wrote the lyrics to two songs that would go on to hit number one on the Billboard 100 Singles Chart: We Built This City by Starship, and These Dreams by Heart, both with music written by Martin Page. Earlier on in 1974, Ringo Starr scored a Top 5 hit with Snookeroo, a song written for him by Bernie Taupin and Elton John.

    Bernie Taupin and Elton John comprise one of the longest running and most successful songwriting teams of all time. Bernie Taupin’s 40 years of collaborative work with Elton John alone should qualify him for the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame. Please induct Lyricist Bernie Taupin into the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame in the Non-Performers category. His induction is long overdue.

    October 8, 2010 at 1:07 pm | Report abuse |
  127. Roy





    The Chicago Blackhawks have won the Stanley Cup during a Barack Obama presidency, and now Chicago the band will be inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame sometime between 2011 and 2017!!

    October 8, 2010 at 1:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • Vince

      Roy, Styx are from Chicago too. They've also been horribly overlooked.

      November 9, 2010 at 7:36 am | Report abuse |
  128. Roy


    01. The Beatles
    02. The Rolling Stones
    03. The Beach Boys
    04. Chicago


    October 8, 2010 at 1:02 pm | Report abuse |

    Rush. There is NO basis for not inducting those guys!
    They can play like no one's business, they have MANY significant songs, they are in third place for most consecutive gold or platinum albums (behind THE BEATLES and THE ROLLING STONES!), and unlike almost all of the others from their time, they are still relevant today. They're no nostalgia act. But no, keep inducting acts like ABBA and Madonna. I think it would stain Rush's legacy to be in that pile.

    October 8, 2010 at 2:45 am | Report abuse |
  130. brutus


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  131. Dave

    Duran Duran

    October 4, 2010 at 12:05 pm | Report abuse |
  132. Bob

    I will have nothing to do with the HOF until 3 bands get in: RUSH, YES, KISS and as a honorable mention, KANSAS. This place is a joke.

    October 2, 2010 at 6:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bob

      Quite fitting they put that place in Cleveland... The HOF is a "Mistake by the Lake"

      October 2, 2010 at 6:28 pm | Report abuse |
  133. TINA



    October 1, 2010 at 9:00 pm | Report abuse |
  134. TINA


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  135. Rennyson

    The Monkees should have been inducted years ago.

    October 1, 2010 at 1:48 am | Report abuse |
  136. Nicolas

    Rush AND Pat Benatar need to be inducted. And how about the B-52's?

    September 30, 2010 at 11:43 pm | Report abuse |
  137. andrew

    New York Dolls
    The Zombies
    Deep Purple
    Jethro Tull
    Alice Cooper Band
    Dick Dale

    September 30, 2010 at 3:22 pm | Report abuse |
  138. Ed

    Todd Rundgren

    September 30, 2010 at 3:10 pm | Report abuse |
  139. BigAl

    RUSH! that is a friggin' no brainer. 40 years!! WOOOT!!!

    September 30, 2010 at 12:58 pm | Report abuse |
  140. Name*Anthony S.

    Now,this is really getting old.Rush is a legendary band that has legions of immitators.They are amazing to listen too and critique.Who are the obviously deaf and dumb low-life music fans deciding on the crap nominees this year?

    September 29, 2010 at 1:00 am | Report abuse |
  141. Andy

    Dire Straits
    Roger Waters
    Screaming Jay Hawkins **** This guy came before Alice Cooper, Ozzy Osbourne, and was great" I put a Spell on You!

    September 29, 2010 at 12:38 am | Report abuse |
  142. Mick Shrimpton


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  143. John

    If you have no idea who The Stooges are then dont bash them! They are rock n roll if there ever was! Psychedelic Garage Rock with 100% raw energy! Iggy Pop at his best!

    September 28, 2010 at 8:51 pm | Report abuse |
  144. Rob

    C'mon Al Green is in???? I agree Neil Diamond is more rock-oriented than most of the jazz/soul/r&b people in the hall. Solitary Man is a classic rock song. And the Cure was an icon for years – and I have to admit Benatar deserves it too. Think of all the iconic rock songs that are NOT represented: Smoke on the Water, Barracuda, Roundabout, Tom Sawyer, Aqualung, Dust in the Wind, Lucky Man – I could go on and on... all of those classics need to be there for it to be a real ROCK Hall of Fame – not a jazz/r&b/soul hall of fame!!!

    September 21, 2010 at 10:12 am | Report abuse |
  145. Rob

    Its obvious that the voters for the Hall has a serious bias against core Prog-Rock: Yes, ELP, Kansas, Tull, even Rush has serious Prog-Rock aspects... and Rolling Stone has always blown off those guys, so I guess that plays a part.

    September 21, 2010 at 10:06 am | Report abuse |
  146. Joseph

    I guess the committee needs a comparison as to what it means to not having Rush in the Hall. So here it goes, It would be the same as not having Babe Ruth, Hank Aaron, and Nolan Ryan not in the Baseball HOF.

    September 21, 2010 at 8:12 am | Report abuse |
  147. Juwasco

    I would love to see Dire Straits....they only helped launch MTV and ushered in the beginning stages of multi media...

    September 3, 2010 at 11:06 pm | Report abuse |
  148. Matt

    I get how some don't like Rush's sound, but Rush are the biggest omission –anyone out there that doesn't like Rush, just look at the numbers on them. They are behind only the Beetles and Stones in most consecutive gold/platinum albums ever? Not to mention just about everyone from classic rock, to atl-rock, to punk, to heavy metal cites them as a major influence. They are already in Canada's RR Hall of Fame and just got a block on the walk of fame. I do however think it would be quite appropriate that they go in in 2012 instead of 2112.

    They have been cited as an influence by various musical artists, including Metallica,[1] Primus,[2] and The Smashing Pumpkins[2] as well as progressive metal bands such as Dream Theater,[1] and Symphony X.[3]

    After Rush, how do you not have Yes, Kiss (I hate Kiss), Moody Blues, Chicago and Neil Diamond in.

    September 3, 2010 at 10:45 pm | Report abuse |
  149. MusicFan

    Depeche Mode, The Cure, Rush, KISS (not even a fan of their music), Red Hot Chili's, Bon Jovi (also not a fan), but ALL by far deserve this. in order:
    Depeche Mode
    Red Hot Chili Peppers
    Bon Jovi
    The Cure

    the list is a lot longer, these are just the complete obvious – who runs this sham?!!!

    September 1, 2010 at 11:40 am | Report abuse |
  150. Jay


    Geddy Lee:
    Major Bass Influence for: Cliff Burton, Les Claypool, Jason Newstead, Rex Brown, Steve Harris, Dave Ferrell, Robbie Merrill, and the list goes on.
    *** Most people who idolize Geddy Lee would argue there is no better, more versatile bass player alive.

    Bass Hall of Fame – Guitar Player magazine
    6 time winner: "Best Rock Bass" – Guitar Player magazine
    1993 – "Best Rock Bass Player" Bass Player readers' poll
    1994 – With Rush, inducted into the Juno Hall of Fame
    Best Album for Bass (Snakes & Arrows) – Bass Player magazine
    "Coolest Bass Line in a Song" (for "Malignant Narcissism") – Bass Player magazine
    "Best 2007 Cover Feature" for "Northern Warrior" – Bass Player magazine


    Alex Lifeson:
    Major Lead Guitar Influence for: Kirk Hammett, Richie Sambora, Synyster Gates, Dimebag Darrell, Slash, John Petrucci, and many, many more.
    *** Alex Lifeson's command and presence on lead guitar changed the way rock and roll looked at lead guitarists forever.

    "Best Rock Talent" by Guitar for the Practicing Musician in 1983
    "Best Rock Guitarist" by Guitar Player Magazine in 1984 and May 2008
    Runner-up for "Best Rock Guitarist" in Guitar Player in 1982, 1983, 1985, 1986
    Inducted into the Guitar for the Practicing Musician Hall of Fame, 1991
    "Best Article" for "Different Strings" in Guitar Player (September issue).
    Most Ferociously Brilliant Guitar Album (Snakes & Arrows) – Guitar Player Magazine, May 2008


    Neil Peart:
    Major Drum Influence for:
    Vinnie Paul, Jimmy "The Rev" Sullivan, Joey Jordison, Travis Barker, Danny Carey, Mike Portnoy, John Dolmayan, and SO many more.
    *** Neil Peart is widely considered and rarely argued to be the best drummer on the planet. ***

    Modern Drummer Magazine Reader's Polls:
    Hall of Fame: 1983
    Best Rock Drummer*: 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 2006, 2008
    Best Multi-Percussionist*: 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986
    Best Percussion Instrumentalist: 1982
    Most Promising New Drummer: 1980
    Best All Around: 1986
    1986 Honor Roll: Rock Drummer, Multi-Percussion
    Best Instructional Video: 2006, for Anatomy of A Drum Solo
    Best Drum Recording of the 1980s, 2007, for "YYZ" from Exit...Stage Left
    Best Recorded Performance:
    1980: Permanent Waves
    1981: Moving Pictures
    1982: Exit...Stage Left
    1983: Signals
    1985: Grace Under Pressure
    1986: Power Windows
    1988: Hold Your Fire
    1989: A Show of Hands
    1990: Presto
    1992: Roll the Bones
    1993: Counterparts
    1997: Test for Echo
    1999: Different Stages
    2002: Vapor Trails
    2004: R30
    2007: Snakes & Arrows

    DRUM! Magazine '07:
    Drummer of the Year
    Best Progressive Rock Drummer
    Best Live Performer
    Best DVD (Anatomy Of A Drum Solo)
    Best Drumming Album (Snakes & Arrows)

    DRUM! Magazine '08:
    Drummer of the Year
    Best Progressive Rock Drummer (Runner-Up)
    Best Mainstream Pop Drummer (Runner-Up)
    Best Live Drumming Performer

    DRUM! Magazine '09:
    Drummer Of The Year
    Best Progressive Rock Drummer

    DRUM! Magazine '10:
    Drummer of the Year
    Best Live Performer (Runner-Up)
    Best Progressive Rock Drummer (Runner-Up)


    With 24 Gold albums, 14 Platinum albums, 4 Multi-Platinum albums, 40 years of experience and influence, and a track record for setting 'firsts' in the world of rock and roll, Rush should undoubtedly and unarguably be at the very tip-top of this list.

    I have written the RRHOF and told them I refuse to patronize their establishment until Rush is inducted and the RRHOF issues a public apology to Rush for inducting Run DMC, Grandmaster Flash, Michael Jackson and Madonna before them. I further encourage each and every person who comes across this article to do the same.

    The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is a joke.

    August 17, 2010 at 5:14 pm | Report abuse |
  151. joe

    "And please don't use Chicago and KISS in the same sentence, please."

    You are right! Chicago is about ten thousand times better than KISS.

    August 2, 2010 at 12:24 am | Report abuse |
  152. jj

    How is Steve Miller still not in?

    July 31, 2010 at 6:01 pm | Report abuse |
  153. Cynsixx

    I think Rush should be there but the Crue too and should have been before Metallica Motley Crue started at the beginning of the hair band era have you read the dirt aside from that they did inspire a ton of bands ?? What more can you ask for in a Rock band.All I have to say is they better not inducting bands like Poison before the Crue because that will be a sad day

    July 23, 2010 at 7:45 pm | Report abuse |
  154. subrosa

    Guess Who, BTO, Randy Bachman

    July 20, 2010 at 10:49 am | Report abuse |
  155. JVM

    Next year's list should be:

    The Cars
    Jethro Tull
    Alice Cooper

    July 12, 2010 at 1:16 am | Report abuse |
  156. Ben Black

    The Moody Blues, Jethro Tull and Yes. Three groups that have been unfairly snubbed by the Hall of Fame. It's impossible for me to take the Hall seriously, considering their obvious disdain for Progressive Rock. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is a joke.

    July 6, 2010 at 12:08 pm | Report abuse |
  157. David

    Well obviously the Moody Blues have to be considered because they have provided wonderful and powerful music over the years and should have already been inducted several years ago!!

    July 6, 2010 at 1:49 am | Report abuse |
  158. Danielle

    get the cars in people!!!!

    July 1, 2010 at 11:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • Nancy B. Hefley

      YES (the band), BAD COMPANY & DEEP PURPLE should have already been inducted into the Hall of Fame. Letting people like Michael Jackson in, who wasn't even Rock, and not those 3 artists is true shame. My favorite bands that have been allowed in, Queen, they were snubbed for 3 years, should have been a 1st balloter in 1998 got in in 2001, Black Sabbath was snubbed for 11 years, should have been put in in 1995 or 1996 & AC/DC who got in after being snubbed for 3 years like Queen, should have went in in 1999, got the call in 2002...But not letting YES in, is a crime, it's like saying Michaelangelo & DaVinci don't deserve to be in the Art Hall of Fame because they were too GREAT?!?!? PUT YES IN...YES, DEEP PURPLE & BAD CO.!!!

      July 13, 2010 at 2:08 am | Report abuse |
  159. Mikee

    Rush. "Rush has 22 consecutive gold records, and is fourth behind The Beatles, The Stones, and Kiss in all-time gold record acquisitions for a band. Fourteen of those albums have gone platinum". Get them in already!

    July 1, 2010 at 4:46 pm | Report abuse |
  160. Louigi


    June 30, 2010 at 7:15 pm | Report abuse |
  161. dave

    the spinners, johnnie taylor, jerry butler

    June 19, 2010 at 1:53 pm | Report abuse |
  162. Kimberly

    Def Leppard....its rediculas how long the best groups have to wait...and you talk about reputation and popularity, you talk about reccord sales...evidently as mentioned above this means nothing . Especially to a group thats sold over 65 Million ....had tremendous trials and tribualations and through it all stayed together and went on to produce not one... but two back to back diamond award reccords Pyromania and Hysteria... no offense to Bon Jovi (as i am a big fan of him as well) but hes on your top missed notables... has he done this...matter or fact... has anyone on that list done this... no...not only does leps music live and new music is being made on and theyve been a huge influence but the 2nd gen is catching on ...ticket sales are up, now to talk about influencial they were one of the first of the brisish invasion.. dominated the charts with there own unique sound, listen to pryo its completely unique, groups have been copying Def Lep for years... anyway just wanted to put my say in this.

    June 7, 2010 at 4:54 pm | Report abuse |
  163. Mike

    Dire Straits/Mark Knopfler. His time has GOT to come. Probably one of the best four or five guitarists ever...

    May 29, 2010 at 9:06 am | Report abuse |
  164. bill

    it seems so simple
    grand funk railroad
    three dog night
    ry cooder
    guess who
    and for the love of god uriah heep should be there before the pretenders

    May 26, 2010 at 8:09 pm | Report abuse |
  165. robert

    rush should 100% be in here,
    they are one of the most tallented rock musicians

    March 18, 2010 at 11:34 pm | Report abuse |
  166. Joel T.

    I know its only a dream ....

    But wouldn't it be cool to see this line up get in next year???

    Alice Cooper
    Iron Maiden
    Judas Priest

    March 18, 2010 at 4:11 pm | Report abuse |
  167. Claudio D'Andrea

    Rush, hands down. But what do you expect? The so-called Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is a joke.

    March 18, 2010 at 12:54 pm | Report abuse |
  168. Stomp

    KISS is a no brainer and deserves to be in. They have been a huge influence on many music artists (not just rock), the live rock show, and rock merchandising. Plus they have great songs and have sold millions of albums. They were the biggest band on earth from about 76-78, and when they reunited in 96, they had the biggest tour that year. They are a huge part of American pop culture. I can go on and on. Others who should be in:

    Alice Cooper
    Deep Purple
    Iron Maiden
    Judas Priest
    Bon Jovi

    Personally I think the RRHOF keeps out these greats in part to keep fans like us talking about this. If everyone's favorites were in, end of discussion!

    March 18, 2010 at 12:12 pm | Report abuse |
  169. Joshua Ramirez

    If bands like Rush, Yes, Emerson, Lake & Palmer aren't in, I'm not going.

    March 18, 2010 at 9:25 am | Report abuse |
  170. Jim Brogden

    THE CURE – The most deserving omission.
    THE SMITHS – Second most deserving omission.
    MORRISSEY – Not eligible yet, but has earned a first ballot induction.

    March 17, 2010 at 10:28 pm | Report abuse |
  171. Madonna??? HOF is a joke!!!

    BOSTON!! RUSH. Largest debut album of all time and basically created pop-rock. Scholz created a new sound and others such as Def Leppard followed.

    March 17, 2010 at 9:27 pm | Report abuse |
  172. Ross Yesman

    Yes made groups like Rush possible, with their ground-breaking AM-radio hit progessive rock song "Roundabout". Yes had the FIRST truly progressive rock song with 1968's "Harold Land", which included non 4/4 measures, symphonic blend with rock, bass-drum kick sync'd with bass guitar, and many other ground-breaking basic elements of prog. Moody Blues had a few prog elements in their earlier music, but never veered from 4/4 early on. Same deal with early Genesis – I consider Moodies Art Rock, not Prog. Genesis gradually evolved from Art rock to Prog. Jethro Tull was originally a jazz band when Yes fronted for them. Yes stole the show from them, and shortly after, Tull changed their style to prog with a medieval spin. The Beatles were not prog, but had a few songs with prog elements. Same deal with the Beach Boys. Yes was the first band to "put Prog together" as a genre, and for that reason they belong in.

    March 17, 2010 at 9:25 pm | Report abuse |
  173. Paul

    Rush should have been inducted their first or second year of eligibility. They remain the most glaring omission and are so deserving it really is disturbing when you see some of others that entered the "hall" before them:

    Blondie is in the HOF. Not Rock and Roll. Two hit songs i can think of. Complete joke.

    R.E.M. is in the HOF. Pop not Rock. No MTV, no career. Overrated.

    Michael Jackson is in the HOF. Not Rock and Roll. MTV and his moonwalk made him a star but he was incredibly talented no doubt.

    Madonna is in the HOF. Not remotely close to Rock and Roll. Again... without MTV she would have never gotten this far.

    Bob Marley is in the HOF. Not Rock and Roll, but I love his music and he was incredibly influencial.

    ZZ Top is on the HOF. Early stuff was decent but lets be frank here... no Legs or Sharp Dressed Man and they disappear. MTV elevated them to a place they really didn't deserve imo.

    Bonnie Raitt is in the HOF. Not Rock and Roll. Lovely voice but an inductee.. seriously?

    Jann Wenner is in the HOF. In the Lifetime Achievement Category. LOL. People like him don't seem to realize (or forget) that without, oh I dunno, ACTUAL MUSICIANS, he would never have launched Rolling Stone Magazine, had no career and no influence. It is such BS.

    The RRHOF is about politics, attendance figures and who fits in well with the same year inductees it would seem. There is nothing fair about being selected. The people who do vote are considered "music industry experts" which is also hilarious. Rolling Stone Magazine has several longtime staffers (David Wild is one of them) who hate a trendsetting band like Rush and pretty much, and I am paraphrasing here, have said "As long as I have a say they (Rush) will never get in." Nice eh?

    Elvis Costello said it best years ago, that its about the turnstiles and bringing as many people as possible to visit the RRHOF. Its about money and not about tenure, influence or musicianship.

    Rant off 🙂

    March 17, 2010 at 8:45 pm | Report abuse |
  174. s77

    Rush should be in the hall of Fame along with Yes and also

    Boston – the band that helped kill the disco era

    March 17, 2010 at 8:10 pm | Report abuse |
  175. Bill

    .....25TH Anniversary Celebration last year, that The Miracles should be in The Hall with him.

    March 17, 2010 at 7:16 pm | Report abuse |
  176. Bill

    No. Smokey filmed the MIRACLES' MOTOWN DEFINITIVE DVD COLLECTION with Miracles members BOBBY ROGERS and PETE MOORE in 2006. And he was present with the group when they recieved their star on THE HOLLYWOOD WALK OF FAME last year.

    He also said, at the ROCKAND ROLL HALL OF FAME'S

    March 17, 2010 at 7:13 pm | Report abuse |
  177. Babylou

    Who is the biggest miss on this list? Who else should the Hall of Fame be considering for next year? Some of the higher profile musicians who have yet to make the cut include:

    YES – KISS
    YES – Depeche Mode
    YES – The Cure
    YES – Chicago
    YES – Hall and Oates
    YES – Rush
    YES – Alice Cooper
    YES – Moody Blues
    YES – E.L.O.
    YES – Cheap Trick
    YES – Bad Company
    YES – Peter Frampton
    YES – Heart
    WHO ? ...T-Rex
    YES – Bon Jovi
    YES – Journey
    YES – Foreigner
    YES – Public Enemy
    YES – Red Hot Chili Peppers (this was their first year of eligibility)

    They are all big misses ! All of them and i'm sure many more should be inducted – – should already have been inducted ! Whats the hold up ???

    Sorry but i never heard of T-Rex ...i will go check them out on iTunes

    March 17, 2010 at 6:08 pm | Report abuse |
  178. bchan

    To Mike Shumann: Rush has been cited as an influence by MANY bands, including Metallica, Soundgarden, and the Smashing Pumpkins to name a few. Their music is unique so they may not have helped spawn a specific genre of music (like the Stooges did for punk), but they influenced a LOT of bands – one of which ended up in the HOF (Metallica)!

    No doubt Rush deserves to be in a "Rock & Roll HOF". But, like many of the posters here have said, the RRHOF in Cleveland is no longer a HOF for "rock & roll". Since when is ABBA, Madonna, and Run DMC considered "rock & roll"? It should be renamed to "Pop Culture Hall of Fame".

    As such, I have no problem with Rush (and a lot of the other snubbed artists) not being included in this type of hall. They obviously don't fit the bill - they are not mainstream enough. If there were ever a true Hall of Fame devoted to Rock & Roll, then Rush would / should be one of the first inductees!

    March 17, 2010 at 4:49 pm | Report abuse |
  179. fenderjazz

    Interesting that Smokey Robinson was inducted, but The Miracles were not. Is Smokey at odds with his former group-mates?

    March 17, 2010 at 4:14 pm | Report abuse |
  180. Jeffrey

    Rush absolutely should be there!

    March 17, 2010 at 3:38 pm | Report abuse |
  181. Al Solo

    Someone said it before... a Rock n roll hall of fame in 2010 without KISS or Rush or Alice Cooper is just a joke. I mean, can't they tell??? These bands represented and still represents all that rock n roll actually is...

    Cheap Trick is THE band to get inducted.... but as long as we have Madonna in...

    March 17, 2010 at 3:14 pm | Report abuse |
  182. Duval

    Next year should include the following:

    RUSH – enough said
    Yes – very progressive themes and concepts
    Journey – not a favorite of mine, but very deserving
    Todd Rundgren – Innovative and influential as producer and artist
    The Cars – invented American new wave, way underrated

    However, it would then add too much credibility to the Hall, so forget it, never happen.

    March 17, 2010 at 1:55 pm | Report abuse |
  183. Urbino

    Depeche Mode in my opinion.
    Been touring all over the world for over 20 years.

    RHCP on second place.

    I am living in Europe – i have´nt heard about Bad Company, Moody Blues, Journey or Peter Frampton.

    Maybe the reason are my age?
    Only 37....

    Where can i find the list of the band who are in the Hall of fame?

    March 17, 2010 at 1:43 pm | Report abuse |
  184. Str8 Outta Tx jr

    How about putting some real bands in the HOF instead of all this bull I would really like to see bands that moved the rock genre foward like:
    bikini kill
    the smiths\morissey
    the pixies
    depeche mode
    talk talk
    yeah yeah yeahs
    the cure

    March 17, 2010 at 1:14 pm | Report abuse |
  185. john

    Without a doubt RUSH. and when they ever do get inducted they should tell the rrhof to stick it where the sun don't sun. If anybody knows just a fraction of Rush's history and music they would see RUSH is head and shoulders over anyone that is left and most of the ones that have been inducted. maybe they should just call it the music industry hall of fame. I don't know how they can consider ABBa as rock and roll. With most of these bands that have been inducted they should call themselves the R&R hall of Shame!

    March 17, 2010 at 1:10 pm | Report abuse |
  186. Steve

    Rush and Yes for sure.

    Their influence is expressed not only verbally by the musicians, but in music across many genres.

    Rush continues to produce Gold and Platinum albums and sells out virtually every venue at which they appear.

    I don't know if it's ignorance to the influence or they just don't fit this "rock and roll mold"...but Run DMC does...go figure

    March 17, 2010 at 12:06 pm | Report abuse |
  187. Alf Venison

    The Fugs.

    March 17, 2010 at 11:22 am | Report abuse |
  188. wildivy

    -RUSH- not in the RRHOF is a shame and a disgrace! They have met all of the criteria in giant ways, they keep on rocking together even to this day, and selling gold and platimum even to this day for 30+ years. If ever in Cleveland I will stand oustside on the steps of the HOF and give the place a big "HILLBILLY HOWDY".

    March 17, 2010 at 11:10 am | Report abuse |
  189. Jim Wehner

    I agree with most of the artists named in this blog, even though I consider myself a "fan"of perhaps half of them.

    Some of my choices are based on the idea that "if this artist i in then this one should be too." Others were just successful, innovative and influential in their own right (much like The Moody Blues, ELO, Alice Cooper, RHCP), and it boggles the mind that, because Jann Wenner & his companions cant wrap their legs around their music, it's not worthy.

    Joan Jett
    Roxy Music
    Kate Bush
    Warren Zevon
    Jethro Tull

    if James Taylor is in, then these guys should be:
    Gordon Lightfoot
    Cat Stevens
    Neil Diamond

    60's act every bit as deserving as The Hollies or DC5 are:
    The Turtles
    The Association
    The 5th Dimension

    With more thought, I'm sure my list would grow.

    What I'd like to see is some trailblazing reporter ask current HOF inductees what *they* think about some of their contemporaries being so eaily dismissed that they have not even been place on the ballots for voters to consider. What do the members of Genesis & Pink Floyd think about The Moody Blues or Yes or King Crimson. What do Bob Dylan or Paul McCartney or Ringo or Tom Petty think about their friend & collaborator Jeff Lynne, and whether his group (ELO) should be considered. What *does James Taylor think of Lightfoot? How about asking Springsteen and the Eagles about Warren Zevon? Ask any successful female pop / rock performer about Heart or Kate Bush or Joan Jett, of Pat Benatar for that matter?

    Man!!! That would be some article!

    March 17, 2010 at 10:37 am | Report abuse |
  190. Tobias

    Well let me just be blunt here. I have always been amazed at how much we as a society let organizations like this one try and "speak for us" or dictate who is "worthy" or not.
    The mere fact that two of the bands that you listed being Heart and Journey have not been inducted says it all. Ann Wilson and Steve Perry have two of the greatest voices ever recorded and both bands should without a doubt have long since been inducted. After that, the list just really goes on and on. So are these people really the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame or the "Rock and Roll Hall of Shame" for being so ignorant. This kind of reminds me of the ongoing debate and battle over gay marriage. Since I don't let the government dictate whether or not my love for someone else is valid I sure as hell am not going to let a small group of people tell me "who is worthy" in my Rock and Roll world.
    The sad thing is that I would have liked to visit the RRHOF but for time being I have lost interest. I mean c'mon people if you want to use the "Fame" should it be about Fame.
    Where the fans, the people, the ones who really matter.
    Hmmm, maybe it's time to start our own.....
    Rock On People!

    March 17, 2010 at 6:10 am | Report abuse |
  191. Kerri

    How is ABBA in but Hall and Oats not? Maybe ABBA deserves to be there...maybe not.... but if they do it should be AFTER Hall and Oats. It's not like I'm some big Hall and Oats follower....just observing the numbers below. I think they speak for themselves. And just cuz someone made a Broadway show and movie out of ABBA songs the powers that be were distracted by the shiny object in the room.

