The Red Hot Chili Peppers got ushered into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame almost immediately after becoming eligible, yet Alice Cooper famously waited for more than a decade. Others are still waiting, including some of the best-selling and most influential rock groups of all time.
Call it the Hall of Fame shit list? You may hate many of these bands, but they've clearly had a massive cultural impact and altered the course of rock history. Yet every year, they seem to get snubbed, disrespected, or otherwise overlooked.
Estimated 100 million+ albums sold worldwide. Arguably one of the most creative on-stage shows in rock history, and easily among the most powerful branding and merchandising machines in music.
(2) Peter Frampton
More than 130 million albums sold worldwide, inductions into the UK Music Hall of Fame and Songwriters Hall of Fame, and multi-generational recognition.
Hedonistic crap? One of the greatest-selling acts of all time with roughly 85 million albums sold worldwide, Motley Crue helped to define 80s excess, and breathed life into 'sex, drugs, and rock n' roll...'
Bat Out of Hell is one of the greatest-selling albums of all time, and remains a heavy-seller to this day. Meatloaf still enjoys iconic status among legions of fans.
Arguably one of the most influential metal bands of all time.
Also one of the best-selling and most-recognized bands, with sales north of 75 million albums.
Roger Wednesday, December 07, 2011
While I agree with your artists that should get in, the Red Hot Chili Peppers did not get in as soon as they were eligible.
The RHCP were originally nominated for the class of 2010 and then didn't even get nominated in their second year of eligibility (2011) before getting in for 2012.
The Beastie Boys go even farther back having been nominated in for the class of 2008), skipped for 2009 and 2010, then nominated again for the class of 2011 before getting in in 2012.
On the other hand, Guns N' Roses made it in their first year of eligibility.
HelpTheUnderDog Wednesday, December 07, 2011
It's not that they are disrespected or ignored. A committee doesn't choose who gets inducted or not. It is all left up to a vote by the general public. If anything the public is completely uninformed. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as an institution is just a middle man.
Maxwellian Wednesday, December 07, 2011
whoa easy on the misinformation.
from the R&R HoF site:
"The Foundation’s nominating committee, composed of rock and roll historians, selects nominees each year in the Performer category. Ballots are then sent to an international voting body of more than 500 rock experts. Those performers who receive the highest number of votes - and more than 50 percent of the vote - are inducted. The Foundation generally inducts five to seven performers each year."
Mike Wednesday, December 07, 2011
Prog Rock! What about Yes, ELP, Jethro Tull?
@HobartGutt Wednesday, December 07, 2011
The RnR HOF ain't worth a damn w/o Molly Hatchet.
@dotultrarecords Wednesday, December 07, 2011
Leaving out Rush debunks the HOF concept as far as I am concerned.
@JoeySavitz Wednesday, December 07, 2011
There's been some mistake, I don't see The Trashmen on this list.
@e_whitey Wednesday, December 07, 2011
I hope KISS never gets in.
@the_skyscraper Wednesday, December 07, 2011
anyone disagree with this? i don't!
Kevin Kunreuther Thursday, December 08, 2011
You forgot Electric Light Orchestra/Jeff Lynne/Traveling Wilburys - if Jeff Lynne is in a band - Jan Wenner will find some reason to block him getting into RARHOF. Did one of the Ardens give Jan Wenner the short shrift in the seventies? Did Jeff Lynne call Jan a poofter? Get over it Wenner!
Abbie Normal Thursday, December 08, 2011
The exclusion of Rush makes the whole stupid Hall of Fame a laughable exercise in irrelevance.
dvl_music Thursday, December 08, 2011
Where is Nick Lowe?!
michael nycny Thursday, December 08, 2011
Unfortunately, it comes down to a voting committee that includes at least one extremely powerful artist manager (who shall remain nameless) who simply, and personally, likes only what he likes. Based on your list, and his taste, the two that have a shot are Bon Jovi and Meatloaf. But because of his personal taste and major influence, the other artists you list will never get in. Ever. It's a disgrace. Yes is also a deserving band. At what point can't someone launch a "Music Hall Of Fame" with a larger, more objective voting committee that must agree to checks and balances? (Whatever you do don't let dopey fans vote). The term "rock n roll" is narrow and incorrect for many artists who have already been inducted. Are the Beastie Boys "rock n roll"?
