Artists Who Should Be in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
As another group of inductees marches into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, let's pause for a moment to recognize the many artists who've yet to be recognized. We've found some of the most egregious oversights below.
Along the way, the Hall's induction committee has gotten plenty right; no offense to anyone already in, or going into, the Hall. But there should have already been room made for classic rock radio staples like Bad Company and Jethro Tull, as well as for '80s alternative bands who may not have have racked up multiplatinum sales, but were critically respected and highly influential, including the Replacements, the Smiths and the Pixies.
The Hall's overall indifference to metal throughout the years has also been noticed. We can think of plenty of metal acts who have failed to get in, such as Ozzy Osbourne (as a solo artist), Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, Motley Crue, Slayer and Ronnie James Dio.
And there are plenty more where they come from. Here's our list of artists who should be in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.