    Hall & Oats:
    6 number 1 singles in the US
    22 top 20 Singles(16 top 10)

    1 Number 1 Single in the US
    10 Top 20 Singles(4 top 10)

    March 17, 2010 at 3:35 am | Report abuse |
  192. Bill

    THE MIRACLES were the ONLY Motown group during the sixties that wrote and produced their OWN material. The Supremes didn't . The Temptations didn't...nor did The Four Tops....but the Miracles did(ALL of them....not just Smokey....although he tends to get most of the credit). Don't believe it ? Just check out the writing credits on their records....and those of many other Motown acts..and you'll see their names: ROBINSON, ROGERS,MOORE ,WHITE, and TARPLIN.

    ...So, WHY did all of these other Motown acts get inducted .... while THE MIRACLES DIDN'T ? And, with over 50 chart hits, HOW could the RRHOF leave them OUT... while inducting THE RONETTES (only 8 chart hits) , PERCY SLEDGE (only ONE BIG HIT) ,

    March 17, 2010 at 2:36 am | Report abuse |
    • Topkat

      THE MIRACLES are one of the most IMPORTANT groups in music history. Their appearance, and subsequent success, marked the beginning of THE MOTOWN PHENOMENON. That means that all of the Motown acts that came AFTER the Miracles may have never even seen success, including THE SUPREMES,(who were actually DISCOVERED by Miracles member Smokey Robinson), THE TEMPTATIONS, MICHAEL JACKSON & THE JACKSON 5, THE COMMODORES and LIONEL RITCHIE, MARVIN GAYE, (who started out as The Miracles' DRUMMER ), STEVIE WONDER (who was discovered by Miracles member RONNIE WHITE), and numerous others. MOTOWN was the vehicle through which ALL OF THEM found fame and fortune.
      Yet, without THE MIRACLES, there would have been NO MOTOWN. Berry Gordy himself said it. Who would know better than him ??
      How can the Hall Of Fame induct all of the BRANCHES of the Motown Tree, while at the same time, IGNORING THE ROOTS ?? PUT THE MIRACLES IN THE RRHOF, ALREADY !!

      July 6, 2011 at 11:29 am | Report abuse |
  193. Bob Pfeiffer

    BIG MISSES: Jethro Tull; Steve Miller Band; Electric Light Orchestra; James Cotton; Sonny Boy Williamson; Chambers Brothers.

    March 16, 2010 at 11:07 pm | Report abuse |
  194. Jarren202

    Depeche Mode really should be inducted, especially as they've been eligible for the past four years.

    I don't buy people's arguments about them not being a "rock" band either. Take a look at past inductees to see the variance of styles, including Abba this year. Clearly the judges have their ears open to a musical palette wider than white guys holding guitars, and rightly so.

    So Depeche Mode get my vote:

    Consistently evolving and exciting music, fantastic stage presence thanks to frontman Dave Gahan, worldwide sellout tours spanning three decades, millions of record sales, influential to countless modern bands.

    So who was saying they'd "never heard of Depeche Mode"?

    March 16, 2010 at 10:47 pm | Report abuse |
  195. fenderjazz

    And Jann Wenner himself was inducted in the "Lifetime Achievement in the Non-Performer" category in 2004.

    I guess there are perks associated with being the HOF's co-founder and vice chairman...

    March 16, 2010 at 9:44 pm | Report abuse |
  196. AJ

    No KISS? this is worse than Tull getting the Grammy for Heavy Metal, worse than Forrest Gump getting Oscar over Shawshank. MOdern metal, hair bands, Crue, Bon Jovi, VH – – all sure inductees, wouldn't exist if not for KISS. I haved been to the RRHOF. It sucks ass. ABBA wouldn't be rock even if I used drugs. No Deep Purple? Ritchie Blackmore? creator of one of the 5 most frecognizable riffs in music history? Anyone involved in HOF is an idiot and an asshole. Fact, period, end of story. This is worse than Obama getting the peace prize for having a drunk and a racist cop to the WH for a beer.
    Someone posted that ELO didn't belong – wrong, a thousand times. Jeff Lynne is hugely influential, as a producer, writer, musician

    March 16, 2010 at 9:43 pm | Report abuse |
  197. fenderjazz

    I've seen some folks wondering why Frank Zappa wasn't inducted... he was actually inducted in 1995.

    March 16, 2010 at 9:37 pm | Report abuse |
  198. Bret

    One of the biggest acts of the 70's was Grand Funk Railroad. The fact that they haven't been inducted into the Hall of Fame borders on criminal.

    March 16, 2010 at 9:24 pm | Report abuse |
  199. Steve

    The Marshall Tucker Band

    March 16, 2010 at 8:53 pm | Report abuse |
  200. Old Rocker

    Whoa Tony

    Hang on sonny.
    Most people could pass any member of Kiss on the street and not have a clue who they are.
    Try that with Mick Jaggar.
    The Rolling Stones are by far more famous than KISS.
    KISS is famous for looking like clowns.
    NOT for being musicians.

    Might as well put Spinal Tap in

    March 16, 2010 at 7:03 pm | Report abuse |
  201. Eddie Flasco

    It seems to me that all that's really needed to be inducted into the Rock hall is that the band/artist's first release was issued 25+ years ago. Do they overlook talent and innovation? To what end? It's not unlike some of the magazines out there that'll put anyone on the cover. It's great that Les Paul and Elvis and the Beatles and Stones are in, but a majority of the rest is filler. Madonna? That's a stretch.

    March 16, 2010 at 6:48 pm | Report abuse |
  202. Melo

    The genius of Todd Rundgren...Todd Rundgren...Todd Rundgren!!!

    March 16, 2010 at 6:45 pm | Report abuse |
  203. Tony

    There are many great bands on that list, but KISS is the only iconic, legendary band on that list. KISS is probably the 2nd most famous band of all time next to the Beatles and certainly one of the most recognizable acts. The Hall of Fame means nothing until KISS is enshrined.

    March 16, 2010 at 6:28 pm | Report abuse |
  204. Al Solo

    Of course, the most important omition is Kiss. You have to be really a moron if you say Kiss shouldn't be in the Hall. They were popular, inventive, created a new genre (if not musically, at least visually) and they still go strong after all this years. Putting the RHCP (a band who really can't play -or sing, he is the worst singer ever live!) aside them is a joke.

    Alice Cooper, Heart, Rush should be inducted.
    Neil Diamond, Tom Waits too...
    what about Sonic Youth?

    March 16, 2010 at 6:18 pm | Report abuse |
  205. moon627

    wow ! 2272 comments ! that must be a record posting on this blog.

    anyhoo... i'd like to see a separate Hall of Fame for my favorite Alternative rock since some people are saying if its not headbanging it doesnt count as rock ...

    here are my faves:

    Crowded House
    Depeche Mode
    Talk Talk
    Stabbing Westward
    Puddle of Mudd

    March 16, 2010 at 6:18 pm | Report abuse |
  206. me

    WAR should be inducted. Their sound was and is unique. Their biggest hits are a permanent part of pop culture

    March 16, 2010 at 4:11 pm | Report abuse |
  207. donna

    ah hello HALL & OATS

    March 16, 2010 at 4:05 pm | Report abuse |
  208. Mike Shumann

    With the exceptions of KISS and the Chili Peppers, none of the bands on the "snubbed" list have been very influential. I mean hey, when was the last time you heard of anyone citing Rush, Hall & Oates, Journey, ELO, or Bad Company (gasp) as a major influence? That's why they're not in the HOF and are unlikely to get there – they sold lots of records, but didn't impact rock 'n' roll the way lesser sellers like The Stooges, The Hollies, or Gene Vincent did.

    March 16, 2010 at 4:05 pm | Report abuse |
  209. Doug

    What about Johnny Winter. I think he's waited long enough.

    March 16, 2010 at 4:03 pm | Report abuse |
  210. The D

    Sorry, but ABBA's induction is not well deserved. They don't belong at all.

    And I agree, the biggest snub is Rush.

    March 16, 2010 at 4:02 pm | Report abuse |
  211. fenderjazz

    A Carol Kaye reference. Nice.

    March 16, 2010 at 3:58 pm | Report abuse |
  212. Conga Kenny

    Let's vote in a group of MUSICIANS who have really stood the test of time:
    TOWER OF POWER! 40 years and still going strong!

    March 16, 2010 at 3:56 pm | Report abuse |
  213. Micor1969


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  214. Kane

    What do all of these groups have in common?
    The Band
    Butterfield Blues Band
    Johnny Winter
    New York Dolls
    Hall and Oates
    Bette Midler
    Meat Loaf
    The Tubes
    Rick Derringer
    Psychedelic Furs
    Cheap Trick
    Laura Nyro
    Bonnie Tyler
    Lords of the New Church
    Psychedelic Furs


    March 16, 2010 at 3:54 pm | Report abuse |
  215. Micor1969

    Bad Company/Free/Paul Rogers

    March 16, 2010 at 3:54 pm | Report abuse |
  216. Citizen Val

    Culture Club should be in there also.

    March 16, 2010 at 3:52 pm | Report abuse |
  217. Petersson

    Cheap Trick!!! Without a doubt one of the greatest rock bands ever. Still rocking hard and putting out critically acclaimed quality music. It is an absolute crime they have not been inducted.

    Also very deserving:
    Moody Blues

    March 16, 2010 at 3:47 pm | Report abuse |
  218. namename

    This is a ludicrous non-story that pops up in LAZY journalism each and every time a new RR HOF inductees list comes out. The HOF only inducts so many each year. Those not inducted this year have not been "passed up." Groups like Kiss and Chicago and RHCP will eventually get into the damn Hall of Fame! The induction is a pr persons dream and if we just added all 1000 big selling acts all at once, there's no point to the whole process.
    Why is everyone so stupid!

    March 16, 2010 at 3:45 pm | Report abuse |
  219. Patrick

    The most substantial & egregious snub is Tom Dowd. Why the RRHOF has not inducted him is both a mystery & travesty. He is clearly one on the most important & influentail figures in the history Rock n Roll. His body of work & contributions spanned over 50 years. From Coltrane to Clapton. From Ray Charles to The Allman Brothers, just to name a few.

    March 16, 2010 at 3:43 pm | Report abuse |
  220. Old Rocker

    steve @ 3:16

    Who did the Moody Blues Copy?!!!!

    An Very Original Band.

    March 16, 2010 at 3:41 pm | Report abuse |
  221. Momma in Niagara

    I would like to see what the criteria is for consideration and induction into the HoF. Popularity and album sales alone? Longevity of their popularity? Concert revenues? What is the benchmark? If the likes of Neil Diamond and Rush are not in, then the HoF is a joke and should start serving burgers and just hang a Hard Rock sign out front/

    March 16, 2010 at 3:38 pm | Report abuse |
  222. NiB

    Few band have influenced the world and future generations of music makers like Black Sabbath.

    Love them or hate them, there is no denying their impact.

    March 16, 2010 at 3:34 pm | Report abuse |
  223. Keith

    Nice to see Genesis get in, but the HOF is not legit until the rest of the Progressive Rock genre bands are included: Moody Blues, Yes, Emerson, Lake & Palmer, Jethro Tull. Those bands were the top names of the late 60's early 70's.

    March 16, 2010 at 3:32 pm | Report abuse |
  224. Bob

    No question...YES is missing
    The Hall needs to address the blatant disrespect for all 70's progressive music. Jethro Tull, Moody Blues, King Crimson, and into Rush are all stuck in exile. GENESIS was the first true concession; lets hope that this is a coming to sense by this authoritarian process of election.

    March 16, 2010 at 3:28 pm | Report abuse |
  225. sue

    Where's Neil Diamond????

    March 16, 2010 at 3:28 pm | Report abuse |
  226. Old Rocker

    What is Wrong With This Picture?
    An amazing individual talent like Stevie Ray Vaughan gets missed.
    True Trailblazers like Dick Dale and Link Wray get missed.
    Groups like Chicago, the Moody Blues, and Rush get missed.

    ABBA makes it in?! This selection causes Acid Reflux.

    ABBA – Dancing Queen to SRV – Love Struck Baby,_Dick_Dale/The_Real_Deal:_Greatest_Hits_Volume_2
    Might need to sign up – Free
    SRV plays with Dick Dale in Grammy winner Pipeline @ #11 on the list.

    There is no comparison.
    ABBA is a total joke as a HOF anything.

    March 16, 2010 at 3:27 pm | Report abuse |
  227. Ralph

    Cheap Trick and Kiss are two of the best Live Bands of all time and both have been doing it for 30 years plus! I would love to see the two of them get in the same year and then Cheap Trick can play surrender, and when the line "throw my kiss records out" Kiss could come out and play with them!!

    March 16, 2010 at 3:19 pm | Report abuse |
  228. rcp

    Leon Russell

    March 16, 2010 at 3:17 pm | Report abuse |
  229. Kris

    What about The Carpenters? There is still no better female vocalist than Karen. And Richard created some studio techniques still used today. Plus he was a great arranger.

    March 16, 2010 at 3:17 pm | Report abuse |
  230. steve

    Replacements, GnR, Alex Chilton, Warren Zevon, yes. KISS, Moody Blues, Motley Crue, Hall and Oates, et al, hell no. Most of the bands in CNN's list of "snubs" were cynical marketing formulas, copycats of better bands created to maximize consumer interest (i.e., sales) that have already received their rewards in the form of money. They were the "Pat Boones" who co-opted the "Little Richards" of Rock and Roll who blazed the trail for them. The Hall of Fame, for the most part, rightfully rewards the innovators, and many times, bestows upon them the fame they richly deserved in their days of making music. Sometimes the innovators were also commercially successful, mostly due to dumb luck and serendipity, but not always. ABBA was great, though not to everyone's taste; like Neil Diamond, music that polished probably belongs in a pop music hall, not the rock hall.

    March 16, 2010 at 3:16 pm | Report abuse |
  231. Jim Bosko

    Personal feelings do matter but what about the artists accomplishements? Look at a group like KISS–no one ever took them seriously, not even themselves, but they still sell out shows and have sold close to one hundred million albums after 36 years. KISS has never said they had the musical ability of the Philharmonic Orchestra–KISS is plain old hedonistic good time rock and roll and they give you something to visualize as well. Hey, I love the Eagles but they are the most damn boring group I have ever seen on stage–and I am talking about when they were younger too...I think one of the problems is that the rock and roll hall of fame judges have lost touch with the most true sense of rock and roll–it is supposed to be fun and rebellious, it is not supposed to be over analyzed and you are not going to find the hidden meaning of life in a rock and roll song...KISS is all about having fun, trying to stay youg at heart, and try to forget about all the stuff you have to do throughout the day. If people didn't care about KISS–why would they still be around after 36 years and why would they still be releasing new music? Answer: The people still like KISS and they still want to see and/or hear KISS. The rock and roll hall of fame is lead by a bunch of dried up old prunes who would rather sit around dreaming about the days they all skipped class and got high...

    March 16, 2010 at 3:12 pm | Report abuse |
  232. bela276

    I can't believe how many people don't know who the stooges are.. Anyway The Hall of fame is really a bunch of crap and is almost counter to what Rock and Roll stands for (or stood for). What most of the responses appear to be is fans saying "why isn't my favorite band in the HOF". because what we're realy talking about is something that is totally and completely subjective.

    March 16, 2010 at 3:09 pm | Report abuse |
  233. pacooni

    The Go-Go's are the first successful all female rock band to write their own songs and play their own instruments.

    March 16, 2010 at 3:08 pm | Report abuse |
  234. Deep Release

    According to the RIAA, Rush's sales statistics place them fourth behind The Beatles, The Rolling Stones and Aerosmith for the most consecutive gold or platinum albums by a rock band.

    No, I guess they're not Hall-worthy.

    March 16, 2010 at 3:04 pm | Report abuse |
  235. Chuck

    List of snubs include The Marvelettes, Jr. Walker and the All-Stars, Rick James, The Commodores, Lionel Richie, The Miracles (Smokey Robinson was inducted by himself).

    March 16, 2010 at 3:03 pm | Report abuse |
  236. Gary

    KISS should definitely be in the hall of fame

    March 16, 2010 at 3:01 pm | Report abuse |
  237. acbc1966

    I've read that KISS isn't in because the band wants royalties/payment from the HoF once they're in, which is a dealbreaker for HoF.

    March 16, 2010 at 3:01 pm | Report abuse |
  238. robert p.

    Not even close. Alice Cooper. The man should have his own wing of the building. I can't even imagine how many bands followed him, copied him, and owe their very careers to him. But no one should be surprised. They made Paul McCartney wait until the late 90's to get in.
    I don't know what kind of political mumbo jumbo goes on there, but I would like to nominate myself as supreme governing body of this clueless aristocracy. First thing I would do is Moe slap each of the morons I sent packing.

    March 16, 2010 at 3:01 pm | Report abuse |
  239. mike

    umm.....BEASTIE BOYS????

    March 16, 2010 at 2:55 pm | Report abuse |
  240. JOHNNY


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  241. Josh from Michigan

    Let's start here: neither ABBA nor Jimmy Cliff are rock and roll, period, point blank, end of story. Neither is Madonna, and none of them should've gotten in over Husker Du. If this is the RHCP's first year of eligibility, then the Huskers have well-been eligible for a while now, and so should Bob Mould-solo I believe, but if not then he should darn well get in too. There's also too many one-hit wonders getting in (Del Shannon? Who ever cites him as an influence?)

    March 16, 2010 at 2:52 pm | Report abuse |
  242. Claire

    Agree with the list, but would also add Meat Loaf. Third best selling album of all time!!! He deserves it.

    March 16, 2010 at 2:48 pm | Report abuse |
  243. Tarnel

    I will not recognize the RHF until Chicago is inducted!

    March 16, 2010 at 2:45 pm | Report abuse |
  244. jak

    Diana Ross made the cover of Rolling Stone Twice. She is the voice of the Supremes. She is the prototype for every DIVA that has been successful after her (Beyonce take note) and her music spans soul, r&b, rock, jazz, even disco.

    March 16, 2010 at 2:42 pm | Report abuse |
  245. Louis

    Definitely Kiss is the biggest miss. The second biggest would be Peter Frampton.

    March 16, 2010 at 2:34 pm | Report abuse |
  246. Micor1969

    Somebody should start another establishment. We can call it the "Rock Hall of Heroes" or something like that and induct everyone that the so called "Hall of Fame" leaves out. We can leave out the committee of the "Hall of Fame" too. These votes would come from the fans, for the people ,by the people, of the people. All styles of rock music is invited, no other kind of music. The "Hall of Heroes" building would have a museum with a great sound system so we can hear our favourite bands.Next to the museum will be a 20,000 seat arena for our induction ceremony/concerts. Male/Female bands,producers,and writers get inducted.

    March 16, 2010 at 2:33 pm | Report abuse |
  247. Steve

    Yes, Dick Dale–also Link Wray!

    March 16, 2010 at 2:28 pm | Report abuse |
  248. JoAnn Kassoff

    Ringo Starr needs to be inducted into the Hall of Fame. Nearly every great rock 'n roll drummer alive today was originally influenced by Ringo. And while I'm naming names, Badfinger, the Zombies (possibly the world's first progressive rock band other than the Beatles), Yes, and Todd Rundgren all have paid their dues and should be inducted NEXT YEAR!

    March 16, 2010 at 2:22 pm | Report abuse |
  249. Vee


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  250. Ken

    I can't believe ABBA gets in before KISS or Alice Cooper? I don't really like KISS or RUSH, but I think they belong in the HoF...Notice how as soon as Jann got pretty much full control he turned the HoF towards "pop" groups instead of "rock." But I must correct our friend that said Alice Cooper has never been on the cover...he's been on Rolling Stone at least twice...I seem to recall a third, but couldn't find it on-line.

    March 16, 2010 at 2:07 pm | Report abuse |
  251. Peace&Love

    He deserves this more than anyone. Not only does he have talent on the drums, but he is an amazing musician.

    March 16, 2010 at 2:05 pm | Report abuse |
  252. Rick - Austin, TX

    Less than 24 hours ago I posted here and already more than 500 posts since.... boy howdy it's good to see such passion for music.

    Regarding The Stooges induction (a good thing) ... for the last couple years people were screaming bloody murder they didn't get the nod and now that they do people are saying, "who are The Stooges?". I bet those same people couldn't tell you who the members of the following bands are... Cream, Beatles, Stones, Jimi Hendrix Experience, The Who... name at least 3 Chuck Berry songs, same for Elvis, Little Richard, Tommy James & the Shondells, Animals. How about which band started off a song with, "Kick out the jams+++" and the answer is not Rage Against The Machine. 😉

    Please have a working knowledge of music history before throwing barbs.

    Be patient because I tend to think the Moody Blues will make it in. How could they not? Same for Jethro Tull, Alice Cooper and even Kiss. Grand Funk? Yes? Rush? Time is working against them. There are a dozen more that will maybe make it in ..."maybe" given time but what goes against them is just that... time. There are only five spots for music acts and each year so many more acts become eligible. Next year the Beasties will probably get in and to me they almost still seem new and surely they deserve getting in. All those puck bands from the early '80's? You can forget it. Same for all the hair bands. Bon Jovi and Def Leppard maybe and I am not speaking from a love for that music but speaking for the odds probably.

    Yes it does seem silly that bands like Deep Purple aren't in but votes are votes and the only time Jann Wenner is said to have bent things was when the first Rap act got in and he stalled on of the deserving bands from getting in by another year. Terrible thing but beyond that blame the people who vote for some of the silliness of who gets in... like ABBA. But hey that's me.

    There is politics thrown in or so they say. Linda Ronstadt wasn't liked for a long time due to things she said in public and people in the know all agree she belongs in. Maybe Jann Wenner does swing votes more than I think 😉 The worst dilemma is how the nominations are processed by so few people such as Jenn Wenner, Suzan Evans, Dave Marsh. Quoting from wiki, "At one point Suzan Evans lamented the choices being made because there weren't enough big names that would sell tickets to the dinner. That was quickly remedied by dropping one of the doo-wop groups being considered in favor of a 'name' artist...I saw how certain pioneering artists of the '50s and early '60s were shunned because there needed to be more name power on the list, resulting in '70s superstars getting in before the people who made it possible for them. Some of those pioneers still aren't in today."

    How about increasing the number inducted each year from five to ten?

    Life is good! Love the music 🙂

    March 16, 2010 at 2:04 pm | Report abuse |
  253. Me


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  254. Halle Penya

    The Archies

    March 16, 2010 at 2:00 pm | Report abuse |
  255. eric

    What about the Doobie Brothers// Hall and Oates// Heart/ Pat Benatar

    March 16, 2010 at 2:00 pm | Report abuse |
  256. Old Rocker

    Enough of the ZAPPA comments
    He Is In – 1995

    March 16, 2010 at 1:58 pm | Report abuse |
  257. hate-sucks

    Kiss – you go to be kidding me – this is about music, not makeup.

    March 16, 2010 at 1:56 pm | Report abuse |
  258. Old Rocker

    I loved Steppenwolf in the day, I wouldn't go out today and buy Steppenwolf.
    I would buy Ten Years After
    I would buy Savoy Brown
    I would buy The Miracles
    I would buy Jethro Tull
    I would buy Blind Faith
    I would buy Jim Croce
    I would buy Stray Cats (just did a few weeks ago)
    I would buy lots of oldies before Steppenwolf

    One of the BIGGEST OMISSIONS is Dick Dale & the Del-tones.
    Dale created the wet sound defining the surf sound.
    His song Let's Go Trippin' is considered the first Surf Instrumental.
    Dale blew up so many Fender AMPS that Fender changed the way they were made.
    Dale had a special sized speaker made just for him – the 15 inch JBL D130

    Oh, Kris Kristofferson should make it in as a song writer.

    March 16, 2010 at 1:53 pm | Report abuse |
  259. DeepseaDiver

    What a load. This "honor' is such a crock. Some elitist clique in a vast minority decides who is about letting the actual listeners decide, and just monitor sales. If we buy your crap, we like you......if not, then take your "artistically talented but underappreciated" Hall-of-Famers and fund your organization with the money you never earned.

    March 16, 2010 at 1:52 pm | Report abuse |
  260. Kiss Fan

    OK, OK. Kiss may not have the talent that most of teh inductees posess. HOWEVER, the mark they left on the music industry makes them a shoe-in. The set the standard for what a R&R stage show should be (and then went above and beyond it). Their combination of thunderous sound, lights, pyro, and theatrics always gave their fans their money's worth.

    You should also look beyond the music a bit and see which artists that followed them were heavily influenced by them (see Marylin Manson who got taken to a Kiss show at a young age which forever inspired him). Most of the big name 80's heavy metal artists would list Kiss as a major influence.

    The Hall of Fame is not full of only Rock & Roll purists – the precedent has been set. They continue to induct R&B, soul, reggae, and country artists due to their influence or (or by) R&R.

    March 16, 2010 at 1:51 pm | Report abuse |
  261. TampaSlim

    My Criteria:

    Did the group offer something new? Did they change the face of R&R? Did they go in a new direction? Were they fresh and exiting? Musically dynamic? Did they and do they still have a following? Were they more than a one-hit wonder?

    Given those items:
    Depeche Mode – YES (different than any other group)
    Chicago – YES (not exactly rock but more rock than ABBA – what a joke)
    Alice Cooper – YES (scare the crap out of people – under appreciated as a musical band)
    Moody Blues – YES (amazing)

    Heart – YES (first choice – they were the first girl band that really rocked)

    March 16, 2010 at 1:50 pm | Report abuse |
  262. one world

    **Todd Rundgren a wizard a true star

    March 16, 2010 at 1:49 pm | Report abuse |
  263. Tom

    who gives a crap about the rock and roll hall of fame? seriously. the hall of fame is exactly what rock and roll is supposed to be against – the establishment!

    March 16, 2010 at 1:48 pm | Report abuse |
  264. Ken Rudnick

    How about Jerry Butler? Or is he a stretch because he's well-known mostly for his ballads?

    March 16, 2010 at 1:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • Topkat.

      JERRY BUTLER is in the ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME. He was inducted with his original group, THE IMPRESSIONS. But , you're right ..His SOLO accomplishments DEFINITELY deserve individual recognition.

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  265. Brian

    Def Leppard!

    2 Diamond (+10 mil sold) certified albums and still together. C'mon!

    March 16, 2010 at 1:38 pm | Report abuse |
  266. john

    Remember the saying "never belong to a group that would have you as a member"...Rush is just fine being on the outside of this committee with such a clear agenda. Besides, they're still relevant. And people want them in the same club as Kiss? That is an indefensible insult.

    March 16, 2010 at 1:38 pm | Report abuse |
  267. Bill

    Frank Zappa

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  268. jobrien

    Oh yes, the great Warren Zevon.

    March 16, 2010 at 1:36 pm | Report abuse |
  269. Charlie

    Heart is one of the few groups to chart hits in three decades! Iggy and the Stooges were an energetic club band that had little influence on music

    March 16, 2010 at 1:36 pm | Report abuse |
  270. Emmy


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  271. jobrien

    70's rock ballad groups all did forgetable music that has aged badly; keep them all out.

    Put in; Dire Straights, Eurythmics, Joe Cocker and, yes, Weird Al.

    March 16, 2010 at 1:30 pm | Report abuse |
  272. ona

    well it has to be marc bolan and t.rex because he was very talented wrote poems sang and composed his own songs and played the guitar brilliantly he also had a personality and a sweetness that was unique.
    he appeals to all ages young old and inbetween. his music never dates he still sounds fresh and new. please vote for him as his musical career was tragically cut short in a car accident at the tender age of 29. dont forget his fellow musicians in t.rex the late great steve currie mickey finn and bill legend and there producer tony visconti who together brought the magic ingredients to t.rex check them out on you tube you wont be dissapointed

    March 16, 2010 at 1:29 pm | Report abuse |
  273. Lee

    It's this simple...

    The Hall should be renamed the Jann Wenner Hall Of Fame. It is known that if he doesn't approve, the act doesn't get in or even considered. It is not a committee really, but his own personal appreciation society.

