Dave Matthews Band
Eligible in: 2018 (The 2019 Induction Ceremony)
Inducted into Rock Hall Projected in 2031 (ranked #393) .
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One of the most popular and unique bands of 1995-present. I see no reason NOT to induct DMB.
Posted by A-Killa on Saturday, 10.21.06 @ 23:57pm
Does the Hall Of Fame need a boring jam act? There's nothing new or exciting about this bland Starbucks crowd music. Move along.
Posted by Casper on Monday, 12.11.06 @ 02:51am
DMB was the biggest band on the planet for a solid stretch, won grammys, and is still one of the highest tour draws worldwide. You're ignorant if you think they shouldn't be in.
Posted by Jonathan on Friday, 03.9.07 @ 12:02pm
Anyone who calls them "boring" has no taste in music. Their music has so much soul and so much passion they deserve, more than any other band, to be inducted into the hall of fame.
Posted by Courtney on Thursday, 03.15.07 @ 12:36pm
dmb is far from boring they far from regular the talents of each member in that band when all ofd them are together brings forth such a unique sound every single one of there songs grooves so well dmb is quit possibly the best band to come out of the 90's and there still going dmb is headed towards rolling stone status expect to see them playing shows untill there all dead u could easly compare dmb with the greatful dead
Posted by gary lemon on Thursday, 03.15.07 @ 12:54pm
worst band i have ever heard in my life.
Posted by champ on Thursday, 03.15.07 @ 12:55pm
DMB is the BEST band around. they have a very unique, creative style of music. If u think they're such a terrible band you don't know what your missing and you obviously have hideous taste in music. I couldn't think of another band that sounds just as good or even better live than in the studio.
Posted by Nikki on Tuesday, 03.20.07 @ 20:29pm
Yup definitely worst band ever. Only the worst band of all time could go 7x platinum on one album (Crash), sell out Central Park in NYC for a concert (not to mention The Gorge, Red Rocks, Alpine, SPAC, Tweeter and MSG on almost a yearly basis), win a couple grammys and become one of the defining bands of the 1990s. Champ is dead on with this one.... DMB is easily the most worthy candidate on this year's list and should definitely hold a spot in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Posted by JFK on Tuesday, 03.20.07 @ 20:30pm
Innovation influence? DMB fits that definition better than any other band on that list. Think of how many bands have ridden the coattails of them.
Posted by Royce on Tuesday, 03.20.07 @ 22:04pm
Casper is exactly right, if your mainstream, that makes your music good, and worthy of the hall of fame.
Posted by thetroutman on Tuesday, 03.20.07 @ 22:05pm
They should definitely be added. They have a unique sound and have acheived a lot (see JFK's examples) over the years. The music is passionate and beautiful, and some of the lyrics are just amazing.
Posted by Sayna on Tuesday, 03.20.07 @ 23:26pm
Posted by DIDO2SPAC on Wednesday, 03.21.07 @ 00:35am
There are a lot of people in this world who have not yet realized just what a beautiful place this world can be. Dave Matthews is definitely not one of them, however; we have uncovered a few of them here on this forum. And guess what, ninety nine percent of the bands you ignorant few listen to and look up to (you know people who KNOW music) will tell you to your face that the Dave Matthews Band are among some of the most talented artists in history. But you would never believe that, because you are blind to what you speak of. But we forgive you, and we will eat drink and be marrie when they are inducted.
Posted by DaveIsTheNewJesus on Friday, 03.23.07 @ 16:28pm
Most talented? You mean with their instruments or their songwriting? Because I could argue against both.
Posted by William on Wednesday, 03.28.07 @ 23:43pm
A lot of these bands are super-obscure...many of them have not even made a big impact on rock or if they have, very little. Some underground acts have made it though because they've been talked about. Velvet Underground anyone? They have been cited as a major influence, even though the band was not commercially successuful...and you can see this band shrined in Cleveland (since 1996).
Posted by maplejet on Thursday, 04.5.07 @ 15:24pm
DMB and Phish should go in without question. DMB is an incredible act. I tell people who think they do not like them to go see them live and their opinion will change.
