150 Rock Artists That Should Be In The Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame

Artists That Should Be In The Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame

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Every year when the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame announces their nominations to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame, rock fans go crazy over the major rock and roll acts that have been ignored by the Hall. We get tons of emails here at the site with rock fans yelling at us like its our fault. We have nothing to do with it. All those bands and artists that have been ignored by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame have been covered and celebrated on our site multiple times. We are just as upset that these bands have been ignored by the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame just like every other long time classic rock fan.

As of 2022, there are only three hundred and thirty one artists that have been put into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame.

We have argued for years that the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame needs to change its policy of only allowing in five to seven artists a year. At that rate, there will be so many deserving bands and artists who will never get in while they are still alive. It’s just not fair when we think of the contributions that so many of these great artists have given to rock and roll culture in so many ways. Below is our list of artists that we believe should have been put in the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame many years ago. The list is in no particular order because we don’t won’t to rank their importance against each other. They are all important and they all should be in the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame already, for the love of our rock and roll shoes.

We started the list with the first bands that came to us just off the top of our heads and based on the recent outcry from fans. We then decided to go through the rest of the bands alphabetically to make it easier for fans to look through it.  If we forget an artist, let us know and we will add them to the list. Let’s make this our list….

  1. Grand Funk Railroad
  2. Jethro Tull
  3. Foghat
  4. Foreigner
  5. Boston
  6. Emerson Lake & Palmer
  7. Pat Benatar
  8. Three Dog Night
  9. Steppenwolf
  10. Kansas
  11. Warren Zevon
  12. Meat Loaf
  13. Ian Hunter 
  14. Mott The Hoople
  15. Motley Crue
  16. The Marshall Tucker Band
  17. Outlaws
  18. Little Feat
  19. Soundgarden
  20. Bad Company
  21. Paul Rodgers
  22. Sammy Hagar
  23. King Crimson
  24. Styx
  25. Ozzy Osbourne
    In Alphabetical Order
  26. Bryan Adams
  27. America
  28. Asia
  29. The Association
  30. Bachman Turner Overdrive
  31. Badfinger
  32. Captain Beefheart
  33. Elvin Bishop
  34. The Black Crowes
  35. Black Oak Arkansas
  36. Blood Sweat & Tears
  37. Blue Oyster Cult
  38. Solomon Burke
  39. Kate Bush
  40. Butterfield Blues Band
  41. John Cale
  42. Can
  43. Canned Heat
  44. Charlie Daniels Band
  45. Chubby Checker
  46. Joe Cocker
  47. Commander Cody
  48. Chris Cornell
  49. Ry Cooder
  50. Jim Croce
  51. The Cult
  52. Burton Cummings
  53. Dick Dale
  54. Rick Derringer
  55. Dixie Dregs
  56. Dokken
  57. Steve Earle
  58. Dave Edmunds
  59. Brian Eno
  60. Melissa Etheridge
  61. The Eurythmics
  62. Fairport Convention
  63. John Farnham
  64. Status Quo
  65. Flo & Eddie
  66. Dan Fogelberg
  67. Peter Frampton
  68. Free
  69. Robert Fripp
  70. Rory Gallagher
  71. Gerry And The Pacemakers
  72. Gentle Giant
  73. Bobbie Gentry
  74. The Guess Who
  75. Steve Hackett
  76. Allan Holdsworth
  77. Nicky Hopkins
  78. Steve Howe
  79. Humble Pie
  80. Iron Butterfly
  81. Iron Maiden
  82. Jane’s Addiction
  83. J Geils Band
  84. The James Gang
  85. Tommy James and The Shondells
  86. Jay And The Americans
  87. Garland Jeffreys
  88. Rickie Lee Jones
  89. The Jordanaires
  90. Joy Division
  91. Judas Priest
  92. Ben E. King
  93. Al Kooper
  94. Arthur Lee
  95. Gary Lewis & The Playboys
  96. Gordon Lightfoot
  97. Nils Lofgren
  98. Loggins & Messina
  99. Nick Lowe
  100. Yngwie Malmsteen
  101. Dave Matthews Band
  102. Dave Mason
  103. MC5
  104. John Mayall And The Bluesbreakers
  105. Mighty Mighty Bosstones
  106. The Misfits
  107. Eddie Money
  108. Gary Moore
  109. Mountain
  110. New York Dolls
  111. Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
  112. Ted Nugent
  113. Oasis
  114. Pantera
  115. Alan Parsons
  116. Paul Revere & The Raiders
  117. Iggy Pop
  118. Billy Preston
  119. John Prine
  120. Queensryche
  121. Rage Against The Machine
  122. Rainbow
  123. The Replacements
  124. Johnny Rivers
  125. Savoy Brown
  126. The Scorpions
  127. Siouxsie and the Banshees
  128. Smashing Pumpkins
  129. The Smithereens
  130. Spencer Davis Group
  131. Squeeze
  132. Stephen Stills
  133. Sting
  134. The Stranglers
  135. Stone Temple Pilots
  136. Television
  137. Thin Lizzy
  138. George Thorogood
  139. Tool
  140. Toto
  141. Tower Of Power
  142. Pat Travers
  143. Robin Trower
  144. The Tubes
  145. UFO
  146. Uriah Heep
  147. Steve Vai
  148. Rick Wakeman
  149. Edgar Winter
  150. Johnny Winter

If we missed a band or artist you think should be on this list just leave it in the comments and we will add it to the list.

READERS ADDITIONS

151. Procol Harum
152. Joe Walsh
153. Phil Collins
154. Glen Campbell
155. Fugs
156. Spirit
157. Alice In Chains 
158. The Monkees
159. The B-52s
160. Poco
161. Social Distortion
162. Suzi Quatro
163. REO Speedwagon
164. Sensational Alex Harvey Band
165. Bloodrock
166. 38 Special
167. Ronnie James Dio
168. Slade
169. The Grass Roots
170. Herman’s Hermits
171. Joe Satriani
172.Roy Buchanan
173. The Runaways
174.Poco
175. Porcupine Tree
176. Sweet
177. Family
178. Triumph
179. Motorhead
189. Megadeth
190. The Scorpions
191. David Lee Roth
192. Atlanta Rhythm Section
193. Phish
194. Hot Tuna
195. Link Wray
196. Don Cornelius
197. Bar-Kays
198. Cameo
199. Marianne Faithfull
200. Wishbone Ash
201. Counting Crows
202.Ten Years After
203. Harry Chapin
204. Jack Scott
205. John Hiatt
206. Gram Parsons
207. Clarence White
208. Gene Clark
209. XTC
210. Tom Jones
211. The Incredible String Band
212.The Crests

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