    Get rid of Jann and the non-rock and roll acts.

    March 16, 2010 at 1:25 pm | Report abuse |
  274. dan


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  275. Steve

    Poco, the pioneers of country rock, still going after 42 years!

    March 16, 2010 at 1:21 pm | Report abuse |
  276. Rich

    Linda Ronstadt

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  277. Achmed Fubar


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  278. Mikkyzs

    the only thing genesis did for r&r was get people to but pun, rock and good music records. maybe they belong in the lame-o wing!

    March 16, 2010 at 1:20 pm | Report abuse |
  279. Wally Palmer

    Weird Al Yankovic should be there! Artists whom he has parodied have said that they knew they had "arrived" when Al asked for permission to do a parody of their songs.

    March 16, 2010 at 1:17 pm | Report abuse |
  280. Rick P


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  281. Mark

    I think Sonic Youth deserve to be in as well.

    March 16, 2010 at 1:13 pm | Report abuse |
  282. Marco

    No Chicago? Then I seriously question whether this HOF is to be taken seriously. By any method of measurment, whether it's sales, originality, longevity, musicianship, ability to survive changing tastes...Chicago would seem to be on par with most if not all of the bands currently in the Hall. If they don't get in, it proves what I think- the Hall is a sham.

    March 16, 2010 at 1:09 pm | Report abuse |
  283. dennisd

    The one and only "Runt"...Todd Rundgren !

    March 16, 2010 at 1:08 pm | Report abuse |
  284. Kevin

    A band like ABBA goes in over Rush? This is why I refuse to visit the Hall of Fame and don't even recognize it as a legitimate entity. Also why I don't read Rolling Stone.

    March 16, 2010 at 1:02 pm | Report abuse |
  285. MDY

    All I can say is the HOF is truly "Heart-less" when it comes to recognizing a band that not only sold millions of records, but also demolished the stereotype of what an American rock 'n roll band should look like.

    March 16, 2010 at 12:58 pm | Report abuse |
  286. Jon

    I am willing to wager the Kiss supporters – who I think are the largest contingent for bands who have been "snubbed" – are likely to turn up their nose at the notion of Britney Spears or NSync being inducted in the future. Well, it's for the same reasons provided for Kiss that these artists would be inducted. They influenced nearly a decade of music, were wildly popular, selling out huge tours and millions of albums, and were pop culture phenomenons outside of music with appearances in ads, on tv, and with tons of merchandising.

    March 16, 2010 at 12:56 pm | Report abuse |
  287. Mark

    Lets see…

    The Replacements
    Lucinda Williams
    Cheap Trick
    Deep Purple
    Little Feat
    Graham Parker
    Nick Lowe

    March 16, 2010 at 12:55 pm | Report abuse |
  288. Terry

    The R&R HoF selections to be legit need to be consistent and use objective factors as much as possible–sales, longevity on the charts/in the business, and include criteria for R&R vs. R&B, Pop, Rap etc.

    Most deserving left out: Steppenwolf, Connie Francis, Chicago and Moody Blues. BTW, how can Brenda Lee be in and not Connie Francis?

    March 16, 2010 at 12:51 pm | Report abuse |
  289. Kevin


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  290. Gene Simmons

    The hardest working band in the biz Cheap Trick
    and Kiss they took it up a notch....and yes they can play...

    March 16, 2010 at 12:48 pm | Report abuse |
  291. Frank

    FRANK ZAPPA , a great American Composer who a lot of Rock Bands emulate in there music.

    March 16, 2010 at 12:48 pm | Report abuse |
  292. Eric


    Some great overlooked musicians in that outfit. Those guys can play anything.

    March 16, 2010 at 12:47 pm | Report abuse |
  293. Tom

    The minute disco and RAP acts made it ceased to be the R&R HoF. End of discussion

    March 16, 2010 at 12:46 pm | Report abuse |
  294. Dave Ziegner

    How about Todd Rundgren?? 44 years (and counting) of creativity and consistency in the music making universe. He has a catalogue of songs that would garner the respect and admiration of any of the great American composers.

    March 16, 2010 at 12:45 pm | Report abuse |
  295. Bob

    Jethro Tull – Greatest Hard Rock band of all time.

    March 16, 2010 at 12:42 pm | Report abuse |
  296. Dan

    okay, what am I missing. No one is mentioning Steppenwolf? These guys ruled the 70s and had a sound and an attitude like no other.

    March 16, 2010 at 12:39 pm | Report abuse |
  297. yourkillinme


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  298. John F.

    Most of those artists don't deserve to get in, but then again, there's already a list of artists in the rock hall that shouldn't be there. Some of them will get in eventually though.

    I hate to admit it because I'm from the Cleveland area and want to see the Rock Hall do well, but the Rock Hall is admittedly hard to take seriously as far as who's in and who isn't.

    March 16, 2010 at 12:35 pm | Report abuse |
  299. Wendell from Austin

    Hey, what about Stevie Ray Vaughn???? C'mon!

    March 16, 2010 at 12:34 pm | Report abuse |
  300. Mike

    Mutt Lange.

    March 16, 2010 at 12:32 pm | Report abuse |
  301. Mongo

    You know, in high school, I used to read all the metal mags, like Rip and a few others I can't remember the names to (lol), and almost every bass player listed Geddy Lee as an influence and almost every drummer listed Neill Peart. How can you have a band that has influenced so many be overlooked? Nevermind that they're also one of the tightest and most talented bands I've ever heard. They were ambassadors of music for Canada, for Pete's sake!

    March 16, 2010 at 12:31 pm | Report abuse |
  302. Rich Aldana

    These are the true musicians in the Industry, and if not for the Politics of the music world powers that be, they would have been there on the first year of eligibility !! The truth of the matter is, they don't need the R&R Hall of Fame to validate them as a success. The fans have already done that by selling out concert after concert for the past 40+ years !!!!! Dear members of the them a favor by not inducting them into the club and having to share the spotlight with the likes of The Stooges and every other band that never had any business even recording viynl back in the day !! Thank God for the Fans that know a true musical genius...LONG LIVE CHICAGO !!!

    March 16, 2010 at 12:31 pm | Report abuse |
  303. yourkillinme


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  304. Nanner


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  305. Liz

    When Depeche Mode, Bon Jovi & the RHCP don't get inducted to the Hall of fame, but Madonna & rappers get inducted on their first try, you know there's a problem. All of the bands that I mentioned above not only had made great music for over 25 years but they continue to sell out venues everywhere they go.

    March 16, 2010 at 12:23 pm | Report abuse |
  306. Mike

    Warren Zevon. Rush. Guess Who. Stevie Ray Vaughn.

    March 16, 2010 at 12:22 pm | Report abuse |
  307. Ted

    Not a day goes by without every "classic rock station" on planet earth studding their playlist with Jethro Tull. The tin-eared silence within the so called 'Rock and Roll Hall of Fame' is evidence of a unique sense of humor.

    March 16, 2010 at 12:20 pm | Report abuse |
  308. Bruce

    Definitely Cheap Trick and Rush...ESPECIALLY since these 2 fine bands are still touring. And I'm not talking about "reunion" touring after a 10 year absence...I mean regular touring! That's what defines a band that deserves induction! Too bad the committe at the RRHOF don't know talent if it bit them in the butt.

    March 16, 2010 at 12:20 pm | Report abuse |
  309. area man

    Public Enemy.

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  310. m from den

    These guys were the house band for Motown in the 60's and part of the 70's! This band was responsible for more #1 hits than The Beach Boys, The Stones, Elvis, and the Beatles combined! (according to their documentary and published Billboard results) Great documentary on them a few years ago called "Standing In The Shadows of Motown". Rent it on Netflix sometime and you'll see what I mean. If it weren't for these guys, Berry Gordy wouldn't have had a Motown. Not only did these guys play on about 90% of Motown's hits, they also moonlighted for other artists like the great Jackie Wilson, Dinah Washington, George Clinton, and other legendary artists.

    March 16, 2010 at 12:17 pm | Report abuse |
  311. FtWGuy2

    Carol Kaye, Bass Guitar

    March 16, 2010 at 12:13 pm | Report abuse |
  312. diane persons

    HEART who is fronted by two of the most talented rock musicians to ever play rock music,and who happen to be women.They are still out there touring and playing just as hard as in the seventies,if not better.They are true musicians.

    March 16, 2010 at 12:12 pm | Report abuse |
  313. Alf Venison

    The Fugs

    March 16, 2010 at 12:11 pm | Report abuse |
  314. rlg

    Alice Cooper, no question!

    March 16, 2010 at 12:11 pm | Report abuse |
  315. TEC

    Spice Girls, Corey Hart, The Osmonds, (The Osmonds Phase 3 album was rock city man.) And the biggest snub of all far beyond Rush and Kiss, The Bay City Rollers.

    March 16, 2010 at 12:10 pm | Report abuse |
  316. rc

    How about Def Leppard, incredible group still going strong and still influenceing music today.

    March 16, 2010 at 12:06 pm | Report abuse |
  317. Bill D.

    Ladies and gentlemen, if the almighty Jan Wenner doesn't like your music then it doesn't matter how many votes an act gets nor how many fans want to see them in the HOF.

    No support from Wenner = no HOF.

    March 16, 2010 at 12:06 pm | Report abuse |
  318. Kelley

    ABBA deserves to be there, as do the others mentioned in this article – but to omit bands such as RUSH, or YES, ELO – and yet to include rappers – RAPPERS! – in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is ludirous. And I don't mean that gangsta...

    Its more like the Pop Hall of Fame. When Madonna gets voted in, and yet (as someone else said) the ones who pave the way are left out, you know its all a friggin' popularity contest and a joke.

    But seriously, Jimmy Cliff totally deserves it.

    March 16, 2010 at 12:06 pm | Report abuse |
  319. Pete

    Ringo Starr should be inducted, for his solo hits and extensive drumming work for other artists on hit records.

    While we're rectifying past mistakes, get Madonna OUT OF THERE!!!

    March 16, 2010 at 12:05 pm | Report abuse |
  320. dacww

    Alice Cooper, wow what a showman, everyone from my generation

    March 16, 2010 at 12:04 pm | Report abuse |
  321. Jon S

    Three words....




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  322. Mike Wicks

    I guess this is the POP Hall of Fame, as opposed to the R&B HOF or the RAP HOF or the Punk HOF or the Metal HOF. The ROCK HOF is a misnomer, as everybody and their mother is in, or NOT, as the case may be.
    I think included bands have to have at least a 5 year life span, and have a major impact on the music industry. Hall of Fame means FAME, to some degree. Who is voting for these inductees? The selection process is diluted and I think it is a joke.

    How popular were these bands in the 70s:

    Deep Purple
    Jethro Tull

    They blew the doors off of the world when they toured!
    Not in the HOF? Here's more.

    Alice Cooper
    Dire Straits

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  323. Sandra

    How could Bon Jovi not make the list? They have held their own and honed their craft over the past 25 years and are still selling out arenas world wide. Regardless of they type of music you listen to, it doesn't change the impact that this band has made over the few decades and how the philanthropy work that they continue to persevere with impacts not only the music culture, but our own society.

    March 16, 2010 at 12:02 pm | Report abuse |
  324. fenderjazz

    Mainstream music should get more recognition by the HoF, but record sales should not be a determining factor in who gets inducted.

    March 16, 2010 at 12:02 pm | Report abuse |
  325. KingCrimson=awesome

    How a band such as King Crimson not be inducted into the Shlock and Blow Hall of Lame is beyond me!! Those guys have been pumping out albums (with a couple hiatus') for 40 years....BLONDIE and ABBA are in but no King Crimson. Listen to Starless And Bible Black (or any of their work, actually) and tell me with a straight face that Robert Fripp and co. don't I can watch your musical point of view crumble in front of me.
    ...and same goes for Rush. Deny it all you want, but, those guys have been in the trenches for 4 decades and have paved a more influential path than Brenda Lee or Blondie! If you don't agree than you obviously dislike or have no knowledge of modern hard rock or metal.
    I could care less for Kiss, but, I am surprised that they keep getting the shaft. Kiss was and still is dominant in the music industry. I feel...meh..about their music, but, Kiss should definitely be in on the credentials of their marketing and "rock and roll is larger than life" concerts!
    Jann Wenner should be locked in a dingy basement and Rolling Stone is a sad shell of it's previous self....

    March 16, 2010 at 12:01 pm | Report abuse |
  326. Ray

    Ian Hunter

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  327. Ross

    How 'bout Iron Maiden and Judas Priest. These were the bands that led Metal into the '80. Also whay are Run DMC and Grnd Master Flash in the ROCK 'N ROLL all of Fame. This might be the most unrealistic Hall of all time.

    March 16, 2010 at 11:54 am | Report abuse |
  328. Geetch

    The only thing that needs to be said here is that Abba just got into the ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME. The ommissions we should be talking about are Guy Lombardo, Lawerence Welk and the Yanni. Let's face it, the R&R Hall of Fame is a joke.

    March 16, 2010 at 11:52 am | Report abuse |
  329. fenderjazz

    I think the HoF induction criteria revolve around what Jann Wenner and Rolling Stone magazine deem "cool enough" for inclusion. Every once in a while, they will throw a bone to mainstream music fans (notice the inductions of Lynryd Skynyrd, Van Halen, and Black Sabbath... not to imply they were undeserving), but they seem to gravitate towards acts like Velvet Underground, The Stooges, Patti Smith and REM. It's just a matter of what's perceived as "important" music by a few people, than music that is enjoyed by the masses.

    March 16, 2010 at 11:52 am | Report abuse |
  330. Kate

    It's painfully obvious that women are marginalized in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

    HEART should be on this list too.

    March 16, 2010 at 11:48 am | Report abuse |

    There are so many musicans that should be included
    I think Grand Funk Railroad & Chicago should be inducted.
    Like everything else it is political..

    March 16, 2010 at 11:48 am | Report abuse |
  332. Ron

    Chicago and the Moody Blues being left off is a joke.
    Chicago has sold over 200 million records and had like 50 top 40 hits.
    Jan Wenner hates them which is the only reason they are not in.
    Only the Beach Boys have sold more records as an American band.
    not a particular fan of their later efforts, but they should be just based on their first 7 albums which were truly ground breaking and innovative.

    As for the Moodies, their early stuff was incredible. To put the Stooges
    in before these two great bands is a complete joke

    March 16, 2010 at 11:45 am | Report abuse |
  333. JOHN

    WOW... look at the size of this recommendation looks like the RRHOF has alot of catching up to do! I would like them to consider inducting more candidates while they have the support and interest of the Rock community. Again HOF status is not given lightly but with the names or bands listed above and to follow their are still to many looking in from the outside..I think the older artists that continue to work and perform in the business should get a priority and gesture of gratitude well deserved ...I will not relist all the names I agree with and support from above, but I will make a few acknowledgements, no greater deserving than the others but needs to be included: Todd Rundgren, Joe Jackson and Mott (Ian Hunter)...

    March 16, 2010 at 11:44 am | Report abuse |
  334. Kim

    JOURNEY is the most shocking omission on this list. Steve Perry and Neal Schon in the same band!! And yes they are rock n' roll... anyone who's ever listened to "One More" on their Trial By Fire album can tell you that JOURNEY rocks.

    March 16, 2010 at 11:42 am | Report abuse |
  335. Old Rocker

    If KISS gets in someday you might as well put in SPINAL TAP.

    They're ACTORS.
    They can't play, they perform.
    Give them an Oscar, or Golden Globe, keep them out of the RRHOF.

    March 16, 2010 at 11:42 am | Report abuse |
  336. Dave

    Late 60's, early 70's, few had more top 40 hits than Three Dog Night

    March 16, 2010 at 11:39 am | Report abuse |
  337. Charl

    ABBA's not rock.

    The Cure...not rock.
    Depeche Mode...not rock

    Rush – ROCK!!!
    Cheap Trick – AND ROLL!!!

    March 16, 2010 at 11:34 am | Report abuse |
  338. matt

    where is stevie ray vaughan

    March 16, 2010 at 11:33 am | Report abuse |
  339. Jay Kay

    None of this is really "shocking."

    March 16, 2010 at 11:32 am | Report abuse |
  340. Billy

    The RRHOF is a total joke. Journey, Bon Jovi, Foreigner, Heart, and the list goes on are ROCK groups. Why don't they whip up a Rap HOF, Country HOF, Blues HOF, etc, etc, etc. and let the real rockers into what is "suppose" to be a HOF for rockers?

    March 16, 2010 at 11:31 am | Report abuse |
  341. Linda, Phoenix, Arizona

    The Moody Blues music changed a whole generation and they still draw!
    How can they not be in the HOF?
    Peter Frampton, not n the HOF? C'mon!

    March 16, 2010 at 11:30 am | Report abuse |
  342. Old Rocker

    MARK B

    You LOST ALL CREDIBILITY when you said Tom Petty shouldn't be in the Hall.
    He may not be your cup of tea but he is in the Hall for good reason. Check the credentials.
    Rush isn't my cup of tea, but I still think they belong.

    Someone mentioned the MIRACLES.
    Smokey Robinson is in and was the main reason for the Miracles success, still I agree that as a group they belong.
    An amazing body of work.

    March 16, 2010 at 11:29 am | Report abuse |
  343. Paul Stave

    Is it required that someone gets in every year?

    ABBA is great but not rock and roll. Nor is RunDMC, or Madonna, or Michael Jackson, and other past winners. Maybe it should be the Pop Music Hall of Fame and have a rock wing, rap wing, metal wing, blues wing, country wing, big band wing etc Clearly what is considered rock is too blurred now.

    March 16, 2010 at 11:28 am | Report abuse |
  344. Larry Heyman

    How about paying more attention to the performers of the 1950's and early 1960's, without whom, Rock 'n Roll would have never existed. There were so many great individuals and groups that had multi gold records. How about Connie Francis or The Cleftones?

    March 16, 2010 at 11:28 am | Report abuse |
  345. Scott

    This is realy simple. You cannot call yourself the Rock and Roll Hall of fame and not include Journey, Rush, Heart, Chicago and others and in the same breath say that Madonna and Run DMC are in the Hall.

    Simply put the rock and roll hall of fame is a joke unto itself. Taking Journey as an example, 85 million albums sold! The group has been around since 1974, that's 36 years! Heart's debut album was in 1976, that's 34 years. Their body of work alone speaks volumes and all of this bashing about the period for which they played is nonsense. It is what was loved, bought and listened to at the time just like 50's, 60's and 70's music was.

    Face it folks, the groups mentioned not only deserve to be in the Hall but should have been there years ago.... Bash away if you like but truth is what truth is...

    March 16, 2010 at 11:27 am | Report abuse |
  346. Huck

    KISS – Yes (they are the fathers of the glam hard rock scene. Should have already been inducted)
    Depeche Mode – No (Not as influential as others. New wave pop band with huge worldwide following)
    The Cure – Yes (One of the founders of al rock scene. Should be in, but not for a few more years)
    Chicago – Yes (Influential sound, longevity, popularity and have changed with the music scenery)
    Hall and Oates – Yes (Probably best duo ever. Fused R&B and rock. Ruled the 80s)
    Rush – Maybe (Huge collection, but not groundbreaking to other bands. Maybe in a few years)
    Alice Cooper – Yes (Godfather of shock rock. Still rockin'. Classy dude)
    Moody Blues – Yes (Groundbreaking sound. Fused horns, classical, orchestras and rock)
    E.L.O. – No (Great music, but maybe in a few more years)
    Cheap Trick – No (Great concert and radio performers. Not hugely influential)
    Bad Company – No (see Cheap Trick)
    Peter Frampton – No (One album solo success. Nothing hugely influential, other than the being with Humble Pie and the use of the "Talk Box")
    Heart – Yes (Influential to many women rockers, though music is commercial. Ann Wilson's voice is still one of the best ever)
    T-Rex – No (Followers of other glam rock bands)
    Bon Jovi – Maybe (In a couple years...yes. Huge arena band. Recording monsters. Influential for hair product sales in the 80s & 90s)
    Journey – Yes (Older than Bon Jovi and another arena and recording monster)
    Foreigner – No (Great commercial success, but not hugely influential.)
    Public Enemy – Maybe (Politically outspoken group. Influenced many others to speak their piece. Yes, especially in a few years)
    Red Hot Chili Peppers – No (Too early, though they probably deserve to be inducted in about a decade)

    March 16, 2010 at 11:26 am | Report abuse |
  347. QDV

    All the Rush fans have forgotten about the Canadian band that put Canada on the musical map and on the radio: The Guess Who. How can this, the greatest Canadian band, NOT be honoured by the R&R HOF? [Answer: Because the selection is done by self-serving idiots who will put Dexy's Midnight Runners or Spandau Ballet into the Hall before anybody with serious musical talent.] Don't forget about that one band that came into existence after Randy Bachman quit The Guess Who: Bachman Turner Overdrive.

    It's also a "duh" that Deep Purple should be recognized. Anybody who learns to play a guitar starts with "the holy trinity of rock," those intro notes from "Smoke on the Water."

    March 16, 2010 at 11:22 am | Report abuse |
  348. Jimbo

    Deep Purple, Rush, Heart and Ted Nugent are the most egregious omissions.

    BTW – several people mentioned Van Halen – sorry guys, they were inducted year before last. You didn't hear much about it because only Michael Anthony and Sammy showed up, and there was no performance – a very sad affair indeed.

    March 16, 2010 at 11:22 am | Report abuse |
  349. Jim Kimbrel`

    It is a travesty that the most influential progressive rock band of all time, YES, is not in the Hall of Fame. The musicianship of the band's members, both individually and collectively, far surpasses most of the inductees. In addition, they are still touring, selling out venues, and writing and recording new music. Most of the recent inductees to the Hall of Fame cannot carry the gear for YES.

    March 16, 2010 at 11:21 am | Report abuse |
  350. CraigR

    I still dont understand how of the singer/songwriters that are in Neil Diamond is not in. He still putting out albums and is one of the top grossers touring each year. The man was a pop hit machine let alone the songs he wrote for others.

    March 16, 2010 at 11:21 am | Report abuse |
  351. Jeff

    They really need to rename it to the Music Hall of Fame instead of Rock&Roll when you let in groups like ABBA, Run DMC, Simon & Garfunkel, Grandmaster Flash, Madonna etc etc etc . Seriously, this is truly ridiculous and I guess rock and roll is one thing I had hoped to stay idealistic with. What a sham to hijack rock and roll and have rap, pop and other watered down genres masquerade as rock. I wish Paul Allen would expand the EXP in Seattle to encompass actual rock legends beyond Jimi. I suspect he wouldn't allow the Velveeta in.....

    March 16, 2010 at 11:21 am | Report abuse |
  352. Lisa

    Iron Maiden yes they should be in there, same goes for Alice Cooper and Rush. Don't think Iron Maiden will ever get in due to them not getting much radio play. Also to the person who said Guns N' Roses, they should be in but they have not come to their 25 years yet I think they need about 3 more years if I'm correct.

    Not everyone has to play "Rock and Roll" to be inducted, really its just the big influences of the the rock/pop music indistry. Unfortunitly many great artists who deserve to be in there will never end up getting in. It should have nothing to do with how many albumbs have been sold or how popular they are but that will never happen. It should go by who has influenced rock.

    March 16, 2010 at 11:17 am | Report abuse |
  353. cpm

    Todd Rundgren – Hello it's me, I saw the Light, Bang the Drum. Record producer for Meatlaof, Grand Funk Railroad, Patti Smith, New York Dolls, XTC, Cheap name a few!

    March 16, 2010 at 11:15 am | Report abuse |
  354. Str8 Outta Tx

    even though r&r is not my first preference (it's my mother's though and it'd be my 2nd), i agree that the artists and groups who do not actually perform that genre of music should not be inducted. i prefer rap/hip-hop/r&b, but i know that public enemy should not be in the r&r-h-o-f. They are not r&r at all. they are some of the first pioneers of the rap game, so i dont believe they should be in if it causes other great artists and groups to be ommited. most of the groups i like today still have years before they are even elligible, but i can name so many that need to go including, but not limited to, nirvana, def leapord, metallica ( i heard they got in this year), RedHotChiliPeppers, guns and roses, etc.

    March 16, 2010 at 11:10 am | Report abuse |
  355. Eric

    im only going to say it once....


    March 16, 2010 at 11:09 am | Report abuse |
  356. Don

    Whoever said Yes invented progressive rock is wrong – they followed the Moody Blues, Genesis, Jethro Tull and Pink Floyd, who all burst on the scene around 1967.

    March 16, 2010 at 11:08 am | Report abuse |
  357. Marty

    Here is the complete list:

    March 16, 2010 at 11:08 am | Report abuse |
  358. Stephen Falk

    Tom Waits, Husker Du

    March 16, 2010 at 11:07 am | Report abuse |
  359. Tami from Atlanta

    I agree with almost everyone's submissions, especially for Chicago, Boston, .38 Special and most especially Heart. I think Heart qualifies with the fact that they were ground-breakers for women & R&R. And, they're truly ROCK, not "bubble gum" pop music.

    We all have favorites & could probably do a very good job at writing a short qualifier for each of them on why they should be inducted in the R&R HOF. Unfortunately, not all of them will get in. I don't even know if there is any criteria in writing that qualifies one musician/band over another. It would be nice to see it if it does exist.

    One act I would like to offer is what is called the 'classic lineup' of Australia's Little River Band. I realize I may be the only one that offers up LRB to be inducted into the HOF, but here's MY qualifier: They were the first to break through from Australia & be successful in the international market while remaining based in Australia, unlike most acts from Oz at that time. I say 'classic lineup' as that includes the 4 co-founding members, 3 of who were the vocalists & songwriters that created their sound (1975-1981 & 1988-1990). I realize they'll likely be lumped together with The Eagles, maybe Journey, & other pop acts who could also rock and may never be able to distinguish themselves enough to get the HOF Induction. But, I also wanted to distinguish them from the 'wanna-be' Little River Band that no original member is a part of today, who are now based in the U.S. & who's 4th lead guitarist "owns" the TM, managing the band from Ireland & no longer tours with the group.

    I do hope some of everyone's faves gets inducted sooner than later!

    March 16, 2010 at 11:03 am | Report abuse |

      I noticed your post. One of the LRB classic lineup is actually a family member. We are working hard to get them in. Keep your fingers crossed!

      September 1, 2011 at 3:48 pm | Report abuse |
  360. kyle

    dave Mathews Band should make it, thats real music

    March 16, 2010 at 11:02 am | Report abuse |
  361. Brad

    Not having Judas Priest in the HOF makes the whole thing a sham

    March 16, 2010 at 11:02 am | Report abuse |
  362. Rich

    Steppenwolf: purely on the strength of “Born To Be Wild” and “Magic Carpet Ride” alone – these guys wrote the blueprint for every American hard rock/Psychedelic/ Blues rock act to follow…Also where’s Blue Oyster Cult and the J. Geils Band? The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame remains a corporate good ol’ boys club. I’m glad Iggy gave them all The Finger last night…

    March 16, 2010 at 11:01 am | Report abuse |
  363. Linda

    Foregner...'nuff said.

    March 16, 2010 at 11:01 am | Report abuse |
  364. George

    The selection process has been a sore spot since the HOF was established. I go back to the roots of R&R and, for me, no Connie Francis, no Neil Sedaka, amazes me. No Olivia Newton-John? These folks have sold more records than just about anyone on that list; the first two are icons of R&R, yet those who have had perhaps two or three charted Billboard hits are somehow in the HOF. I can't understand the criteria used. If it's sales, then these three–and others who have stood the test of time–deserve to be in.

    March 16, 2010 at 11:00 am | Report abuse |
  365. KT

    As Someone else said on here the HOF.. is a JOKE!!!! Looks at the list of Bands / Artists that are NOT in there and tell me how this whole this is not a Joke. Every time i read stuff about the inductions and who is in and who did not make it I just laugh and shake my head. I am a musician and I just can't buy into this HOF BS. Sad really that it truly is not about the influence or music at all.