Posted by mark on Saturday, 04.7.07 @ 11:15am
I think that while injecting improvisation and unusual influences into rock is far from original, the Dave Matthews Band does it in a sufficiently original way, while still being innately listenable. Not perfect, but if their influence lives on, probably worthy. Only time will tell. The Beatles started out as just another British R&B band, after all...
Posted by J.H.M. on Sunday, 04.29.07 @ 20:37pm
I honestly can't understand how anyone with any semblance of taste surmises that Dave Matthews Band is not supremely original, creative, fun, lovely good shit.
Posted by shawn on Friday, 05.11.07 @ 11:14am
I think "Don't Drink the Water" justifies DMB *huge* consideration. That song ROCKS OUT!
Posted by Moni3 on Friday, 05.11.07 @ 22:38pm
Best jam band of our time~~Will be compared to grateful dead thirty years from now
Posted by Ron on Tuesday, 05.15.07 @ 17:19pm
Yes, as much as I hate to admit it.
Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, 06.13.07 @ 03:27am
"Yes, as much as I hate to admit it."
Posted by shawn mc on Wednesday, 06.13.07 @ 09:02am
The Dave Matthews Band is sure to get inducted. They are one of the highest-grossing acts year-in and year-out, and they are one of the most, if not the most, talented mainstream acts out there. They are definitely among the greatest jamming bands of all time, along with the Grateful Dead, the Allman Brothers Band, and Phish. They're in.
Posted by Drew on Thursday, 08.23.07 @ 20:13pm
DMB is a band that exists solely to let drunken frat boy idiots think that they listen to meaningful music. They only people they inspire are the same drunken idiots who then play the guitar in their dorm rooms to try and get laid. Unfortunatly this only works on girls who don't really care, know, or understand music and are impressed by drunken frat boy's "soul." It is for people who don't play instruments and don't realize that jamming is easy and simple to do and that any musician can do it, it is not a musical talent.
Posted by John on Saturday, 09.29.07 @ 13:43pm
I'm getting sick and tired of people continuing to equate DMB's music and its fans with college party frat boys. Can't people just enjoy the music without being labeled and accused of being part of that lifestyle? I've been a fan of this band since their breakthrough, and I'm the farthest thing away from a frat boy.
Posted by Antonio on Saturday, 09.29.07 @ 15:29pm
I don't even care about the DMB one way or the other, but the post by "John" is about the dumbest thing I have ever read. Oh, and if "jamming" is so easy, then go form a band sell millions of records...idiot.
Posted by Anonymous on Saturday, 09.29.07 @ 15:35pm
To start off... i dont use big words like alot of you guys. :)... But. the dave matthews band has done so much for the music industry, and for the world in general. From playing Live 8, Earth day, Virginia tech benifit, Central Park, Peidmont park, Etc... They are all known as top knotch musicians. Every single one of them brings a different background, and they are able to blend it into a beautiful thing. Dave is also one of the best rhythm guitarists, and SONG WRITERS EVER. his lyrics are beautiful every time he writes a song. He has songs where he makes up the lyrics every single time (ex. "Little Thing", or the 2004 song, Joy Ride, Good Good time, Sugar will, etc.) so many songs, hes very talented. The band will be inducted into the hall of fame. Hands down, theyre in.
Posted by Jim Siekmann on Sunday, 11.4.07 @ 12:57pm
DMB is one of the best and longest lasting bands to come out in the last twenty years.
Posted by greg on Monday, 11.26.07 @ 10:36am
I would love to see the CD collection of the people downing DMB. Yeah they deserve to be in!
Posted by Jayde on Tuesday, 11.27.07 @ 06:42am
Posted by buzz05232000 on Monday, 12.3.07 @ 20:08pm
Yup, most defintely. And I have read all of the posts on here and its a shame that people argue over one anothers tastes in music. Of course each person is going to stand up for their own style of music because it is essesntialy a representation of who you are. But Im not going to be someone to bash a person for liking Fall Out Boy, Linkin Park, MArilyn Manson (music I personally dont enjoy) because first of all I know that those bands work very hard towards creating what there fans want to hear. Whereas DMB works very hard to make music that his fans want to hear.
