We always look to the future here at Notinhalloffame.com and as such we are pleased to announce that we have expanded the Rock and Roll Futures up to 2026.  These are the acts who will be eligible for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame that year and you can give us your opinion now as to whether anyone from this class has already done enough to be deemed RRHOF worthy.

Who are those that you can vote for whom are eligible in 2026?

They are:

Alicia Keys

Avenged Sevenfold

Bayside

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club

Blake Shelton

Brand New

British Sea Power

Broken Social Scene

Bubba Sparxxx

Clinic

Constantines

D12

Damian Rice

Daniel Bedingfield

David Guetta

Dirty Vegas

Drowning Pool

Flobots

Gorillaz

India Arie

Jack Johnson

Josh Groban

Liars

Lostprophets

Mastodon

Midlake

Miranda Lambert

N.E.R.D.

Nelly Furtado

Norah Jones

Pete Yorn

Psy

Puddle of Mudd

Regina Spektor

Rise Against

RJD2

Stars

Starsailor

T.I.

Tenacious D

The Black Dahlia Murder

The Coral

The National

The Shins

The Strokes

The Vines

The Von Bondies

Thrice

Tiesto

Will i.am

Yellowcard

As of this writing in the summer of 2015, is there really any artist that stands out as a sure thing at this point?

Are the Strokes the best contender from this group?  How about Alicia Keys? Maybe even a dark horse like David Guetta as the first DJ in the Hall?

The top candidate might a band that in theory doesn’t exist; the virtual band, Gorillaz.

We know this much.  With over a decade to go before they are eligible, a lot can change.

Here is what else we know. 

All of the above are now in the 2026 Rock and Roll Futures Section and are ready for your votes and comments.


As always, we here at Notinhalloffame.com thank for your support and look forward to your input. 







The heavy metal band, Slayer has been eligible for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for a few years now, but there has not been a lot of online support fro their fans clamoring for their induction nor have we really heard much about their opinion on the institution itself.

This has changed as VH1 spoke with their lead guitarist, Kerry King, who had this to say about the Rock and Roll Hall:

“I’m not making a ploy to get in, but it makes me think, ‘Man, I hope they call my name one of these days.’  I think it took them a long time to get in there.  But Metallica basically opens doors for us, because when you think of metal who do you think of next from that generation?  Of course there’s Sabbath, Priest and Maiden, without question.  But for ‘The Big Four’, you think Metallica.  We’ve always been number two on The Big Four shows. So come on, Rock Hall, give us that call!  We’re ready!  I’ll donate some change or something.”

King is right to a point.  Black Sabbath is in, as is Metallica (though they did not have to wait that long, but Iron Maiden, Judas Priest and Deep Purple are not in and there has never been any indication that the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame respects the genre that much.  As for the Big Four, that also includes Anthrax and Megadeth, neither of which seem to be entering the Hall anytime soon.

Still, we have to applaud King for not going the route of so many other snubbed bands that have elected to publically state that they don’t care about the Hall.

At present, Slayer is currently ranked #96 on our Notinhalloffame.com Rock and Roll list.





At 2:00 AM Eastern the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has announced their Class of 2016 Nominees and it features some new possibilities, old returnees and a few headscratchers.

Let’s take a look at this group in order of their rank on Norinhalloffame.com.

Deep Purple: (#1)The British rockers have been nominated twice before, though their first nomination came seventeen years after being declared eligible.  They have been number one on our list for the past two years and have never been out of the top four since our website began.

The Smiths: (#5) This is their second straight nomination.  The group has always been ranked in our top ten.

N.W.A.: (#11) This is their fourth consecutive nomination and coming off of their successful biopic, this could be their year.

Chicago: (#12) Surprisingly, this is the first nomination for Chicago who have waited over twenty years for this.  Seriously, how could this one wait so long just to get to this stage?

Yes: (#16) The progressive rock band gets a second shot at the Hall and clearly they have landed on Cleveland’s radar.

The Steve Miller Band (#21) This also marks the first time that the Steve Miller Band has been nominated and like Chicago it took over twenty years to get here.  Chances are that all of you reading this had a cd of their greatest hits.