    March 16, 2010 at 10:59 am | Report abuse |
  366. Karen

    An Unbelievable Talent for over 30 years.
    How are bands/artists voted in to the Hall of Fame?
    Rush has been overlooked for far too long.

    March 16, 2010 at 10:59 am | Report abuse |
  367. Keith Wingman

    Not a bit surprised...why should the R&R Hall of Shame be any different than any other band of nominating fools. Look the the cover of Time magazine, the Nobel Prize record of incredulity. Nothing suprises me anymore.

    March 16, 2010 at 10:57 am | Report abuse |
  368. Geno

    To Chuck: Glad to hear another Doobies vote.

    Chicago-Absolutely! Chicago's "25 or 6 to 4" KICK-ASS guitar by Terry Kath. What a great song about staying up all night trying to write a song.(Oh, WOW. SO that's what that song's about) (Listen to the lyrics)

    Hey, Wally? Jimi Hendrix IS IN THE ROCK & ROLL HALL OF FAME

    March 16, 2010 at 10:56 am | Report abuse |
  369. Biff N Sully

    Iron Maiden should be in there. They were a big influence on the New Wave of British Metal.

    March 16, 2010 at 10:55 am | Report abuse |
  370. dwayne

    Diana Ross as a solo artist.........and a template of has come after her.
    people let's stop the disrespect. Oh and how about the Lifetime Grammy before she croaks.....

    March 16, 2010 at 10:54 am | Report abuse |
  371. RitaCooper

    The biggest snubs for me, being a punk fan...Bad Religion and Social Distortion. They've been eligible for quite some time now....I can't wait until they get some recognition

    March 16, 2010 at 10:52 am | Report abuse |
  372. EAH

    The selection process is a total joke and totally dependent on the HOF committee's (and Wenner's) favorites. I couldn't believe it took Van Halen a few shots to get in when Eddie is one of the most influential guitarists ever. Why are bands like the Dave Clark Five and the Stooges in before bands like the Cars, Rush and The Smiths? C'mon commitee, stop choosing your teenage favorites and obscure (but admitedly cool) artists like Patti Smith.

    March 16, 2010 at 10:46 am | Report abuse |
  373. tony

    YES !!!!!

    March 16, 2010 at 10:44 am | Report abuse |
  374. maty

    I hope you folks are kidding about the Bon Jovi! Record sales aren't the criteria for induction- it's more intangible. They've already received the prize for selling millions of records- it's called MONEY!

    March 16, 2010 at 10:37 am | Report abuse |
  375. Don

    Many deserving on this overlooked list, but the Moody Blues are most overlooked – should have been in years ago as pioneers of alternative & progressive rock genre. I was happy to see Genesis inducted finally as well, so maybe there's a small crack in recognizing this area, with the Moodies, Tull, Yes, Rush, ELO, ELP to follow? We'll see.

    March 16, 2010 at 10:36 am | Report abuse |
  376. KLH

    Bon Jovi probably deserves it more than most of the artists listed. How many albums have they sold?

    March 16, 2010 at 9:58 am | Report abuse |
  377. escaped mental patient


    Rock n Roll would not exist had we not been blessed with his mind numbing version of "Mr. Tamborine Man"

    And just think, the HoF is already so LAME that if they add William Shatner they can have Trekky conventions in the same building!

    March 16, 2010 at 9:57 am | Report abuse |
  378. TC

    What about Iron Maiden????

    March 16, 2010 at 9:42 am | Report abuse |
  379. Bill B

    What amazes me more than the groups that have been snubbed are some of the groups that get in. Rock and Roll has been watered down to include all kinds of non-rock music. I don't want to point anyone out specifically but if you go to the record store and the group isn't in the "Rock" section then they shouldn't be in the R&RHOF.

    March 16, 2010 at 9:38 am | Report abuse |
  380. Tracy

    I don't want Rush anywhere near that joke called the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. It truly is a joke. They're better than that.
    But if the honor was based on merit and influence, then yes, they should be in there...along with The Pogues, Kiss (as much as I hate say it, cuz Kiss is lame), Tom Waits, Iron Maiden, The Smiths....all were/are influential.

    March 16, 2010 at 9:31 am | Report abuse |
  381. Bill B

    Been together 30+ years.
    20+ Studio albums.
    Same 3 guys in the group.
    Noted as influence by many other successful bands.

    March 16, 2010 at 9:30 am | Report abuse |
  382. Miz Nikki

    What about Pat Bentar? Thats a huge snub right along with Kiss

    March 16, 2010 at 9:27 am | Report abuse |
  383. john

    How about CONNIE FRANCIS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    March 16, 2010 at 9:24 am | Report abuse |
  384. Steve

    If there is one type of person who rubs me the wrong way it is a Music Snob. Because some ‘critic” decides they dislike someone like “Journey” and love someone like “The Stooges”. Journey is out and The Stooges are in. Come on! The Stooges? 99.99999% of the American public could not even name one Stooge song. They have had literally no impact on culture other than Iggy Pop running around with no shirt singing terrible songs after popping some acid pills. Journey on the other hand has influenced so many more people.

    Someone tell me how the Pretenders are in and someone like KISS is not. Is it because the Pretenders are such great musicians? Heck there are only two members that have been in the group more than 5 years. Has the Pretenders been any more than an opening? Seen them twice in concert opening for B52’s and ZZ Top. And the Pretenders belong in a smoky dive bar more than on stage with either of those two. KISS has made a great impact on culture. They have actually transcended beyond music.

    The Rock in Roll Hall of Fame is a joke. It is about time that people revolt against the music snobs who are on a mission to get their record collections in the hall of fame. Speak for the masses….not the select few. Some say that the people have no business voting for Baseball All-star teams, the music snobs telling the public what is good music is even a bigger travesty.

    March 16, 2010 at 9:12 am | Report abuse |
  385. cheddar

    i'm not a huge music fan but honestly, i thought the majority of these groups, especially KISS, were already in the R&R it really that hard for them to get in there?

    March 16, 2010 at 9:11 am | Report abuse |
  386. Isabel

    I can't believe Bad Company is not in there. At least they had the good sense to induct the Grateful Dead!

    March 16, 2010 at 8:50 am | Report abuse |
  387. Danny

    KI$$ is a mediocre band who had to wear costumes to get attention. They do not belong in the Rock and Roll hall of fame.

    March 16, 2010 at 8:23 am | Report abuse |
  388. Bahige

    What about Kate Bush?

    March 16, 2010 at 8:20 am | Report abuse |
  389. Deborah

    How about Dire Straits?

    March 16, 2010 at 8:09 am | Report abuse |
  390. jason

    what about anvil

    March 16, 2010 at 8:04 am | Report abuse |
  391. eviljwinter

    Alice Cooper invented shock rock. Any show that's a cross between comic book horror and over-the-top Broadway has to go back to Alice. KISS is the same way.

    Deep Purple should be in there, as well as Yes, since they were big enough to get noticed, and their family trees are among the largest in rock. And name me an eighties metal guitarist (besides Satriani and Vai) who did NOT sound like Ritchie Blackmore at one point or another.

    Snubbing the Chili Peppers is beyond criminal.

    March 16, 2010 at 7:53 am | Report abuse |
  392. Albert

    T.REX, Cheap Trick, The Cars, The Raspberries

    March 16, 2010 at 7:34 am | Report abuse |
  393. Robertok

    The fact that Jethro Tull is not in the Hall destroys any credibility in the induction process. Shame on the so-called Hall of Fame!

    March 16, 2010 at 7:33 am | Report abuse |
  394. mark b

    The omission of Rush is simply tragic. Possibly the most influential progressive rock band ever, how on EARTH are they not in? And some of the acts that ARE in instead of bands like Rush and some of the others mentioned are just ludicrous. Blondie? Tom Petty? You've GOT to be kidding!!!!

    March 16, 2010 at 7:15 am | Report abuse |
  395. Jim

    and yeah the Beasties need to be in there.

    March 16, 2010 at 7:13 am | Report abuse |
  396. Gabrielle

    Um, what about Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, and The Runaways. I can't believe she hasn't been inducted yet, what are they waiting for? They better not wait until all of these deserving inductees are dead. Good grief.

    March 16, 2010 at 7:12 am | Report abuse |
  397. Jim

    King Crimson. King Crimson. King Crimson.

    March 16, 2010 at 7:12 am | Report abuse |
  398. Brandy

    Def Leppard, Heart, Bon Jovi, Iron Maiden.

    But none of them will make it anytime soon, because the ROCK AND ROLL hall of fame is too busy inducting non ROCK acts like ABBA and Madonna.

    March 16, 2010 at 7:07 am | Report abuse |
  399. Demon

    Gene Simmons
    Paul Stanley
    Ace Frehley
    Peter Criss

    No other ROCK group is more deserving and personifies R&R like them!

    March 16, 2010 at 7:04 am | Report abuse |
  400. Get serious

    If it weren't for Alice Cooper, there would be no Kiss....

    March 16, 2010 at 6:28 am | Report abuse |
  401. Recy Kypri

    Well Rock and Roll wall of Fame or Shame,,, Marc Bolan, and T.REX were the biggest band around in the 70s, Marc gave way for punk rock to get on tv, if it was not for the Marc tv show, Billy Idol and the Gen X, would have got no where, shame for Boomtown Rats. Please Marc was a true Poet, and songwriter, a great performer, he loved his fans like no other. His music is a influence today, and his songs have been covered by other bands.SHOW SOME RESPECT AND HONOR TO A GREAT MAN. His music lives on, he deserves this, We his true fans ask that you please give T.REX the respect due to them and add them to the Rock and Wall Hall of Fame. We are waiting to see this, please don't make it the rock and roll hall of shame... Recy Kypri Downuner Australia

    March 16, 2010 at 6:24 am | Report abuse |
  402. george

    whoa, come on, britney spears? backstreet boys? i know they aren't eligible but they should supercede the rule, probably the greatest achievement towards human expression ever...ever.

    March 16, 2010 at 6:01 am | Report abuse |
  403. Debbadoo

    DURAN DURAN – enough said

    March 16, 2010 at 5:37 am | Report abuse |
  404. rondo

    i guess it's now the bubble gum hall of fame. it is a joke!

    March 16, 2010 at 5:03 am | Report abuse |
  405. Ozzi

    the minutemen
    Alice Cooper
    Lester Bangs
    Ike Turner (for Rocket 88 the first rock n roll record ever)
    Herman's Hermits (the first of the British Invasion Bands)
    Quicksilver Messenger Service (the earliest psychedelic bands)
    Fairport Convention
    Sandy Denny
    the Flying Burrito Brothers
    the Fugs

    March 16, 2010 at 4:28 am | Report abuse |
  406. andre

    311 should be on that list

    March 16, 2010 at 3:53 am | Report abuse |
  407. JRequena

    From my point of view, while there are groups as important outside this well-deserved award, prestige can never be The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.
    They lose.
    At the end T & RHOF no category.

    March 16, 2010 at 3:48 am | Report abuse |
  408. Daniella

    They deserve it more then anyone for what they have created and what they still are creating. No one can touch or attempt to try to do what they have done.
    They created a whole new sound and definitely need to be above the HOF!!!

    March 16, 2010 at 3:24 am | Report abuse |
  409. horst

    Boggles my mind that bands like Rush, Blue Oyster Cult, Nektar and Captain Beyond haven't been inducted ages ago. But then, that's the music industry for you. They wouldn't know talent if it bit them!

    March 16, 2010 at 3:23 am | Report abuse |
  410. JaxsenVenture

    The Cure, Cheap Trick, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Grand Funk Railroad, Moody Blues, Alice Cooper, Rush, Peter Gabriel, STEVIE RAY VAUGHAN.

    Here's an education: If it wasn't for BLUES, there would be NO ROCK AND ROLL. Stevie Ray deserves to be in the Hall of Fame. Don't snub genres because YOU don't think it's "rock and roll"

    Beastie Boys should be in there as well. Highly influencial all across the genres.

    March 16, 2010 at 3:10 am | Report abuse |
  411. Tom

    3 Dog Nght, Grand Funk Railroad, CCR, Bad Company and overall – any others over 25 yrs old whose music you still hear today listened with passion

    March 16, 2010 at 3:02 am | Report abuse |
  412. baby boomer tom

    I' m a baby boomer and the hof should have more of the roots and people you startedn tody groups:Niel Sedaka, Niel Diamond, James Brown and the Famous Flames, Tommy James and the Shondells, Jay and the Americans, along with Chicago and KISSand finally two young ladies who braved the way for today ladies, Lesley Gore,Connie Francis,

    March 16, 2010 at 3:01 am | Report abuse |
  413. JaxsenVenture

    The Monkees – In 1967 The Monkees sold more records than the Beatles and the Rolling Stones combined. They were a huge influence in what "Music Television" would become. The Monkees deserve to be in the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame.

    They Might Be Giants – The most successful "indie" rock band ever.

    Weird Al Yankovi – yes, he parodies a lot of music...but he does his own songs as well and those songs are worth a chance.

    March 16, 2010 at 2:58 am | Report abuse |
  414. bajaigo

    what a load, ABBA,, douche rock, while steve miller and all the other greats listed above stand on the sidelines..

    the hall of fame is a joke, run by weenies...
    Whos next, glen campbell?

    March 16, 2010 at 2:54 am | Report abuse |
  415. Beekler

    Tom Waits, The Smiths, Neil Diamond and Kraftwerk should be stone cold locks. A lot of the bands mentioned in the article will get their due in time.

    Having Warren Zevon in would be nice as well. There's no denying that KISS, The Moody Blues, and Rush should be there already and will be soon enough. The Zombies may be worthy as well....

    BTW – if you don't know who the Stooges are and how important they were in the early 70's laying the groundwork for punk, please go back into hiding with your 'Hi Infidelity' LP......

    March 16, 2010 at 2:52 am | Report abuse |
  416. Lee Harvey

    Rush, Alice Cooper, Deep Purple and KISS should all be in the Rock Hall.

    March 16, 2010 at 2:52 am | Report abuse |
  417. Gail K.

    Neil Diamond for sure. He continues to perform before packed audiences. This R&R Hall of Fame is a laugh.

    March 16, 2010 at 2:47 am | Report abuse |
  418. gary

    Heart!!!! Ann Wilson's vocals alone should have put them in the rhof when they became eligable back in 2001

    March 16, 2010 at 2:33 am | Report abuse |
  419. Clavijo

    Chicago is the biggest selling band with a horn section of all time! They stand the test of time- still rocking today without Peter Cetera.

    March 16, 2010 at 2:20 am | Report abuse |
  420. SR


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  421. william

    I think them bypassing major influences in music for obscure bands gives hope to other obscure bands out there. I'm gonna form a band, the Mighty Lemon Tree Caterpillars, and I'll mention the RHCP in my acceptance speech... 😛

    March 16, 2010 at 2:07 am | Report abuse |
  422. George Vreeland Hill

    JAN & DEAN belong in the Hall.
    Come on.
    They helped to create the early "Surf Sound" of California and their popularity is still there.
    After many hits and fans, please put Jan & Dean in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

    George Vreeland Hill

    March 16, 2010 at 2:07 am | Report abuse |
  423. Bill

    THE MIRACLES ,Motown's first group, deserve to be in The Hall more than half the artists that are there .They are one of the most INFLENTIAL groups on the PLANET!! Over 50 of their songs have been copied and covered by SCORES of other artists... in EVERY MAJOR MUSICAL GENRE! Pop, Rock, Country, Reggae,MOR/Easy listening, Acapella, Grunge and Rap/Hip-Hop ... as well as Soul/R&B.
    4 time GRAMMY HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES (The Miracles have more Grammy Hall Of Fame inducted songs than ANY other Motown group...more even than The Supremes and Temptations. They are on ALL THREE LISTS of the Top 100 Artists Of All Time: Vh-1's, ROLLING STONES, and BILLBOARD'S ...Three song's on ROLLING STONE'S list of The 500 Greatest Songs Of All Time ! They were a major influence on many British Invasion acts...THE BEATLES, STONES,HOLLIES , THE WHO,& THE ZOMBIES have all covered Miracles tunes...and The group even has a star on the HOLLYWOOD WALK OF FAME... Motown's soul supergroup, The MIRACLES, have credentials many inducted artists CANT EVEN TOUCH.....They even gave a Royal Command Performance for Queen Elizabeth in 1968....Yet STILL NOT INDUCTED AFTER 23 YEARS !!!

    March 16, 2010 at 2:02 am | Report abuse |
  424. Micor1969

    Kiss,Alice,Yes,Boston,and many others deserve to be in the rock and roll hall of fame. The musicians and the fans should boycott the whole thing. The ceremony is not even in Clevland where the Hall of Fame is.

    March 16, 2010 at 2:01 am | Report abuse |
  425. get reeeeal


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  426. wiz

    I remember an Internet petition going around a couple years back for GFR, I don't think they're in yet............GRAND FUNK RAILROAD......without a doubt, one of the great classic rock bands!!

    March 16, 2010 at 1:55 am | Report abuse |
  427. carol kesling

    @ mick, watch your mouth about michael jackson !!!! he did more in 1 year for charity and people than you could in a LIFETIME !!!! YOU SUCk big time!!!!! JERK!!!!!!!!!!

    March 16, 2010 at 1:52 am | Report abuse |
  428. Jimny

    Last time I checked it was the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and not the rap hall of fame why is Public Enemy even listed with their ignorant and racist music.

    March 16, 2010 at 1:42 am | Report abuse |
  429. Johnny

    Trey wrote: March 15th, 2010 5:57 pm ET

    My three.

    The Police

    Thats all I gotta say.

    Um......Queen was inducted in 2001, The Police were inducted in 2003, and Poison aren't yet eligible. However, Poison is quite possibly the worst band of all time and will never be inducted.

    March 16, 2010 at 1:33 am | Report abuse |
  430. Kelson

    Duh, Van Halen is in . . never mind my last post. But keep these in mind:

    The Runaways

    March 16, 2010 at 1:33 am | Report abuse |
  431. Shredder

    Deep Purple. Over 100 million albums sold. Aside from Black Sabbath and Zep they had the greatest influence on Heavy Metal. Smoke on the Water is to the 20th century what Beethoven's fifth was to the 19th, the most recognizable riff.

    PS. The Stooges were to Punk what Purple was to Metal.

    March 16, 2010 at 1:32 am | Report abuse |
  432. david

    The Funk Brothers – Motown's house band, has more Number 1 hits than Michael Jackson, Madonna, Elvis and The Beatles combined.

    The Pixies

    Red Hot Chilli Peppers

    Public Enemy


    March 16, 2010 at 1:28 am | Report abuse |
  433. Kelson

    It dumbfounds me that The Runaways, Styx and Van Halen are rarely (if ever) mentioned when it comes to the Hall of Fame – and each of them absolutely deserve it.

    March 16, 2010 at 1:28 am | Report abuse |
  434. Rich

    Maybe it depends on the the HOF comittee's definition of Rock and Roll. In which case, I have no problem with metal acts not being in the same HOF as Madonna and ABBA. While I think they should be in the Pop Music Hall of Fame, I disagree mightily that they should be in this particular HOF...unless, of course, the point is that the RnR HoF *is* the Pop Music HoF under another name.

    In any case, I really don't care about who's in that Hall of Fame. I care about who influenced me to get into music. Those people will always be in the most important Hall of Fame: My playlist.

    March 16, 2010 at 1:27 am | Report abuse |
  435. Robert Aikens

    Johnny and Edgar Winter
    Todd Rundgren
    James Gang
    Tommy Bolin
    Rick Derringer solo and the McCoys
    Frank Marino

    March 16, 2010 at 1:23 am | Report abuse |
  436. Badwater

    Alice Cooper should have been in a long time ago. In both the current form and the original band, Alice Cooper was a groundbreaking act. C'mon, there isn't a person around that hasn't been to school and doesn't know what song is played at the end of every school year! But using makeup, theatrics, and having a #1 album in Billion Dollar Babies – yeah, Alice Cooper is the biggest snub on the list.

    March 16, 2010 at 1:19 am | Report abuse |
  437. Edward

    Wow a lot of opinions here. Does it really matter? The HOF clearly has arbitrary rules about acceptance, so how can what they decide have any relevance? The best way to praise a band is by buying their music and going to their concerts; I'm sure they care about that more than a HOF induction.

    March 16, 2010 at 1:18 am | Report abuse |
  438. Matt

    A comment about a comment. Not sure if its intentional, but the comment:

    I don't even kike KISS.... May just be a typo, but an interesting typo given the religious background of the two leaders of the band.

    March 16, 2010 at 1:16 am | Report abuse |
  439. Summerchild 718

    I don't understand something, Abba was inducted in the Hall of Fame but they mostly did disco songs – not knocking it. Madonna got in but she did a lot of dance tunes. So how come Donna Summer the Queen of Disco was not inducted. If it was not for Donna there would not be a Madonna or any acts like her. They said she did not get in because she does disco but she was the first female to win an grammy for female rock artist. She is not a one hit wonder nor did she have top 50 hits. She number one songs on both r&b and pop charts, plenty of top ten hits. And plenty of awards and have influenced a lot of singers. Shouldn't she also be part of the Hall of Fame?? And what happened to Doobie Brothers, Chicago, the Zombies and Spinners??

    March 16, 2010 at 1:16 am | Report abuse |
  440. Daniel

    The fact that Chicago has been overlooked for so many years should give you an idea of the credibility that the R & R Hall of Fame has–NONE!

    March 16, 2010 at 1:15 am | Report abuse |
  441. karl

    the replacements,the replacements,and the replacements..

    March 16, 2010 at 1:15 am | Report abuse |
  442. teg

    Jethro Tull, of course!

    March 16, 2010 at 1:15 am | Report abuse |
  443. Thomas

    The Rock N Roll Hall of Fame isn't a real Hall of Fame.

    Fans, who are the real judges of music have no say in who gets inducted.
    ,Record sales and concert attendance are the real hall of fame.

    Music snobs (like many posting here) are people with little affinity for anything they can't understand, which seems to be a great deal of things based on the postings here and on those who vote for the RnR Hall inductions.

    Nothing wrong with Abba but they are Disco= R&B not RnR
    Nothing wrong with Genisis or the others, but what makes a person or band deserve recognition for their career?

    Is it sales, concert attendance, influence on other musicians and society? I've heard of the Holly's but couldn't tell you a single song they've done. I've heard of the Stooges and couldnt' for the life of me, name one song of theirs, I've hear dof Jimmy Cliff and I think he did "I can See Clearly Now", I've heard of Genesis and heard their songs but I know them because of Phil Collins not Genesis, I've heard of Abba and was a fan in the 70's and had one of their albums.

    Nothing makes any of these musicians worthy of our recognition for a great career in my book, but their fans I'm sure will disagree with me and rightfully so.

    If you don't like KISS, so what? They don't need your approval or the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, they are rockin all over the world after 35 years, selling millions of albums and selling out arenas world wide. Name the last time any of tonight's Hall Inductees did any of that...

    March 16, 2010 at 1:14 am | Report abuse |
  444. Sal9000

    Don Van Vliet

    a.k.a. Captain Beefheart

    Trout Mask Replica and Safe as Milk...two classic records from one of the true innovators of the new wave and punk movement ten years before it happened. He's still not in the hall of fame, largely because he never sold anything.

    March 16, 2010 at 1:09 am | Report abuse |
  445. Cat

    Chicago during their early years were a band to be respected not only for their unique style (horn section) mixed with rock, but also for the messages their songs conveyed. Hall & Oates are the most successful musical duo and should have already been inducted.

    March 16, 2010 at 1:08 am | Report abuse |
  446. Tom

    Quite the reponse! It was summed ealier in this post. The HOF is Jan Wenner's private groveling tool. As far as I am concerned he can take the HOF and Rolling Stone (which I haven't read in in years) and shove them.

    If Chicago and Rush do not belong as well as Peter Gabriel as an individual artist, then NOBODY does!

    Here's Wenner for you. Rolling Stone writes a critical article in 1971 esentially trashing the Allman Brothers. Then Duane is killed before it's published. So the week he dies Wenner publishes the article and then one PRAISING the Brothers in the same issue.

    He was classless then and he is classless now.

    March 16, 2010 at 1:06 am | Report abuse |
  447. Stan

    A huge snub is Jethro Tull

    March 16, 2010 at 1:02 am | Report abuse |
  448. Eva

    Iggy Pop
    Brian Eno
    Depeche Mode
    Duran Duran

    March 16, 2010 at 1:01 am | Report abuse |
  449. Julia

    The Monkees! 🙂

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  450. Charity Lomax

    Wouldn't it be great that if the RRHOF powers that be read this forum?Maybe they'd have a clue.

    March 16, 2010 at 1:00 am | Report abuse |
  451. tim

    Some of these artists do need to be included, but I think some really do not. I think the Cure and T. Rex should be, for besides popularity, they were at the forefront of a new type of Rock. (Gothic and Glam, respectively) However, Journey, Foreigner? As popular as these groups were, they certainly were not trailblazers and were a part of the "herd" of popular groups out at that time. Hot Chili Peppers, I think, will find their way into the Hall, it's just a matter of time and perspective. I would certainly, however, like to see bands of solid substance, though while not popular, had what I believe are integrity, ability (singing, song writing, guitar playing) and cult status. I believe that Hall should nominate native sons, Guided By Voices. In my humble opinion, the best American Rock band to ever exist.

    March 16, 2010 at 12:58 am | Report abuse |
  452. Mountainman

    Leslie West, one of the all time great hard rock pioneer guitarists. Best known for Mississippi Queen. Did more for the Les Paul sound than any living or dead guitarist in the past 40 years. One of the all time greatest at guitar tone and vibrato in the business.

    Mountain including Leslie on axe, Felix Pappalardi (bass player), and Corky Laing on drums.

    March 16, 2010 at 12:49 am | Report abuse |
  453. John

    Tommy James/Shondells sold more records in one year than half the bands in the RR HOF did in their entire careers. This is the biggest snub.

    March 16, 2010 at 12:49 am | Report abuse |
  454. Tee

    Rush is the biggest omission by far. Here's your list for who to induct next year because you can't get it right on your own.

    Red Hot Chili Peppers
    Stevie Ray Vaughn

    And put Albert Lee in as a Sideman.

    March 16, 2010 at 12:49 am | Report abuse |
  455. Adam

    How bout NOFX?

    March 16, 2010 at 12:43 am | Report abuse |
  456. Mateo


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  457. aufox

    Little Stevie Van Zant has said basically 'rock and roll is in serious trouble'. The list of bands making the HOF and 95% of other bands listed in these comments do not play rock and roll, rather, what we used to call bubblegum. Insipid, shallow garbage that yes, got lots of air time and sold lots of records, but so did Donny Osmand and the Partridge Family. Wake up people. It's ain't about the # of records sold, it's about the music.....and what I've heard for the last 25 years for the most part ain't R&R. Long Live the Boss

    March 16, 2010 at 12:39 am | Report abuse |
  458. juno

    i love THE CURE!!!

    March 16, 2010 at 12:38 am | Report abuse |
  459. EdgewaterJoe

    My top five should-be-in-alreadys: Neil Diamond (for the songwriting as much as the performing): KISS (for the showmanship); Kraftwerk (seminal figures in everything from electronica and house to rap - Afrika Bambaata's "Planet Rock" is built on a riff from "Trans Europe Express"); New Order (the bridge between punk and dance – and if you can slip Joy Division in there, all the better); and Roxy Music (for Bryan Ferry's style, Brian Eno's musicianship, and the bridge between glam rock and modern dance).

    I don't count Public Enemy as a snub yet; they'll get in, maybe next year with the Beastie Boys. That oughta be a ceremony!

    March 16, 2010 at 12:38 am | Report abuse |
  460. Mike H.