Posted by Dave on Monday, 12.3.07 @ 21:04pm
Posted by buzz05232000 on Monday, 12.3.07 @ 21:21pm
They aren't a Jam band (seriously, PHISH is a jam-band) And they did little influential musically (sarcasm), except that they don't have a lead electric, didn't sing about killing themselves (see Nirvana and "OMG my life is so bad"), they aren't mainstream anymore and still gross in the top 5 tours every year.
Posted by Phill on Monday, 12.3.07 @ 21:37pm
How can anyone with a sliver of musical taste not like, or at least recognize the value and talent and quality of the Dave Matthews Band? Seriously. What does a band have to be or do to earn respect?
Posted by nacho on Monday, 12.3.07 @ 21:50pm
the most musically talented band to come around in quite some time. Dave for president!!!
Posted by blowmycock on Monday, 12.3.07 @ 22:55pm
Cock, you must not listen to much music.
Posted by Dezmond on Tuesday, 12.4.07 @ 07:41am
and let's not forget about Farm Aid and the bama works foundation. DMB's outlook on living, loving, dying, and dreaming is beautioful. It is true, what you hear on cd could never prepare you for what you would experience live w/ DMB. A summer is not a summer w/o Dave and the boys. they call for you: Honey Honey, come and dance w/ me!!
Posted by Angie on Friday, 12.14.07 @ 12:12pm
Posted by not lol on Friday, 12.21.07 @ 14:31pm
"Oh, and if "jamming" is so easy, then go form a band sell millions of records...idiot."
Posted by not lol on Friday, 12.21.07 @ 14:33pm
All I can tell you liam is what I love about DMB and say if it doesn't reach someone, then I don't know how to describe the attraction. I hear intricate, winding melodies and poignant, reflective, mesmerizing lyrics. Their rhythm section is kick-ass, they often utilize really interesting time signatures, their innovative mix of violin, sax, trumpet, electric and acoustic guitar... even banjo once in a while... is beautiful, funky, often complex stuff, sometimes rock oriented, sometimes r&b, nevr sappy ballads, often heartwrenching but never cloying ballads ("Where are You Going", "Gravedigger", "Crash Into Me"), joyous celebratory flights ("Stay", "Crush", "Jimi Thing") often "progressive" in terms of development of a musical idea crossed with the improvisational vibe of some jazz.
Posted by shawn on Friday, 12.21.07 @ 15:33pm
The thing is, Shawn, I just think that DMB is a pretty nregular jam-act that happened to get a big break/a song-writer apt in pop.
Posted by Liam on Saturday, 02.2.08 @ 17:54pm
Crappy Bro-rock like DMB doesn't deserve the label "rock and roll."
Posted by Durden on Monday, 03.17.08 @ 19:01pm
I'm pretty sure if a musicians and songwriters with the capabilities of Tim Reynolds, Vusi Malaselah(spelling?), Willy Nelson, Victor Wooten, Bela Fleck, Alanis Morrisette are willing to play and tour with them, then they probably deserve some serious respect because those people are undoubtedly talented and they probably know more about what good music than we do.....listen to dave drummer and bass closely, it's amazing.....plus the band is simply amazing and even though they are a "jam band" they didn't really follow the Grateful Dead's lead of just trading off guitar riffs...they rarely even have an electric guitar...they are their own unique style of jam band. They actually have some meaningful lyrics to along with their jamming.
Posted by ilikedave on Wednesday, 03.26.08 @ 15:31pm
let me guess youve never heard of soft machine, return to forever, gong or any of the originals have you?
Posted by u dont know music on Friday, 05.30.08 @ 23:47pm
by the way Phish is a billion time better than dave matthews. Dave played the same show night after night to drunken teenagers who were clueless listeners.