Nine Inch Nails (#33) This is Trent Reznor’s second nomination and the man who will likely (maybe this year) become the lone Industrial representative of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Janet Jackson: (#34) This is the first nomination for Janet Jackson and we know our friends at the #Inductjanet campaign will be thrilled!  This is a strong female contender for an institution that claims to support gender equity.

The Cars: (#36) Steadily climbing our chart since its inception, this marks the first nomination for the Ric Ocasek led Pop/New Wave group.

Cheap Trick: (#44) This is another first time nominee as the Chicago based power-pop rock group has been increasing in legacy in recent years. 

The Spinners (#54) The Spinners are nominated for a third time and considering that the band they inspired (Hall & Oates) got in, perhaps this year the Spinners will add another Philly Soul representative to the Hall.

Chic: (#100) This is the eleventh (that is not a misprint) nomination for the R&B/Disco outfit from the 70’s and this is getting a little sad.  Why not just induct Nile Rodgers through the same back door that they used to crowbar Ringo Starr in last year?

Chaka Khan (#131) Huh?  With all due respect to Chaka Khan, we are far more interested in seeing her inducted with Rufus, which is actually what the ranking reflects.  This is Chaka Khan’s first nomination.

Los Lobos (#135) I hope to God that those of you reading this only think that this group was known for covering La Bamba!  This is also there first nomination.

The J.B.’s (Unranked) Another strange nomination considering that the Rock Hall not long ago inducted multiple backing bands, including that of James Brown’s first band, The Famous Flames.  This was the band that supported Brown from the 70’s to the 90’s.

We know we are going to hear a lot about this one and expect that there will be a lot of people upset that their favourite musician(s) were not chosen. And while there is certainly a lot to criticize it is nice to see so many first time nominees. 

Now it’s your turn.

Do you agree with these choices?  Let us know here at Notinhalloffame.com!

As most of you know, Deep Purple has been nominated for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame this year, which marks the band’s third time up as a Finalist.  For many (including us as we have them ranked #1 on our Notinhalloffame.com rock list) the exclusion of Deep Purple has been a joke and other bands who are in (Metallica, KISS and Rush) have stated that the Hall needs to induct them.

In a recent interview with Classicrock.com, Deep Purple frontman, Ian Gillan had the following to say about their nomination and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in general.



“I have no respect for them.  They’re the kind of people that having seen A Hard Day’s Night decided that the Monkees would be America’s equivalent to the Beatles.  They’ve no idea what goes on in the big wide world outside of their self-arbitrating surroundings.  To me, those people are bloody arrogant and rude.

I’ve heard that somebody on their committee dismissed us as one hit wonders.  I couldn’t figure out what that hit was; ‘Hush’, ‘Kentucky Woman’, ‘Black Night’, ‘Strange Kind of Woman’, ‘Child in Time’, ‘Perfect Strangers’, ‘Knocking At Your Back Door’ or perhaps even ‘Smoke on the Water’.

I’m sure that my mum would have been pleased and it all sounds very grand, but just take a look who’s in it!  I once wrote a song called ‘No Laughing in Heaven’ which was about not wanting to go to heaven due to the company I’d be keeping, and with a few exceptions, the Hall of Fame is pretty much the same thing.”



While we aren’t exactly sure what Gillan meant with his Monkees reference (They have never been nominated and are not considered a band that will get in due to the way they were brought together) it can be understood why he is frustrated considering that the group has been eligible since 1994. 

We are certainly curious just which artist he doesn’t want to be in the Hall with however it is worth noting that the Hall does not seem to view acceptance by an artist (see the Sex Pistols) to get inducted.

Still, is it not safe to say that the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is missing a major act by not having them in it?  Maybe this could be the year for Deep Purple…let’s see if they care to attend if chosen!





We have been waiting a long time to hear a comment from this man.

In a recent interview in Japan, Rodgers had this to say:



“I honestly, honestly don’t get weird about it.  I can’t figure out what the criterion is. It’s actually sort of funny.

If it’s not based on statistics then it’s just an opinion poll deciding this person’s cooler than that person.  But if a hall of fame is something that says this person had 20 gold records or influenced this amount of people, I’ve sold more records than almost anyone in there. I’ve written more hit records than almost everybody in the Hall of Fame. Come on, guys!