    The Stooges and Talking Heads ahead of Black Sabbath, Kiss, ELO and Motley Crue? So much for any credibility of the RRHOF. What a joke.

    March 16, 2010 at 12:37 am | Report abuse |
  461. Michael

    Heart for sure! Come on....Ann Wilson has THE BEST rock pipes around!

    March 16, 2010 at 12:36 am | Report abuse |
  462. juno

    i love THE CURE, their music has been very influential to most of the artists now.

    March 16, 2010 at 12:35 am | Report abuse |
  463. Jack

    Most of these groups were popular because most rock fans know squat about music. For example, KISS sucked big time! In fact, there was never a popular band that sucked more than KISS. As musicians, KISS was worthless! Then there is Bon Jovi, who I knew in high school. How the hell he got popular I will never know. He was very, very average... but he knew how to act "cool", so the gullible young fans bought it. So, these people all sucked!

    March 16, 2010 at 12:33 am | Report abuse |
  464. Ted

    Dick Dale.

    March 16, 2010 at 12:32 am | Report abuse |
  465. bevo

    Hall and Oates? This is the Rock and Roll HOF, not the namby-pamby HOF.

    March 16, 2010 at 12:29 am | Report abuse |
  466. Rock God

    Abba is not rock n roll. You might as well induct Barry Manilow. How about THE RUNAWAYS! DEVO? GARY GLITTER?

    March 16, 2010 at 12:28 am | Report abuse |
  467. Ron

    Definitely the Moody Blues, also the Michael Stanley Band.

    March 16, 2010 at 12:28 am | Report abuse |
  468. Jeff

    The HOF should be based on all around contributions to the movement of Rock and Pop music. The Stooges are a good band but to say they have contributed more to music than KISS, Chicago, or Rush is rediculous. Popularity has a lot to do with it. Ask someone to name their favorite Stooges song and they'd say "Who?" Ask them their favorite KISS song or Chicago song. You'll get a hundred different answers because the choices are so vast. I was truly surprised at most of the names on the "not in yet" list. Almost all of those names should be in already.

    March 16, 2010 at 12:26 am | Report abuse |
  469. Ron

    Definately the Moody Blues, also the Michael Stanley Band.

    March 16, 2010 at 12:26 am | Report abuse |
  470. billy

    How E.L.O. has never been mentioned, especially Jeff Lynne, is a disgrace.Jeff lynne has a catalogue as big as his bank account, apart from his work with E.LO. he has worked with about every musician in the music industry includind Travellin Wilburies. but this music genius continues to get ignored cause he seems to be a down to earth guy who has never forgotten his roots and prefers to stay out of the gossip columns and keep in touch with the world through his music.

    March 16, 2010 at 12:26 am | Report abuse |
  471. Don the cheese

    RUSH,DEEP PURPLE,BLACK SABBATH,ALICE COOPER,SUPERTRAMP,BOWIE and BOSTON ,,,,i guess rock supergroups of the 70's don,t count,,,,with tens of millions of records sold and millions of fans that still listen to thier music some 35 years ago,,,,,,,,,,,

    March 16, 2010 at 12:26 am | Report abuse |
  472. Carolyn

    I am not moderating my comment. The Moody Blues need to be included as a seminal, progressive rock band. They are still filling concert halls today. You need to only attend one of their concerts and hear the sold-out audiences singing along witth them to understand.

    Four decades of hits, sold-out concerts????? What the heck is wrong with RRHOF????

    March 16, 2010 at 12:25 am | Report abuse |
  473. rlotierzo

    Suprised !!!!!!!!! Like any other elitest group the rock and role hall of fame doe's the same bull shit as the oscars. It makes me sick that we dont count! The actual fans........................

    March 16, 2010 at 12:24 am | Report abuse |
  474. Mike

    GG Allin – true scum. Until he is inducted, they have no right to even call it the R'n'R Hall of Fame!!!

    March 16, 2010 at 12:24 am | Report abuse |
  475. steve

    Bad religion

    March 16, 2010 at 12:22 am | Report abuse |
  476. rob da nob

    the inverness oysters the best band ever.

    March 16, 2010 at 12:21 am | Report abuse |
  477. Marvin Gardens

    No one on this list deserves to be in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. These are all second and third tier acts. Let's keep the RRHOF for the best.

    March 16, 2010 at 12:21 am | Report abuse |
  478. Merry

    Geez! I can't seem to get my comments in here. I'm sure they don't want them. The MOODY BLUES, stupid! They were one of the most influential bands ever! They are one of the best in concert, with or without a symphony & they still can rock with the best of them. Chicago, one of the best. Neil Diamond, the man puts on a show that few can surpass. Rush, OK, Rush too. Foreigner, absolutely. The policital infuences of Rolling Stone aren't helping at all!!!!! Rock & roll is many things to many people: emotional, spiritual, joyous, angry, loving, sometime rolled up into one ball. If you've ever seen Alice Cooper in concert, you know this too be true. I will never set foot in the hall of fame until (at the very least) all of these groups mentioned are inducted. My dollars will not support this endeavor until all who deserve to be there, are there. Let's get them before they die, shall we?

    March 16, 2010 at 12:20 am | Report abuse |
  479. RC

    Get Rush in the hall. Journey and KISS also!

    March 16, 2010 at 12:20 am | Report abuse |
  480. Ken Hansen

    The problem with this outfit is that it only inducts 5 per year...think about that....just 5 per year. They had better way roll up that amount to catch up...say at least 10 to 12 a year. Think if the Academy Awards or any honorary body just gave out 4 awards a year. It's a joke. At this rate the Hall of Fame will never, ever, ever catch up.

    March 16, 2010 at 12:20 am | Report abuse |
  481. Carolyn

    Why does it need to be moderated??? I said nothing offensive, only the truth. C

    March 16, 2010 at 12:20 am | Report abuse |
  482. Jim

    In any hall of fame that I know of, the key to getting inducted or even nominated is popularity or your skill. In the case of the RRHoF, great bands such as Rush, Kiss, Journey and others that have truly made their mark on the industry and put out songs that kids are still listening to years after they were released, are passed over. In this age of automation, possibly the RRHoF Director should automate the voting to allow the fans to vote. Just my suggestion.

    March 16, 2010 at 12:20 am | Report abuse |
  483. Cathy

    What??!!! No Alice Cooper? Kiss? Deep Purple? The Cars? Seriously??? What the H&LL?!!!

    March 16, 2010 at 12:17 am | Report abuse |
  484. vincent watson

    How about inducting Hawkwind, DOA, Stone The Crows and Lindisfarne?

    March 16, 2010 at 12:17 am | Report abuse |
  485. Ric

    Rush! by all means. They have endured DISCO, glam rock, punk rock and have forged a unique sound that has matured over the 30 years of recording. Their concerts inspire fans around the world. Check out Rush Live in Rio if you doubt it. Compared to the lightweights they induct based on a few years career, Rush is easily the most glaring snub.

    March 16, 2010 at 12:17 am | Report abuse |
  486. lee Fetzer

    I love, love, love, Public Enemy, but their first album came out in 87. I don't think they are eligible for the hall of fame.

    March 16, 2010 at 12:16 am | Report abuse |
  487. Carolyn

    Why in the wrld aren' t the Moody Blues included? Over forty years of the greatest rock music and they are left out. The RRHOF is a joke if it continues on this path.

    March 16, 2010 at 12:14 am | Report abuse |
  488. bijoux

    3 words:


    40+ years & still bumpin'

    March 16, 2010 at 12:13 am | Report abuse |
  489. david

    How about Grand Funk Railroad – We're an American Band, Closer to Home/I'm Your Captain.

    March 16, 2010 at 12:11 am | Report abuse |
  490. Lydia Lilli

    Hall & Oates has been passed over time and time again. What gives with the HOF????

    And Alice Cooper was a phenomenon in the 70's into the 80's. Who votes on these decisions?? I think the people should be voting. They're the true and loyal fans!!!!

    March 16, 2010 at 12:09 am | Report abuse |
  491. Brian Barcelona

    The whole R&R HOF system is ludicrous. The most pathetic thing about this whole story is that their opinion even still matters.

    Blow up the whole system and start again...

    March 16, 2010 at 12:09 am | Report abuse |
  492. ron f

    Neil Diamond
    Peter Gabriel

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  493. corey zimmerman

    deep purple had hits in 3 DECADES.......and influenced generations of bands and guitarists. the hof is a joke......the pretenders before dp, yes, king crimson, chicago, ect.

    March 16, 2010 at 12:08 am | Report abuse |
  494. Kommander

    Mitch Ryder and the Detroit Wheels

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  495. Leo

    Heart and Chicago are the biggest snubs on that list, but there is a long list of folks that deserve induction more than many folks already in the hall – including pretty much the entire list (Public Enemy has NO busines in the Rock and Roll HOF, but I could picture folks thinking they deserve to be in a Rap HoF.)

    I have to disagree with Stevie Ray though – he was one of the greats of the Blues, but he wasn't Rock and Roll at all. Definitely a "must have" for the Blues Hall of Fame though (but I guess there isn't one, so I wouldn't complain about him getting into the RnR one instead given all of the connections between Rock and the Blues).

    ABBA is often underrated by US folks – they were HUGE in Europe, and had some very good songs hidden among the pop pap.

    March 16, 2010 at 12:06 am | Report abuse |
  496. Eric

    To date, no Link Wray, King Crimson, Billy Preston, Leon Russell and countless others who may not have sold large numbers of records, but were essential in the development of Rock & Roll. These are the true heros of music and those that have been genuinely snubbed.

    Honestly (I'll stick my neck out here), most of those listed in the above article, sold HUGE numbers of records, but otherwise added very little to the life and development of music. Not to say we didn't enjoy the music at the time, but historically many are insignificant and did not inspire in the long run (think Hootie and the Doobie Bros). Foreigner? Come on!

    March 16, 2010 at 12:06 am | Report abuse |
  497. Merry

    Come on guys! What is the some sort of political statement? Obviously the publishers of the Rolling Stone are hypocrites. They think they know Rock & Roll, but they don't. Rock & roll is emotional, spiritual, angry, giddy, loving. I'm ashamed of them for not inducting
    Neil Diamond, the MOODY BLUES!!!!!, Chicago. ALICE COOPER!!!!, Foreigner, et. al. Let's get some of them in before they die for heaven's sake. Doesn't the public's heart mean anything? We want all of the "unsung" bands in there! It's the only way I'd pay the price of admission to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame! Doesn't mean anything if they're not there!!!!!!

    March 16, 2010 at 12:02 am | Report abuse |
  498. James Williams

    RUSH!!! Truely THE progressive rock band that set the standard for future progressives such as Dream Theater. Jaco Pastorius and Neil Pert are both Hall of Famers in their own instrument category. What more do they want?

    March 15, 2010 at 11:59 pm | Report abuse |
  499. Al

    i don't know why i'm really bothering to address this issue, except it is obvious that corp. music has finally won. they say if you live long enough you will see everything. i walked a mile to the nearest record store to buy the first two r&r 45rpm records (that's where R&R began).
    they were School Days by Chuck Berry and All Shock Up by Elvis. it was a time of musical rebellion that what R&R is and has alway been.
    I guess every thing sells out sooner or later.

    Buy abba, that's not rock.

    where's tyler durdan when you need him?

    March 15, 2010 at 11:59 pm | Report abuse |
  500. mrbrew

    Boston isn't even on the snub list.....

    March 15, 2010 at 11:59 pm | Report abuse |
  501. John

    Are the Sex Pistols in? I know Joy Division isn't. Joy Division, more than any other band, was responsible for New Wave and Goth.

    March 15, 2010 at 11:57 pm | Report abuse |
  502. Avis

    "Smoke On The Water" changed everything. Until they induct Deep Purple, Cleveland is hosting the Hall of Lame.

    March 15, 2010 at 11:57 pm | Report abuse |
  503. Andres

    As much I enjoyed growing up with ABBA, I wholeheartedly agree they don't merit consideration into the "R&R HOF". With that said, if anyone thinks ABBA was just bubblegum pop, think again. They were HUGE overseas. Their pop sound had such an artistic flair few groups could ever match on a grand scale. And they sold 370 million albums worldwide. Only 2 acts have sold more ever ; care to guess who they were?

    March 15, 2010 at 11:55 pm | Report abuse |
  504. Ralph


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  505. Bitter Detroiter

    If the Hall of Fame had been in DETROIT like it was originally supposed to be then none of these WIMPY IMBECILES like abba would ever have been inducted.
    Cleveland was the wrong place to put the HoF, they WIMPED it out.

    Here's two MANDATORY artists that need to be inducted immediately or I will single-handedly beat the sh!t out of everyone in Cleveland just for the fun of it.


    March 15, 2010 at 11:53 pm | Report abuse |
  506. David G


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  507. Jimmy

    If the hall stands for musical integrity, influence across generations, and stellar songs, than please explain how such a dynamic band has not been inducted. By the way, so many bands that are members have sparce bodies of work while RUSH has a library of hits and gold/platinum records. Doesn't anyone find it pathetic when you watch the inductions and can barely recognize any songs from some of the inductees? C'mon folks, open your eyes. Please, please, please ... WAKE UP and place RUSH where they should be!

    PS: CHEAP TRICK have written some of the greatest rock songs of the last 30 years. They have never been given the respect that they so truly deserve. If you ever want to see an amazing live act, they still kick butt!

    March 15, 2010 at 11:52 pm | Report abuse |
  508. Alex

    Rush, The Cars, Def Leppard, Boston, Foreigner, Pat Benatar, Iron Maiden, Chicago, Journey, Styx, Queensryche, Duran Duran, Rick Springfield...I mean the list goes on and on here. These are bands and artists that dominate rock radio to this very day and I am just touching the surface. Rush stands out for obvious reasons...they have sold 40 million records worldwide, 6 million dvd's world wide, and play to a minimum of 10,000 people to this very day every show with very little support still from radio.

    Bryan Adams is another one who comes to mind and Yes.

    March 15, 2010 at 11:51 pm | Report abuse |
  509. Bill

    In order:

    Moody Blues
    Neil Diamond
    Jethro Tull
    3 Dog Night
    Guess Who

    March 15, 2010 at 11:50 pm | Report abuse |
  510. rick

    The problem is not the inductees but rather the NAME of the award.It should be called something like " the popular music hall of fame"

    March 15, 2010 at 11:49 pm | Report abuse |
  511. Bill

    I read an interesting article not too long ago from a former RnR HOF voter (a music critic) who said Wenner basically controls the whole process and decides who gets in and who doesn't. Apparently the votes don't mean much since Wenner will simply change the results to suit his taste and/or goals. The guy who wrote the article removed himself from the HOF voting committe out of disgust with the whole procedure.

    March 15, 2010 at 11:48 pm | Report abuse |
  512. nitegreen

    KISS!!!!!!! and RHCP

    March 15, 2010 at 11:47 pm | Report abuse |
  513. Bubs

    The Cure!!

    March 15, 2010 at 11:44 pm | Report abuse |
  514. MusicLovingJohnny

    The way I see it, the ROH is pretty much a who's who of crappy music. NOT getting inducted is the real honor. I'm sorry to see Genesis inducted, but I'm sure it' on the 'merit' of their bubble gum 'Mama' days. I'm happy if Rush, Yes, King Crimson, Jethro Tull, ELP, Gentle Giant, etc... don't get inducted – they are all far, far better than the likes of Madonna and Abba and deserve to be amongst better company.

    March 15, 2010 at 11:44 pm | Report abuse |
  515. Glenn

    The Cure, E.L.O, Depeche Mode, Cheap Trick, Bad Company not in come on already. You can leave Kiss out for now but someday they'll make it. Oh and Rush needs to be in for sure right now. Foreigner no, Journey, I guess. Echo & The Bunnymen, The English Beat and The Jam! Where are they?

    March 15, 2010 at 11:43 pm | Report abuse |
  516. J

    I think every band ever in existence should be in HOF...............
    Yawn .............

    March 15, 2010 at 11:42 pm | Report abuse |
  517. Regina

    Joe Jackson....long over due!!

    March 15, 2010 at 11:41 pm | Report abuse |
  518. brownstown

    All together now, RUSH got screwed!!!!

    March 15, 2010 at 11:40 pm | Report abuse |
  519. roxcentralcentr

    chicago's first six or seven albums are incredible, just listen to their first song ever, "introduction", which laid the groundwork for all to follow. Warren Zevon should also be included, if for notheing else than "lawyers, guns, and money"

    March 15, 2010 at 11:39 pm | Report abuse |
  520. Tim

    DEF LEPPARD, RUSH, KISS, ALICE COOPER AND JOURNEY – They should all be in the Rock n Roll hall of fame. Alice Cooper should already be in there wtf!

    March 15, 2010 at 11:39 pm | Report abuse |
  521. doc

    Stevie Ray Vaughan. Here was a talent of epic proportion. This guys talent is on par with Hendrix. If not greater. (No disrespect to Mr. Hendrix)
    Stevie is one of the greats when it comes to what's possible with a guitar. The perfect blend of art and engineering.

    March 15, 2010 at 11:36 pm | Report abuse |
  522. Frank Ruskey

    Dick Dale should definitely be inducted.
    And before he dies!
    Both Duane Eddy and the Ventures are in already,
    and Dick should have been ahead of them, imho.

    March 15, 2010 at 11:35 pm | Report abuse |
  523. Bob Cosburn

    It's a shame that Irish Guitar Legend and true bluesman, Rory Gallagher has not been inducted.

    March 15, 2010 at 11:34 pm | Report abuse |
  524. ken

    I truly believe that any band inducted into the hall should be able to play live . . . I heard KISS twice at the Swing Auditorium in San Bernardino in the 70's and they truly sucked . . . they were one of the worst bands that I have ever heard live. At this time I was not even familiar with the phrase "lyp synch" and "pre-recorded" but I left both of the concerts convinced that KISS was cheating . . . and not even cheating very well. I challenge Simmons to refute my allegation . . . they were using pre-recorded music at those concerts. Rock n' Roll is a lot more than high heels and makeup–even though Bowie has proved that those can be cool–and KISS never went beyond. Thanks, Ken V.

    March 15, 2010 at 11:34 pm | Report abuse |
  525. fenderama

    KISS can't get in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Un-F-Believable

    Again, I don't even own a KISS record but this is like Liberace and Lawrence Welk being denied entrance into the Schmaltz Hall of Fame

    March 15, 2010 at 11:33 pm | Report abuse |
  526. Chris O.

    Iron Maiden
    Judas Priest

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  527. Bryant Fernandez

    Maybe not as popular a choice in the States, in regards to record sales, but as far as their contribution to music, how about the Smiths?
    How many bands have we seen since who were influenced by them?
    And surely the Cure deserve recognition too. In fact, the Hall better start getting busy inducting a few more bands before some of them are too old to play at the induction. Rockers with walkers just doesn't work!

    March 15, 2010 at 11:31 pm | Report abuse |
  528. Karl

    Steve Miller Band

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  529. Jerry

    I agree groups like the mentioned

    March 15th, 2010 9:55 pm ET

    Little Feat
    Dire Straits
    J. Geils Band
    Stevie Ray Vaughn
    Jethro Tull
    Moody Blues

    And 70s successes like America who just came out with a CD
    with Fountains of Wayne and Smashing Pumpkins players producing it – Check out letterman America ryan adams and ben kweller for the song Ride on.. They are still paying for Muskrat Love – they are a great group.

    The Doobies Brothers – Tom Johnston led especially

    March 15, 2010 at 11:29 pm | Report abuse |
  530. Chris O.

    1. Rush – It's a disgrace how this band isn't in Hall. They STILL sellout arena's around the world with no opening band and play 3 hours sets. They have one of the greatest drummer, bass player, and guitar player in the world.
    2. Iron Maiden – These guys are one of the top shows who still sellout arenas. Great live shows and musicians.

    3. Judas Priest – The God Father's of Heavy Metal. And...they may never get in at this rate.

    4. KISS – Okay Gene Simmons is annoying with his marketing stuff...but c'mon!!!

    March 15, 2010 at 11:28 pm | Report abuse |
  531. stravis2

    hmmm...there are some really good groups there, but none who I think are worthy.,,Loved Chicago, ELO, Alice Cooper, etc...okay...lots of them had some great songs, but are they worthy of the HOF? I don't think so...we need to reaccess Red Hot Chili Peppers but in a couple of years though. Someone mentioned Dire Straits and Jethro Tull? Love them! I think I need to find out who is in the RRHF before I make any final decisions.

    March 15, 2010 at 11:26 pm | Report abuse |
  532. Douchey Joe

    Hanson! Come on mmm bop and where's the love...

    March 15, 2010 at 11:26 pm | Report abuse |
  533. Sarah

    Jethro Tull hands down should be in the hall. Not only did they create unique music, but they put on one of the best live shows I've ever seen...and I'm 23 and obviously didn't get a chance to see them in their prime. Red Hot Chili Peppers easily are one of the best bands in the last couple of decades, they deserve it.

    While I agree that most acts like Madonna and ABBA should be in some other hall of fame, and that the hall has really gone astray in the caliber of performer that is inducted, I think that the hall was put in place with good intentions; I mean look at the first class that was inducted (Buddy Holly, Aretha, etc.), those were the people that embodied the foundations of rock and roll as it stands today and how it was in the "good ol' days." It's just sad to see how warped things have become since.

    March 15, 2010 at 11:26 pm | Report abuse |
  534. fenderama

    Never was that big a fan, but KISS?

    Give us a break

    I doubt any other band mentioned has actually performed before as many people ( who go totally WILD by the way) as that band has. They are definitely more FAMOUS than anyone else on the list. So, if you want to call it the Hall of FAME, they have to get in, Period.

    March 15, 2010 at 11:26 pm | Report abuse |
  535. Rod

    Abba is in but RUSH is not? This is a disgrace.
    These would have been in years ago if the voters weren't idiots:

    King Crimson
    Jethro Tull

    March 15, 2010 at 11:25 pm | Report abuse |
  536. Dave boothman

    Yes, Emerson, Lake and Palmer and the Moody Blues

    March 15, 2010 at 11:23 pm | Report abuse |
  537. Michael

    AC DC! AC DC! AC DC! I know their already in, but still AC DC! AC DC! AC DC!

    March 15, 2010 at 11:23 pm | Report abuse |
  538. Chris

    1. Rush – It's a disgrace how this band isn't in the Hall. They STILL sellout arena's around the world with no opening band and play 3 hour sets!!!! One of the greatest drummers, bass player, and guitar player in the world.
    2. Iron Maiden – One of the most influential bands in Heavy Metal and best live shows for a touring band. Not a lot of radio play but you can't deny their influence.
    3. Judas Priest – In my opinion, the band responsible for Heavy Metal as we know it.

    March 15, 2010 at 11:22 pm | Report abuse |
  539. muziksnob

    amen, tommy, to warren zevon and tom waits...they more than deserve a spot in the HOF...and to those who are lobbying for the elevator-rock hall of famers like rush and chicago but don't know who the stooges are?'s people like you who make the R&RHOF a joke. I do agree with whomever it was that said Rolling Stone has had a major part in the suppression of metal and punk bands, which is unfair to say the least, but can't really say that honoring "blues musicians instead" is accurate (though it is insulting)–blues music was a major influence on the music we call rock & roll today. honoring blues artists is simply paying homage to the roots of rock.

    March 15, 2010 at 11:20 pm | Report abuse |
  540. Steve C.

    Been following Chicago since their first release as CTA in 1968. I remember the first time I saw them at a club on Long Island. I got into a fight in the mens room that Terry Kath was a better guitarist than Jerry Garcia.....dumb comparison. But wake up HOF....Jimi Hendrix said Terry Kath was better than he was. Whether that's true or not, he could rock. The first 7 albums by CHICAGO were classics. Yeah they went commercial and maybe sold out but they were incredible. As a hugh fan, they still are. I have seen them well over 100 times and they keep my memories alive and fresh. Long live this great rock band. I thank them for being part of my youth.

    Off my CHICAGO about getting in some other bands that are naturals........The Moody Blues, The Doobie Brothers, Yes, ELO, Grand Funk Railroad

    Once again.....WAKE UP ROCK & ROLL HALL OF FAME

    March 15, 2010 at 11:19 pm | Report abuse |
  541. Dave Rupert

    Put ALL those bands in... open up a new wing

    March 15, 2010 at 11:19 pm | Report abuse |
  542. Jim

    The Moody Blues have been around longer than any of the others, and the number one all time drawing group, mainly because they've never stopped touring or recording and sold out at almost every venue. Too many one hit wonder bands have been inducted and so many other quality groups including ELO, Journey, Chicago, to mention a few. I think the selection committee should stop smoking whatever it is they're smoking.

    March 15, 2010 at 11:18 pm | Report abuse |
  543. Harlen

    I like to think they won't induct the Chili Peppers for while. When your last album debuted at No. 1 and won the Grammy for best rock album, you're not ready for a nostalgic "trip down memory lane." They'll be in there for sure though, twenty seven quality years, seven Grammy's, 8 top forty hits, 3 top ten hits, and fifty-five million albums don't lie.

    March 15, 2010 at 11:17 pm | Report abuse |
  544. george

    yes, these are all rock and roll bands, unlike grandmaster flash, abba, johhny cash, bonnie raitt, the jacksons, miles davis, pearcy sledge, prince, isaac hayes, earth wind and fire, booker t, ruth brown, the suppremes. could somebody please let bono know that these artists are mostly r&b and have nothing to do with rock and roll...

    March 15, 2010 at 11:17 pm | Report abuse |
  545. Brenden Shilling

    The Guess Who should be in the RnR hall of fame

    March 15, 2010 at 11:16 pm | Report abuse |
  546. AlexM

    How about Scorpions ?

    March 15, 2010 at 11:15 pm | Report abuse |
  547. Jeff - Houston

    The Wilson sisters are in a league of their own – Ann arguably has one of the greatest voices I’ve ever heard – pure, effortless and powerful.
    Rush is a band of virtuoso musicians – Amazing sound for a best 3 piece band – No other 3 piece compares. Neil Peart, Alex Lifeson and Geddy Lee are all masters of their instruments and have put out outstanding material for decades – truly abhorrent that they are not in.
    ABBA – PUKE!

    March 15, 2010 at 11:14 pm | Report abuse |
  548. smallacj

    Since so many asked who the Stooges are, google on them or Iggy Pop. They were VERY influential to a number of far more famous bands. I don't think the HOF is simply a popularity contest.

    I agree that Rush and Yes are oversights...I hated Kiss, but I know a lot of people who were influenced by them. Chicago? I like them better than I liked Kiss, but not sure they belong.

    BTW, Bon Jovi didn't usher in anything...glam had already been around for a while...see Bowie, Velvet Underground and yes, The Stooges.

    March 15, 2010 at 11:13 pm | Report abuse |
  549. Hank

    Deep Purple. Although when I look at who has been inducted over the years, It is almost a badge of honor to be exempt from the company of many inducted but undeserved Hall of Famers.

    March 15, 2010 at 11:13 pm | Report abuse |
  550. Doug

    Rush is THIRD of all rock bands in consecutive Gold albums. Despite their cultish following, they're one of the most consistently popular bands ever, with a fanatical following. Not to mention the virtuoso musicianship.

    March 15, 2010 at 11:13 pm | Report abuse |
  551. Dave

    Not on the list, and has written and played with almost everyone in the HOF – Leon Russell

    March 15, 2010 at 11:12 pm | Report abuse |
  552. Christine

    Springsteen has been inducted, but without E Street, and overlooking "the best-paid bar band in the world" is a huge screw-up. Anyone who's ever seen them live knows that Bruce wouldn't be Bruce without them.

    March 15, 2010 at 11:12 pm | Report abuse |
  553. Ken

    Somebody please tell me why we need a Rock & Rock Hall of Fame anyway. Who cares?

    March 15, 2010 at 11:12 pm | Report abuse |
  554. dave

    Dire Straits! Mark Knopfler!