FunkShui Thursday, December 08, 2011
There are so many deserving acts already in the HOF and plenty that shouldn't be. Then there are acts like Daryl Hall & John Oates that by every measurement of criteria as posted by the HOF on their site, absolutely deserve to be in.
Each year when the HOF nominating committee publishes its list of nominees, I cringe when I see that the Philly Duo is again not nominated. With all due respect, should acts like Abba, Beastie Boys, Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five, Dr. John, The Stooges be admitted before Daryl & John?
They are not only the most deserving acts not currently in the HOF, but they are more deserving than 25% of the current members!
I'm just sayin'.
rockmusiclover Friday, December 09, 2011
wow...you been smokin' too much of yer own 'shui't. they're not R'n'R they're bubblegum pop that isn't worth this conversation. They'll die rich, that's all they deserve!
Marty Jourard Thursday, December 08, 2011
Oh, these guys were the best players by far..."Machine Head" came out when I graduated high school, it's the first "metal" album in my opinion. Heard them play at Jacksonville Coliseum when "Smoke" was the big hit. To a man, they were incredible musicians, Ian giving the best scream ever heard on stage at one point. "Kentucky Woman," "Child in time," "Hush," they had music down cold. They deserve it!
Just a Fan Thursday, December 08, 2011
rockmusiclover Friday, December 09, 2011
OOOOOOOHHHHHHH MMMYYYYYYYYY GGGGGAAAAAWWWWWDDDDD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WHAT THE HELL IS GOING ON HERE???!!!??? GET OFF THE PIPE LOSER, CRACK KILLS. OF AAAAAAALLLLLLLLL THE AMAZING BANDS OUT THERE you SAY NICKELBACK!!!???!!!??? Holy shit you must be in the band! All I can say to you Nickelhead is hold yer breath until you get in...PPPLLLEEEAAASSSEEE!!!!!!
Where's my medication, WHERE'S MY MEDICATION??!!??
@batushkha Thursday, December 08, 2011
Love 'em or hate 'em, but they're extremely memorable.
Niko Malek Thursday, December 08, 2011
Nobody gives a shit about the Rock n' Roll Hall of Fame. Just like nobody cares if you won a Grammy.
Joseph Lindholm Friday, December 09, 2011
The very idea of a "Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame" is laughable. Complete waste of time and energy.
cagey1 Friday, December 09, 2011
RUSH...One of the greatest rock trios of all time...Give me a break...Should have been in LONG ago!!
Ted Friday, December 09, 2011
Metalchick Friday, December 09, 2011
YESWOLF Friday, December 09, 2011
Where the hell is STEPPENWOLF on your list? Not there. Where is YES? Not there. Where is Jethro Tull? Not there. Your list is as guilty of being a "shit list" as is that of the totally bogus RRHOF.
Visitor Friday, December 09, 2011
Add The Moody Blues to the list. Over 70 million sales, and defined the sound of grand orchestral rock (not to mention the definitive use of the Mellotron and its offspring).
Kiss deserve the recognition. Most of the lyrics are not particularly deep, but they display great musicianship, energy, and showmanship. Maybe if they had done the occasional politically or socially conscious song (as the Stones wisely did), they would be given more of a fair judgement.
Drew Friday, December 09, 2011
Rush is too good for the R&R HOF!
@mndigital Friday, December 09, 2011
KISS? Really? That's gotta change!!! Get KISS in there..
rockmusiclover Friday, December 09, 2011
Real rock bands started out making music to give the establishment a big FUCK YOU! Why would they want to join their ridiculous 'club'? To NOT be encluded is the grand prize itself!
Real Rock Fan Saturday, December 10, 2011
There's many deserving bands mentioned in the comments here that should be in! Prog rock is sadly ignored because Jann Wenner is not a fan!...Waaay too much politics in the entire Hall of Fame operation, enormously embarassing for what was supposed to be a keystone to the "counter culture" of rock and has so obviously and shamefully become a nod to the over the counter culture....
One of countless glaring examples...How can a band/writer as prolific and influential as Mott The Hoople/Ian Hunter not be in? Well if it truly is just about sales then the host of other bands mentioned in this article should be in then??? Someone else mentioned Warren Zevon, how the heck could he possibly not be in??? So which is it sales or influence?...or more accurately politics???
So ironic that an institution repping the genre of music born out of an outrage and scorn of politics has succomed to it and eaten itself alive.....Anyone for opening a people's rock and roll hall of fame online, so it does not have to be beholden to any self serving narrow minds???