Most people don’t know I wrote We are Family, or I’m Coming Out – they don’t know that. They just go oh, it’s Sister Sledge, or oh it’s Diana Ross.

When David Bowie walked into my bedroom and played his version of Let’s Dance, it didn’t sound anything like the one everybody knows and loves. It was sort of like a folk song. Most of the things I have done, nobody knows that I did them.”


It is interesting that Rodgers did not speak so much of the band’s accomplishments but rather that of his own.  As many of you know, Chic has been nominated for a tenth time, but is their any real reason to think that this will be their breakthrough year?

Rodgers did do everything he said, and most recently collaborated with Daft Punk in “Get Lucky”, an international smash. 

Rodgers has been a successful performer, songwriter and producer and would be a candidate for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Award for Musical Excellence (which was won last year by Ringo Starr) which could go to Rodgers, or a performer like Todd Rundgren and/or Brian Eno, who fits into the same category as Rodgers. 

At least if they did that, we would probably be spared the annual refusal of the Hall to induct Chic, which lets be honest, is mostly nominated because of Nile Rodgers.







When we set up our inaugural Notinhalloffame.com Rock and Roll list, the con that we stated against inducting Deep Purple was the immense amount of members that they had in the band and who they would induct.  As it turns out, members of Deep Purple had the same concerns.

With the announcement that Deep Purple would be inducted, drummer, Ian Paice had this to say about those who would be chosen for the Rock Hall, and those who were not:

"It'll be interesting, won't it?  It's a somewhat complicated situation. The personalities that are involved didn't always get on terrifically well, so that has to be taken into consideration. I don't think there'll be anybody swinging at anybody else -- I think there's a possibility that some people just won't be there. We may all turn up and be happy on the night and it'll go wonderfully well, or two or three people will be studiously ignoring each other. It could almost be like a reality TV show. I'd rather it wasn't, but there we go.

"If they ask us to play there, who's gonna play what? Who's prepared to play what, and with who? As we've been blessed with so many virtuoso players in the band over the years, it might have been easier to take us individually to be inducted rather than as a band. We've just got a lot of details to work out -- what they're going to ask us to do, what we can do, what will be impossible. It's not a band of four or five guys who have stayed together throughout their career and are asked to do something. It's more complex than that. So we'll just have to make a decision of what's right for us, not what's right for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Everybody who's ever been involved with the band, even for a short time, is instrumental in making it work and ensuring it still exists to this day. So I think if you're gonna do it, everybody should have been invited to join the club.”

Paice is referring to the fact that several key members of Deep Purple’s past and present were not chosen to be inducted.  These notable members are:

Steve Morse, a current band member and guitarist since 1994.

Don AIrey, a current band member and keyboardist since 2001.

Tommy Bolin, a guitarist with the band from 1975 to 1976.

Joe Lynn Turner, the lead vocalist on their 1990 album, Slaves and Masters. 

Would it be a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame ceremony without drama?

Of course not, and we here at Notinhalloffame.com are looking forward to watching it all unfold. 







We thought this was interesting

In an interview with Rolling Stone Magazine, Slipknot frontman, Corey Taylor was asked about this year’s class of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.  Taylor’s bluntness might entertain a lot of you:


“The fact that Madonna got in before Deep Purple got in? Those people can kiss my ass. Like, fuck you. Stop calling it the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Stop. Because it's obvious that you don't give a shit about rock & roll. If you did, bands like Deep Purple and Cheap Trick would've been in years ago. And that's fucking upsetting. Call it the Popular Music Hall of Fame. Call it anything other than that. Because all you do is fucking piss me off.”


Taylor was later asked his opinion if Slipknot would later be inducted:


“No. I wouldn't even go, dude. I don't give a shit. All of that stuff is counterproductive. It's like, "Oh, God. I hope they like me." That's why you go out on tour. That's why you try to sell albums. I don't give a shit about a museum. Put me in a fucking museum? Are you kidding me? We'll put our own museum together and share it with our fans.”





I don’t about you, but there was a big part of us that enjoyed reading that!



Gang, this is the time where we ask your help!

