A+ A A- wants your input on the new eligible acts for our Rock and Roll List

Hello everyone!

As you know, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has announced the Class of 2018, which features Bon Jovi, Dire Straits, The Cars, Nina Simone, The Moody Blues and Sister Rosetta Tharpe. They will be removed from Rock and Roll list and now we are working on our next rendition.

The list is impacted annually by your votes and comments and we have seen in the past your input move an artist almost 100 spots. This year will be no exception.

Now we already have a Futures section reflecting those who are eligible for the next vote in December but we thought we would take the time to ask all of you where you think the following musicians deserve to be ranked by us.

Our first inkling is that of the new eligible artists none of them stand out as a first ballot entry. Frankly we are not sure that any of them are Top 50 worthy.

We certainly have some ideas, and we will be taking into consideration the votes that you have already given on each artist’s respective page in the futures section. However, we thought it prudent to ask all of you again here your thoughts about the potential rankings for the following:


Aimee Mann



Bone Thugs-N-Harmony

Built to Spill

Collective Soul

Counting Crows

Dave Matthews Band




Frank Black

Grant Lee Buffalo

Liz Phair


The Roots

Shania Twain

Sheryl Crow

Snoop Dogg

Toni Braxton

We look forward to hearing any insight you may have!

Motley Crue now number one in Rock Hall's Your Choice poll

Our apologies, as we wanted to take a bit of time to digest this but the news has been making the rounds that Motley Crue have taken over the number one spot in the kiosk-driven “Your Choice” poll, which exists physically at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio.  

Crue took the spot from Blink-182, and it marks the first time that someone other than Blink-182 has held the top spot.

So, what exactly does this mean?

In theory nothing and in theory everything.

How it does not mean anything is that just because those who cross the turnstiles of the Rock Hall may think that Motley Crue should be in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame it does not mean that the committee who actually makes that decision will agree. Many bands/artists have been lobbied for the Hall and are still on the outside looking in or have waited what was perceived to be far too many years for induction and the Hall has historically ignored many of those plights.  Although…

When the bands/artists are nominated for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, they put up an online poll, which allows the fans to have their voice as to who they want in.  While this does not mean that whoever they grant the highest votes will automatically gain entry, history has shown that they do listen.  

This of course, does not mean that Motley Crue will be nominated for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame next year.

For the record, this is the current top ten of the vote:

  1. Motley Crue (Ranked #67on
  2. blink-182 (Ranked #89on
  3. Iron Maiden (Ranked #12on
  4. Dave Matthews Band (Ranked #77on
  5. Weezer (Ranked #40on
  6. Freddie Mercury (Unranked on
  7. Cher (Ranked #172on
  8. Phil Collins (Ranked #188on
  9. Rage Against the Machine (Ranked #43on
  10. Boston (Ranked #62on

While again it is not guaranteed that Motley Crue will get inducted they have a lot of momentum.  The Netflix biopic about them (The Dirt) has performed well and raised their profile and has a lot more people looking at why they are not in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. What also helps in the recent induction of Def Leppard as rarely do artists of a similar genre get nominated together.  This has to help Motley Crue.

Either way, we will be watching!

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