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

    ) open
  2. 2
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    Rock music, Experimental rock, Pop rock

    ) open
  3. 3
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    Ballad, Ska, Rock music

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    Synthpop, Rock music, Acoustic music

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  5. 5
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    - 433

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

    ) open
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    Swamp pop, Heartland rock, Rock music

    ) open
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    Pop punk, Glam metal, New Wave

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

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    Blues-rock, Rock music, Electronic music

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

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    Bubblegum pop, Synthpop, New Wave

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    added by chadg30
    Rock music, Jazz fusion, Pop rock

    ) open
  13. 13
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    Classic rock, Rock music, Progressive rock

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  14. 14
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    Rock music, Heavy metal, Pop rock

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    Synthpop, Pop music, Rock music

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    Celtic rock, Blues-rock, Rock music

    ) open
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    + 731
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    Glam metal, Heavy metal, Hard rock

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    Rock music, Heavy metal, Stoner rock

    ) open
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    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    New Wave, Gothic rock, Rock music

    ) open
  20. 20
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    New Wave of British Heavy Metal, Thrash metal, Rock music

    ) open
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    Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

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  22. 22
    + 597
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    New Wave, Rock music, Heavy metal

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    ranked low on reranks & added by PaulSteiner
    Classic rock, Heartland rock, Rock music

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    Pop music, Rock music, Heavy metal

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    Celtic rock, Blues-rock, Rock music

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    Blues-rock, Hard rock

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    Blues-rock, Rock music, Heavy metal

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    - 150

    added by CptNash
    Rock music, Pop rock, Soft rock

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    added by PeteBoyle
    Rock music, Grunge, Post-grunge

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  30. 30
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    Blue-eyed soul, Pop music, Rock music

    ) open
  31. 31
    + 488
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    Blues-rock, Blue-eyed soul, Rock music

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Blue-eyed soul, Rock music, Pop rock

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  33. 33
    + 333
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    added by oldrocker
    Blues-rock, Classic rock, Pop music

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    Doom metal, Blues-rock, Power metal

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    + 413
    - 51

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

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  36. 36
    + 348
    - 139

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

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  37. 37
    + 258
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    added by StuartGantner
    Classic rock, Rock music, Folk rock

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    + 262
    - 212

    added by StuartGantner
    Heartland rock, Rock music, Progressive rock

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  39. 39
    + 360
    - 124

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

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  40. 40
    + 356
    - 473

    New Wave, Rock music, Experimental rock

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    + 338
    - 349

    added by DerekPointon
    Rock music, Progressive rock, Art rock

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    + 390
    - 388

    Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

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  43. 43
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    - 411

    Rock music, Power metal, Heavy metal

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  44. 44
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    ranked low on reranks & added by ErinKrause
    Glam metal, Blues-rock, Rock music

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  45. 45
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    Blues-rock, Progressive metal, Power metal

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  46. 46
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    - 421

    Blues-rock, Rock music, Heavy metal

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  47. 47
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    Wagnerian rock, Rock opera, Rock music

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  48. 48
    + 334
    - 418

    Rock music, Grunge, Heavy metal

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    + 200
    - 518

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Noise rock, Rock music, No wave

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    Swing music, Traditional pop music, Big band

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