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

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    most listed
    Deep Purple

    Blues-rock, Classic rock, Heavy metal More
    100
  2. 2
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    often listed
    Yes

    Rock music, Experimental rock, Pop rock More
    90
  3. 3
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    Ballad, Ska, Rock music More
    88
  4. 4
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    New Wave of British Heavy Metal, Heavy metal, Hard rock More
    84
  5. 5
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    often listed
    The Moody Blues

    Synthpop, Rock music, Acoustic music More
    83
  6. 6
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Jethro Tull

    Blues-rock, Rock music, Electronic music More
    82
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Cheap Trick

    Pop punk, Glam metal, New Wave More
    80
  8. 8
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    New Wave of British Heavy Metal, Thrash metal, Power metal More
    80
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    ranked low on reranks
    Ozzy Osbourne

    Doom metal, Glam metal, Blues-rock More
    79
    Deserves to get in as a solo artist
  10. 10
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    Bubblegum pop, Synthpop, New Wave More
    77
  11. 11
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    ranked low on reranks
    The Doobie Brothers

    Swamp pop, Heartland rock, Rock music More
    77
  12. 12
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    Glam metal, Heavy metal, Hard rock More
    77
  13. 13
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Motörhead

    New Wave of British Heavy Metal, Thrash metal, Rock music More
    74
  14. 14
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    ranked low on reranks
    Dire Straits

    Celtic rock, Blues-rock, Rock music More
    72
  15. 15
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    The Cure

    New Wave, Gothic rock, Rock music More
    72
  16. 16
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    ranked low on reranks
    Foreigner

    Rock music, Heavy metal, Pop rock More
    71
  17. 17
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Thin Lizzy

    Celtic rock, Blues-rock, Rock music More
    71
  18. 18
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    ranked low on reranks
    Boston

    Classic rock, Rock music, Progressive rock More
    71
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Blue Öyster Cult

    Rock music, Heavy metal, Stoner rock More
    70
  20. 20
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    Rock music, Jazz fusion, Pop rock More
    68
    added by: chadg30
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    ranked low on reranks
    Electric Light Orchestra

    Synthpop, Pop music, Rock music More
    67
  22. 22
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    ranked low on reranks
    Steppenwolf

    Blues-rock, Rock music, Heavy metal More
    66
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    often listed
    Def Leppard

    Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal More
    65
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    ranked low on reranks
    Pat Benatar

    New Wave, Rock music, Heavy metal More
    65
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Styx

    Pop music, Rock music, Heavy metal More
    65
  26. 26
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    64
    added by: bojanthebest
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    ranked low on reranks
    Bad Company

    Blues-rock, Hard rock More
    63
  28. 28
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    Glam punk, Rock and roll, Hard rock More
    63
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    often listed &controversial
    Lou Reed

    Noise rock, Blue-eyed soul, Spoken word More
    63
    Deserves to get in as a solo artist
  30. 30
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    ranked low on reranks
    Phil Collins

    Blue-eyed soul, Pop music, Rock music More
    62
  31. 31
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    Classic rock, Heartland rock, Rock music More
    60
    added by: PaulSteiner
  32. 32
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    Rock music, Grunge, Post-grunge More
    60
    added by: PeteBoyle
  33. 33
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    ranked high on reranks &controversial
    Ronnie James Dio

    58
  34. 34
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    often listed &controversial
    King Crimson

    New Wave, Rock music, Experimental rock More
    58
  35. 35
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    ranked low on reranks
    Three Dog Night

    Blue-eyed soul, Rock music, Pop rock More
    57
  36. 36
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    Rock music, Progressive rock, Art rock More
    56
    added by: DerekPointon
  37. 37
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    controversial
    Meat Loaf

    Wagnerian rock, Rock opera, Rock music More
    56
  38. 38
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    ranked high on reranks &controversial
    Rainbow

    Blues-rock, Progressive metal, Power metal More
    55
  39. 39
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Dio

    Rock music, Power metal, Heavy metal More
    55
  40. 40
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    ranked low on reranks
    Mötley Crüe

    Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal More
    54
  41. 41
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    often listed &controversial
    Soundgarden

    Rock music, Grunge, Heavy metal More
    54
  42. 42
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    ranked high on reranks
    America

    Classic rock, Rock music, Folk rock More
    53
    added by: StuartGantner
  43. 43
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    controversial &ranked low on reranks
    Frank Sinatra

    Swing music, Traditional pop music, Big band More
    53
  44. 44
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    often listed &controversial
    Sonic Youth

    Noise rock, Rock music, No wave More
    52
  45. 45
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    ranked low on reranks
    Bon Jovi

    Glam metal, Blues-rock, Rock music More
    52
    added by: ErinKrause
  46. 46
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    ranked low on reranks
    Ted Nugent

    Blues-rock, Rock music, Heavy metal More
    51
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    ranked high on reranks
    Todd Rundgren

    Blue-eyed soul, Pop music, Rock music More
    51
    added by: OccupyyWallStreetJames
    Most deserving and influential rock performer and producer for over 45 years and still going ... more
  48. 48
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    ranked low on reranks
    Joe Cocker

    Blues-rock, Blue-eyed soul, Rock music More
    51
  49. 49
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    Synthpop, New Wave, Pop music More
    51
    added by: ConnieStarnes
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    ranked high on reranks
    Depeche Mode

    Synthpop, New Wave, Electronic music More
    51
    added by: CptNash
    synth, techno pop, electro rock
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