As you know, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has made their announcement as to who has made their Hall of Fame for the Class of 2016.  This will necessitate a change in our ranking and through the years, you have let us know what you thought with your comments and votes, with those who are on the rock list.

You have also let us know on our “Rock and Roll Futures” with a comment or two, but now the next batch of futures will be placed on the list.

We would like to hear where you would consider ranking the following:



Alanis Morissette

Bikini Kill

Boyz II Men

Crash Test Dummies

Cypress Hill

Helmet

Kyuss

Live

Marc Anthony

Mercury Rev

Naughty by Nature

Pearl Jam

PM Dawn

Ricky Martin

Seal

The Cranberries

The Prodigy

Tori Amos

Tupac Shakur



Many thanks to all of you have told us your thoughts and have voted on the rock and other lists that we have.

We intend to have the new Rock list up as soon as we can!



Ice Cube and Kevin Hart were guests on the Graham Norton show, and while much of the attention resulting from it were on Ice Cube’s take on the Academy Awards only nominating white actors, we found something far more interesting for our purposes.

“We are playing the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and then there is Coachella, and I'm going to try and get all the guys together and do an amazing show”

We don’t know about you, but considering that the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame constantly has inducted acts fail to perform due to bickering or other personal issues, the fact that N.W.A. will be performing is of great value to us.

As always, we here at Notinhalloffame.com will be watching the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame ceremony and are sure that many of you will be doing the same. 

Thankfully, we have another reason to watch!





The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame will be having an exhibit this weekend devoted to the 2012 inductee, The Beastie Boys.

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame curator, Meredith Rutledge-Bolger told Cleveland.co that they had “a rich, deep collection of stuff” from when the Beastie Boys were inducted in 2012. 

This includes hand written lyrics to “Brass Monkey” the Volkswagon medallion that belonged to Mike D, and their outfits from the “Intergalactic” video.

Perhaps we have another reason to visit Cleveland?









While it was announced by Ice Cube that N.W.A. would be performing at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, another key figure has announced that he won’t be.

Former Chicago front man, Peter Cetera had this to say on his blog:

"Unfortunately, this scenario doesn't work for me. I know we all did our best to make it happen, but I guess it's just not meant to be…Personally, I'm frustrated and tired of dealing with this and it's time to move on."

That doesn’t exactly explain a lot does it?

It has been speculated that Cetera and the rest of the band could not agree on which song to perform.

Cetera was with the band from the beginning until leaving to focus on his solo career.  He would emerge as the main lead singer for the group and the groups most notable hits, “If You Leave Me Now”, “25 or 6 to 4” and “Baby, What A Big Surprise”.

This will not prevent a performance form the rest of the band as Chicago is expected to perform at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame ceremony in April.

Two new inductors have been named for the upcoming Rock and Roll Hall of Fame ceremony on April 8.

Pioneering rap group, N.W.A., will be inducted by Kendrick Lamar, who has long cited the hip-hop icons as a major influence in his career. 

Kid Rock will be on hand to induct the Chicago based band, Cheap Trick.

These two superstars will join Lars Ulrich (believed to be inducting Deep Purple) and The Black Keys (believed to be inducting Chicago).

We are sure that there will be more news (and potentially drama) with the impending ceremony as it wouldn’t be a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction without it!



The Smashing Pumpkins are eligible for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and if you ask Billy Corgan, the lead singer and founding member, they are definitely worthy of a spot in Cleveland.

In a recent interview with Rolling Stone, Corgan was asked about that and had the following to say:

I get asked about that a lot.  If it's a meritocracy, I think my band belongs in there because we were one of the prime bands of our era and we continue to be a top band. Next year will be, technically, our 30th year. So the fact that I've been in this band, you know, essentially 25 of the last 30 years, I think that says something.

Whole genres of music get overlooked and people don't get put in because somebody's mad at somebody from 30 years ago, I'm only speaking as a fan, but it's hard to trust the institution as a meritocracy when you have people in there who weren't very influential, didn’t sell a lot of records but because somebody somewhere was a fan, they're in. And then you have other people who were hugely influential and they go, 'Well, you know…”

Corgan is right, in that Smashing Pumpkins were a major part of the Alternative music boom of the early 1990’s, but realistically they have not been a relevant band for years.

