Musicians Who Belong in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Bands/Musicians
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Musicians Who Belong in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

List Criteria: Only musicians who haven't been inducted into the Rock Hall

Update:  Nirvana, Peter Gabriel, KISS, Hall and Oates, Linda Ronstadt and Cat Stevens were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as part of the class of 2014. Each new crop of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees brings with it with it a good share of controversy. Who is most deserving of being in the Rock Hall of Fame? Vote for the bands and musicians that you think most belong in the Rock and Roll HOF, or make your own ranked list of the rockers who have been left out of the Rock Hall

This list collects artists that Ranker voters and listers think belong in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, but who are not currently inducted. Remember, bands and musicians are only eligible for induction 25 years after the release of their debut album, so popular acts from the late '80s, '90s or '00s would not yet be eligible. Don't suggest them!

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    the people's #1 &most listed
    Deep Purple

    Blues-rock, Classic rock, Heavy metal More
    100
  2. 2
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    Rock music, Experimental rock, Pop rock More
    94
  3. 3
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    Ballad, Ska, Rock music More
    93
  4. 4
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    Synthpop, Rock music, Acoustic music More
    88
  5. 5
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    Swamp pop, Heartland rock, Rock music More
    86
  6. 6
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    Blues-rock, Rock music, Electronic music More
    84
  7. 7
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    Pop punk, Glam metal, New Wave More
    83
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    New Wave of British Heavy Metal, Heavy metal, Hard rock More
    83
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    Doom metal, Glam metal, Blues-rock More
    81
    Deserves to get in as a solo artist
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    New Wave of British Heavy Metal, Thrash metal, Power metal More
    80
  11. 11
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    Bubblegum pop, Synthpop, New Wave More
    80
  12. 12
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    Rock music, Jazz fusion, Pop rock More
    77
    added by: chadg30
  13. 13
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    Glam metal, Heavy metal, Hard rock More
    77
  14. 14
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    Celtic rock, Blues-rock, Rock music More
    76
  15. 15
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    Rock music, Heavy metal, Pop rock More
    76
  16. 16
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    Classic rock, Rock music, Progressive rock More
    76
  17. 17
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    Synthpop, Pop music, Rock music More
    75
  18. 18
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    Rock music, Heavy metal, Stoner rock More
    74
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    The Cure

    New Wave, Gothic rock, Rock music More
    72
  20. 20
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    New Wave of British Heavy Metal, Thrash metal, Rock music More
    72
  21. 21
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    Celtic rock, Blues-rock, Rock music More
    70
  22. 22
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    Blues-rock, Rock music, Heavy metal More
    69
  23. 23
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    New Wave, Rock music, Heavy metal More
    69
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    Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal More
    68
  25. 25
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    Pop music, Rock music, Heavy metal More
    68
  26. 26
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    Blues-rock, Hard rock More
    67
  27. 27
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    Classic rock, Heartland rock, Rock music More
    66
    added by: PaulSteiner
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    65
    added by: bojanthebest
  29. 29
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    Blue-eyed soul, Pop music, Rock music More
    65
  30. 30
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    Noise rock, Blue-eyed soul, Spoken word More
    65
    Deserves to get in as a solo artist
  31. 31
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    Glam punk, Rock and roll, Hard rock More
    65
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    Blue-eyed soul, Rock music, Pop rock More
    64
  33. 33
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    Rock music, Grunge, Post-grunge More
    62
    added by: PeteBoyle
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    Blues-rock, Blue-eyed soul, Rock music More
    61
  35. 35
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    Rock music, Pop rock, Soft rock More
    61
    added by: CptNash
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    Rock music, Progressive rock, Art rock More
    59
    added by: DerekPointon
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    Ronnie James Dio

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    New Wave, Rock music, Experimental rock More
    58
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    Blues-rock, Rock music, Heavy metal More
    57
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    Wagnerian rock, Rock opera, Rock music More
    56
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    Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal More
    56
  42. 42
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    Heartland rock, Rock music, Progressive rock More
    56
    added by: StuartGantner
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    Rock music, Power metal, Heavy metal More
    55
  44. 44
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    Blues-rock, Progressive metal, Power metal More
    55
  45. 45
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    Blues-rock, Classic rock, Pop music More
    55
    added by: oldrocker
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    America

    Classic rock, Rock music, Folk rock More
    54
    added by: StuartGantner
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    ranked low on reranks
    Jefferson Airplane

    Blues-rock, Psychedelic folk, Rock music More
    54
    added by: AdimAlibaba
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Soundgarden

    Rock music, Grunge, Heavy metal More
    54
  49. 49
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    Blues-rock, Boogie rock, Rock music More
    54
    added by: KevinClarkDooley
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    ranked low on reranks
    Bon Jovi

    Glam metal, Blues-rock, Rock music More
    52
    added by: ErinKrause
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