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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    Rock music, Experimental rock, Pop rock More
    91
  3. 3
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    Ballad, Ska, Rock music More
    89
  4. 4
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    New Wave of British Heavy Metal, Heavy metal, Hard rock More
    85
  5. 5
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    Synthpop, Rock music, Acoustic music More
    84
  6. 6
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    Blues-rock, Rock music, Electronic music More
    83
  7. 7
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    Pop punk, Glam metal, New Wave More
    81
  8. 8
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    New Wave of British Heavy Metal, Thrash metal, Power metal More
    81
  9. 9
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    Doom metal, Glam metal, Blues-rock More
    80
    Deserves to get in as a solo artist
  10. 10
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    Swamp pop, Heartland rock, Rock music More
    78
  11. 11
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    Bubblegum pop, Synthpop, New Wave More
    78
  12. 12
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    Glam metal, Heavy metal, Hard rock More
    78
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    New Wave of British Heavy Metal, Thrash metal, Rock music More
    75
  14. 14
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    The Cure

    New Wave, Gothic rock, Rock music More
    72
  15. 15
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    Rock music, Heavy metal, Pop rock More
    72
  16. 16
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    ranked low on reranks
    Dire Straits

    Celtic rock, Blues-rock, Rock music More
    72
  17. 17
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    Celtic rock, Blues-rock, Rock music More
    71
  18. 18
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    Classic rock, Rock music, Progressive rock More
    71
  19. 19
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    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
  21. 21
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    Synthpop, Pop music, Rock music More
    68
  22. 22
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    Blues-rock, Rock music, Heavy metal More
    66
  23. 23
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    Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal More
    65
  24. 24
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    New Wave, Rock music, Heavy metal More
    65
  25. 25
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    Pop music, Rock music, Heavy metal More
    65
  26. 26
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    65
    added by: bojanthebest
  27. 27
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    Blues-rock, Hard rock More
    64
  28. 28
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    Glam punk, Rock and roll, Hard rock More
    63
  29. 29
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    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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    Blue-eyed soul, Pop music, Rock music More
    63
  31. 31
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    Classic rock, Heartland rock, Rock music More
    61
    added by: PaulSteiner
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    Rock music, Grunge, Post-grunge More
    60
    added by: PeteBoyle
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    Ronnie James Dio

    59
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    often listed &controversial
    King Crimson

    New Wave, Rock music, Experimental rock More
    58
  35. 35
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    Blue-eyed soul, Rock music, Pop rock More
    58
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    Rock music, Progressive rock, Art rock More
    56
    added by: DerekPointon
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    controversial
    Meat Loaf

    Wagnerian rock, Rock opera, Rock music More
    56
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    controversial
    Dio

    Rock music, Power metal, Heavy metal More
    56
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    controversial
    Rainbow

    Blues-rock, Progressive metal, Power metal More
    56
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    controversial
    Soundgarden

    Rock music, Grunge, Heavy metal More
    54
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    Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal More
    54
  42. 42
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    Classic rock, Rock music, Folk rock More
    54
    added by: StuartGantner
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    ranked low on reranks
    Bon Jovi

    Glam metal, Blues-rock, Rock music More
    53
    added by: ErinKrause
  44. 44
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    Swing music, Traditional pop music, Big band More
    53
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Sonic Youth

    Noise rock, Rock music, No wave More
    52
  46. 46
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    Blue-eyed soul, Pop music, Rock music More
    52
    added by: OccupyyWallStreetJames
    Most deserving and influential rock performer and producer for over 45 years and still going ... more
  47. 47
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    Blues-rock, Rock music, Heavy metal More
    52
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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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    controversial
    Dick Dale

    Instrumental rock, Heavy metal, Pop rock More
    51
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