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Rank the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame Inductees

List Criteria: Only bands or singers who are in the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame

A complete list of bands and artists inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, ranked in order of preference by music fans. For a list of artists who deserve to be inducted but haven't been yet, check out this guide to Artists Who Belong in the Rock Hall of Fame. And be sure to vote down all the artists you don't think belong in the Hall of Fame!

The Rock Hall of Fame - located in Cleveland, Ohio - was established in 1986 and is dedicated to preserving the rich heritage and memorabilia associated with rock music. Each year, a list of bands and artists is nominated to join the pantheon of all-time greatest musical acts in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Out of these nominees, only a handful are then chosen as actual Hall of Fame inductees. To be eligible, a musician or band must have released their debut album at least 25 years previously. (This eliminates flash-in-the-pan or "fad" artists from getting through, leaving the honor of joining the Hall of Fame open only to those artists who have made a lasting impact on rock music.)

2012's inductees are Guns N' Roses, Beastie Boys, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Laura Nyro, Donovan and The Small Faces. Nominated acts that were not selected this year include Eric B. & Rakim, Heart, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, The Spinners, Donna Summer and War. The Rock Hall of Fame decision-making process has been criticized frequently, for collecting all the power in the hands of a few individuals, and for ignoring genres that are not considered "purely" rock (such as hip-hop.) As well, some critics cite the numerous classic, iconic artists who are eligible but have not been inducted. These include Hall & Oates, Yes, Chicago, The Doobie Brothers, Rush, KISS and Sonic Youth.
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    the people's #1 & most listed Pop music, Rock music, Pop rock Inducted in 1988. Inducted Members: George Harrison, John Lennon, Paul McCartney and Ringo ...

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    Christian music, Pop music, Rock music Inducted in 1986.

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    ranked low on reranks Rock music, Psychedelic pop, Electronic music Inducted in 1996.

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    Blues-rock, Rock music, Protopunk Inducted in 1989. Inducted Members: Mick Jagger, Brian Jones, Keith Richards, Ian Stewart, ...

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    Rock music, Space rock, Experimental rock Inducted in 1996. Inducted Members: Syd Barrett, David Gilmour, Nick Mason, Roger Waters and ...

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    Soul blues, Pop music, Rock music Inducted in 1986.

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    Music hall, Pop music, Rock music Inducted in 1990. Inducted Members: Mick Avory, Dave Davies, Ray Davies and Peter Quaife.

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    Blues-rock, Rock music, Protopunk Inducted in 1993. Inducted Members: John Densmore, Robby Krieger, Ray Manzarek and Jim ...

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    Blues-rock, Psychedelic soul, Rock music Inducted in 1992. Inducted Members: Jimi Hendrix, Mitch Mitchell and Noel Redding.

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    Blues-rock, Classic rock, Rock music Inducted in 1995. Inducted Members: John Bonham, John Paul Jones, Jimmy Page and Robert Plant ...

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    ranked low on reranks Blues-rock, Rock music, Folk music Inducted in 1995.

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    Outlaw country, Christian music, Americana Inducted in 1992.

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    Pop music, Rock music, Heavy metal Inducted in 2001. Inducted Members: John Deacon, Brian May, Freddie Mercury and Roger Taylor.

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    Rock music, Rhythm and blues, Rock and roll Inducted in 1986.

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Pop music, Rock music, Psychedelic pop Inducted in 1988. Inducted Members: Al Jardine, Mike Love, Brian Wilson, Carl Wilson and ...

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    Country pop, Pop music, Rock music Inducted in 1987.

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    Lubbock sound, Rock music, Rockabilly Inducted in 1986.

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    Blues-rock, Pop music, Rock music Inducted in 1998. Inducted Members: Lindsey Buckingham, Mick Fleetwood, Peter Green, Danny ...

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    Blues-rock, Boogie rock, Rock music Inducted in 2003. Inducted Members: Phil Rudd, Brian Johnson, Bon Scott, Cliff Williams, Angus ...

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    Popular music, Pop music, Rock music Inducted in 1990. Inducted Members: Roger Daltrey, John Entwistle, Keith Moon and Pete ...

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    Blues-rock, Pop music, Rock music Inducted in 1994.

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    Country pop, Rock music, Folk rock Inducted in 1998. Inducted Members: Don Felder, Glenn Frey, Don Henley, Bernie Leadon, Randy ...

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    Blues-rock, Blue-eyed soul, Swamp pop Inducted in 1993. Inducted Members: Doug Clifford, Stu Cook, John Fogerty and Tom Fogerty.

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Blues-rock, Rock music, Folk music Inducted in 1988.

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    Blues-rock, Rock music, Reggae Inducted in 2000.

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    Pop music, Rock music, Rhythm and blues Inducted in 1987.

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    ranked low on reranks Blues-rock, Soul blues, Rock music Inducted in 1987.

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    Rock music, Experimental rock, Grunge Inducted in 1995.

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    Blue-eyed soul, Pop music, Rock music Inducted in 1999.

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    Americana, Blues-rock, Heartland rock Inducted in 1999.

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    Pop music, Rock music, Experimental rock Inducted in 1999.

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    Motown Sound, Psychedelic soul, Pop music Inducted in 1989.

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    Blues-rock, Classic rock, Rock music Inducted in 1993. Inducted Members: Ginger Baker, Jack Bruce and Eric Clapton.

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    Doom metal, Blues-rock, Power metal Inducted in 2006. Inducted Members: Geezer Butler, Tony Iommi, Ozzy Osbourne and Bill Ward.

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    Pop music, Rock music, Piano rock Inducted in 1994.

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    Pop music, Rock music, Experimental rock Inducted in 2004.

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    Hip hop music, Pop punk, New Wave Inducted in 2003. Inducted Members: Terry Chimes, Topper Headon, Mick Jones, Paul Simonon and ...

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    Glam metal, Blues-rock, Rock music Inducted in 2001. Inducted Members: Tom Hamilton, Joey Kramer, Joe Perry, Steven Tyler and ...

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    Outlaw country, Blues-rock, Boogie rock Inducted in 2006. Inducted Members: Bob Burns, Allen Collins, Steve Gaines, Ed King, Gary ...

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    Blues-rock, Chicano rock, Rock music Inducted in 1998. Inducted Members: Carlos Santana, Jose Chepito Areas, David Brown, Mike ...

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    Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal Inducted in 2007. Inducted Members: Michael Anthony, Sammy Hagar, David Lee Roth, Alex Van ...

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    Blues-rock, New Wave, Classic rock Inducted in 2002. Inducted Members: Tom Petty, Ron Blair, Mike Campbell, Howie Epstein, Stan ...

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    Doo-wop, Rock music, Rhythm and blues Inducted in 1989. Inducted Members: Dennis Edwards, Melvin Franklin, Eddie Kendricks, David ...

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    Glam metal, Experimental rock, Shock rock Inducted in 2011. Inducted Members: Alice Cooper, Glen Buxton, Michael Bruce, Dennis Dunaway ...

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Pop music, Rock music, Folk rock Inducted in 2013

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    ranked low on reranks Hip hop music, Doo-wop, Pop music Inducted in 1986.

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    Rock music, Experimental rock, Heavy metal Inducted in 1995.

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    New Wave, Rock music, Rhythm and blues Inducted in 1994.

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    Doo-wop, Motown Sound, Rock music Inducted in 1987.

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    New Wave, 2 Tone, Ska punk Inducted in 2003. Inducted Members: Stewart Copeland, Sting and Andy Summers.

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