    March 15, 2010 at 11:10 pm | Report abuse |
  555. Bill

    I realize this has already been said but I have to say it again.. ...and what about Jethro Tull, Emerson Lake and Palmer, Yes, And the other great talent of the Progressive Rock movement?
    Wick, you nailed it on Genesis.

    March 15, 2010 at 11:09 pm | Report abuse |
  556. MO

    I have other bands in my list. Let's start with the best Heavy Metal band of all time IRON MAIDEN.

    March 15, 2010 at 11:07 pm | Report abuse |
  557. m schweinhart

    Even the writer snubbed the E Street Band. How can you have a Bruce Springsteen in the Hall without his band. Crazzzy

    March 15, 2010 at 11:06 pm | Report abuse |
  558. ff

    Guns n' roses next year!

    March 15, 2010 at 11:05 pm | Report abuse |
  559. Super60s


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  560. maty


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  561. Rebecca

    The biggest miss? I don't know. But I do know it's criminal not to induct Alice Cooper.

    March 15, 2010 at 11:02 pm | Report abuse |
  562. jonw

    RUSH without a doubt,,,, But RUSH is to good for the R&R Hall of SHame

    March 15, 2010 at 11:01 pm | Report abuse |
  563. JB

    What about the B-52's? They have put out many albums, pretty much invented a completely new sound in rock, still get played on the radio and at parties all over the place, and just put out another totally respectable album a year ago, almost 30 years after their first album. They are a totally overlooked band for the Hall of Fame!

    March 15, 2010 at 11:01 pm | Report abuse |
  564. pazke

    I can't believe Rush didn't make the cut. That's absurd.

    March 15, 2010 at 11:00 pm | Report abuse |
  565. SB

    After seeing ABBA make it, the question we should be asking is: IS THERE ANY CRITERIA FOR THIS RNRHF??? The name has "Rock n Roll", but if you ask people if Abba is a "Rock n Roll" band I bet 99 out of 100 answer that Abba is NOT a "Rock n Roll" band. People will say "Abba? Ohhh aren't they those chicks that sing 'Dancing Queen'? That really gay song from Mamma Mia??? What? They're a rock band???!"

    RNRHF = Joke!!!! Someday, our kids will see Lady Gaga inducted to the RNRHF!

    RNRHF, what a disgrace!!!!


    March 15, 2010 at 11:00 pm | Report abuse |
  566. Mike

    What about Aaron Neville and Leon Russell. This is a shame not to have these guys in the HOF. Its gotten to be so biased with all the record execs, etc on the selection committee... How can a group like the Stooges and the Pretenders get in.....the HOF is such BS.

    March 15, 2010 at 11:00 pm | Report abuse |
  567. devil with a blue dress


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  568. Matt

    There is no way in hell that Bon Jovi should be included. Their soulless, bland, corporate, we-are -not even-trying-or-feeling-this music is the worst of the worst of the worst. No way!

    March 15, 2010 at 10:58 pm | Report abuse |
  569. Doc

    Enough complaining about ABBA. They belong. You couldn't make it through the 70's without them, and they have had a lasting influence.

    I don't get the following artists being considered. Frampton? Hall & Oats, and Bon Jovi. Yes, Frampton Comes Alive is a classic, but there isn't much more to him. And I say that as a Frampton fan. Bon Jovi, yeah they are kind of big, and they have a loyal fan following. So does Eddie Money, who isn't considered.

    I get some of the more obscure choices the Hall has made. It's not just about the amount of sales, or hits, they also include what their influence has been over time. Hell, Madonna is in my opinion an iffy choice. There isn't a lot of love still around for a song like Holiday, or Cherish. But there is no denying that she has had an influence on today's artists when you look at the Britney crowd. I don't think you can really say that about ELO, or Public Enemy (Yes, P.E., rap has gone a different direction from social commentary.)

    And if you are looking more towards sales and hits. Weird Al Yankovic leads most of these artists. The band A-ha (yes, Take on Me, and yes, they are still around) Has sold more albums worldwide than Genesis and The Hollies, Jimmy Cliff, and the Stooges combined. I believe they've sold more than Genesis as well, but that's a guess. A-ha is certainly deserving on sales, hits, and reputation, even if none of those things were big in the USA. Will we ever see them in? Probably not. This is still a US/UK museum.

    Of that list, T-Rex, Cheap Trick, Heart, Depeche Mode, and The Cure are the only ones who can really lay claim to being "snubbed." I do agree with some of the above posts though, I think left off from the list are definitely The Cars, and Yes.

    Now the real snub. Why don't they do the inductions in Cleveland, you know, where the Rock Hall is located? That's the real snub.

    March 15, 2010 at 10:58 pm | Report abuse |
  570. my butt really itches

    WILLIAM SHATNER.....nuff said....his rendition of Mr Tamborine Man changed MILLIONS of lives forever.

    March 15, 2010 at 10:55 pm | Report abuse |
  571. Fetzel Q. Farquard

    What about the Jive Five? Or Tooshy Lagumba and his Steel Band?

    March 15, 2010 at 10:54 pm | Report abuse |
  572. maty

    But if we're gonna gripe about who isn't in the HOF yet, what about GRAM PARSONS?

    March 15, 2010 at 10:54 pm | Report abuse |
  573. JEFF

    Stevie Ray Vaughan. The best blues guitarist, if not the best overall guitarist, who ever lived not in the Hall? What are they thinking of overlooking this pure raw talent? The man poured his whole heart and soul into playing the guitar. The guitar was an extension of himself. He took a bad note and made it sound great. Shame on the Hall for not electing him. Elect SRV now!!!!!

    March 15, 2010 at 10:52 pm | Report abuse |
  574. ajcardfan

    The heavier side of rock is definitely way underrepresented:

    Iron Maiden
    Judas Priest
    Deep Purple
    Alice Cooper

    By what criteria can these four NOT be in there? Huge album sales, influenced thousands of bands AND they continue to tour and record. Quite well too. (Well, except for Deep Purple.)

    James Hetfield of Metallica said it's a joke that Maiden, Priest and Purple aren't in there. He knows his career would not have been possible without the breakthroughs those bands made.

    March 15, 2010 at 10:52 pm | Report abuse |
  575. Earnest T. Bass

    I'm gonna throw roks threw yer winders!
    its me its me its earnest t.!

    March 15, 2010 at 10:52 pm | Report abuse |
  576. db

    hof has been a joke for years, its fitting they put crap like madonna,abba,i believe some rap people(nothing against rap, but it aint rock and roll), rolling stones overhyped pet springsteen(r.s. writer becomes stinksteen manager, all of a sudden massive media hype over hackneyed boring material). so moody blues,yes, deep purple, alice cooper group,guess who,joe cocker,leon russell,king crimson,black flag,dead kennedys......etc....i saw somebody mentioned creedence? they aren't in? no way that can be i guess you have to suck **** of j. wenner. anybody seen rolling stone mag lately? truly pathetic

    March 15, 2010 at 10:52 pm | Report abuse |
  577. Sam


    Rush sucks...anyone with AT LEAST half a functioning brain cell knows that. Clearly that means you have even less than half a functioning brain cell. My condolences on your lack of sense and taste.

    March 15, 2010 at 10:51 pm | Report abuse |
  578. maty

    Honestly, who cares about the rock 'n roll hall of fame? It's in Cleveland, fer chrissakes!

    March 15, 2010 at 10:51 pm | Report abuse |
  579. Stacey

    Todd Rundgren!

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  580. Julie

    We've got Bruce – but where's The E Street Band?

    March 15, 2010 at 10:50 pm | Report abuse |
  581. noakz

    KISS – NO
    Depeche Mode – NO
    The Cure – NO
    Chicago- YES
    Hall and Oates – NO
    Rush – YES
    Alice Cooper- Yes
    Moody Blues – YES
    E.L.O. – YES
    Cheap Trick – NO
    Bad Company
    Peter Frampton – NO
    Heart – NO
    T-Rex – NO
    Bon Jovi – NO
    Journey- YES
    Foreigner – YES
    Public Enemy – NO
    Red Hot Chili Peppers (this was their first year of eligibility) – YES

    March 15, 2010 at 10:49 pm | Report abuse |
  582. Gus Medina

    It is a joke that a band such as ABBA gets inducted, yet Deep Purple & Rush are omitted. Two the of true "rock" bands and both were innovative. Working Man & Smoke On the Water. True rock "n" Roll Anthems!

    March 15, 2010 at 10:49 pm | Report abuse |
  583. Jeff

    How about Weird Al Yankovic? The man has been putting out hits for decades. He's copied so many styles perfectly. The Court Jester of Rock and Roll has endured when most comedy artists are one hit wonders. More than a few artists have said that they felt they really made it when Weird Al parodied their song...

    March 15, 2010 at 10:49 pm | Report abuse |
  584. CraftyWilyVeteran

    To the Hall of Fame, read the memo - it is no longer cool to dis Ringo Starr. It has (at last!) been established that one need not be a technical wizard to be among the greatest rock 'n roll drummers of all time. His work will be studied, and copied, long after his critics' grandchildren have been forgotten.

    March 15, 2010 at 10:47 pm | Report abuse |
  585. vincent watson

    I should have mentioned Hawkwind And DOA

    March 15, 2010 at 10:46 pm | Report abuse |
  586. Yo

    The 'Rock & Roll Hall of Fame' is neither. 'nuff said.

    March 15, 2010 at 10:46 pm | Report abuse |
  587. Robert Denby

    There needs to be a serious examination of the nominating committee and the process used to pick eligible acts. I assume that Jann Wenner is a rather large part of the problem.

    It would be nice to see more of a focus on historians and less emphasis on people whose knowledge of music is centered on top 40 radio.

    The fact that Husker Du and the Replacements aren't in, but minor acts like the Hollies, the Rascals, Lovin' Spoonful, Mommas and the Papas, and the Dave Clark Five have been inducted points to a lack of seriousness on the part of some of the voters. "They had some nice songs I remember hearing on the radio" doesn't strike me as a legitimate reason to induct an act.

    I will assume that ABBA's election was the result of some printing error on the ballot.

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  588. Jim

    The Funk Brothers, the musicians who played on almost all of the great Motown hits. They may not have been well known, but their music is part of some of the greatest and influential hits of all time.

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  589. Mike

    Jimmy Buffett ????? WTF !!

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  590. let's hear it for the girls...

    joan jett
    pat benatar
    patti smith

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  591. Ryan

    Okay, believe it or not probably at least 75% of alternative bands playing today probably listened to the Stooges at least sometime in their life. They may not have sold like Kiss, but they were arguably more influential to music than Kiss has been. I'm grateful that the HOF isn't based on album sales (we already have the Grammys). I'd rather it be based on merit and the contribution of the group/individual to music. I think generally those who are in should be and those who aren't probably shouldn't be. Although I could see Rush, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Public Enemy and The Cure getting in at some point, as they are all somewhat influential and not just chart toppers. The rest of the list is nothing more than a Billboard chart and honestly none of them have done anything that I'd listen to on a long car trip.

    March 15, 2010 at 10:44 pm | Report abuse |
  592. Rulo

    There are some amazing, true monsters of rock who happen to be session musicians. The door of the R&R HOF should be open for them too. Groundbreaking instrumentalist, incredibly talented, without whom some of the big stars would've never been as great. Some examples: Tony Levin (bass player for Peter Gabriel, Paul Simon), and Ray Cooper (percussions for Elton johm, Eric Clapton, Rod Stewart, etc)

    March 15, 2010 at 10:43 pm | Report abuse |
  593. J


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  594. rick

    ABBA in the rock and roll hall of fame? then why not Pink Floyd in the rap hall of fame...Musicians with 40+ years in the buisness should be considered: YES, DEEP PURPLE, RUSH, ALICE COOPER, KISS
    JETHRO TULL are just a few to mention...

    March 15, 2010 at 10:41 pm | Report abuse |
  595. Chris

    Where's Gwar? (kidding)

    Rush needs to be in there

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  596. Tom

    Wasn't the point of this whole thing to bring tourists to the dying rust-belt town of Cleveland? And if that's the case, why are they going out of their way to irritate fans of established, popular bands with an obvious legacy in rock history? Weird.

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  597. Joe

    Rory Gallagher, Heart, Deep Purple, Alice Cooper, Kiss, Cheap Trick, REO Speedwagon, Zppa, Rush, Ted Nugent, Styx, Kansas, Rainbow, Humble Pie, Boston, J. Geils Band, Doobie Brothers, Grand Funk, Mot The Hoople, Uriah Heep, ELO, ELP, BOC, ZZ TOP, Black Oak Arkansas, Golden Earring, Thin Lzzy, Nazareth, Free, Bad Compay, Judas Priest, Def Leppard, Steppenwolf, Va Halem, Journey, Bachcman Turner Overdrive, The Cars.........Ect, Ect......


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  598. dan

    Niel diamond?

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  599. ernesto white

    bravo kiss and chilli peppers this is ernesto from panama city


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  600. Ray - London

    Essentials yet to be inducted:

    Heart (the Beatles of Girl Groups)
    King Crimson and Robert Fripp

    March 15, 2010 at 10:38 pm | Report abuse |
  601. Paul Gilbert

    Let's add Joe Cocker to that list.

    March 15, 2010 at 10:38 pm | Report abuse |
  602. ralph

    Depeche Mode and Rush should have been inducted this year.

    March 15, 2010 at 10:35 pm | Report abuse |
  603. Karma

    DEEP PURPLE is the biggest snub

    KISS – yes
    Depeche Mode – no
    The Cure – no
    Chicago – no
    Hall and Oates – no
    Rush – YES
    Alice Cooper – YES
    Moody Blues – no
    E.L.O. – no
    Cheap Trick – no
    Bad Company – yes
    Peter Frampton – yes
    Heart – yes
    T-Rex – yes
    Bon Jovi – no
    Journey – close
    Foreigner – no
    Public Enemy – no
    Red Hot Chili Peppers (this was their first year of eligibility) – no

    March 15, 2010 at 10:35 pm | Report abuse |
  604. William McCarley

    ELO and Moody Blues definitely have the body of work to be inducted. I'll say, as far as 1970-80s USA music scene, Chicago makes the cut.

    Ed Sullivan as a "moderator," probably. Casey Kasem? Wolfman Jack?

    March 15, 2010 at 10:35 pm | Report abuse |
  605. BronYaurs

    I am AMAZED that guitar master ROBIN TROWER has not been inducted in to R & R Hall of fame. Not only has TROWER been influencing rock, metal, blues and grunge for nearly 4 decades but the R & R has also ignored TROWER's main singer JAMES DEWAR who's vocals are in a class of there own.

    Then again the R & R Hall of Fame ( whoever they think they are) also inducted madonna and a few other 'pop' stars so their credibility is in the toilet anyhow.

    March 15, 2010 at 10:34 pm | Report abuse |
  606. Wick

    Genesis is the 1st British prog-rock band to get in, not because of the brilliance of the 6 albums of the Gabriel years, but through the pop tunes they made for 15 years after he and Hackett left. Still, glad to see them in.

    Three comtemporaries of theirs that also deserve in – Yes, Jethro Tull and ELP.

    March 15, 2010 at 10:34 pm | Report abuse |
  607. Jimmy

    RUSH !!!

    March 15, 2010 at 10:34 pm | Report abuse |
  608. vincent watson

    Why don't they induct Iggy Pop?

    March 15, 2010 at 10:33 pm | Report abuse |
  609. fungus lick

    Is Weird Al in there yet? Is was truly a pioneer and should be in there!
    He rocked the accordion like no one ever has or will Weird Al is GOD!!!!
    Also what about Hanson, when will they be eligible?

    March 15, 2010 at 10:32 pm | Report abuse |
  610. Old Rocker

    Neil Young is in Multiple times, including solo.

    Stray Cats and Los Lobos – good choices

    March 15, 2010 at 10:32 pm | Report abuse |
  611. Charlie

    25 years ago, I made a list of the worst bands ever. Journey, Rush, Foreigner, ELO, and Chicago were all on it. So the Hall is right on target. Now can they also continue to snub Boston, J. Geils, Steve Miller, and Kansas, I'll be batting a thousand.

    March 15, 2010 at 10:30 pm | Report abuse |
  612. Bsquared

    The Smiths
    The Cure
    Depeche Mode
    The Jam
    Joy Division
    Echo & The Bunnymen
    Duran Duran
    Sonic Youth

    Sure, it could be argued some of these aren't "rock n' roll" but that doesn't seem to matter.

    March 15, 2010 at 10:29 pm | Report abuse |
  613. Glenn

    Back in the 70s, RUSH p'd off the elitists that are the RRHOF by writing, playing and being what they wanted to be.....excellent musicians that have learned to evolve and improve themselves. They were told to write bubblegum music for the masses and didn't. Read the lyrics to 2112. "Forget about your silly doesn't fit the plan". The RRHOF would take a huge step in legitimizing itself if would induct at least a quarter of the bands mentioned in this thread immediately.

    March 15, 2010 at 10:27 pm | Report abuse |
  614. cub2001

    Responding to Keelak's –

    Keelak's Reponds –
    I can't believe hack outfits like the Beatles and the Rolling Stones keep getting in, but every year seminal bands like Unprovoked Moose Attack, Alien Ant Farm, and Archbishop's Enema Fetish are left on the outside looking in. And who cares about fluff news like the war in Afghanistan or the impact of the potential Greek default CNN? Keep running important stories like this guys! It's not about keeping We the People well-informed – it's all about selling copy and making profit....

    My Reponse –
    I don't know who Keelak is, BUT THEY NAILED IT!. I've been surffing the net longer than most of you been alive, and this is the first time I've made the effort to added my 2 cents to this consortium – the Net world.

    March 15, 2010 at 10:27 pm | Report abuse |
  615. Trevor


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  616. evensteven

    KANSAS !

    If they would have named the band anything else, they would be in there already . . .

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  617. Robert

    "Who are the stooges? Only popular bands that have sold millions of albums should be in it. Hall Of Fame should mean that acts who are FAMOUS and everyone has heard of them. Obscure trendy acts shouldn't be near the Hall Of Fame."

    Wow, you just refered to the band which epitomized modern rock 'n roll as trendy. Maybe you, and others, should take this as an opportunity to find out about one of the most intense pure rock 'n roll bands there was. The Stooges, moreso than even The Beatles, typify the essence of 50s rock 'n roll in a modern form (though The Velvet Underground are in the same class). One listen to their Raw Power album makes this abundantly clear.

    In a perfect world there would be a place in the museum dedicated solely to the The Sonic's Here Are the Sonics!!! album and there would be a place where the live video of Ten Years After's I'm Going Home from Woodstock constantly playing.

    Another glaringly omission is Sonic Youth. Nirvana will obviously be inducted their first year, but if there is any justice, and I know there isn't :), Sonic Youth should be in before them. Like The Stooges were the ultimate modern rock band, Sonic Youth is the ultimate alt rock band and there really is no other band that is close.

    And of course the complete disregard of Krautrock is disconcerning, but I do not think they even think about non-English speaking bands.

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  618. Brian

    Chicago, Heart, Rush, and Styx are probably the most glaring omissions, and probably in that order.

    March 15, 2010 at 10:26 pm | Report abuse |
  619. william

    up next ************Jeff Lynne and ELO

    March 15, 2010 at 10:26 pm | Report abuse |
  620. brian

    The Smiths

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  621. Dan

    Deep Purple
    (and I'll settle for Purple)

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  622. Born To Be Wild

    ABBA is in? Is this a joke?

    Having rocked hard in the 1970's and 80's here's my list:

    Deep Purple (Ritchie Blackmore solo on Highway Star...enough said)

    Rush (best collection of rock musicians contest)

    Jethro Tull (great songs, great albums, Aqualung and Thick As A Brick required for everyone in high school at the time)

    Blue Oyster Cult (Did anyone ever get stoned without these guys or Pink Floyd playing on the 8 track?)

    Grand Funk Railroad (I can still smell my high school girlfriends perfume and hair when "We're an American Band" plays on the oldies station.........uh...where was I.....oh yea..

    Ozzie as a solo act. Blizzard of OZ in the early 1980's, Randy Rhodes I'm old enough to remember Hendrix and Clapton in grade school, Eddie Van Halen in college, but Randy Rhodes is still the best I've ever heard in my lifetime.

    It's late....after 9pm. Better take the dog for a walk then get to bed.

    March 15, 2010 at 10:22 pm | Report abuse |
  623. Chase

    Here is my ranking of top 5 on that list, anything below them may deserve to be there (depending on how loose the RRHF wants to make their standards)... but these top 5 clearly should be in.

    1. Rush
    -This band was groundbreaking on so many levels and highly under-appreciated in the United States, probably because of their Canadian roots. They had one of the top 3 drummers and one of the top 5 guitarists of all time. The content of their lyrics was fantastic, their sound was absolutely unique and different from anything before. This band had the "blow your mind with talent" power of Led Zeppelin, especially live... no other band on this list was as talented as Rush. They were one of the most talented bands, if not THE most talented band ever. I still put Led Zeppelin slightly above them in talent.. barely. Not only should Rush have been a lock for first time eligibility... but they are LONG LONG overdue. They deserve it more than anyone else on this list period.

    2. Red Hot Chili Peppers
    -Say what you will about their later stuff... which was wildly popular but considerably more "pop". They went away from their funk roots, which was bittersweet for me.. but their later stuff was still very good and extremely memorable. Their early music was groundbreaking and they had an energy about them that few bands have ever had. People have grown up with RHCP and they have serious staying power, despite their considerable struggles with drugs. They are GenX and GenY's Rolling Stones, only better. They will be in soon enough, but they should have been a lock for a first ballot entry in my opinion.

    3. The Cure
    -Another groundbreaking band that was a great 80s band that created their own arena in music. Their songs were beautiful and their lyrics were some of the best in history. They had one of the most memorable and recognizable frontmen ever and they are fantastic live. These guys will be in, but it's understandable that they haven't been put in just yet if RRHF wants to stay exclusive. That being said, some of the bands they put in this year are far inferior to The Cure... so they have definitely been snubbed.

    4. Public Enemy
    -An icon in early hip hop that had some seriously strong messages that were genuine and good. They are what hip hop should be today and they opened doorways for an entire genre. They should be put in because they are as important and recognizable as any Hip Hop group of all time... well, as any hip-hop group that was not just about selling records and selling out. Those mainstream record sellers don't count to me and probably won't to RRHOF. If any hip hop group is in the RRHOF, this group should be it... them and Run DMC.

    5. Peter Frampton
    -Peter Frampton rocks so hard and was very unique. He is Peter Frampton, and that's all you need to know. He auto-tuned before auto-tuning was auto-tuning. He is a consumate badass and it would be a joke if he isn't eventually put in... though I can understand why he'd have to wait so long.

    March 15, 2010 at 10:21 pm | Report abuse |
  624. RJ

    RUSH – definitely.

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  625. Chicagoguy

    How can you forget John Denver and Jimmy Buffet

    March 15, 2010 at 10:19 pm | Report abuse |
  626. ken cross

    well there was and is a band that every major artist would come to see no matter how small a venue they played..i have seen Jagger, Plant and so many others at their shows.......and they have never been mentioned even for a second.......Little Feat!!!

    March 15, 2010 at 10:19 pm | Report abuse |
  627. Jackie Treehorn

    The Hall of Fame is a joke. Did you see the industry schmucks watching the Stooges' set during the Induction? Iggy trying to get them to sing along with I Wanna Be Your Dog and just blank faces staring back at him...pathetic.

    2 biggest snubs are the MC5 and Marc Bolan, but I doubt the suits can name any of either's music.

    March 15, 2010 at 10:17 pm | Report abuse |
  628. Grant

    Kraftwerk beyond a doubt needs to be in the HOF. They have been making music under that name or other formations since 1969. You cannot deny their influence on so many genres of music. Without them, whole auras of music would not have become what they are. Induct Kraftwerk in 2011!

    March 15, 2010 at 10:17 pm | Report abuse |
  629. Tom

    I do not follow the HOF, BUT .........

    Chicago is a no-brainer.........What about Bood, Sweat & Tears? They actually defined the whole fusion of big horn sections, with rock and big voices............David Clayton-Thomas. Unbelievable band..........

    The rest of these bands couldn't make an appearance on Ed Sullivan.................

    March 15, 2010 at 10:16 pm | Report abuse |
  630. Michael Tait

    HOW about YES ????
    .. YES YES >>> YES YES !!! YES YES !!!!

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  631. TCG

    I have been a Rush fan for nearly 30 years and would like nothing better than to see The Boys inducted. However, I have heard from a reliable source that Rush will not be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame while a certain Hall of Fame official is still alive because he simply does not like their music.

    March 15, 2010 at 10:13 pm | Report abuse |
  632. Willy1962

    Most of the bands listed – especially KISS – are on a par with acts like Paul Revere and The Raiders or any other regional act that had a bunch of little girl followers that bought their records and made them pseudo-famous for about a year or so.

    They are now playing in Indian Casinos all around the country making a living off those same little girls that are now in their 50s and 60s...

    But ABBA? What were they thinking...?

    March 15, 2010 at 10:13 pm | Report abuse |
  633. Bluesman Doc

    For the most part, I see no problem with the list. I know all of the acts on it have their fans, and several (like Rush, for instance) have a huge and enthusiastic following. But it won't bother me if none of them are ever inducted. That's especially true of groups like Chicago, KISS, Alice Cooper and Journey. But then...ABBA? Really? I guess it would be impossible to develop a selection criteria that would select all the really deserving artists while excluding the undeserving, in spite their popularity or the fanatacism of their fans. It's all so subjective and political. Finally, just to stir the pot, I personally think the three most annoying voices in the history of popular music are Geddy Lee, Peter Cetera, and Steve Perry. I would add Dennis DeYoung to that list but Styx wasn't on the snub list so he's superflous to this discussion. But all those voices make me want to puke.

    March 15, 2010 at 10:12 pm | Report abuse |
  634. elvis01

    If there were going to be three categories it would look something like:

    Most Controversial – The Monkees

    Most Requested – Cheap Trick

    80's Bands that deserve it but will never make it in –

    Stray Cats, Plimsouls, X, Los Lobos, the list is pretty endless

    March 15, 2010 at 10:11 pm | Report abuse |
  635. Engstfeld

    Rush is the largest omission.

    Deep Purple, Alice Cooper, The Guess Who, and Judas Priest also.

    Kiss should be in for their undeniable influence.

    The problem with the HoF is with the nominators. They are clearly huge fans of punk rock and dislike hard rock/metal. Punk was a very small segment of rock and are WAY over-represented in the HoF because of this flawed process. It is for this reason that every little crap punk band will find its way into the hall before any of the afore mentioned bands make it in.

    March 15, 2010 at 10:08 pm | Report abuse |
  636. Jeremy Smith


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  637. doug marcus

    colosseum – prog/blues heavy but tasty that combined the chops with the heart.

    March 15, 2010 at 10:05 pm | Report abuse |
  638. skeets

    kiss for sure,,,,where is journey,,kansas,,styx,,rush,,alice cooper,,,what about those bands

    March 15, 2010 at 10:03 pm | Report abuse |
  639. Shredder

    Deep Purple. Ritchie Blackmore was the first Shredder in hard Rock. He set the template for Heavy Metal in the 80's. Smoke on The Water? EVERYONE knows that riff. They sold tens of millions of albums and Made in Japan Is still the tightest live album ever imho.

    Who are the Stooges? Really?Anyone who wrote anything like that should be disqualified from commenting on R&Roll. If you don't know the Stooges at all, you are disqualified.

    Where the hell is Neil Young? a career as prolific as his, like him or not, should be there as well. He was truly a Maverick.

    March 15, 2010 at 10:01 pm | Report abuse |
  640. BradSands

    Genesis is the best band inducted today. Every band on the list of snubs DOES NOT belong/is not worthy of the hall of fame. sorry.