Should the band get in, it is likely that only the classic lineup would be included and not the ones that are in now.  Corgan is the only founding member left and he is not on the best of terms with his former bandmates.

He was asked that very question:

“I can't answer those kinds of questions," he says. "What if I say I will come and then 17 years later, when I'm in a wheelchair, they finally bring me in? I don't fucking know. I just saw Rick Nielsen from Cheap Trick and I said, 'It’s about fucking time they put you in. What the fuck?' And Rick being Rick, he laughed. He said, 'I don’t give a shit. I’m in now.' I think at the end of the day you hope that it's fair and you get in on your accomplishment and it’s not a political thing. But I don't know what to think about any of that anymore."

At present, we have Smashing Pumpkins ranked relative high, at 48, but with the arrival of Pearl Jam to the newly eligible list, we are thinking they will get that “spot”.



Any thoughts on Corgan’s Hall of Fame stance?

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame will always be controversial.  Hell, this was the impetus for creating Notinhalloffame.com!  While that may all be true, this was the evening where the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame officially inducted their latest class and whether you agree with the inductees or not, it is always a signature event and a big night for us.

While we felt that Deep Purple were the unequivocal headliners, they were actually the first inductees.  Inducted by Metallica drummer, Lars Ulrich, Deep Purple played a three song set of Hush, Highway Star and of course, Smoke on the Water.  While it was a great performance, it could not help but feel it was a little hollow without Ritchie Blackmore present.

Steve Miller was inducted next and performed Fly Like an Eagle and Rock N Me and during his induction mentioned how the song, “The Joker” saved his career. 

Kendrick Lamar then came on stage to induct N.W.A., and asked for permission to curse during his speech.  Referencing Eazy E. as the founder of “Reality Rap”, the four surviving members of N.W.A. took to the stage with Ice Cube proclaiming that they were Rock and Roll and how it was a “spirit”.  That might be the most poignant moment of the night.  Sadly, they did not perform, but they did deliver the best induction speech of the evening.

Chicago were up next and though they were without Peter Cetera, they delighted the crowd in hand with a stirring rendition of Saturday in the Park.  It is worth noting that this was the group who the fans voted for the most on the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame poll. 

Cheap Trick was the final inductee, and while they are not necessarily the most important inductees, but it was their live performances overseas that would eventually make them stars in the United States.  A Cheap Trick set to close the show?  Why not!

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame show will be shown on HBO on April 30 and we have already updated our Notinhalloffame.com list to reflect those who are eligible next year. 





You can always count on Slipknot’s Corey Taylor for speaking his mind, so when Loudwire asked him his thoughts on the Gene Simmons/N.W.A. controversy, you have to know that he would not skirt the issue.

He had the following to say:

“I see what Gene's saying, and, you know, I'm old-school guy as well; I get it. But at the same time, the more I look at what N.W.A. did, man, I mean, they influenced me, and I'm a rock and roll guy. So how do they not deserve to be in there? To me, bands like that, bands like RUN–D.M.C., it's a different type of band, but it's a band, man. I mean, that's straight up. So I can see both sides of it."



"I have bigger problems with the Hall Of Fame than some of the people who have gone in. Mine has more to do with the fact that until this year, CHEAP TRICK and DEEP PURPLE weren't in. That, to me, is disrespectful on a whole other level. Does N.W.A. deserve to be in. You're goddamn right they do. But did CHEAP TRICK and DEEP PURPLE deserve to be in years before they got in? You're damn right they did. So that whole organization needs to figure out who they're gonna honor and when, because there are still bands right now who aren't in that should be."



Simmons had previously criticized the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for inducting N.W.A. and other hip-hop acts as they were not “Rock and Roll”.

Now are we done talking about this?

Probably not.

“I don’t want to be a belong to any club that will accept me as a member.”

