rock Musicians Who Belong in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame  

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List Rules 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 Blues-rock, Classic rock, Heavy metal

2
1,432 798
Yes is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Musicians Who Belong in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
voting closed at #2 Yes Rock music, Experimental rock, Pop rock

3
1,648 1,098
The Moody Blues is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Musicians Who Belong in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Cabrio added Moody Blues Synthpop, Rock music, Acoustic music

4
1,857 1,091
Chicago is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Musicians Who Belong in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Chicago Ballad, Ska, Rock music

5
2,099 1,140
Iron Maiden is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Musicians Who Belong in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Iron Maiden New Wave of British Heavy Metal, Heavy metal, Hard rock

6
1,803 921
The Cars is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Musicians Who Belong in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
The Cars Bubblegum pop, Synthpop, New Wave

7
2,032 1,003
Ozzy Osbourne is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Musicians Who Belong in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Ozzy Osbourne Doom metal, Glam metal, Blues-rock - Deserves to get in as a solo artist

8
1,819 946
Boston is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Musicians Who Belong in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Boston Classic rock, Rock music, Progressive rock

9
1,633 1,137
Jethro Tull is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Musicians Who Belong in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Jethro Tull Blues-rock, Rock music, Electronic music

10
1,670 950
Foreigner is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Musicians Who Belong in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Foreigner Rock music, Heavy metal, Pop rock

11
1,630 966
The Doobie Brothers is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Musicians Who Belong in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
The Doobie Brothers Swamp pop, Heartland rock, Rock music

12
1,655 818
Electric Light Orchestra is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Musicians Who Belong in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Electric Light Orchestra Synthpop, Pop music, Rock music

13
1,676 1,071
Judas Priest is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Musicians Who Belong in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Judas Priest New Wave of British Heavy Metal, Thrash metal, Power metal

14
1,324 667
Journey is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Musicians Who Belong in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
voting closed at #12 chadg30 added Journey Rock music, Jazz fusion, Pop rock

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15
1,450 1,060
Cheap Trick is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Musicians Who Belong in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Cheap Trick Pop punk, Glam metal, New Wave

16
1,633 985
Dire Straits is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Musicians Who Belong in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Dire Straits Celtic rock, Blues-rock, Rock music

17
1,517 826
Pat Benatar is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Musicians Who Belong in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Pat Benatar New Wave, Rock music, Heavy metal

18
1,412 1,165
Scorpions is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Musicians Who Belong in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Scorpions Glam metal, Heavy metal, Hard rock

19
1,427 1,130
The Cure is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Musicians Who Belong in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
The Cure New Wave, Gothic rock, Rock music

20
1,302 1,025
Blue Öyster Cult is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Musicians Who Belong in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Blue Öyster Cult Rock music, Heavy metal, Stoner rock

21
1,728 939
Def Leppard is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Musicians Who Belong in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Def Leppard Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

The Most Undeserving Members of the Rock Hall of Fame

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1,290 1,167
Motörhead is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Musicians Who Belong in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Motörhead New Wave of British Heavy Metal, Thrash metal, Rock music

23
1,436 917
Styx is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Musicians Who Belong in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Styx Pop music, Rock music, Heavy metal

24
1,237 866
Bad Company is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Musicians Who Belong in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Bad Company Blues-rock, Hard rock

25
1,280 677
Genesis is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Musicians Who Belong in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
CptNash added Genesis Rock music, Pop rock, Soft rock

26
1,050 270
Pink Floyd is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Musicians Who Belong in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
voting closed at #31 mark.w.kelley99 added Pink Floyd Rock music, Space rock, Experimental rock

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1,080 1,047
Thin Lizzy is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Musicians Who Belong in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Thin Lizzy Celtic rock, Blues-rock, Rock music

28
1,224 989
Phil Collins is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Musicians Who Belong in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Phil Collins Blue-eyed soul, Pop music, Rock music

The Best Rock Vocalists

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1,160 778
Steve Miller Band is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Musicians Who Belong in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
PaulSteiner added Steve Miller Band Classic rock, Heartland rock, Rock music

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998 890
Steppenwolf is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Musicians Who Belong in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Steppenwolf Blues-rock, Rock music, Heavy metal

31
947 783
Three Dog Night is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Musicians Who Belong in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Three Dog Night Blue-eyed soul, Rock music, Pop rock

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727 501
The Arcana is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Musicians Who Belong in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
The Arcana Rock music, Pop music, Baroque pop/rock

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802 806
Kansas is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Musicians Who Belong in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
StuartGantner added Kansas Heartland rock, Rock music, Progressive rock

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727 938
Emerson, Lake & Palmer is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Musicians Who Belong in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
DerekPointon added Emerson, Lake & Palmer Rock music, Progressive rock, Art rock

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954 901
Meat Loaf is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Musicians Who Belong in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Meat Loaf Wagnerian rock, Rock opera, Rock music

The Best Qualities in an Employee

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953 1,016
Ronnie James Dio is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Musicians Who Belong in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Ronnie James Dio Doom metal, Blues-rock, Power metal

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901 656
Stevie Nicks is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Musicians Who Belong in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Stevie Nicks Classic rock, Pop music, Rock music

38
994 792
Joe Cocker is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Musicians Who Belong in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Joe Cocker Blues-rock, Blue-eyed soul, Rock music

39
941 611
Jefferson Airplane is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Musicians Who Belong in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
AdimAlibaba added Jefferson Airplane Blues-rock, Psychedelic folk, Rock music

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1,225 278
Queen is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Musicians Who Belong in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
gavin-bolton added Queen Pop music, Rock music, Heavy metal

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304 222
Bruce Springsteen is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Musicians Who Belong in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
voting closed at #47 Bruce Springsteen Americana, Blues-rock, Heartland rock

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790 1,038
Soundgarden is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Musicians Who Belong in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Soundgarden Rock music, Grunge, Heavy metal

The Best Childish Gambino Songs, Ranked

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674 1,114
King Crimson is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Musicians Who Belong in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
King Crimson New Wave, Rock music, Experimental rock

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879 635
The Guess Who is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Musicians Who Belong in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
oldrocker added The Guess Who Blues-rock, Classic rock, Pop music

45
937 1,019
Mötley Crüe is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Musicians Who Belong in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Mötley Crüe Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

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816 1,039
Ted Nugent is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Musicians Who Belong in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Ted Nugent Blues-rock, Rock music, Heavy metal

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749 950
Dio is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Musicians Who Belong in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Dio Rock music, Power metal, Heavy metal

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1,085 844
Bon Jovi is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Musicians Who Belong in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
ErinKrause added Bon Jovi Glam metal, Blues-rock, Rock music

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793 636
Duran Duran is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Musicians Who Belong in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
ConnieStarnes added Duran Duran Synthpop, New Wave, Pop music

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742 521
The Monkees is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Musicians Who Belong in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
The Monkees Bubblegum pop, Pop music, Rock music