Unlike other bands on this list, Sonic Youth spent much of their career forgoing the traditional Rock and Roll platform. Much of their work was based on experimentation pushing the boundaries of what a guitar could do by using feedback and various tuning to create a wide variety of sounds and molded them into palatable music that was different than anything else in the musical landscape. Certainly considered influential within the Indy and Underground scene, it remains to be seen whether their lack of record sales could hold them back. Our guess is that should they get in; the Hall will likely put Nirvana and Pearl Jam in first. Since neither are eligible for awhile, Sonic Youth’s wait could be a long one.