2022 Rock Eligibles

Boy Bands are not exactly Rock and Roll Hall of Fame material (or really any Hall of Fame). With that said, if any Boy Band ever gets into Cleveland (and we will shut down our site if it happens), it will have to be one that was a lot more successful than 98 Degrees.   The Bullet Points:Eligible Since: 2022 Country of Origin: U.S.A. (Los Angeles,…
Adopting the stage name of Badly Drawn Boy, Damon Gough pushed Adult Alternative to the Experimental edge without becoming completely inaccessible. Critically loved and panned at the same time, Bad Drawn Boy has been a popular Indie staple in England for a decade, but is this even close to a Hall of Fame equation?   The Bullet Points:Eligible Since: 2022 Country of Origin: United Kingdom (Bolton,…
A darling of the respected BritPop bands, Scotland’s Beta Band was fairly far from being one themselves. Dubbed “folktronica” due to their ability to merge Folk with Electronic elements, it is a safe assumption to state that the Beta Band had no real equal during their time. With that said, their uniqueness has yet to be proven as influential; which it what the Rock and Roll…
With a name like “Calexico”, you would expect to hear a Tex Man/Alternative Country Sound, and damned if that is not what you get! The band may be one of the best mosaics of the American Southwest in a long time, but without a major hit and without Alt Country pioneers in the Hall of Fame, there is little reason to suggest that this critical darling…
Heavy Metal and well-rounded general don’t go together, but there is a strong case that can be made for the Finnish group, Children of Bodom, who string together the various elements of the hard hitting genre with ease. Lately, they have slowly begun making inroads to the United States, but as we constantly say about Metal acts in regards to Cleveland…...   The Bullet Points:Eligible Since:…
Creed sold a ton of records in the late 90’s and were initially filled a void for many in a post Grunge world. It was a bit of a Catch 22 for the band as though they had a similar guitar sound, they were without the angst and brooding of their Seattle forefathers. As such they were panned by critics and trashed on the information superhighway.…
Led by one of England’s top DJs, Richard Fearless, Death in Vegas modeled his project with a pounding Big Beat sound, though the progression of their work constantly incorporates other Rock and Roll elements. Continuing to make albums and produce for other artists, Fearless’ talent is unquestionable, but like so many we speak of on this site, there is no hope for an act that failed…
Many critics may have loved the Avant Garde band, Deerhoof, but Noise Rock such as this and a long lasting legacy is not exactly hand in hand. As such, Deerhoof was a very interesting Noise Rock band, but this is far from a Hall of Fame act, and we sure that this band knows it as well.   The Bullet Points:Eligible Since: 2022 Country of Origin:…
Born to be a Blues Rock Musician (he is the nephew of the drummer of the Allman Brothers), Derek Trucks has had a decent career with his own Blues outfit. Considered one of the top guitar players of his day, Trucks has a lot of fans, but there is a very long line of Blues Guitar superstars ahead of him who should be considered for the…
The unquestioned Queen of Neo Soul, Erekah Badu was an R&B superstar that was more of a throwback to the sultry chanteuses of the past as opposed to her contemporaries. Badu was not just a soulful Neo-Soul singer as she could effortless switch to Jazz or Hip Hop, and she had a broad appeal to those fans. Badu is still recording and her story isn’t yet…
The stage name of John Ondrasik, Five For Fighting features Adult Contemporary sounding piano based American Rock and Roll. Ondrasik achieved some success mostly from his hit, “Superman (It’s Not Easy)” and is primarily known for that song alone. Overall, he is a good performer, but you can’t be known for only one song and expect to cruise into Cleveland.   The Bullet Points:Eligible Since: 2022…
Creating a sensational blend of Celtic music and Punk, Flogging Molly was a decent band that for many American listeners was the first taste of any kind of Celtic music at all. With that said, many (including us) don’t feel that they should see any real taste of the Hall unless the Pogues get in first; and that does not seem very likely in itself.  …
A hell of a lot better band than most people give them credit for, Hanson became an instant success with their catchy Pop melodies from their debut album. They also suffered a major backlash that exists to this day. That’s too bad as the talent level they have is a lot greater than just being the MMMBop brothers, but music is almost begging to be labeled.…
The rapid fire Indie Rock band from Scotland, Idlewild, made a decent dent in the U.K. music, scene in the mid 00’s. Seemingly playing with a faster pace than their contemporaries, the group was a very good Post-Grunge band that sounded different enough to make them stand out from the pack. Alas, we know the drill for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame; a band…
Limp Bizkit may be arguable the most successful Nu-Metal band of all time, but they are far from the most acclaimed. Led by Fred Durst, the band’s energy cannot be questioned, but this is a band that is either completely adored or colossally despised; depending on whom you ask. Nu-Metal may never find a place in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, but our guess…
We are not sure how this band became so forgotten so fast, but for a while in the late 90’s and early 00’s, California’s Lit was a very respected band. With a few hits on the Alternative charts, Lit made a dent in the musical landscape, but they have failed to do so in recent years. Unless that changes, there is little reason to think they…
With a successful hit, “Sex and Candy”, Marcy Playground vaulted in the musical consciousness of the world in 1997. Unfortunately for the band, that was about all they did and unless something drastically changes in the next ten years, we can’t imagine there is any chance for this one hit wonder to enter the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.   The Bullet Points:Eligible Since: 2022…
Missy Elliott may very well go down in history as the most successful female rapper of all time. She is aggressive, talented, honest and has her own distinct sexuality; but more important than everything else; supremely talented. Rap has successfully entered the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, but never with a female voice. Can it be argued that Elliott would be the best person to…
Just where does being an Indie Legend get you? A cult status and acclaimed records but a Hall of Fame induction seems so out of left field. For Neko Case, we could make a case for her to be in an Indie Rock Hall of Fame already at this stage, but the main Hall of Fame is not exactly something that an Indie darling is going…
One of the best pure blends of Pop and Punk going, New Found Glory may not have had the highest level of commercial success, but of the newer wave of Punk influenced bands, they were among the most melodic. Odds are that this will not equate into a Hall of Fame induction but it will be an overall solid career, which is better than most bands…