The Rock and Roll List is Under Construction!!!!!

Check back as we are in the process of revamping our extensive Rock and Roll section.  We are removing the recent inductees, and adding those now eligible for the upcoming year.  We look forward to unveiling the new list shortly!!!!

Last modified on Thursday, 19 March 2015 18:47

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0 #14 Musicologist999 -0001-11-30 00:00
Awesome news!!! Thanks!!! :-)
0 #13 Committee Chairman -0001-11-30 00:00
I think you will see many of these bands when we expand to 1,000 in the Spring..... Yes 1,000!!!!!
0 #12 Knuckles -0001-11-30 00:00
I like The Call. Between "Everyw here I Go" and "I Still Believe" ; from the Lost Boys soundtrack, I started to get into them. I have a couple cds and they even play them on SiriusXM from time to time.
As for the Fixx, they were among the best of the British imports frm the 80's IMO. I guess they weren't "pretty " or "moody& quot; enough to really get the recognition they deserve.
+1 #11 Musicologist999 -0001-11-30 00:00
Thank you, Knuckles! That's a very nice thing to say for The Call.

Oh, one more favorite band of mine is not on the Top 500 list: The Fixx! You have many great 80's bands on the list, but where's The Fixx? In my opinion, The Fixx are far-and-away THE BEST of the MTV 80's bands. Their brand of 80's British rock is both intelligent and catchy. They are all amazing musicians, their music is expertly-pla yed, and Cy Curnin is one of the most charismatic lead singers ever. They are still going strong to this day, and they have a devoted following. What's probably holding them back from induction is that they never "-)omin ated" (though they deserved to), and their commercial success has been pretty much limited to America and nowhere else, not even in their homeland of Britain. But I think their albums are incredible, I love their sound, and Cy Curnin knows how to hold an audience in the palm of his hand. Show some love for The Fixx and put them on the Top 500 list! Thanks. :-)
0 #10 Knuckles -0001-11-30 00:00
The video for The Call's "Everyw here I Go" received quite a bit of MTV play. It compelled me to purchase the 45.
0 #9 HugeRUSHfan -0001-11-30 00:00
Great list of artists, although naturally there's some there that I would take right out (Bon Jovi??? Seriously??? ). But that's just me.

Also, your Top 500 list is missing two of my favorite bands, Renaissance and The Call. Renaissance fall into the category of progressive rock, and yes, they leaned on some classical influences for a lot of their music, which may count against them, plus the fact that they never sold massive quantities of albums. But their music is SO good and SO special, and Annie Haslam has the voice of an angel (and so did Jane Relf, the woman who sang for the group before Annie). They have a devoted cult following, and they are often named as an influence for many, many younger prog bands. Show some love for Renaissance!

And The Call were a magnificent band. They were brilliant, passionate rockers, cut from the same cloth as U2, and their leader, the late, great Michael Been, was a musical genius. The Call had critical acclaim and famous fans like Bono and Peter Gabriel (who showed their love for The Call by singing back-up on their albums), and the band still has a devoted cult following to this day. What counts against The Call is that, for all of their musical firepower and brilliance, they never broke through to the masses really, despite a couple of moderate radio hits, "The Walls Came Down" and "Let The Day Begin". They never racked up HUGE record sales of the U2 kind, and now, most of their albums are out-of-print . But there's no denying the sheer power and passion of their music, and *I*, for one, say The Call definitely deserve a place in the Hall.

This is an awesome website, and I'm looking forward to contributing to it! :-)
0 #8 Committee Chairman -0001-11-30 00:00
Jimmy, I think that can be done!!!!! We will keep you posted!
0 #7 jimmy26 -0001-11-30 00:00
Oh and one suggestion: Is there anyway you can have a page with the entire 500 on one list. Kind of a printer friendly template. It would make it easier to compare artists wtih each other wout having to jump thru so many pages. Thanks.
0 #6 jimmy26 -0001-11-30 00:00
Hold on. I lied. I just noticed GNR at # 15. I know they will probably get in their first year of eligibility but for the sake of agument they really do deserve to be in the top 5 if not # 1. Nobody on this list is even close to matching them on the criteria established by the hall or this website for enshrinement . Oh and in the same vein but on the opposite end of the spectrum, Soundgarden is way too high.
0 #5 jimmy26 -0001-11-30 00:00
Per usual a great job on the new list. Rush deserves the number one spot and the Kiss army will at least be happier with number 3. When I looked thru the list there were very few I believed that were totally out of whack. AS you can see from some of my other post I would love to see more classic rock bands higher (especially Heart, Def Lepp and Journey) but I can see the arguments against these acts as well. Most importantly there is a pecking order established with this list and the fact that it is changing based on the input of the people is the way things should be. Kind of a living, breathing document changing as the will of the people change. Wow! Sounds familiar.

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