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Current Rock and Roll Inductees

There are a million paragraphs that we could write about Nirvana, on top of the million that have already been written. Here is what we will say to keep this as simple as possible: Whether you loved Nirvana, or whether you though they were overrated,…
An internal argument stemmed within NIHOF as to where to rank Genesis, Phil Collins and Peter Gabriel on this list. Unlike New Order/Joy Division we never considered combining them; it just didn’t feel right or frankly even remotely appropriate. With Genesis getting in last year, the…
At no point when we conceived this website did we think we would ever enter into a discussion of religion. However, for the purpose of this site the discussion of Cat Stevens’ religion seems a hard topic to avoid. As much as we may not…
We have strong suspicions that our third selection and first American group will likely generate the most polarizing opinions as to whether or not they are Hall worthy. We also suspect that KISS is the most widely known band on this list too.
In other entries on this list, we discussed the Philly Soul sound. Although Hall & Oates were not considered part of that genre, there is little doubt that they were inspired by it.   The Blue Eyed Soul duo of Daryl Hall & John Oates…
How many different women have been dubbed the Queen of Rock at some point? Cases have been made for Janis Joplin, Stevie Nicks and Tina Turner, but Linda Ronstadt who once held that title may actually have actually been more versatile than all three of…
Considered pure Pop perfection by their fans, the Swedish foursome truly mastered Pop hooks and has a discography that continually gains new fans. They are considered a controversial selection as they lack Rock and Roll credibility among many music fans and the internet is littered…
Historically one of the premier Hard Rock bands and perhaps the best to come from Australia, AC/DC continues to sell out arenas and rock millions. There is little doubt among anyone that the Aussie powerhouses are worthy of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.…
Although Steven Tyler may look like an aging transvestite, there was no doubt that Aerosmith was one of the top Rock acts of the 70’s. With a successful comeback in the 80’s that lasted well over a decade, the band cemented their legacy as one…
The heart of the Mississippi Delta has brought the world a lot of great musicians, and one of its best has to be the left handed Blues guitarist, Albert King. Normally it isn’t a big deal to be left handed, but when you didn’t restring…
Our third selection finally takes us to the United States, where we find one of the first “freaks” in Rock and Roll. As popular music grew, television made it a visual medium. Landmark moments were created; as anyone alive could tell you about the first…
Dubbed “the Queen of Soul” Aretha Franklin might possess the most powerful voice in music history. Thankfully, she used that gift for some of the most iconic recordings of the 60’s cementing her as an undisputed legend. Inducted in 1987. From Detroit, Michigan, U.S.A. Should Aretha Franklin be in the Hall of Fame? (You must be registered and logged in to vote!) Definitely, she deserves to be there. I am fine with this induction. Others deserve it ahead of her, but it's not the end of the world. No opinion. Kick her out! Processing.... Definitely, she deserves to be there. - 88.9% I am fine with this induction. - 0% Others deserve it ahead of her, but it's not the end of the world. - 0% No opinion. - 11.1% Kick her out! - 0%
As one of the most widely known Blues Men, B.B. King was a major influence on a plethora of artists. When people say they “sung with their guitar” it is often an exaggeration, but with B.B. King it was the truth. Inducted in 1987. From…
An early figure in Jump Blues and Rock and Roll’s early progression, Big Joe Turner should be in the Hall, but perhaps it should be in the Early Influences category instead. Inducted in 1987. From Kansas City, Missouri, U.S.A. Should they be in the Hall of Fame? (You must be registered and logged in to vote!) Definitely put them in! Maybe, but others deserve it first. Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. No opinion. No way! Processing.... Definitely put them in! - 20% Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 40% Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 40% No opinion. - 0% No way! - 0%
One of the first true stars of Rock and Roll, Bill Haley could have made a case for entry just on the strength of “Rock Around the Clock”. There can be much debate as to whether Haley was Rock’s first star (which some have called…

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  • 40. Brian Eno
    As shown by our earlier and later inclusions we don’t have a problem listing artists (in varying capacities) twice. Already on this list as a member of Roxy Music, Brian Eno would probably be in our top five should we ever get around to listing producers but for now we will settle for a solid top fifty rank for his…
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