Rock Hall Snubs


My list of grievances with the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame is long and well documented. From their selection process, to the induction of people like Janet Jackson & Madonna, to making Rush & Queen wait, to their allegation that the fans have a vote when in reality ALL fan votes combined only add up to ONE vote in the process. I'm just glad to know I'm not the ONLY one who disagrees with their process.

There was a post on Facebook today regarding the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Museum that contained an amusing sentence: "The whole selection process of who is to be inducted is ran by a different group of people than those who maintain and do the displays in Cleveland."

The comments section was HILARIOUS, centering on the criminal snubs that have been committed over the years. I thought I would share some of them. This is only a PORTION of the list, compiled by the good folks https://futurerocklegends.com. They have a wider view of the folks who should be in there so go check out their work.

The listings are: Band-Artist name (number of years eligible / number of times nominated)

Johnny Burnette and the Rock N Roll Trio (40/0)

Connie Francis (38/0)

Link Wray (38/2)

Carole King (37/2)

Jan & Dean (36/0)

Mary Wells (35/2)

The Marvelettes (35/2)

The Spinners (35/3)

Dick Dale (34/0)

Peter, Paul & Mary (34/0)

Toots & the Maytals (34/0)

The Guess Who (31/0)

The Sonics (31/0)

Captain Beefheart (30/0)

Jim Croce (30/0)

Love (30/0)

MC5 (30/5)

The Monkees (30/0)

Tommy James & the Shondells (30/0)

Gram Parsons (29/3)

Harry Nilsson (29/0)

Procol Harum (29/1)

Can (28/0)

Jethro Tull (28/0)

Steppenwolf (28/1)

King Crimson (27/0)

Kool & the Gang (27/0)

Nick Drake (27/0)

The Carpenters (27/0)

Three Dog Night (27/0)

Warren Zevon (27/0)

Emerson, Lake & Palmer (26/0)

Kraftwerk (26/6)

Thin Lizzy (26/1)

Sparks (25/0)

War (25/3)

Big Star (24/0)

Blue Öyster Cult (24/0)

New York Dolls (23/2)

Rufus with Chaka Khan (23/4)

Bad Company (22/0)

Brian Eno (22/0)

Judas Priest (22/2)

Pat Benatar (22/1)

The Commodores (22/0)

Television (21/0)

The Damned (20/0)

The Runaways (20/0)

Chic (19/11)

Devo (19/2)

Motörhead (19/1)

Suicide (19/0)

The Buzzcocks (19/0)

The Jam (19/0)

XTC (19/0)

Black Flag (18/0)

Joy Division (18/0)

Kate Bush (18/2)

Siouxsie & the Banshees (18/0)

X (18/0)

"Weird Al" Yankovic (17/0)

Bauhaus (17/0)

Iron Maiden (17/1)

The Dead Kennedys (17/0)

The Specials (17/0)

INXS (16/0)

Ozzy Osbourne (16/0)

Billy Idol (15/0)

Hüsker Dü (15/0)

Mötley Crüe (15/0)

The Replacements (15/1)

Bad Brains (14/1)

Pantera (13/0)

Slayer (13/0)

The Smiths (13/2)

Nick Cave (12/0)

The Flaming Lips (12/0)

Faith No More (11/0)

Megadeth (11/0)

My Bloody Valentine (11/0)

Soundgarden (10/1)

Jane's Addiction (9/1)

Pixies (9/0)

Fugazi (8/0)

Alice In Chains (6/0)

Smashing Pumpkins (6/0)

Aphex Twin (5/0)

Rage Against the Machine (4/3)

Stone Temple Pilots (4/0)

Tool (4/0)

Beck (3/0)

Dave Matthews Band (3/1)

Oasis (2/0)

Weezer (2/0)

Foo Fighters (1/1)