Rock Hall 2022 Inductees Announced

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame released the name of the artists that will be inducted in November. Performers Eminem was inducted in his first year of eligibility and first time on the ballot. Duran Duran, Dolly Parton, Lionel Richie, and Carly Simon were all also inducted in their first times on the ballot,Continue reading “Rock Hall 2022 Inductees Announced”

Rock Hall Futures

In this extension of the Rock Hall snubs series, we are looking at who becomes eligible in the next ten classes – from 2022 through 2031. I have given them odds for eventual induction, though – as you can see from our article series on previously eligible artists – there is quite a waitlist. TheContinue reading “Rock Hall Futures”

Rock Hall Snubs: Ahmet Ertegun Award and Award for Musical Excellence

You’ve made it to the end, weary traveler! Check out this short list of non-performers who deserve to be enshrined in the Rock Hall. There is very little difference in the two awards, the only difference being a “major influence” on rock music (Ahmet Ertegun Award) or having “dedicated their lives” to progressing music andContinue reading “Rock Hall Snubs: Ahmet Ertegun Award and Award for Musical Excellence”

Rock Hall Snubs: Eligible 2010 through 2014

Bring on the various alternative subgenres with artists eligible from 2010 through 2014! Thirty-one more artists grace this list, 22 of which I gave medium odds or higher for induction, bringing that total to 152. I also believe two of the artists Should Be In Already, bringing that total to 22. Some of my favoriteContinue reading “Rock Hall Snubs: Eligible 2010 through 2014”

Rock Hall Snubs: Eligible 2005 through 2009

Congratulations! You are halfway through! Welcome to New Wave, heavy metal, and a punk rock revival with artists eligible from 2005 through 2009. I added 37 more artists in this list, 26 of which I gave medium odds or high for induction, bringing that list to 130. Six of the artists I believe Should BeContinue reading “Rock Hall Snubs: Eligible 2005 through 2009”

Rock Hall Snubs: Eligible 2000 through 2004

Now we’re sitting in the heart of classic rock and post-punk music, with artists eligible from 2000 through 2004. There are 40 more artists listed here, including a couple of this year’s nominees. I gave 31 artists medium odds or higher, bringing that total to 104, and I added four artists to the Should BeContinue reading “Rock Hall Snubs: Eligible 2000 through 2004”

Rock Hall Snubs: Eligible 1995 through 1999

We have now entered what most radio stations consider the beginning of “classic rock,” as opposed to “oldies,” with artists eligible from 1995 through 1999. Thirty-nine more artists make up this list (including a couple nominated this year), 34 of which I gave medium odds or better for induction, bringing that list to 73. ThreeContinue reading “Rock Hall Snubs: Eligible 1995 through 1999”

Rock Hall Snubs: Eligible 1990 through 1994

We might be getting into more familiar territory for some of you now, with artists eligible from 1990 through 1994. There are 25 more artists here, fifteen of which I gave medium odds or higher to get in, bringing that total to 39. Two of those artists I believe Should Be In Already, bringing thatContinue reading “Rock Hall Snubs: Eligible 1990 through 1994”

Rock Hall Snubs: Eligible 1986 through 1989

Here we have arrived to artists who became eligible when the Rock Hall opened. I have listed eleven artists eligible between 1986 and 1989 here and gave nine of them medium odds or higher, bringing that total to 24. Two of those artists I believe Should Be In Already, bringing that total to five. IContinue reading “Rock Hall Snubs: Eligible 1986 through 1989”

Rock Hall Snubs: Eligible 1980 through 1985

Have you found an artist you love yet? Here are twelve more who had made their first music more than 25 years prior to the opening of the Rock Hall, eligible from 1980 through 1985. There is some classic music in this group. I recommend checking out Dick Dale, Jan & Dean, and Link Wray!Continue reading “Rock Hall Snubs: Eligible 1980 through 1985”