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2025 Rock Eligibles

The first ten years of this millennium has been kind to 3 Doors Down in many ways.   They have been a constant on the Billboard charts and have been one of the few Post Grunge bands who haven’t sounded watered down. At their core, they are decent Rock band who appealed to Pop, Alternative and Metal and did so without a perceived sell out factor.   They…
In all reality, unless Tool gets in, there should be little reason to think that what is essentially a side project of the band (A Perfect Circle) has any discernable Hall of Fame chance. Alternative metal in some form should get into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, but the current plight of regular Metal acts makes it seem so much more difficult. Now, how…
His biggest hit was called “Party Hard” and damned if that wasn’t he was all about. Andrew W.K. was a throwback to the partying Metal of the 80’s with a touch of Jackass representing the new millennium. He isn’t exactly known for much else, and unless that changes, he won’t be known as a Rock and Roll Hall of Famer either.   The Bullet Points:Eligible Since:…
Antony and the Johnsons are well acclaimed band that is really Antony Hegarty (and whomever he may be collaborating with at the time). Part Baroque, part Chamber and very much drag influenced, they certainly have a uniqueness factor and have actually done well in the United Kingdom (where Hegarty was born). However, you know the deal….unless you conquer the States, the Hall won’t look for you,…
For a band that seemed to draw so much of their sound from elements of American Rock and Roll, it is curious how the Scottish band, Biffy Clyro failed to make even a tiny dent in the United States. Regardless, they did make it in the U.K., and should have a solid future in their homeland. Of course, we know what that means for a shot…
One of the better Emo bands, the introspective Dashboard Confessional is led by Christopher Carrabba, who is able to use his angst to connect with his audience significantly better than most of his peers. We are not sure if any band who has been tagged with that Emo label will get into the Hall of Fame, but if one does, they could do worse than Dashboard…
A very popular band as evidenced by the fact that four of their albums debuted at number one, Disturbed became one of the most popular Hard Rock/Heavy Metal bands in their time. Ironically many Metal fans have dismissed the band as not “hard” enough, but as they found a very large amount of fans, clearly they have a formula that works for them.   The Bullet…
Almost a study in Electronic progression, Goldfrapp has created some of the most beautiful and sensual Electronica of the young millennium. However, what does this really mean for the Hall of Fame as Electronica has been largely ignored by Cleveland and is there any real reason to think that will change in the next decade?   The Bullet Points:Eligible Since: 2025 Country of Origin: United Kingdom…
Led by the Madden Brothers, Good Charlotte emerged as a Pop/Punk band capable of mass appeal in the 00’s. Their popularity is waning as of this writing but their limited chances for the Hall of Fame likely lie on whether they are perceived more as Punk than Pop, as the former is certainly the more respected genre in regards to the Rock and Roll critics.  …
A band championed by Perez Hilton, the Gossip is a lot more than a band designed to appeal to the LGBT demographic.  Led by the charismatic Beth Ditto, the Gossip was part Riot Girl, part Punk, and completely Indie Rock. Does this equal a Hall of Fame induction? Probably not, but we doubt that this fiery band could care less.   The Bullet Points:Eligible Since: 2025…
Does being a superstar on the Indie Rock circuit for a few years make a Hall of Fame band? Probably not, but for Interpol, they were very successful in their niche which realistically speaking is something that most bands can never claim. Still, if a Post Punk Revival band ever enters the Hall, they could do far worse than Interpol.   The Bullet Points:Eligible Since: 2025…
Keane has been called that Alternative Rock band with “no guitars”, and they are also known as a very competent outfit that has been very successful without selling out. Although their sound is piano driven, they have a diverse sound and are equally capable of “rocking out” as well as dancing on the mellow side of the Rock rainbow. As they have had albums that have…
You would think with a name “Lamb of God” that it would be a Christian outfit you were thinking of, but this Metal group was very much against that possibility. Lamb of God may have been the very antithesis of their name, and though the irony was quite obvious, does it equate to a Hall of Fame induction? Probably not. The Bullet Points:Eligible Since: 2025 Country…
They may have merged Rap and Alternative Rock, yet Linkin Park may have had a lot more Pop sensibilities that even they themselves were aware of. They struck gold in 2000 and though they have yet to repeat the success of their debut, they are a better band overall than they get credit for. This may not make them HOF worthy, but overall a band worthy…
Although born in Illinois, Ludacris became a superstar in the Dirty South Rap Movement. With a plethora of hits and a sleazy (though playful) sound, Ludacris crossed over to the Pop world and the planet took notice. Depending on how the man born as Chris Bridges fairs into the 10’s, his Hall of Fame chances will either move on to the right side of the bubble…

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  • 277. Mountain
    Mountain has to be considered one of those bands whose lack of commercial success has to be considered a mystery. Filling a void of American Blues Based Hard Rock, Mountain had an aggressive sound and with stellar live performances to back it up, they probably should have been a much more successful band. They broke up only a few years…
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