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
    91
  4. 4
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    Synthpop, Rock music, Acoustic music More
    86
  5. 5
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    Blues-rock, Rock music, Electronic music More
    84
  6. 6
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    Swamp pop, Heartland rock, Rock music More
    83
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    New Wave of British Heavy Metal, Heavy metal, Hard rock More
    83
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    Pop punk, Glam metal, New Wave More
    82
  9. 9
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    Doom metal, Glam metal, Blues-rock More
    80
    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
    79
  12. 12
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    Classic rock, Rock music, Progressive rock More
    75
  13. 13
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Scorpions

    Glam metal, Heavy metal, Hard rock More
    75
  14. 14
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    Rock music, Heavy metal, Pop rock More
    75
  15. 15
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    Celtic rock, Blues-rock, Rock music More
    75
  16. 16
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    Rock music, Jazz fusion, Pop rock More
    74
    added by: chadg30
  17. 17
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    Rock music, Heavy metal, Stoner rock More
    74
  18. 18
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    Synthpop, Pop music, Rock music More
    73
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Motörhead

    New Wave of British Heavy Metal, Thrash metal, Rock music More
    72
  20. 20
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    New Wave, Gothic rock, Rock music More
    71
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    Celtic rock, Blues-rock, Rock music More
    70
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    Blues-rock, Rock music, Heavy metal More
    68
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    ranked low on reranks
    Pat Benatar

    New Wave, Rock music, Heavy metal More
    68
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Styx

    Pop music, Rock music, Heavy metal More
    68
  25. 25
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    Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal More
    68
  26. 26
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    67
    added by: bojanthebest
  27. 27
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    Blues-rock, Hard rock More
    66
  28. 28
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    Classic rock, Heartland rock, Rock music More
    66
    added by: PaulSteiner
  29. 29
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    Noise rock, Blue-eyed soul, Spoken word More
    65
    Deserves to get in as a solo artist
  30. 30
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    Glam punk, Rock and roll, Hard rock More
    64
  31. 31
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    Blue-eyed soul, Rock music, Pop rock More
    63
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    Blue-eyed soul, Pop music, Rock music More
    63
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    Rock music, Grunge, Post-grunge More
    63
    added by: PeteBoyle
  34. 34
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    Rock music, Pop rock, Soft rock More
    60
    added by: CptNash
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    Ronnie James Dio

    60
  36. 36
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    Rock music, Progressive rock, Art rock More
    59
    added by: DerekPointon
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    ranked low on reranks
    Joe Cocker

    Blues-rock, Blue-eyed soul, Rock music More
    59
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    King Crimson

    New Wave, Rock music, Experimental rock More
    58
  39. 39
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    Blues-rock, Psychedelic folk, Rock music More
    58
    added by: AdimAlibaba
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    ranked low on reranks
    The Allman Brothers Band

    Blues-rock, Boogie rock, Rock music More
    57
    added by: KevinClarkDooley
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    Blues-rock, Classic rock, Pop music More
    57
    added by: oldrocker
  42. 42
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    Blues-rock, Rock music, Heavy metal More
    57
  43. 43
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    Classic rock, Rock music, Folk rock More
    57
    added by: StuartGantner
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    Heartland rock, Rock music, Progressive rock More
    56
    added by: StuartGantner
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    Wagnerian rock, Rock opera, Rock music More
    56
  46. 46
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    Rock music, Power metal, Heavy metal More
    55
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    Blues-rock, Progressive metal, Power metal More
    55
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    ranked low on reranks
    Bon Jovi

    Glam metal, Blues-rock, Rock music More
    55
    added by: ErinKrause
  49. 49
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    Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal More
    54
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    Rock music, Grunge, Heavy metal More
    54
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