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

Musicians Who Belong in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

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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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    Deep Purple

    the people's #1
    Blues-rock, Classic rock, Heavy metal

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  2. 2
    + 1200
    - 533

    most listed
    Rock music, Experimental rock, Pop rock

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  3. 3
    + 1164
    - 523


    Ballad, Ska, Rock music

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  4. 4
    + 1019
    - 514


    Synthpop, Rock music, Acoustic music

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  5. 5
    + 1201
    - 565


    New Wave of British Heavy Metal, Heavy metal, Hard rock

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  6. 6
    + 984
    - 443


    Swamp pop, Heartland rock, Rock music

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  7. 7
    + 1123
    - 455


    Doom metal, Glam metal, Blues-rock Deserves to get in as a solo artist

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  8. 8
    + 1021
    - 531


    Blues-rock, Rock music, Electronic music

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  9. 9
    + 967
    - 465


    Bubblegum pop, Synthpop, New Wave

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  10. 10
    + 862
    - 393


    Synthpop, Pop music, Rock music

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  11. 11
    + 971
    - 433


    Classic rock, Rock music, Progressive rock

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  12. 12
    + 943
    - 530


    Pop punk, Glam metal, New Wave

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  13. 13
    + 1052
    - 426

    added by chadg30
    Rock music, Jazz fusion, Pop rock

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  14. 14
    + 856
    - 493


    Rock music, Heavy metal, Pop rock

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  15. 15
    + 982
    - 441


    Celtic rock, Blues-rock, Rock music

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  16. 16
    + 1013
    - 539


    New Wave of British Heavy Metal, Thrash metal, Power metal

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  17. 17
    + 877
    - 592


    Glam metal, Heavy metal, Hard rock

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  18. 18
    + 779
    - 506


    Rock music, Heavy metal, Stoner rock

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  19. 19
    + 732
    - 631

    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    New Wave, Gothic rock, Rock music

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  20. 20
    + 866
    - 449


    Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

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  21. 21
    + 752
    - 409


    New Wave, Rock music, Heavy metal

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  22. 22
    + 782
    - 576

    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    New Wave of British Heavy Metal, Thrash metal, Rock music

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  23. 23
    + 639
    - 218

    added by CptNash
    Rock music, Pop rock, Soft rock

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    + 707
    - 374


    Blues-rock, Hard rock

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  25. 25
    + 700
    - 522


    Celtic rock, Blues-rock, Rock music

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  26. 26
    + 660
    - 334

    added by PaulSteiner
    Classic rock, Heartland rock, Rock music

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  27. 27
    + 680
    - 495


    Pop music, Rock music, Heavy metal

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  28. 28
    + 637
    - 400


    Blues-rock, Rock music, Heavy metal

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  29. 29
    + 692
    - 449


    Blue-eyed soul, Pop music, Rock music

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  30. 30
    + 713
    - 406

    added by PeteBoyle
    Rock music, Grunge, Post-grunge

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  31. 31
    + 596
    - 321


    Blues-rock, Blue-eyed soul, Rock music

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  32. 32
    + 700
    - 84

    ranked low on reranks & added by mark.w.kelley99
    Rock music, Space rock, Experimental rock

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  33. 33
    + 486
    - 385


    Blue-eyed soul, Rock music, Pop rock

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  34. 34
    + 568
    - 474


    Doom metal, Blues-rock, Power metal

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  35. 35
    + 425
    - 266

    added by oldrocker
    Blues-rock, Classic rock, Pop music

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  36. 36
    + 371
    - 292

    added by StuartGantner
    Heartland rock, Rock music, Progressive rock

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  37. 37
    + 414
    - 431

    added by DerekPointon
    Rock music, Progressive rock, Art rock

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  38. 38
    + 493
    - 481

    often listed
    Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

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  39. 39
    + 428
    - 564

    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    New Wave, Rock music, Experimental rock

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  40. 40
    + 468
    - 195

    ranked low on reranks & added by AdimAlibaba
    Blues-rock, Psychedelic folk, Rock music

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  41. 41
    + 535
    - 361

    ranked low on reranks & added by ErinKrause
    Glam metal, Blues-rock, Rock music

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  42. 42
    + 350
    - 223


    Classic rock, Pop music, Rock music

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  43. 43
    + 327
    - 329

    added by StuartGantner
    Classic rock, Rock music, Folk rock

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  44. 44
    + 483
    - 178

    ranked low on reranks & added by KevinClarkDooley
    Blues-rock, Boogie rock, Rock music

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  45. 45
    + 446
    - 533


    Blues-rock, Rock music, Heavy metal

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  46. 46
    + 431
    - 516


    Wagnerian rock, Rock opera, Rock music

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  47. 47
    + 430
    - 493


    Rock music, Power metal, Heavy metal

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  48. 48
    + 418
    - 500


    Rock music, Grunge, Heavy metal

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  49. 49
    + 397
    - 546

    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    Blues-rock, Progressive metal, Power metal

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  50. 50
    + 110
    - 48


    Americana, Blues-rock, Heartland rock

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