Why Your Favorite Band Not Getting In The Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame (Yet) May Be a Good Thing
Every year around this time the latest list of nominees for The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame are announced and every year the same complaint is voiced by fans – How could (insert famous band here) not be in?!
Trust me guys, I feel your pain. I’ll get to the list of bands and artists who could be in but aren’t in a bit but first let’s look at this situation from a different perspective. Let’s think about the future.
Imagine if all these bands we argue passionately for get in all at once. What will be left to look forward to ten years from now? Twenty years from now? Who will be left to induct? What artist today will be considered rock and roll legend then?
Just think, this could be what we can look forward to in 2027:
[CAUTION: Listening to this could be hazardous to your health]
To the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame voting committee I say this – Spread it out for as long as you can! Take your sweet time rolling them out a little at a time ‘cuz the way things are in rock and roll today I can’t see too many artists worthy of hall of fame status ten, 20 years from now.
Below is a list of standout artists and bands who are eligible but haven’t gotten in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame….Not yet anyway.
Alice In Chains
Bachman Turner Overdrive
The Black Crowes
Blue Oyster Cult
Derek and the Dominoes
The Doobie Brothers
Electric Light Orchestra
Emerson, Lake & Palmer
The J. Geils Band
Grand Funk Railroad
The Guess Who
The Marshall Tucker Band
The Moody Blues
Mott The Hoople
List courtesy of notinhalloffame.com