Posted by dave is not a jam band on Friday, 05.30.08 @ 23:51pm
the grateful dead are the most over rated band of all time. average musicians at best, who were more interested in drugs. their concerts were horrible as they played and sung out of tune and off key for 30 years. people please instead i offer an alternative. If you want to listen to actual musicians improvising in the late 60's. LISTEN TO MILES DAVIS!!!!!!
Posted by grateful dead are bad on Friday, 05.30.08 @ 23:56pm
When I think of future Rock Hall of Famers (for the 90s and 00s decades), DMB comes in first place. Dave will have no trouble getting in. His fan base is huge and his albums and the music sells well.
Posted by Barry Smith on Monday, 06.16.08 @ 17:43pm
I'm not a fan of theirs, but I've got a hunch they'll make it in.
Posted by Philip on Tuesday, 07.15.08 @ 13:24pm
When I was in high school (class of 02), there were two bands that you could not escape and just about everybody agreed on, and Dave Matthews was one of them (Sublime was the other).
Posted by Mountaineer on Tuesday, 07.15.08 @ 13:28pm
-Note, I am a big a DMB fan
Posted by DontBurnEarl on Thursday, 09.18.08 @ 19:02pm
Uh...being Mainstream doesn't mean you're not good.
Posted by commonsense on Thursday, 10.2.08 @ 23:21pm
Music is completely your own opinion i understand. but dave matthews band is the best band of the 90's and will easily make it to the hall of fame. They are simply amazing to see in concert.
Posted by alex on Wednesday, 12.24.08 @ 18:35pm
Posted by Nick on Sunday, 01.18.09 @ 01:01am
I can see what you're saying, but let's be real here. Most indie bands are shit too. Trying to be different does not make a band good. Connecting with people does. Current music in general, spanning all genres, just plain sucks.
Posted by Cheesecrop on Sunday, 01.18.09 @ 17:45pm
Posted by mrxyz on Sunday, 01.18.09 @ 17:51pm
I would like to think that Dave Matthews Band will have a spot in the Rock and Roll Hall, because they truly are some of the most technically sound and creative musicians performing today. They are massively popular and they perform with a sound that draws even the most doubtful of music fans in. I challenge anyone to listen to all of DMB's music, turn to me, and say "I hate them all with every fragment of my being".
Posted by Warren on Tuesday, 02.10.09 @ 00:57am
They're a talented and very successful band. No question!! And they probably have a good chance to make it to the Rock 'n Roll Hall of Fame. But that's mainly 'cause of a lack of competition from their era.
Posted by ray on Sunday, 03.1.09 @ 18:12pm
Woops!!... I forgot to look at the top of the page(ignore the post above this). I guess there chance of getting in is only 28%. That sounds about right. Like I said, they're a good band... that sound a little too much like Peter Gabriel... probably not original enough to get in.
Posted by ray on Monday, 03.2.09 @ 16:35pm
DMB has to be one of the best/biggest bands to come out since the mid to late 90's. Having one of the biggest fan bases which consist of all age groups. I had just started listening to them in 2001, when their album, "Everyday", came out. I did not, at first, appreciate their music and lyrics, until actually listening to them.
Posted by lastseekup on Wednesday, 04.29.09 @ 18:28pm
DMB: completely without merit. Four thumbs down.
Posted by Arnold on Saturday, 06.13.09 @ 20:13pm
I've known the band since their first single, "Wadda Wood-Jew Zay." I guess they could make it in, the RnRHoF is starting to run out of popular bands that were actually good. So they have to choose between lesser-known bands or not-so-good bands.
Posted by Violin Solo on Sunday, 06.14.09 @ 15:05pm
Just cookie-cutter bland rubbish. Every single song sounds the same and it's far from great. Done nothing but make corporate rock.
Posted by Mike in LA on Sunday, 08.30.09 @ 13:10pm
"Done nothing but make corporate rock."- Mike in LA
Posted by Dude Man on Sunday, 08.30.09 @ 13:32pm
They've got a real chance. Credited as one of the bands to really make touring an art form in itself once again.
