Major Update: Our Rock List has been revised, Eminem now number one.

Major Update: Our Rock List has been revised, Eminem now number one.
06 Jun
Not in Hall of Fame

When you do long lists, it takes you a long time to do revisions.

Recently, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame announced the belated Class of 2021, which was originally intended to be announced last December.  This means that we had some work to do at, and this involved three components:

Remove those who were chosen.  This means that Kraftwerk, Jay-Z, Foo Fighters, Todd Rundgren, Gil Scott-Heron, Tina Turner, The Go-Go’s, Carole King, LL Cool J and Billy Preston.

Add those who are now eligible for the next class.

Alter those ranked based on your comments and votes.

Seems simple enough, right?

Let’s move on!

Our entire list can be found here, but we would like to present our new top ten.

Eminem is his first year of eligibility, and he takes over the number one spot.  There should be no doubt in anyone’s mind that he will enter on his first year of eligibility.

Oasis moves up from #4 to #2.  While there should not be any dispute of their Hall of Fame credentials, the British rockers would not likely attend the ceremony…especially with each other.

Jethro Tull climbs back to #3, which equals their highest previous rank.  Despite being eligible since the 1993 vote, the progressive rock group have never been nominated.

The Smiths go to #4, which is also their highest ranking.  The have been nominated twice before, 2015 & 2016.

At #5, Gram Parsons cracks the top five for the first time.  Parsons has been nominated three times before, but the last was way back in 2005.

MC5 inched up one rank to #6, which matches their highest previous rank.

Judas Priest, who was nominated in 2018 and 2020, achieve their highest rank yet with #7, two higher than last year.

Willie Nelson moves up from #10 to #8.

Iron Maiden cracks the top ten for the first time at #9.  They also received their first nomination last year.

New Order returns to the top ten, edging up one spot.

There are other new additions to our list:

Nickelback (#98), Spoon (#130), The Hives (#199), Fiona Apple (#232), Matchbox Twenty (#256), Fatboy Slim(#283), Shakira (#295), The Spice Girls (#353), Mogwai (#433), Staind (#444), Placebo (#503), and Doves (#561).

Eventually (and we know we said this many times) we will expand this list to an even 1,000.  We will get there, we promise!

You know what we want you to do!

Cast your votes, and give us your opinions.

As always, we thank you for your support.

Committee Chairman

Kirk Buchner, "The Committee Chairman", is the owner and operator of the site.  Kirk can be contacted at [email protected] . Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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