Bruce Hornsby and the Range

Not in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Eligible since: 2011 (The 2012 Induction Ceremony)

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The Way It Is (1986)

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Will Bruce Hornsby and the Range be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame?
"Musical excellence is the essential qualification for induction."


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Since there weren't any comments I thought I'd point out that this is, without qustion, the crappiest band of the 80's (aside from maybe the Stray Cats).

Posted by Randy on Monday, 11.24.08 @ 00:34am

I can see Bruce Hornsby getting inducted into the Hall someday, definitely not in his first few years eligible though

Posted by Jonny on Thursday, 04.9.09 @ 18:15pm

Can you play piano better than Bruce Hornsby, Randy? How about uploading a song or two so we can see how much better than Bruce you really are?

Posted by interviewer on Monday, 08.31.09 @ 23:09pm

Saw Bruce Hornsby last night in DC at the historic Warner Theater and he and his band (the Noisemakers) blew me away. Toward the end they riffed from one of Bruce's own tunes into "Comfortably Numb" and it honestly sounded as good as Floyd has when I have been at their shows. Opening act was good too - the Wood Brothers.

He is very talented, and throws in subtle references to artists who have influenced him, like Springsteen, Cash and the Dead. He has a solid body of work and has influenced a number of artists, even if he has never been a pop sensation. He should definitely go into the Hall.

Posted by BK on Saturday, 10.10.09 @ 20:24pm

Very hot piano man.......should be a shoe in.

Posted by antimatterman on Tuesday, 11.3.09 @ 13:21pm

Did you know Bruce Hornsby borrowed part of a song title and a full album title from Rod Stewart. The third single from BH's debut album "The Way It Is" was "Mandolin Rain" Rod Stewart had a song called "Mandolin Wind" on his 1971 breakthrough album "Every Picture Tells A Story" Also, Bruce Hornsby named his third album "A Night on the Town" released in 1990. This album included the single "Across the River" featuring Jerry Garcia on lead guitar. Fourteen years earlier in 1976, Rod Stewart released his album "A Night On The Town" which included the singles "Tonight's The Night (Gonna Be Alright)," "The First Cut is the Deepest," and "The Killing of Georgie"

Posted by Aaron O'Donnell on Friday, 08.19.11 @ 01:12am

Only had one really noteworthy song, but it was a great song.

Posted by GFW on Tuesday, 08.30.11 @ 12:27pm

Nah - I don't see it happening any time soon.

Posted by Mike on Tuesday, 06.26.12 @ 18:31pm

Have you seen Bruce live? Clearly not! I can't believe he is not already inducted. He is a stellar performer, a kind person and has collaborated with all kind of extermy talented musicians. Any band that opened for or artist that has performed with The Grateful Dead will be in the HIF.

Posted by Elizabeth converse on Saturday, 12.15.12 @ 18:22pm

Bruce Hornsby made 2 of the greatest 80's songs in The Way It Is & Mandolin Rain. Has so much respect in the music industry. Just a brilliant piano player & had enough hits to warrant induction. Hope he gets inducted soon. KING

Posted by KING on Monday, 02.3.14 @ 14:53pm

Rolling Stone called him "the godfather of indie rock" in the new issue, because of his influence on Bon Iver and Ryan Adams. Not too shabby. Probably deserves to be in someday down the line, not one of the biggest snubs, though.

I keep getting chances to see him and missing them, which is a real bummer. He played a festival I was at last year and was one of the reasons I got tickets, but his set conflicted with Jaimoe (of the Allman Brothers Band) so I missed it. I'm very happy with that decision though, because I got a signed CD, and got to take a picture with him and he told me I looked like Berry Oakley. A couple weeks ago, Bruce & the Noisemakers hit Green Bay, but I already had Yonder Mountain String Band tickets for the same night in Milwaukee. Also missed FRL favorite Moody Blues that day who played in Appleton.

Posted by Max on Tuesday, 11.8.16 @ 20:28pm

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