    March 15, 2010 at 10:00 pm | Report abuse |
  641. Dan


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  642. Iggy Pop

    @ fenderama:

    Mick is probably one of those who only likes bands no one else has heard of; as soon as they sell more than 10 albums they're "sellouts". He's probably hoping that Spin magazine will take him as seriously as he takes himself.

    March 15, 2010 at 9:59 pm | Report abuse |
  643. D

    The New York Dolls paved the way for glam rock

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  644. Dondo

    KANSAS should certainly be inducted. Who else produced such a unique sound with poignant songwriting and amazing musicianship?

    March 15, 2010 at 9:57 pm | Report abuse |
  645. mark

    Gravy is tone deaf, and Mick shows his musical ignorance! W/o reading all the previous dribble, I did not see Pink Floyd which I hope means that they made it!!!!!

    March 15, 2010 at 9:57 pm | Report abuse |
  646. elvis01

    Most of the major acts from the 50's and 60's have made it in.

    The voting panel is probably of comprised of music industry contacts that grew up in that era.

    Virtually no arena acts from the 70's have made it in.

    March 15, 2010 at 9:56 pm | Report abuse |
  647. Ali

    Little Feat
    Dire Straits
    J. Geils Band
    Stevie Ray Vaughn
    Jethro Tull
    Moody Blues

    ... pretty much in that order.

    March 15, 2010 at 9:55 pm | Report abuse |

    What about Slayer and Iron Maiden? They have certainly contributed their talents and changed the music industry within their style.

    March 15, 2010 at 9:54 pm | Report abuse |
  649. SB

    The day ABBA is considered a rock band by a serious entity I promise I'll rip my balls off next time I hear "Dancing Queen" on the radio... Rock n Roll Hall of Fame is a big JOKE.


    March 15, 2010 at 9:54 pm | Report abuse |
  650. Christopher

    DIANA ROSS (as a solo artist), this is the biggest snub.

    March 15, 2010 at 9:54 pm | Report abuse |
  651. Martin


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  652. DougH

    Uriah Heep?

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  653. Rex Moroux

    Tom Waits, The Pogues, and Thin Lizzy......these three aren't in and the award is meaningless as far as I'm concerned

    March 15, 2010 at 9:52 pm | Report abuse |
  654. Karl

    Nice to read that people still remember Roxy Music...

    March 15, 2010 at 9:52 pm | Report abuse |
  655. Joey Hudgins

    Pretty obvious that all should be inducted, with the exception of Bon Jovi.
    T-Rex would be the most prolific, but again...they all are deserved with the exception of Bon Jovi. Might as well throw in Men at Work if thats the case.....

    March 15, 2010 at 9:51 pm | Report abuse |
  656. mj

    RUSH, RUSH AND RUSH. Still going strong. 4 decades of great music. True musicians.

    March 15, 2010 at 9:50 pm | Report abuse |
  657. holtram

    Moody Blues biggest omission for sure.

    March 15, 2010 at 9:49 pm | Report abuse |
  658. Jimmy Jojo


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  659. fenderama


    You're quite the critic aren't you. Just what have you and the imaginary newspaper you write for done for us?

    Please. oh please, let us in on 20-30 bands you DO like and provide your priceless color commentary on them. We're all waiting breathlessly.

    I'll bet it's one helluva list.

    March 15, 2010 at 9:47 pm | Report abuse |
  660. D

    Is the Grateful Dead in? AC/DC, The Doors, Janis, Yes, U2, ZZTop, Santana, MC5, The Clash, Husker Du/Bob Mould? The father of the Blues; Robert Johnson?......the blues had a baby and they called it Rock and Roll!

    March 15, 2010 at 9:46 pm | Report abuse |
  661. Michael

    Chicago is second only to the Beach Boys for records and #1's
    Their international respect was in trouble without ABBA (second only to the Beatles)
    I'll take the blows but listen to the Monkeys greatest hits. Mickey Dozlen and Davey Jones's songs survive even today

    March 15, 2010 at 9:46 pm | Report abuse |
  662. Mary Lou Arnold

    Add Todd Rundgren to that list.

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  663. Troy

    The Electric Light Orchestra or ELO should be a shoe-in. If not on its own merit as a band consider the work Jeff Lynne has done in addition by contributing to artists such as The Beatles, Tom Petty, Roy Orbison, George Harrison, The Traveling Wilbury's, Roy Wood, and more. Clearly Jeff Lynne is not being given the credit that he deserves.

    Also, for fun, I would like to see The Cars included as well.

    March 15, 2010 at 9:45 pm | Report abuse |
  664. Ulysses

    Jethro Tull! J E T H R O T U L L !!! C'mon people!

    March 15, 2010 at 9:44 pm | Report abuse |
  665. Treesh

    Joe Cocker

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  666. Newk

    How can you induct Genesis and not recognize that there would be no Genesis without YES! Jon Anderson, Chris Squire, Bill Bruford, and Rick Wakeman paved the way for bands like Rush, Genesis, and Coheed and Cambria! Come on guys! The Stooges?

    March 15, 2010 at 9:43 pm | Report abuse |
  667. HUSS

    OZZY a solo artist.

    The Randy Rhoads albums BLIZZARD OF OZZ & DIARY OF A MADMAN are the finest of their kind.

    March 15, 2010 at 9:42 pm | Report abuse |
  668. Dick from California

    I played the guitar in my junior high school talent show. I think I qualify to be inducted into the R&RHOF! (Well, it was a John Denver song. Is he in?)

    March 15, 2010 at 9:42 pm | Report abuse |
  669. mark

    Gravy is tone deaf! w/o reading all the crap, I did not see Pink Floyd which I hope means they made it!!!!!

    March 15, 2010 at 9:41 pm | Report abuse |
  670. Rick

    Chicago-Peter Frampton-Kiss should be in the Hall of Fame easily! Chicago is the second biggest american band in history!

    March 15, 2010 at 9:39 pm | Report abuse |
  671. fenderama

    Bon Jovi paved the way for glam rock? – Oh puh-leeese

    Let's see there was T-Rex (who hasn't made it in yet either) and the New York Dolls just to name a couple right off top of my head that preceded Bon Jovi by what? 20 years?

    The R&R HOF has enough BS associated with it already. So, if you're going to post, at least have some vague idea what you're talking about, please

    March 15, 2010 at 9:39 pm | Report abuse |
  672. Herb


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  673. Brad

    I do not remember the 3 stooges doing much rock and roll!

    March 15, 2010 at 9:36 pm | Report abuse |
  674. Mark

    NINE INCH NAILS better get in on the first ballot. It's worth the wait.

    March 15, 2010 at 9:36 pm | Report abuse |
  675. Rogue

    Heart. That was serious rock and roll...

    March 15, 2010 at 9:35 pm | Report abuse |
  676. Mick

    Chicago – horn crap
Hall and Oates – fudge packers
Moody Blues – overrated trash
Peter Frampton-only relevant in Humble Pie
Bon Jovi -blow dryers
Public Enemy- escaped slaves
Delaney and Bonnie and Friends- doobie burnouts
Flying Burrito Brothers – ass gas
Badfinger -lets all commit suicide!
Stephen Stills- huh? wheres my coke spoon?
Harry Nilsson -dead lame depressing slug
Herman's Hermits-Peter Noone-infomercial guru with bad English teeth man.
Bread-the biggest pussies on planet Earth
The Marshal Tucker Band – they're cowboys dumb-ass
Boston- one note wonders
    Karen Carpenter-eat a sandwich will ya?
    The Cowsills-inbred goobers
    ABBA-euro trash in jump suits
    Kansas/Journey/Foreigner/Styx/ REO Speedwagon – all the same band right?
    Neil Diamond- grandma music
    Cat Stevens-terrorist
    Gary Glitter -homosexual pedophile (see Michael Jackson)
    New York Dolls-one great album cover and nuthin else
    Doctor Hook & The Medicine Show-Wenner bought it.
    Andy Gibb /Maurice Gibb – 2 down 2 to go.
    How come no one has mentioned Rush?
    Leon Redbone -Zappas alter-ego without the talent
    Joan Jett -slut
    Doobie Brothers- pick a genre!
    Toto – karaoke rubbish
    Three Dog Night-great vocals ,crappy songs
    Meatloaf- wishes he picked a cooler name. Fat.
    Sammy Hagar -Drive 55 off a freakin cliff lame-o
    Jimmy Buffet -hello?? Rock & Roll
    Boz Scaggs – once a good bluesman-sold out to the disco scene.
    The Guess Who -guess what? They stink. aka Rare Earth-interchangeable crap.
    Little Feat-less talent
    Tori Amos -somebody shoot that guy who wrote that.

    March 15, 2010 at 9:33 pm | Report abuse |
  677. Donna Carson

    I am blown away!!! I can't believe that Journey, Chicago, Heart, Bon Jovi, and Foreigner wouldn't have made the cut!!!

    March 15, 2010 at 9:33 pm | Report abuse |
  678. Jeff

    Bad Religion, its time to induct someone worthy. Some of the others in the list above I agree are due there time but Bad Religion were Pioneers of their time and still are to this day.

    March 15, 2010 at 9:33 pm | Report abuse |
  679. Donna Carson

    I am blown away!! I can't believe that Journey, Chicago, Heart, Bon Jovi, and Foreigner would not have made the cut!!!

    March 15, 2010 at 9:31 pm | Report abuse |
  680. Kevin

    Well, if the Stooges made it in, it has to be based on "influence" rather than sales or popularity so there's hope yet for XTC, which belongs in the ranks of the Ramones, the Sex Pistols, the Clash, Talking Heads, Elvis Costello and Blondie.

    March 15, 2010 at 9:31 pm | Report abuse |
  681. JohnMc

    The R&RHOF is as bogus as it gets. To leave out Cheap Trick, Tommy James and the Shondells as well as the Monkees is nuts. The Monkees, by the way, brought rock and roll to the masses every Monday night on NBC in '66, '67 and '68. Tommy James has a big catalouge of hit singles and sold more than anyone when he was releasing them for Roulette and if I have to explain Cheap Trick then what is the use. Until the pius judging committee understands what Rock and Roll is then, as far as I am concerened, the R&RHOF is only a museum full of atifacts no more principled than one of the many Hard Rock Cafes. Who wants a burger?

    March 15, 2010 at 9:30 pm | Report abuse |
  682. Darwin

    MOODY BLUES ! ! !

    I don't think any group has had more total fans sit in front of them in concert than the Moody Blues. Although finally slowing down a bit since Thomas called it quits, they are still playing concerts to full arenas since 1967! I've been to seven of them, three with full symphony orcestras backing them up. SIMPLY AWESOME!

    Ann Wilson was one of the best female vocalist of all rock history! How can you leave out the best???

    Who says a flautist can't rock? Jethro Tull kicks azz!

    Arguably one of the best drummers, lead guitarist and bassist all rolled into an wall of sound. RUSH deserves it just on musical talent alone.

    Chicago in it's time was just hit after hit after hit and had Peter Cetera following up with a successful solo career. Half of the younguns here were spawned in the back seat while Color My World or some song from Bread was playing on the 8 track! :0)

    We Want the Moodies!!!!

    March 15, 2010 at 9:30 pm | Report abuse |
  683. D

    Blind Faith, Supertramp, Fleetwood Mac, Spencer Davis Group

    March 15, 2010 at 9:28 pm | Report abuse |
  684. Amirali

    Common, Supertramp ...

    March 15, 2010 at 9:27 pm | Report abuse |
  685. Barb in ATL

    Lead the New Wave Revolution of the 80's – Duran Duran....several #1 hits, ushered in the video age, and STILL going strong.....

    March 15, 2010 at 9:27 pm | Report abuse |
  686. Ken Mankowski

    Iron Maiden

    March 15, 2010 at 9:27 pm | Report abuse |
  687. Kay

    Regardless of anyone's personal preference in music, if a band has had a profound influence, they should be in. The Moody Blues have been touring and making albums since 1967. Their out on the road as I write this. It was band member Mike Pinder who took the melatron and developed it into a musical instrument. "Days of Future Passed" is one of the most influential records of all time with its concept and successful blend of classical, orchestral music into rock. It makes me sick every time I see an artist backed up by an orchestra and they act as if they're the first ones to do it.......sorry, the Moodies have everyone beat by at least 40 years. I've been to the museum and it's a joke.....high-priced and a only a couple floors open to the public. If I ever pass through Cleveland again, I'd much rather go on a tour of the spots they used filming "Major League" than see the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Until ALL of the bands in the aforementioned list are in – it's just a Jenn-popularity contest shrine.

    March 15, 2010 at 9:26 pm | Report abuse |
  688. TIM

    All of the bands listed as snubbed do not deserve to go. KISS SUCKS, BON JOVI REALLY SUCKS.

    March 15, 2010 at 9:24 pm | Report abuse |
  689. K Fuller

    Funny that everyone just thinks the band they love should be inducted. Just like every HOF about anything...just cause you like doesn't mean that everyone else does. There is a reason people other than you get to vote...

    March 15, 2010 at 9:23 pm | Report abuse |
  690. Chris

    No Jethro Tull? Aqualung was a seminal album of the 1970's and is in regular rotation on classic rock stations all over the USA and Europe. Thick as a Brick charted #1 in both the USA and UK and had Ian Anderson on the cover of Time magazine. They have sold over 60 million records. What is it that Gene Pitney or Percy Sledge did that got them in but not Tull?

    March 15, 2010 at 9:22 pm | Report abuse |
  691. Music Lover

    The Moody Blues and Chicago stand out on that list for their uniqueness, influence on other bands and longevity. The other listed bands eventually belong in the Hall of Fame after those first two get in.

    However, the RRHOF is neither rock and roll nor a hall of fame. It is about marketing incestuous self-promotion. Any process that allows one person to blackball legitimate nominations is suspect. The institution has become rudderless, to the point where it really has nothing to do with it's name.

    March 15, 2010 at 9:21 pm | Report abuse |
  692. Danny

    Red Hot Chili Peppers. Obscure to older generations but legends for the generation X's and on.

    March 15, 2010 at 9:21 pm | Report abuse |
  693. Sandi

    This is just to say "ditto" to "Rob-03/15" comment. Although I agree 100% about the majority of those listed I was dumbfounded as I read the
    Moody Blues are among them yet(?-if ever?)to be inducted!
    This alone says something is very,very wrong with this! Big time! So,why bother even having this "so-called R&R Hall of Fame at all! What a farce! Yet,so-so sad as well! So many,actually way too many have been denied much deserved recognition!

    March 15, 2010 at 9:21 pm | Report abuse |
  694. Chris

    The GO-GO'S – Greatest all FEMALE band EVER !!!!!!!

    March 15, 2010 at 9:21 pm | Report abuse |
  695. Clay

    Eddie Money

    - Hit Albums -
    Eddie Money (2× Multi-Platinum)
    Life for the Taking (Platinum)
    No Control (Platinum)
    Can't Hold Back (Platinum)
    Nothing to Lose (Gold)
    Greatest Hits: The Sound of Money (Gold)

    24 hits on the charts.
    33 years and still over 90 concerts a year.
    Television appearances on American sitcoms.

    March 15, 2010 at 9:21 pm | Report abuse |
  696. Mary

    Simple. Leon Russell

    March 15, 2010 at 9:20 pm | Report abuse |
  697. Don the cheese

    ABBA should be inThe H.O.L (The Hall OF Lame)

    Red Hot Chili Peppers are probably breathing a sigh of releif
    they were"nt chosen!

    if i were ABBA i would be respectivley decline induction, because for one thing they are not worthy and two as a protest of the dozens of superstar Rock and Roll groups that have been ingnord!

    March 15, 2010 at 9:18 pm | Report abuse |
  698. Steve

    Three Dog Night, people. Three Dog Night.

    March 15, 2010 at 9:16 pm | Report abuse |
  699. Christof Schulz


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  700. steve ehatt

    Its a downright disgrace to leave off such great rocknroll artist's such as Chicago,Alice Cooper, Hall and Oates,Moody Blues but yet Madonna and ABBa get in. What happen to the true definition of Rock n Roll. As far as I'm concerned It should be called the Rock N Roll Hall of Shame.

    March 15, 2010 at 9:15 pm | Report abuse |
  701. Groover McTuber

    Why on earth would a pop princess like Madonna be in the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame ( whose next, Britney Spears!?!) but not Rush or Yes?! Its really quite lame and makes me think the whole thing is a joke.

    March 15, 2010 at 9:15 pm | Report abuse |
  702. Jeff

    A Hall of Fame is antithetical to Rock and Roll. Tear it down like the Who going after a guitar!

    March 15, 2010 at 9:14 pm | Report abuse |
  703. Lou Lozada

    There's politics in everything, unfortunately, so I will leave that dynamic out of my own comments.

    KISS, as much as I dislike their material, is part of rock HISTORY, no doubt. They deserve to be in, regardless of how much of a tool Gene Simmons is.

    Def Leppard is a glaring omission, as is Cheap Trick.

    But the most blatant and obscene snub is RUSH. The funny part is, they probably don't mind very much, cause they've always been about the music. With the exception of Vapor Trails and maybe their first two albums, those guys have consistently turned out amazing music, played outstanding live shows and inspired generations of rock musicians. There are very few bands as talented as this trio. I can concede that Geddy Lee isn't the greatest singer in the world, but what an amazing band.

    Maybe they'll be in by 2112, haha!

    And as far as all the haters – hey, I don't dig Dave Matthews Band (I don't even have ONE of their songs on my iTunes), but those guys are also so talented that they deserve to be voted in as soon as they're eligible, so don't go knocking RUSH so ignorantly.

    Finally, to those in charge of voting – get some Q-Tips and get some new music (this also goes for the people who claimed there are no good bands since 19xx).

    Live in the NOW. There have been many GREAT bands since the 70s.

    Foo Fighters
    Smashing Pumpkins
    Pearl Jam
    Alice In Chains
    Block Party
    The Outfield
    The Mars Volta
    The Killers
    The Housemartins
    The Smiths
    SIlversun Pickups
    Jack Johnson
    the list could go On and On... (thanks Jack, haha)

    March 15, 2010 at 9:14 pm | Report abuse |
  704. Scott

    There are so many artists that deserve inclusion, and like them or not, Iron Maiden being one of the break through bands of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal are missing as well. Just goes to show you that the Hall is a political hack organization.

    March 15, 2010 at 9:14 pm | Report abuse |
  705. keith

    Ohio players

    March 15, 2010 at 9:14 pm | Report abuse |
  706. Mortimer Duke

    What about Supertramp?

    March 15, 2010 at 9:13 pm | Report abuse |
  707. Mark L

    ABBA, Jimmy Cliff, The Hollies, The Stooges – are you kidding me?

    Clearly the people who are choosing these bands are a bunch of old heads that favor their friends. This is a joke, which is why I will never visit the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

    A complete joke.

    March 15, 2010 at 9:10 pm | Report abuse |
  708. Josef Richardson

    RUSH!!! For goodness sake, it's gotten to the point of outright absurdity. Seriously, methinks the people who decide these things are still emotionally in high school.

    As far as I'm concerned, until Rush is inducted, the R&R HOF has zero credibility.

    March 15, 2010 at 9:09 pm | Report abuse |
  709. Mike

    I think there should be at least three criteria: The sound, impact on genre and their longevity. UFO was a great band, but only good for 5 years. They, he or she can't be part of a fad or fashion only out there to sell records. Therefore, Madonna was in and that was a total shame. Except for her celebrity status, ongoing news and scandals & 100 million records sale, she brings nothing to the evolution of Rock & Roll. I also think the inductee should be a serious musician. They can't be merely a money machine for records labels.

    That said, if Madonna is in, what else you can criticize about Kiss or Journey or whatever.

    March 15, 2010 at 9:09 pm | Report abuse |
  710. Jay

    ABBA? Madonna?? WTF? So, Madonna and ABBA were just as groundbreaking as the Yardbirds and the Velvet Underground? You can't be serious!

    March 15, 2010 at 9:08 pm | Report abuse |
  711. Gary Schwager

    Journey and Foreigner were popular, but that does not mean they were good or deserving. It was all Electronics. Without the electronics, their music had no appeal. They probably set back the music industry 20 years. Just because something is popular doesn't mean it is good. There is no shortage of terrible things in life that have been popular.

    March 15, 2010 at 9:06 pm | Report abuse |
  712. Nelson

    IRON MAIDEN!! The Finest of All!!

    March 15, 2010 at 9:05 pm | Report abuse |
  713. grey



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  714. D.S.

    Listen to Chicago Transit Authority, Chicago's first album. That's why they're mentioned in the "same sentence" as KISS, dude.

    March 15, 2010 at 9:03 pm | Report abuse |
  715. Dean Sinclair

    The one that drives me crazy is YES, how they could be kept out is beyond me.

    March 15, 2010 at 9:03 pm | Report abuse |
  716. Teddy

    I am protesting the whole damn thing until the Archies and The Partridge Family get SOME consideration....

    C'MON!!! The great bass riffs of the awesome Danny Bonaduce..?? Second to none....

    March 15, 2010 at 9:03 pm | Report abuse |
  717. JJ McGruff

    The Stooges? Chicago needs to be inducted way more over them. Don't get me wrong, the Stooges rock but Chicago has been way more influential and is way more well known.

    March 15, 2010 at 9:03 pm | Report abuse |
  718. Jeff

    What about The Bangles?

    March 15, 2010 at 9:02 pm | Report abuse |
  719. David Goldstein

    Okay, for everyone who suggested starting a new HOF, criteria are needed if a popularity contest is to be avoided. It should be a Music HOF with categories.

    The bar should be set high–minimum number of gold/platinum, longevity, relevance to the time they were writing/performing, etc.... It should probably be limited to those who have ended their careers–the exceptional post-career revival tour may be excluded.

    Based on that alone, many of the names mentioned here would not be eligible. The LPGA has perhaps the toughest HOF to make it in to and it means something to become a part of that group.

    Based on some of the criteria mentioned above, I begin with The Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, Jim Morrison/The Doors, Buddy Holly, to name a few.

    Go ahead–being your bashing

    March 15, 2010 at 9:01 pm | Report abuse |
  720. Old Rocker

    I agree about ZAPPA one of the best concerts I ever saw.

    March 15, 2010 at 9:00 pm | Report abuse |
  721. jim

    There should not be a question about the following bands:

    Joy Division
    The Cure
    Depeche Mode
    The Pixies
    Public Enemy
    The Pogues

    On the fence:
    Cheap Trick

    March 15, 2010 at 9:00 pm | Report abuse |
  722. ray

    Samfir the pan flute master

    March 15, 2010 at 9:00 pm | Report abuse |
  723. Jack

    Seriously, Rush needs to be elected to the HOF! Granted, there are some great bands on that list, but Rush has been pumping out albums consistently for almost 40 consecutive years!!! Great accomplished musicians (including probably the best drummer ever), outstanding meaningful lyrics, however their musical style has been altered has been successful. The HOF is illegitimate without Rush.

    March 15, 2010 at 9:00 pm | Report abuse |
  724. Old Rocker

    You, and others, have a bit of a narrow view as to what RnR is.
    It is a variety of things and the Blues is certainly part of it.
    Without the Blues you don't have Eric Clapton, The Rolling Stones, ZZ Top, the list goes on.
    Earlier I mentioned Ten Years After, a Blues-Rock band. You would be hard pressed to find a better Rock guitarist than Alvin Lee.
    I agree with those that Joan Jett, AKA Tess Turbo, should be in there.
    Steve Winwood is in the Hall with Traffic, but deserves to be in for his body of work:
    Spencer Davis Group (at age 14)
    Blind Faith
    Solo work
    Songs written
    He has played with many of musics biggest stars.
    Another member of Traffic, Dave Mason, has done a respectable amount of solo work too.

    March 15, 2010 at 8:59 pm | Report abuse |
  725. duke

    the Guess Who , hit after hit during their run , even once knocked the Beatles out of top spot on the charts- great tunes

    March 15, 2010 at 8:57 pm | Report abuse |
  726. wendelltwebber

    T-Rex hasn't made it !!!!!!! The hall is obviously a fraud.

    March 15, 2010 at 8:57 pm | Report abuse |
  727. rnr

    What about Barry Manilow, David Hasselhof, Ethel Merman and Zamfir

    March 15, 2010 at 8:57 pm | Report abuse |
  728. mushymushroom

    Rick, how about Nirvana, I think they're one of the greatest band ever formed after 1979... 🙂

    anyway reagarding the rock and roll hall of fame...Why do they call it rock and roll when they recognized something like Abba?

    March 15, 2010 at 8:57 pm | Report abuse |
  729. larry

    Clearly making it into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame has very little to do with popularity. Take for example Rush. How is it possible they are not in?

    March 15, 2010 at 8:54 pm | Report abuse |
  730. Bob Dickerson

    I can appreciate all the favorites but,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
    X John-Exene-Billy-DJ.
    That's what does it fer me.

    March 15, 2010 at 8:54 pm | Report abuse |
  731. David

    Blue Oyster Cult, Kansas, Rush, Rainbow, Dio (solo), Deep Purple, Jethro Tull, Yes, Kiss, ELO, Cheap Trick, Slade, Journey, REM, & Iron Maiden: The R&RHOF has no credibility without honoring the great achievements and influences of these bands.

    March 15, 2010 at 8:53 pm | Report abuse |
  732. Sara

    How about the Smiths? Not only did they create an altogether new sound, they did it without selling out and becoming puppets of their record label. The Rock and Roll hall of fame is just like the rest of the music industry – controlled by money.

    March 15, 2010 at 8:53 pm | Report abuse |
  733. Brian

    Hello can anyone say Hanson...I mean really.

    March 15, 2010 at 8:52 pm | Report abuse |
  734. N. Michael Hoghoughi

    The CNN "missed" list is far too long - Depeche Mode? The Cure??? Give me a break. And now we got morons crying out for Neil Diamond - NEIL FREAKIN' DIAMOND - to get in. The "Rock N' Roll" Hall of Fame made a joke out of itself when it inducted Madonna. What a crock - stop wasting your time with this pointless endeavor. Oh yeah, KISS rules!!!

    March 15, 2010 at 8:52 pm | Report abuse |
  735. colin

    Public Enemy – love them or hate them. They lead the way for mainstream hip hop which killed rock in middle America.

    As a Canadian, of course RUSH should be there.

    March 15, 2010 at 8:50 pm | Report abuse |
  736. Joseph

    Ten Years After and Uriah Heep! Great bands!

    March 15, 2010 at 8:46 pm | Report abuse |
  737. braka

    The red hot chilly peppers rank as the all time most over rated band ever . Tom Waites, Cold play and U2 are right behind

    March 15, 2010 at 8:46 pm | Report abuse |
  738. Joby

    Going on the theory that bands should be inducted for their contribution to music and not their popularity:
    Kiss – While I'm not a fan, I think Kiss is a HUGE oversight. The genius of this group changed the way bands were marketed.
    Rush – listed over and over as the influence for so many modern bands. progressive rock possibly at it's best.
    The Cure – maybe not the first, but the most visible and influential of the bands to bring goth music and culture to the mainstream.

    I'm thrilled the Stooges are being inducted. Truly influential to punk and metal today.

    March 15, 2010 at 8:46 pm | Report abuse |
  739. laughingatUnotwithU

    Where is King Crimson? What the hell is wrong with this picture? Robert Fripp had more genius, talent and vision alone in his left nu%-$ack then 3/4ths of bands listed combined.
    Also, Iron Maiden, XTC, Rush, Todd Rundgren, Kate Bush...
    ....John Lydon was right. The Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame is nothing more than a "pi$$ stain".
    ...and the day that Journey or Styx are inducted will be a great day to burn the place to the ground!!!!

    March 15, 2010 at 8:46 pm | Report abuse |
  740. Anthony Severe

    The Smiths (Best band of the 1980's)

    The Cars

    The Cure


    Depeche Mode

    Duran Duran

    March 15, 2010 at 8:46 pm | Report abuse |
  741. beaner

    Really how can Bon Jovi not be in? you don't have to be their fan to see they are one of the few still around and selling out concerts

    March 15, 2010 at 8:45 pm | Report abuse |
  742. Kia

    Missing Stevie Ray Vaughn, Jimmie Vaughn, and the Neville Brothers. Hello??

