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2021 Rock Eligibles

With a name like Anti-Flag you would expect to hear an anti-establishment Punk Band, and that is exactly what you get! They wear the American flag upside down and though they don’t seem to have much positive to say about anything, you never have to guess where they are coming from. A Punk band with decent ability, Anti-Flag may fly the Punk flag which the Hall…
Selling well over thirty million albums worldwide, Aqua may have been an International well known Bubblegum act but they have may have among the lowest Rock and Roll credibility and influence of anyone that we mention here. This is far from what belongs in Cleveland.   The Bullet Points:Eligible Since: 2021 Country of Origin: Copenhagen, Denmark NIHOF’s Favorite Album: We Don’t Have One NIHOF’s Favorite Song:…
Do we really have to talk about these guys on our site? Oh wait….. this is our site, and no we don’t.  
Best known for the Adult Contemporary hit, Barely Breathing, Duncan Sheik seemed set up for a decent run on the musical charts. He appeared to have just enough Crossover Alternative people and throwback appeal to acquire the Singer/Songwriter set, but he never was able to duplicate his success again and he faded away like so many others.   The Bullet Points:Eligible Since: 2021 Country of Origin:…
Basically the constant project of Mark Oliver Everett (and whomever he is playing with at the time), Eels are one of those many acts that will always gain musical praise from critics, though continue to struggle to sell a lot of units. This is one of the better Alternative Rock acts of the past twenty years, but with only one modest hit and a discography (while…
Barring any unlikely musical shift, Eminem has to be considered the undisputed heavyweight entry of the 2021 Eligible artists. The man born Marshall Mathers was far from the first white Rapper, but he was the one who cemented the path that the Beastie Boys set and changed the perception of Hip Hop forever. Race aside, Eminem will go down in history as one of the greatest…
A lot was expected out of the Texas band, Fastball after their monster smash, “The Way” dominated the radio with a near perfect blend of Alternative and Pop. The end result was a perceived one hit wonder, with a strong emphasis on the word wonder, as this was a band that really should have been able to capitalize on the success and sound they had.  …
Considered one of the pioneers of the Big Beat sound, Fatboy Slim struck International Gold in the late 90’s. His energetic music appealed to lovers of Dance, Trip-Hop and Alternative and with heavy MTV airplay (thanks to clever videos), Fatboy Slim became as popular with the record buying public as he was with the highbrow music magazines. This is one of those artists that once eligible…
She was already pegged as a future legend before she turned twenty, but the lofty expectations were not something that Fiona Apple could possibly meet. Regardless of that fact, Apple became a cult figure with only four full length albums over the past twenty years, though due to her personal issues is actually remarkable. Had Fiona Apple became half of what was expected of her (though…
Best known for what seems like a novelty hit (Stacy’s Mom), Fountains of Wayne were actually a decent Power Pop band who has a catalogue of music that shows a decent evolution and is far greater than what the average fan perceives them as. Of course, perception is reality and that goofy song might just be the yoke that prevents them for a serious HOF shot.…
About as eclectic a band as there is, Fun Lovin’ Criminals did everything on the Alternative spectrum and amazingly blended it well. They would become College radio staples (although more so in Europe than the States) and found themselves a nice little niche for themselves in the world of music. OF course, a nice little niche is not what the Hall of Fame houses.   The…
Possibly the most well-known of the Wu Tang Clan, Ghostface Killah has an impressive discography that showcases his prowess on the microphone. The fans and critic agree as many of his albums sold well; virtually all of which were praised by the critics in the music magazines. Regardless, Ghostface has to be considered in the same boat as his other Wu Tang members in that their…
Matchbox Twenty may not be the most respected band in the world, but they did sell a ton of records and Rob Thomas has a certain popularity that keeps him in the public eye. They may be classified in some circles as an Adult Alternative band (though really more Adult Contemporary), but Matchbox Twenty had a decent run of success that could put them on the…
Should Neo-Soul ever get into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, a fringe possibility would be Maxwell, who scored number one albums in both Mainstream and R&B. One of the more ambitious of that genre, Maxwell certainly had the love of the critics and the fans, but does this genre have a Hall of Fame shot.   The Bullet Points:Eligible Since: 2021 Country of Origin:…
An Indie Band that shockingly made good, Modest Mouse took about a decade to make the mainstream, but once they did, caught the attention of the world. Whether or not they can keep that momentum is in doubt as their successful album of the late 00’s seems like a distant memory, but any Indie band that makes good (even if for a brief time) does matter…

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  • 54. Phil Simms
    54.  Phil Simms
    Phil Simms is a two time Super Bowl Winning Quarterback, though many who watched his first five years of play may not have foreseen it.Simms may have been inconsistent when he began his tenure in the NFL, but something seemed to click in 1984.  It wasn’t just the influx of talent to the Giants roster, as it was at this…
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