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 Blues-rock, Classic rock, Heavy metal

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    Rock music, Experimental rock, Pop rock

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    Ballad, Ska, Rock music

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    Synthpop, Rock music, Acoustic music

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    Swamp pop, Heartland rock, Rock music

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    Blues-rock, Rock music, Electronic music

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    Pop punk, Glam metal, New Wave

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

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

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    Bubblegum pop, Synthpop, New Wave

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

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    added by chadg30 Rock music, Jazz fusion, Pop rock

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    Glam metal, Heavy metal, Hard rock

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    Celtic rock, Blues-rock, Rock music

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    Rock music, Heavy metal, Pop rock

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    Classic rock, Rock music, Progressive rock

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    Synthpop, Pop music, Rock music

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    Rock music, Heavy metal, Stoner rock

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    New Wave, Gothic rock, Rock music

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    New Wave of British Heavy Metal, Thrash metal, Rock music

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    Celtic rock, Blues-rock, Rock music

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    New Wave, Rock music, Heavy metal

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    Blues-rock, Rock music, Heavy metal

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    ranked low on reranks Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Pop music, Rock music, Heavy metal

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    Blues-rock, Hard rock

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    added by PaulSteiner Classic rock, Heartland rock, Rock music

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    added by bojanthebest

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    Blue-eyed soul, Pop music, Rock music

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    Noise rock, Blue-eyed soul, Spoken word Deserves to get in as a solo artist

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    Glam punk, Rock and roll, Hard rock

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    Blue-eyed soul, Rock music, Pop rock

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    added by PeteBoyle Rock music, Grunge, Post-grunge

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    added by CptNash Rock music, Pop rock, Soft rock

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    Blues-rock, Blue-eyed soul, Rock music

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    Doom metal, Blues-rock, Power metal

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    added by DerekPointon Rock music, Progressive rock, Art rock

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    New Wave, Rock music, Experimental rock

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    Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

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

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    Blues-rock, Rock music, Heavy metal

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    Wagnerian rock, Rock opera, Rock music

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

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    added by StuartGantner Heartland rock, Rock music, Progressive rock

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

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    Rock music, Power metal, Heavy metal

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    Blues-rock, Progressive metal, Power metal

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    added by StuartGantner Classic rock, Rock music, Folk rock

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    Rock music, Grunge, Heavy metal

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

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