The Rock and Roll Futures (421)

As we intend to make this website a constant work in process, we though it would be useful to discuss the future bands/artists who will become eligible for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Many of these artists are still recording and/or performing and thus adding to their impending legacy. They will be in our future lists so please feel free to vote so that we can rank them accordingly when they become eligible.
Making a sizable dent in the Pop-Punk world in the mid-2000’s, Yellowcard sold a decent amount of albums and generated hits on the Alternative Charts. That being said this is not the most positively reviewed band of their genre, and that does seem to matter; especially when a lot of critics decide who gets in!
Perhaps best known for his work with the Black Eyed Peas, former front man, will.i.am. managed to certify a decent career in the world of popular music. Whether or not will.i.am, or for that matter the Black Eyed Peas deserves a Rock and Roll HOF nomination remains to be seen.
A very highly respected DJ from the Netherlands, Tiesto carved out a very good career as one of the foremost leader of Trance music in the world. What does that have to do with the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame? We are guessing, not a whole hell of a lot.
Emerging from the post-Hardcore world, Southern California’s Thrice, had a very good run with their brand of “Sreamo” music. Thrice, and perhaps it is because of their respective genre, never seemed to get the credit they probably deserved in regards to the varying textures and complexity in their music, and we suspect that this will continue when they become Rock and Roll Hall of Fame eligible.
For a hot minute in 2004, the Von Bondies were the “band du jour”, but like so many who wore that label, they were gone as fast as they arrived. Whether or not they receive any attention from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame remains to be seen, but history will have to shine a VERY bright light on that moment when they were in…
Be it a renaissance of Garage Rock or another wave early 00’s Alterative, Australia’s The Vines, had a very good run where they were one of the bands coined as a “Savoir of Rock and Roll”. It remains to be seen as to whether this will be an accurate statement in terms of Rock and Roll history, but nevertheless, the Vines did have a decent run,…
The Streets are basically the project of Mike Skinner, who wanted to (and succeeded in) taking the U.K. Garage and Alternative Hip Hop genres to a more socially aware place. Skinner, who does most of the vocals, arranging, producing and mixing is unarguably multi-talented but again the lack of an American impact does him no favors for this argument.
Like so many other bands, the Strokes knocked it out of the park with a powerful debut album, though they were unable to maintain that momentum. It is a common story, but it is not like they faded into obscurity like others, as they are generated a devoted group of fans, sold over five million albums and also for many revitalized Rock and Roll in the…
Darlings of the Indie Pop/Rock scene for years, The Shins were essentially a side project that evolved into Songwriter, James Mercer’s main outlet. The Shins echo back to a simpler era, yet at the same time managed to pump a Folk feel that took them to levels of introspection without being pretentious. Considering that in the well received 2004 Film Garden State, the lead character referenced…
Arguably one of the more important Indie Rock bands of the 2000’s, The National drew from Country, Brit Pop, Punk and their adopted home of New York City to create their own unique sound. They combined that with some of the most melancholy (or undecipherable depending on your point of view) that came from the United States in a long time but who said music had…