NIHOF wants your input on the next batch of Rock and Roll Eligibles

Gang.....we here at Notinhalloffame would like to gather some opinion from you all.  Now granted, this is what we do on a regular basis, but we want to get our 2012 list up faster than we have in the past.  As such, there are some interesting names who are now eligible for the Rock Hall and we want to hear from you what rank you are thinking before we make our final selections. 


The following artists are now eligible:

Boogie Down Productions

D.J. Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince


George Michael

Gloria Estefan (sans Miami Sound Machine)

The Goo Goo dolls

Jane's Addiction


The La's

MC Hammer


The Pixies

The Proclaimers

Public Enemy

Richard Marx

Sinead O'Connor

The Sugarcubes

Terence Trent D'Arby

The Tragically Hip


Gang, right off the bat Public Enemy, The Pixies and Jane's Addiction will recieve a high rank, and many others deserve a ranking as well.  This isn't a complete list (we don't see Tiffany, Rick Astley and Debbie Gibson making the cut), but these are the artists we are considering.

Give us your thoughts....we want to hear them!

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0 #14 Lee Roschen 2020-11-23 07:21
Richard Marx was as hot as a pistol on the pop charts from 1987 to 1994. Incredible singer, songwriter, and guitarist. He deserves a shot for the RRHF. I also would like to see the late Dan Fogelberg be seriously considered. He did not have the pop chart success that Richard Marx had, but this songwriting skills were incredible. He could write such tender love songs like "Longer" to great rockers like "The Language of Love", "Phoenix", "The Power of Gold", "Beyond The Edge", and many more. GIVE THESE TWO GUYS A CHANCE, PLEASE!
0 #13 Darryl Tahirali -0001-11-30 00:00
Lots of great comments made already so I won't bloviate much.

Public Enemy is far and away the pick here. PE is one of the most important acts of the Rock Era (~mid-50s to the present). BDP, NWA, the Pixies, George Michael (can't help thinking of Arrested Development [the TV show, not the band] when I see that name now), and Sinead O'Connor have cases that can be made. Personal (dis)taste aside, I don't see Jane's Addiction as Hall-worthy; Perry Farrell might have started Lollapalooza , but that's it. Terence Trent D'Arby was a critical darling for a while; not much to hang his hat on, I'm afraid. The Sugarcubes proved that Iceland could rock (or is that rojk?), which nets them the Golden Earring Award if nothing else.
0 #12 Committee Chairman -0001-11-30 00:00
I can only imagine how different our lists would be, if we went by predictions and not by merit (at least our perceived merit). I personally would be shocked if Public Enemy were not nominated on their first crack.
0 #11 jimmy26 -0001-11-30 00:00
Once again is this about predicting who will get in or who deserves it? None of these new groups really stick out such as GNR did last year with that kind of shoein first ballot kind of cred. NWA, the Pixies and Public Enemy are good enough but nowehere near the GNR level. The only artist on that list that is even close to that kind of impact is George Michael. I would like to see him much higher on this list than the aforemention ed trio of groups. And don't udnersell MC Hammer. He was the biggest artist in the world for about 15 minutes. And he does seem to have a little bit of respect coming back his way recently.
0 #10 godwinashton -0001-11-30 00:00
What first candidates should make on their initial ballot: Jane's Addiction, the Pixies, Public Enemy. Who will be inducted on their initial ballot: Public Enemy and maybe N.W.A.

Eventually, I would expect all of the aforemention ed to be inducted, probably within five-seven years. I don't see any of the other candidates getting in anytime soon.
0 #9 Knuckles -0001-11-30 00:00
Public Enemy and NWA are probably the leading candidates here, with the Pixies earning a chance on influence alone. I honestly don't see anyone else on the list with much of a chance. Mere success on the pop charts doesn't seem to impress the voting body. BDP and EPMD probably have the best shots of the rest to be nominated in light of Eric B and Rakim's nomination for 2012 induction. If Scott LaRock wasn't gunned down as he was, BDP would be right there at the top.
0 #8 Dr Clayton Forrester -0001-11-30 00:00
Public Enemy, George Michael, N.W.A, Gloria Estefan, the Pixies, Jane's Addiction, Sinead O'Connor , the Goo Goo Dolls, and Richard Marx jumped out at me first when reading the list. They should probably be ranked with Public Enemy and George Michael leading and cracking the top 100.

I don't think we need to worry about MC Hammer ever being inducted. Bjork will probably get in on her own. I suppose groups like the La's and the Proclaimers are no worse than many of the other names in the top 500 though.
-1 #7 rockstar23 -0001-11-30 00:00

I think Public Enemy should debut at #5. One of the most important groups of all time.

NWA and the Pixies should both be inside the top 30.

Jane's Addiction probably in the top 100 or thereabouts.

I think all of these should also be ranked:
KRS-One/Boogie Down Productions
George Michael
Gloria Estefan
Sinead O'Conner
The Goo Goo Dolls

on the fence with:
EPMD (well respected, but were they commercial enough?)
MC Hammer (seen as a joke now, more or less but very succesful and even respected in his peak)
DJ Jazzy Jeff and Fresh Prince (unedgy image, not that respected but successful)
The La's and the Proclaimers( one hit wonders?)
Terence Trent D'Arby (flash in the pan?)
Tragically Hip (too Canadian? LOL)

personally, I think Don McLean should figure in the 500 and your current #500 The Delfonics should not fall off as they are a dark-horse to still be inducted (they could definitely get in after The Spinners and maybe even before The Stylistics)
0 #6 EverestMeisterNeg1 -0001-11-30 00:00
My girlfriend told me that she thinks Justin Bieber should be inducted next year. This proves two things:
1. She doesn't know anything about the RRHF and it's eligibility requirements.
2. She doesn't know anything about music in general.
Just thought I'-) share that little fun fact, now onto the 2013 candidates:
I'm a big fan of Jane's Addiction, and there are a lot of quality candidates there, but there isn't anyone who I look at and think "WOW, they were awesome!&quo t; As for who should be the highest, probably Public Enemy although I'm far from convinced.
And I heard George Michael isn't doing so well right now. I'm not a fan of him or his music, but I hope he's ok.
-1 #5 Casper -0001-11-30 00:00
The folks at FutureRockLe gends recently finished ranking all 294 performer inductees of their Rock Hall Revisited/Pr ojected shrine.

Public Enemy - #42 (#1 of eligible candidates not yet in Cleveland)

Pixies - #85 (#8)

N.W.A. - #100 (#12)

Jane's Addiction - #213 (#54)

- All four of those should at least be in our Top 100 here at NotInHallofF ame. George Michael is the only other one I'-) bother listing in the Top 500.


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