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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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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    Deep Purple

    the people's #1
    Blues-rock, Classic rock, Heavy metal

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  2. 2
    + 1223
    - 550

    most listed
    Rock music, Experimental rock, Pop rock

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  3. 3
    + 1183
    - 542


    Ballad, Ska, Rock music

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  4. 4
    + 1041
    - 533


    Synthpop, Rock music, Acoustic music

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  5. 5
    + 1228
    - 582


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

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  6. 6
    + 1004
    - 461


    Swamp pop, Heartland rock, Rock music

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  7. 7
    + 1147
    - 472


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

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  8. 8
    + 1040
    - 547


    Blues-rock, Rock music, Electronic music

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  9. 9
    + 991
    - 478


    Bubblegum pop, Synthpop, New Wave

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  10. 10
    + 886
    - 409


    Synthpop, Pop music, Rock music

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  11. 11
    + 993
    - 449


    Classic rock, Rock music, Progressive rock

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  12. 12
    + 956
    - 548


    Pop punk, Glam metal, New Wave

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    + 1078
    - 442

    added by chadg30
    Rock music, Jazz fusion, Pop rock

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  14. 14
    + 872
    - 509


    Rock music, Heavy metal, Pop rock

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  15. 15
    + 1003
    - 458


    Celtic rock, Blues-rock, Rock music

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  16. 16
    + 1031
    - 557


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

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  17. 17
    + 890
    - 612


    Glam metal, Heavy metal, Hard rock

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  18. 18
    + 794
    - 522


    Rock music, Heavy metal, Stoner rock

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    + 757
    - 651

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

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  20. 20
    + 887
    - 464


    Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

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  21. 21
    + 803
    - 588

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    New Wave of British Heavy Metal, Thrash metal, Rock music

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  22. 22
    + 770
    - 420


    New Wave, Rock music, Heavy metal

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    + 665
    - 231

    added by CptNash
    Rock music, Pop rock, Soft rock

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    + 723
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    Blues-rock, Hard rock

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    + 712
    - 533


    Celtic rock, Blues-rock, Rock music

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    + 671
    - 346

    added by PaulSteiner
    Classic rock, Heartland rock, Rock music

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    + 692
    - 512


    Pop music, Rock music, Heavy metal

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    + 648
    - 414


    Blues-rock, Rock music, Heavy metal

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  29. 29
    + 708
    - 463


    Blue-eyed soul, Pop music, Rock music

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  30. 30
    + 735
    - 415

    added by PeteBoyle
    Rock music, Grunge, Post-grunge

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  31. 31
    + 612
    - 330


    Blues-rock, Blue-eyed soul, Rock music

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  32. 32
    + 732
    - 94

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

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  33. 33
    + 493
    - 398


    Blue-eyed soul, Rock music, Pop rock

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  34. 34
    + 576
    - 488


    Doom metal, Blues-rock, Power metal

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  35. 35
    + 383
    - 306

    added by StuartGantner
    Heartland rock, Rock music, Progressive rock

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  36. 36
    + 437
    - 276

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

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  37. 37
    + 423
    - 442

    often listed & added by DerekPointon
    Rock music, Progressive rock, Art rock

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  38. 38
    + 480
    - 202

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

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  39. 39
    + 499
    - 496

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

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  40. 40
    + 434
    - 575

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    New Wave, Rock music, Experimental rock

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    + 359
    - 234


    Classic rock, Pop music, Rock music

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  42. 42
    + 543
    - 375

    added by ErinKrause
    Glam metal, Blues-rock, Rock music

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  43. 43
    + 498
    - 186

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

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  44. 44
    + 329
    - 342

    added by StuartGantner
    Classic rock, Rock music, Folk rock

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  45. 45
    + 131
    - 59


    Americana, Blues-rock, Heartland rock

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  46. 46
    + 453
    - 548


    Blues-rock, Rock music, Heavy metal

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  47. 47
    + 429
    - 509


    Rock music, Grunge, Heavy metal

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  48. 48
    + 436
    - 528


    Wagnerian rock, Rock opera, Rock music

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  49. 49
    + 434
    - 504


    Rock music, Power metal, Heavy metal

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  50. 50
    + 401
    - 556

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Blues-rock, Progressive metal, Power metal

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