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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, Sonic Youth, and other members of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Rank the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame Inductees Bands/Musicians
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    Pop music, Rock music, Pop rock Inducted in 1988. Inducted Members: George Harrison, John Lennon, Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr.

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

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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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    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, Mick Taylor, Charlie Watts, Ronnie Wood and Bill Wyman.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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    Outlaw country, Christian music, Americana Inducted in 1992.

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    Blues-rock, Rock music, Folk music Inducted in 1995.

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    Lubbock sound, Rock music, Rockabilly Inducted in 1986.

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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, Soul blues, Rock music Inducted in 1987.

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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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    Blues-rock, Pop music, Rock music Inducted in 1998. Inducted Members: Lindsey Buckingham, Mick Fleetwood, Peter Green, Danny Kirwan, John McVie, Christine McVie, Stevie Nicks and Jeremy Spencer.

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    Pop music, Rock music, Psychedelic pop Inducted in 1988. Inducted Members: Al Jardine, Mike Love, Brian Wilson, Carl Wilson and Dennis Wilson.

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

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    Blues-rock, Rock music, Folk music Inducted in 1988.

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

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

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    Outlaw country, Blues-rock, Boogie rock Inducted in 2006. Inducted Members: Bob Burns, Allen Collins, Steve Gaines, Ed King, Gary Rossington, Billy Powell, Artimus Pyle, Ronnie Van Zant and Leon Wilkeson.

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

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    Country pop, Rock music, Folk rock Inducted in 1998. Inducted Members: Don Felder, Glenn Frey, Don Henley, Bernie Leadon, Randy Meisner, Timothy B. Schmit and Joe Walsh.

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    Progressive metal, Rock music, Heavy metal Inducted in 2013

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

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

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

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

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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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    Blues-rock, Chicago blues, Rock music Inducted in 1987.

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    Rock music, Experimental rock, Grunge Inducted in 1995.

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    Blues-rock, Boogie rock, Rock music Inducted in 2004. Inducted Members: Billy Gibbons, Dusty Hill and Frank Beard.

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

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    Thrash metal, Rock music, Heavy metal Inducted in 2009. Inducted Members: Cliff Burton, Kirk Hammett, James Hetfield, Jason Newsted, Robert Trujillo, and Lars Ulrich.

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

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

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    Hip hop music, Doo-wop, Pop music Inducted in 1986.

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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 Joe Strummer.

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    Rock music, Grunge, Alternative rock Inducted in 2014

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    Pop punk, Rock music, Classic Punk Inducted in 2002. Inducted Members: Dee Dee Ramone, Joey Ramone, Johnny Ramone, Marky Ramone and Tommy Ramone.

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    Blues-rock, Chicano rock, Rock music Inducted in 1998. Inducted Members: Carlos Santana, Jose Chepito Areas, David Brown, Mike Carabello, Gregg Rolie and Michael Shrieve.

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