2025 Rock Eligibles

Not exactly beloved by the critics (though what Christian Rock band is?), Relient K was able to secure a large fan base in the Christian demographic. What does this mean for a Hall of Fame birth? Our guess is virtually nothing, as there is no evidence that this is the type of band that can get enshrined, and if it is to be proven wrong, this…
Calling Ryan Adams just a Singer/Songwriter is such a misnomer. He has the look and attitude of a Rock Star yet is a major force in Alternative Country. Regardless of what style you want to place Ryan Adams, he is a musical genius regardless. Of course, there are many talented acts who have yet to get into the Hall, but Adams has an intangible that can’t…
A major star from the Jamaican Dancehalls, Sean Paul became an International superstar with fun and accessible music. With a series of top ten hits in the 00’s, Paul definitely made a mark on the musical map, but as much as we love the music of Jamaica, the Dancehall style is not likely to gather an inductee to the Hall.   The Bullet Points:Eligible Since: 2025…
In our first write up on a band from South Africa, Seether has been successful in penetrating the U.S. market with a relatively safe blend of Rock and Metal. This is not meant to be an insulting comment, as many American bands have done the same thing, but as much as we would like to see a band from the emerging continent of Africa enter the…
Another of the incredible Singer/Songwriters of the last twenty years, Sufjan Stevens is an unquestionable talent who may very well be on a Hall of Fame path. Critics love him, fans love him, and already he is considered an inspiration to younger songwriters. A multi-talented star, Stevens is not just lyrically ambitious as his ability to play various instruments takes him to experimental places most of…
Beloved or despised, Canada’s Sum 41 began the millennium on top with a Pop/Punk hybrid which delighted in their immaturity. This is not a shot at them, as the band was not trying to be anything they weren’t, and had a real feel in a musical world that is so manufactured. Still, they seem to be at the right place in the right time, and calling…
An Indie Supergroup (is that a bit of an oxymoron?) The New Pornographers may not be designed to sell a lot of records, but they have continued to fly the flag of Indie Power Pop well into the new millennium. If the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame looks at all the talent assembled in this ensemble, maybe they would have a shot. The Bullet Points:Eligible…