    March 15, 2010 at 8:45 pm | Report abuse |
  743. dnjfbi

    SONS OF CHAMPLIN and or BILL CHAMPLIN... if you don't know who they em

    March 15, 2010 at 8:45 pm | Report abuse |
  744. Mary

    Having Rush not be included in as an inductee has been a huge mistake on the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's part. The are one of the most talented bands around today and have been influencing artists throughout their whole career. Blue Oyster Cult has also been snubbed and without the genius of Buck Dharma, many metal acts would not be around today.

    March 15, 2010 at 8:44 pm | Report abuse |
  745. Finrod

    The fact that none of Boston, Meat Loaf, Yes, ELO, Styx, Moody Blues, Jethro Tull, or KISS are in the Hall proves how bogus and vapid it really is. After all, Boston only has the biggest selling debut album of all time, and Meat Loaf's Bat Out Of Hell has never left the charts in the UK. Heck, the fact that neither Led Zeppelin nor Pink Floyd made it in in their first year of eligibility says that all by itself– both started in 1968 which made 1993 their first year eligible, yet Zeppelin didn't make it in until 1995 and the Floyd not until 1996.

    March 15, 2010 at 8:44 pm | Report abuse |
  746. danny

    yeah but should a band get inducted just cuz it SELLS well or cuz they are influential/historically important. a list of top selling records and a list of musicians/critics favorite would be VERY different!

    nobody ever played the ramones on the radio, but rock history without punk would be obviously incomplete. whenever i see musician's list their favorite records, sonic youth seems to always come up, but they'll never make it to the hall of fame. a friend of mine once astutely pointed out "probably only a few hundred people every bought a copy of the 1st velvet underground record. but everyone of them started a band the next day." does that make them influential or not? i dont know...

    March 15, 2010 at 8:43 pm | Report abuse |
  747. J Brunette

    Besides the list in the article, how about the MONKEES? Not only are they a great band for a group of singers, actors and musicians who eventually learned to play there instruments, they invented the MUSIC VIDEO 10+ years before MTV. Give them some credit!

    March 15, 2010 at 8:42 pm | Report abuse |
  748. Rick

    Genesis, finally!!! Way overdue, but they got it right.

    It's about time progressive rock gets some recognition. Hopefully, this opens the door for other deserving bands like Yes, Rush and ELP.

    I think Hall & Oates should be a lock, and it's crazy that Chicago isn't in there already. I'm not a Kiss fan, but I could accept that nod. I think they're getting snubbed right now to heighten the angst... so when they do get in, it'll be quite a show.

    But then, I also think The Monkees deserve to be enshrined, so take me with a grain of salt.

    March 15, 2010 at 8:42 pm | Report abuse |
  749. Vietnam

    Public Enemy is not eligible til 2012.
    I would know.

    March 15, 2010 at 8:41 pm | Report abuse |
  750. Mike

    Come on, The Doobie Brothers! You can't listen to classic rock without hearing a Doobie Brothers song. Way over due.

    March 15, 2010 at 8:40 pm | Report abuse |
  751. Linda Lundquist

    The Moody Blues are so deserving of the Hall of Fame. Nights in White Satin is a major song. They are still out there. Touring in fine voice and form. Justin and John have written many beautiful songs including"I'm just a singer in a rock and roll band" A group since the 60's they have a huge following. Who are the Stooges anyway? Give the MBs their due.

    March 15, 2010 at 8:40 pm | Report abuse |
  752. ray

    i don't know who's already in the r&r hof, but that won't stop me from adding my two cents:

    siouxsie and the banshees
    gang of four
    fela kuti
    the smiths
    peter tosh
    eric b. and rakim
    dr. buzzard and the original savannah band
    sonic youth
    steely dan

    it's all rock and roll!

    March 15, 2010 at 8:35 pm | Report abuse |
  753. Alan

    PHISH! Or is it too early for them?

    March 15, 2010 at 8:35 pm | Report abuse |
  754. Dale

    The Guess Who. This band was one of the top record -sellers in the late 60's and early 70's with 'American Woman", "Undun", and 'These Eyes". to name a few.

    March 15, 2010 at 8:35 pm | Report abuse |
  755. joe

    The Minutemen from L.A. punk fame, and T-Rex!

    March 15, 2010 at 8:34 pm | Report abuse |
  756. Jim

    We must repeat D-E-V-O, we must repeat D-E-V-O.

    Waaay ahead of their time back in the 70's...still ahead of their time in 2010. A major influence on everybody from Nirvana to Pearl Jam to Neil Young (Google that if you don't believe me). Still going strong with rockin' live shows and a new album due out any day.

    Plus, they correctly predicted the de-evolution we all know now to be true.

    Q: Are we not men? A: We're all DEVO!

    March 15, 2010 at 8:34 pm | Report abuse |
  757. Eduardo

    It appears Yes just got snubbed by CNN!

    March 15, 2010 at 8:34 pm | Report abuse |
  758. Matt

    Public Enemy, Tom Waits, Johnny "Guitar" Watson, REM, The Cure, Rush

    March 15, 2010 at 8:34 pm | Report abuse |
  759. KarenM526

    So glad to see heart on this list. As I waited for the page to load, I was thinking, "Heart is so deserving but they won't make this CNN list." And the did! They have been in the business for over 3 decades. Ann and Nancy Wilson still tour as Heart, with new band members. They are, quite simply, an institution, and Nancy Wilson is very possibly the best guitarist of our generation, male or female.

    Go Heart!!

    March 15, 2010 at 8:32 pm | Report abuse |
  760. Scott

    3 Words...


    24 Gold Records and 14 Platinum (3 multi-platinum) and they are still making GREAT music. Ahead of RUSH in this are only 3 bands, The Beatles, The Stone and Aerosmith. Sorry but the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame is a joke. ABBA is for elevators and dental offices. Sorry, way more than 3 words but you get the point.

    March 15, 2010 at 8:29 pm | Report abuse |
  761. MisterMig

    Erasure are currently working on their 14th studio album. Legends? Surely. Does it matter if they're inducted? Nope.

    March 15, 2010 at 8:26 pm | Report abuse |
  762. Phil

    OK, this 'Jimmy Cliff' ... who in the heck is he? ABBA? = Rock & Roll??? May as well add all the one-hit-wonders (and then some) of pop music:

    Brewer & Shipley
    Daddy Dewdrop
    Wadsworth Mansion
    Dave Clark 5
    Herman's Hermits
    The Bells
    5th Dimension (OK, multi-hits)
    Poppy Family
    Steve Hackett
    Harry Nilsson
    Todd Rundgren ( he needs to definitely be added)
    Steve Windwood
    Fleetwood Mac

    March 15, 2010 at 8:25 pm | Report abuse |
  763. Steve

    Why not Spice Girls? they revolutionized the industry and are amazing. Besides talent the girls are beautiful and also revolutionized style. What more could you ask? Spice Up Your Life! Spice Girls Rock N' Roll Hall of Fame 2011!!

    March 15, 2010 at 8:25 pm | Report abuse |
  764. Tom

    What about ROXY MUSIC (Bryan Ferry and Brian Eno) that band influenced more bands coming out of England in the early 80's than most others combined.

    March 15, 2010 at 8:25 pm | Report abuse |
  765. Jeff Vallia

    KANSAS why are they not in already and why are they not on your list of misses?
    Carry on my Wayward sons.

    March 15, 2010 at 8:24 pm | Report abuse |
  766. GBE

    caryl the better question is how old are you Journey should be in

    March 15, 2010 at 8:24 pm | Report abuse |
  767. Jane

    Is there a category for best frontman ever. Michael Hutchence should be included hands down!!!

    March 15, 2010 at 8:23 pm | Report abuse |
  768. BrianQ.

    Hearts still not in! they've been around for decades, paved the way for most females, and had tons of hits. For that matter Pat Benatar should be also.

    March 15, 2010 at 8:23 pm | Report abuse |
  769. Rob

    What about Bad Religion?
    they are celebrating their 30th year...and influenced most of today's bands.

    March 15, 2010 at 8:21 pm | Report abuse |
  770. Ben

    Iron Maiden.

    March 15, 2010 at 8:20 pm | Report abuse |
  771. Iman

    They should just bury the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, since true Rock & Roll no longer exists.

    March 15, 2010 at 8:20 pm | Report abuse |
  772. Catlady

    What about Susan Boyle?

    March 15, 2010 at 8:18 pm | Report abuse |
  773. Tako Disuko

    Not having RUSH in there is insane.

    I see a lot of comments of people not knowing who the Stooges are, and this is understandable because they were not a huge commercial success. The Stooges are very influential to many modern musicians and performers. They definitely deserve to be in the HOF. A band can make a tremendous impact on music without being popular. Look them up in Wikipedia. Read under the influences section. If you don't think they belong in the HOF, you don't have a clue about rock music.

    March 15, 2010 at 8:18 pm | Report abuse |
  774. RRHOF is a joke

    I can't believe Def Leppard is still not in the RRHOF and not even on the original article. They're one of the top bands of the 80's and influenced a lot of musicians. To omit them is a travesty.

    March 15, 2010 at 8:18 pm | Report abuse |
  775. claudio

    Judas Priest created heavy metal as we know it. They brought leather and additude to this music genre.

    March 15, 2010 at 8:17 pm | Report abuse |
  776. Dominick Mack

    TODD RUNDGREN. Biggest snub of ALL TIME.

    March 15, 2010 at 8:17 pm | Report abuse |
  777. Catlady

    Who the he double hockey sticks are the Stooges?

    March 15, 2010 at 8:17 pm | Report abuse |
  778. Paul Madden

    Yes, Where is Yes?
    Their album Close to the Edge is a Masterpiece!

    ABBA = Rock n' Roll??

    March 15, 2010 at 8:16 pm | Report abuse |
  779. Phil

    Blue Oyster Cult, Pink Floyd, Springsteen, UFO, Montrose, Bob Seager, Boston, , and yes groups like Yes, ELP, Neil Diamond, Blood Sweat & Tears, CCR, Rare Earth, The Who, Sir Elton John.....the current HOF voting members must have Alzheimers or smoked too much dope to recall the real pioneers of R&R!

    March 15, 2010 at 8:15 pm | Report abuse |
  780. Catlady

    Really enjoying some of these comments here some of you folks have such a great sense of humor!
    To all of those voting for the Moody Blues, I agree!
    Let's see some Canadian talent in here, too, i.e. BTO, Guess Who.

    March 15, 2010 at 8:15 pm | Report abuse |
  781. Dave Andreas

    Are you kidding me?

    Steve Marriott and Humble Pie!

    March 15, 2010 at 8:15 pm | Report abuse |
  782. Larry

    For God's sake. How many times is YES mentioned here? I called the R&R Hall a few years ago to find out why they were not in.WTF?One of the most imaginitive and sonically amazing bands ever.They cut a niche of musical virtuosity and creativity in the 70's which is virtually unmatched.Most of the others not already in are all deserving, but The Moodys, ELP, Tull and YES were all musical juggernaughts.Is it because they are all English?I just don't get it.

    March 15, 2010 at 8:15 pm | Report abuse |
  783. Paul Dickie

    Bad Company for sure, (anybody seen Paul Rodgers lately? wow

    and Rush, easily best drummer/lyricist in the world, Geddy's bass playing, phenominal

    March 15, 2010 at 8:15 pm | Report abuse |
  784. scott kesson

    I'm glad to see so many of you saying YES

    YES is a really important band, I mean, I love Rush and Alice Cooper and a lot of the bands mentioned here..

    But YES a a truly IMPORTANT band, really.
    They brought a musicality and a dignity to Rock Music that influenced so many things, but they are inimitible, an absolutely unique phenomenon.

    March 15, 2010 at 8:12 pm | Report abuse |
  785. Jane

    INXS with Michael Hutchence!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    March 15, 2010 at 8:09 pm | Report abuse |
  786. Karl

    @ Sam...

    Yes, people with half a functioning brain cell would agree that Rush sucks.

    People with multiple functioning brain cells will disagree.

    March 15, 2010 at 8:08 pm | Report abuse |
  787. Doug Shiloh

    Cheap Trick, KISS, Jim Croce, Alice Cooper, Hall & Oates, Harry Chapin, year my list will be bigger.

    March 15, 2010 at 8:07 pm | Report abuse |
  788. Jerry


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  789. Bruce Kilgour

    Wow. Only made it through a page or two of comments – but – if you don't know who The Stooges are, or why they are in, you need to crank up your Lady GaGa CD and take your place on the couch for American Idol.

    March 15, 2010 at 8:05 pm | Report abuse |
  790. Karl

    I wouldn't say the HoF is out of touch. They have made a point of acknowledging legitimate music pioneers. I will say they are elitists with their own agenda, however. They have a very definite idea of who they believe is "worthy" of inclusion into their little club. I think they make conscious decisions to try to deflect that criticism from time to time (I'm not sure I understand how Lynyrd Skynrd made it in ahead of some bands... not to imply they aren't worthy of consideration... and ABBA? WTF?).

    Madonna and REM were first-ballot inductees, by the way. And I'll bet that Pearl Jam's name will be at the top of the list in 6 years

    And to Brett... you are just the type of voter Jann Wenner would want on the selection committee... and I don't mean that with disrespect.

    March 15, 2010 at 8:04 pm | Report abuse |
  791. Fishhead

    Out of touch indeed! Too many bands out there in this modern day who have and are still rocking are asses off. The list could go on and on. Why not nominate 10 or 20 a year to make up for all of this crap. Maybe then folks will come to Cleveland!!!!

    March 15, 2010 at 8:03 pm | Report abuse |
  792. Kris

    Well, I have seen just about every band that has ever recorded an album here. Many are too "new" for the criteria the HOF uses.

    King Crimson
    Peter Gabriel as a solo artist as well as with Genesis
    Roxy Music
    Brian Eno Look at his work with U2 and Talking Heads as well as his work with Roxy Music
    Husker Du
    Todd Rungren Didn't he play most of the instruments on his stuff?
    KISS Never cared for them, but the gimmick worked
    Black Sabbath Without them, there is no Metallica

    They will all be there in due time.

    March 15, 2010 at 8:03 pm | Report abuse |
  793. Tommaso

    Journey is consistently rated as one of the greatest American rock bands...the Hall of Fame needs to get in touch with the public. I'd say everyone on that list deserves in with the possible exception of Public Enemy...not sure I'd call them rock haha.

    March 15, 2010 at 8:03 pm | Report abuse |

    It's not all about sales or hit singles, it's about creativity and pioneers in music. Journey, Styk, Foreigner, Loverboy all fit into the same radio format, and as good as some of them are, wasn't very pioneering or paved the way for anything in particular. They all had many hits, but all in the same years, which tells you it was a trend, not a trend setter!

    The Hall of fame are about specific details for nominations. It's about the style of music, the art in writing, production value, creative style, many reasons why some artists are in, not all about sales like I said.

    DEVO (Electro Punk Pioneers, and video age as well)

    KRAFTWERK (Same as E.L.O., but was doing the techno first)

    E.L.O (Electronic rock pioneers without a doubt)


    DURAN DURAN (Blondie actually had 25 odd videos before DD, but this was before MTV, so DD may have got better exposure from MTV, but were not inovators and pioneers, that is an example why Blondie are in alread, they were ground breaking)


    THE GO-GO'S (First all female band to have a number #1 LP)

    B'52'S (Debute album considered one of the all time top 100 best)

    THE CARS (Talking heads are in, where are The Cars?)


    March 15, 2010 at 8:01 pm | Report abuse |
  795. Stanton Woods

    Some of the early SST bands should be considered, Including the following:

    Black Flag
    Husker Du
    Sonic Youth

    Plus don't forget Dischord bands. There should be plenty of seminal punk/indie bands coming up for selection in the next few years.

    Plus my personal vote would be for Midnight Oil.

    March 15, 2010 at 8:01 pm | Report abuse |
  796. Doug

    Leon Russell – How can he not be there? Between his solo career, years heading up Phil Spectre's Wrecking Crew and every thing he has composed and arranged for others. Many performers in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame are there because of a boost from Leon. Here's a man who was band leader and piano man for Shindig back in the 60's and is still performing today.

    March 15, 2010 at 8:00 pm | Report abuse |
  797. steph

    What about Megadeth?!

    March 15, 2010 at 7:59 pm | Report abuse |
  798. Carrie

    What about Tom Waits? Neil Diamond? The Replacements? Husker Du? X? REM? Mitch Ryder?

    March 15, 2010 at 7:59 pm | Report abuse |
  799. Rick

    If we're talking Rock and Roll, then no band fromed after 1979 should even be discussed. Everything after that has just been crap!

    March 15, 2010 at 7:59 pm | Report abuse |
  800. Thomas

    They're a joke. Period. Dick Dale is not even in there. DICK DALE!!!! And Madonna is?!?! Please...

    March 15, 2010 at 7:58 pm | Report abuse |
  801. caryl

    How old are you people.? Do none of you remember what Journey did for Rock and Roll. Boring, I don't think so.

    March 15, 2010 at 7:57 pm | Report abuse |
  802. Ran'l

    Bored at work. Read every suggestion above - don't agree with a single one... except Cooper's. I didn't see one suggestion that rises to the level of being an HOF'er.

    Honestly, I think it's time for the doors to RnRHOF to be nailed shut. RnR no longer exists, hasn't for decades. I LOVE today's music, but it's not RnR.

    RnRHOF has already inducted the best of the best when it comes to RnR. The rest are all 2nd tier leftovers - inducting them cheapens the honor.

    My suggestion is to change the name to the Rock Music Hall of Fame - or better, simply The Music Hall of Fame. They could induct the very best artists without having to decide if it is RnR or not. I love rap, but rap is not RnR. I love techno, but techno is not RnR. I love country, but country is not RnR. I love blues, but blues is not RnR. I love RnR, but RnR is dead.

    I'm Ran'l. I'm 49, and I'm addicted to New Music Tuesday.

    March 15, 2010 at 7:56 pm | Report abuse |
  803. Luke

    I agree with Warren Zevon. I don't think the Chili Peppers should be considered at all.

    Has Dick Dale been inducted yet? If he hasn't, he should be.

    March 15, 2010 at 7:56 pm | Report abuse |
  804. Sam

    Definitely agree with the addition of Cheap Trick, Chicago, RHCP and Styx and I'll begrudgingly admit that Kiss belongs in the HOF although I don't really care for their material, but Rush? Hell no! They're the most overrated band of all time next to the Stones. Geddy Lee sounds like a hamster being molested, and Chris Squire of Yes is twice the bassist Lee could ever hope to be. Anyone with half a functioning brain cell knows Rush sucks.

    March 15, 2010 at 7:55 pm | Report abuse |
  805. Unholy

    The ROCK & ROLL Hall of Fame. ABBA, Madonna, The Cure, Depech Mode.....not rock and roll.

    March 15, 2010 at 7:55 pm | Report abuse |
  806. Drumdaddy Drums-Las Vegas

    Everyone has their favorite bands; but how in the hell do you miss YES?? Three Dog Night?? Steve Miller Band?? RUSH?? and you place ABBA in front of those groups?? Like it or not...KISS is on their own playing field...nobody did it like them at that time.! yes, Frank Zappa, Def Leppard.....Kansas..Hall & Oats also...who decides who makes it in??

    March 15, 2010 at 7:55 pm | Report abuse |
  807. KIRBY

    Yes as previously mentioned Three Dog Night should have been in the Hall of Fame years ago! I first saw then in 1969 and many times since then. Cory Wells voice is outstanding!

    March 15, 2010 at 7:54 pm | Report abuse |
  808. Jon

    Warren Zevon (period)

    March 15, 2010 at 7:54 pm | Report abuse |
  809. The Man

    Tom Morysoniuk listed Van Halen. If VH was not inducted into the RNR HOF you would be 100% right. Except that they ARE in the RNR HOF. So all is well with the world.

    March 15, 2010 at 7:53 pm | Report abuse |
  810. Craig J

    Keelak; did any of those obscure bands you listed have any influnce on the world like the Beatles, such as the fall of 'the Berlin wall' or the clothes your probably wearing. I dont think so. The Beatles and the Stones are the epitomy of Rock&Roll

    March 15, 2010 at 7:52 pm | Report abuse |
  811. Jeff

    Rush is an innovative band with great music and thoughtful lyrics. Their omission to this point is a glaring condemnation of some sort of bias in this process.

    March 15, 2010 at 7:51 pm | Report abuse |
  812. Rich

    Kiss and Rush should get a Razzie equivalent.. horrible bands.

    March 15, 2010 at 7:48 pm | Report abuse |
  813. vestal

    The Cure has been around for over 30 years. They have been a VERY influential band. Please make sure they are inducted next year.


    March 15, 2010 at 7:48 pm | Report abuse |
  814. Music Fan

    What about FISHBONE a band that influenced many bands such as the Chili Peppers. Hands Down one of the best live acts FISHBONE are very talented musicians.

    March 15, 2010 at 7:47 pm | Report abuse |
  815. Scipio Spinks

    Warren Zevon

    Maybe a few musicians should be in the HoF...

    March 15, 2010 at 7:42 pm | Report abuse |
  816. Sir Pat

    I ONLY see TWO names on that list "worthy" of induction...The Moody Blues & Bad Company.

    March 15, 2010 at 7:42 pm | Report abuse |
  817. hazbin

    Arguably the two best debut albums in history – Boston and Meat Loaf – and neither is in the HOF. Yes is surely one of tyhe best bands of the 1970's and set the stage for many arty-rocky bands. Nada. AC/DC did re-tread music – in the HOF; why? Abba? Don't get me started.

    Alas, it is what its title says it is – a Hall of Fame, not a Hall of Musical Excellence.

    The Neil Diamond people need to go read Dave Barry on the worst rock n roll songs of all time. To call what Diamond did rock is to sully its name.

    March 15, 2010 at 7:41 pm | Report abuse |
  818. Gaucho

    Without Neil Diamond and Rush...the HOF is a shame. I can't wait till they induct the Pussycat Dolls at this rate.

    March 15, 2010 at 7:41 pm | Report abuse |
  819. Nilla

    ABBA but no ELO??!!! That's criminal.

    March 15, 2010 at 7:39 pm | Report abuse |
  820. Avery

    Playing together for 40 years and still touring, LITTLE FEAT have yet to be recognised by the Hall of Fame.
    Then again – MAYBE the Hall of Fame is just an exclusive club for the founder's personal favorites and has NOTHING to do with actual validity in the Rock and Roll community.

    March 15, 2010 at 7:38 pm | Report abuse |
  821. Steve

    Chicago should already be in for sure, probably KISS too! Red Hot Chili Peppers get in next year.

    March 15, 2010 at 7:36 pm | Report abuse |
  822. Norm

    How about the Fireballs from the late 50's & 60's (Sugar Shack). they are still performing today. One of the 1st great insturmental rock & roll bands.

    March 15, 2010 at 7:36 pm | Report abuse |
  823. Kathey

    LINK WRAY! He should clearly have been inducted before his death but it's never too late.

    March 15, 2010 at 7:36 pm | Report abuse |
  824. gary

    I can only add: ask Bonnie Raitt! SHE will agree I am CERTAIN that Little Feat is a deserved to be in the HOF. Enough said.


    March 15th, 2010 3:29 pm ET

    LITTLE FEAT is the most influential and purely talented band not in the HOF. They are the musicians that other musicians want to play with. HOF is supposed to be about talent and influences, not sales or popularity. Most everyone agrees the best live album ever recorded is Waiting For Columbus. Even in the short time he was here, Lowell George was a huge influence on all that he came in contact with. Just ask Mick Jagger and Jackson Browne.

    FRANK ZAPPA is another unbelievably talented and influential musician who is often overlooked.

    March 15, 2010 at 7:35 pm | Report abuse |
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  826. greg

    I've been waiting for RUSH a long time. Let's see... they have the best... if not one of the top 5 rock-n-roll drummers of all time (Neil Peart). Their bassist… (Geddy Lee) again one the best in rock-n-roll music, as it seems like every bass player wants to play like him. And Alex Lifeson – their guitar master… he’s incredible. In any other band, he would be the shinning star. They started playing in 1973….’73 …and they are still together. That’s 37 two years…37 years… talk about longevity. How many band have been together for 37 years. They are respected by many other musicians. I don’t get it… makes no sense…. No sense at all.

    Chicago too… unbelievable!

    March 15, 2010 at 7:34 pm | Report abuse |
  827. Mark

    I think it's pretty safe to say "The Rock Hall Of Fame" is out of touch.

    March 15, 2010 at 7:33 pm | Report abuse |
  828. GB

    Emerson Lake & Palmer – Them not being in the HOF shows what a joke it is....

    March 15, 2010 at 7:33 pm | Report abuse |
  829. mjweb

    And two more I forgot...
    Frank Zappa
    Nick Lowe

    March 15, 2010 at 7:33 pm | Report abuse |
  830. Brett

    Public Enemy
    Bert Blyleven!

    Rush = Most boring band ever.......along w/Styx, Journey, Foreigner, Kansas

    March 15, 2010 at 7:32 pm | Report abuse |


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  832. Rhonda

    Neil Diamond!!

    March 15, 2010 at 7:32 pm | Report abuse |
  833. wineisgood

    When are Drive-By Truckers eligible for induction? Best band in America.

    March 15, 2010 at 7:31 pm | Report abuse |
  834. J.

    They should induct Slayer and force Joni Mitchell to do the induction speech. "Ladies and Gentlemen, the next honor of induction goes to a band that wrote lovelorn ditties that explored the condition of the human heart. Songs such as "Angel Of Death", "Necrophobic", and a song I feel would have felt right at home in my album, Court and Spark...."Mandatory Suicide", have lifted the spirit of a whole generation. "
    "Ladies and Gentlemen.....SLAYER.
    *terrified silence*

    March 15, 2010 at 7:30 pm | Report abuse |
  835. Steve

    Overall, I think the HOF has done a good job, although there are some notable innovators that aren't in yet. I think Ann & Nancy Wilson (Heart), along with Howard Leese, should be in soon, as they blazed the rock and roll trail for many women who came behind them. I think their 1980's hits were viewed as an integrity "sellout", but it doesn't nullify the groundbreaking music that preceeded it.

    March 15, 2010 at 7:29 pm | Report abuse |
  836. MP

    Smiths – yes
    Heart – yes
    Stooges – yes
    Rundgren – yes
    Kate Bush – yes
    X – yes yes yes yes
    Replacements – yes
    Neil Diamond – only as a joke
    Chicago is just terrible. Why would anyone like Chicago? Ugh.

    March 15, 2010 at 7:25 pm | Report abuse |
  837. Magaly

    Kiss, Alice Cooper, Heart!!!

    March 15, 2010 at 7:24 pm | Report abuse |
  838. Lerxst

    Rush and Stevie Ray Vaughan should have been in a long time ago.

    March 15, 2010 at 7:23 pm | Report abuse |
  839. LauraLou

    Huh ?

    The Hollies are just now being inducted ? What took so long ?

    Shouldnt the Greats from time gone by be the first to be honored ?

    What method is used by the voters ? I dont get it...

    March 15, 2010 at 7:22 pm | Report abuse |
  840. Margaret

    Michael McDonald—5 time grammy award winner

    Doobie Brothers

    Heart should definitely be in there, Chicago too

    March 15, 2010 at 7:22 pm | Report abuse |
  841. Kevvinn B Jagielka

    Who are the stooges? Only popular bands that have sold millions of albums should be in it. Hall Of Fame should mean that acts who are FAMOUS and everyone has heard of them. Obscure trendy acts shouldn't be near the Hall Of Fame. The great American Public should decide. The problem is that Rolling Stone still wants t