Ok, that Groucho Marx quote isn’t exactly accurate, but Steve Miller still isn’t happy about being in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

As we discussed previously, Miller was quite vocal about his distaste for the 2016 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Ceremony, of which he was finally inducted after a long wait.  Miller infamously railed on the Hall at the post ceremony press conference but on the Howard Stern Show, he had a lot more to say:

“It's gonna get better. I'm gonna get these guys. They're gonna be sorry that they treated all these people this way…I'm planning to keep it in the news. I'm planning to investigate them. I've already got all of their public documents. I want to see where they're spending the money. I wanna see who's being paid. I wanna check it all out ... The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's actually going to go to Cleveland. The Museum's actually gonna mean something. The funding they raise is actually gonna be used for music education before I'm done."

Miller trashed the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame committee, calling them “fucked-up” and “inbred”.

Is this the rambling of a cranky old man or is Miller on to something with the Rock and Roll Hall?

Either way, it will always be interesting in Cleveland.

Bon Jovi is one of the most successful rock bands of all time, there is no denying that.  Around since the early 1980’s, this is a band that can still sell out an arena tour so you would think they would have garnered more attention from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.  Apart from a lone nomination in 2011, there have been no signs that they have been considered since.  As you might expect, this might stick in the craw of the bands leader, Jon Bon Jovi.  In an interview today with Howard Stern, he indicated just that.

When asked by Stern about the band’s omission from the Rock Hall, Bon Jovi stated that he had “bad blood between one of the guy’s running the Rock Hall”:

“I called him a few choice words and I'm never shy, when I see him, to call him a few more choice words…And there's other guys on that thing that have made it their personal mission to f*** with me. And that's okay. I get it. I've sold more records than their artists."

The rocker did not state which person it was, but the common guess is that it is one of two people; Rock and Roll Hall of Fame President, Joel Peresmen or Rolling Stone’s Jann Wenner, who is the Chairman and Founder of the Hall.

The snub of Bon Jovi could very well be a long one.  Kiss waited over fifteen years to get in, and they too famously had a beef with Wenner. 

In all likelihood, Bon Jovi will eventually get in, and probably should.  We have a feeling they are going to make them wait for it.



Is this really a controversy?

Those of you following the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame this year know that for the first time, Journey was nominated for the Hall.  Going against past tradition, the Cleveland bases institution has announced which members of nominated bands would receive induction.  Current Journey singer, Arnel Pineda is not listed on the ballot, which has made keyboardist, Jonathan Cain a little upset.

“There is no Journey without Arnel right now. He certainly has earned his stripes. He's been with us longer than any lead singer has consecutively stayed in the band. He's given us 10 years straight, not running off or doing this, doing that, just being The Guy. So that's worth something,"

While Pineda has been with them a long time and unquestionably has a voice that can match original singer, Steve Perry, it was Perry who originally sang and recorded the hits…which is what they still play predominantly today.

At present, Journey is doing very well with the fan vote, often a precursor for future induction.  Should that happen could we see a temporary reunion with Perry?

Could be!
Tupac Shakur has been nominated for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and has a good chance of getting inducted.  If Common has his way, there will be a lot more to follow.

As part of an interview with Rolling Stone, the rapper/actor had this to say:

Queen Latifah is one of the first people to come to mind, A Tribe Called Quest. De La Soul! De La Soul is so powerful. Nas and OutKast are some that come to mind, as well."

The precedent of rap finding a place in the Rock Hall has long been underway with Grandmaster Flash paving the way for other artists like Run DMC, Public Enemy and N.W.A. to follow. 

Nas and OutKast are not yet eligible for the Rock Hall, but will be ranked high by us once eligible.

Now we sit and wait for Gene Simmons’ response.
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame have never been one to embrace the heavy metal genre as there are many great acts (Iron Maiden, Judas Priest) that have not been inducted.  James Hetfield of Metallica, a band that is the Rock Hall, has gone on record that he wants to see Motörhead inducted.

In an interview with Gary Moore at KLOS in Los Angeles, Hetfield had this to say about Motörhead:

With the passing of Lemmy, it's really, really important for me to see Motörhead acknowledged in that.  Cause there's no more rock and roll person on this planet than Lemmy and Motörhead."

I loved being murdered every night by that thing, man. He was just such an icon, such an inspiration to us as a band. There's certainly no way we'd be around if there was no Motörhead.”

Motorhead were not named Finalists this year and neither were any metal bands.  They have been eligible for the Hall since 2002.