Posted by Philip on Sunday, 08.30.09 @ 13:45pm
DMB has arguably one of the best concerts you could ever go to and have produced record after record of hits that have become people's favorites songs. it would be an insult to not induct them in
Posted by leatherwood23 on Thursday, 12.10.09 @ 18:49pm
A true musical bore..
Posted by L-7 on Monday, 02.1.10 @ 19:43pm
I like DMB and I think they are a truly unique band. I'm not sure how influential they are, but there are certainly worse acts that are coming up. I think they have a good chance.
Posted by Sam on Sunday, 02.28.10 @ 17:00pm
Anybody who strictly labels DMB as corporate rock is out of there f-ing minds. With really only 6 studio albums in about 20 years, how can you possibly label them as "corporate rock". If anything, flaming Green Day is the definition of corporate rock. But I understand where people are coming from. I mean, hearing "You and Me" constantly on the Grammys/other network programs does seem like corporate rock, but thats just them doing what they have to do (i would rather see more true DMB then slow corporate songs as well but its irrational for DMB to break out on some lengthy Two Step at a controlled environment like the Grammys). The truth is, if you voted no on this survey, you either have 1)an IQ below 100 or 2)just went to Itunes and previewed the first couple DMB songs.
Posted by Josh on Friday, 04.2.10 @ 23:34pm
Or maybe we have experienced all of that and thought, "Dave - go eat a f'n steak!"
Posted by Ralph on Saturday, 04.3.10 @ 08:10am
They are overrated. They can't hold a candle to Phish. If a jam band is going to make it from the 90's it's Phish.
Posted by DAO on Tuesday, 04.6.10 @ 14:53pm
UUUmmmmmm, i'm 50/50 on this one....
Posted by LED on Tuesday, 05.18.10 @ 23:28pm
Dave Matthews Band are in for 2 reasons...
Posted by James on Sunday, 08.29.10 @ 12:06pm
Of course DMB will get in. They were the biggest band from 1994-1999, and still sell out!!!! Their cult following has remained loyal throughout the years and they are clearly, no matter how many people are anti-DMB, an influencial band.
Posted by boppo on Tuesday, 12.14.10 @ 11:20am
I'm starting to get sick of people saying how much they suck. I completely respect your opinion if you don't like the band, but to say they possess no talent and such, is rediculous. Let's see you guys accomplish what they have. Let's see you tour every summer and play sell out every show, without the support of an album.
Posted by Poo on Saturday, 01.8.11 @ 18:10pm
They are OK. Saw them open for the Grateful Dead in Vegas in 1995. I started going to Phish shows to get my grove after Jerry died. Dave could do it for me. They couldn't provide what Phish could. Phish should make it into the hall of fame instead of DMB. Without Phish the jam band scene would have died. Phish took over as the main jam band from the dead. DMB could not have pulled that off. They are second fiddle to Phish.
Posted by DAO on Thursday, 01.13.11 @ 15:56pm
DAO: Remember, Phish is not an influence to DMB. Also, DMB seems to be on the borderline of a Jam band. I absolutely love both Phish and DMB. I would love to see both make it into the hall of fame; both deserve it.
Posted by Poo on Tuesday, 01.18.11 @ 11:13am
ppl saying that dmb isnt good because they are a commercial mainstream band are being a little close minded. 1. no band starts off mainstream. They get there for a reason, because they make good music 2. I cant think of any bands that have the success of dmb and are as unique as dmb. you know, a sax and a violin. 3. before u say all of their songs sound the same listen to everyday, i did it, jimi thing, and ants marching. they all sound different from one another.
Posted by unbiased on Thursday, 03.17.11 @ 06:46am
unbiased...I don't think you're being unbiased at all
Posted by Tahvo Parvianen on Thursday, 03.17.11 @ 07:02am
DEFINITELY. I don't go one day without listening to Dave Matthews. He is as real as it gets and I love the fact that he doesnt give a shit about any of this stuff we are writing, he doesnt care about being famous or any of that.. he just does what he loves and he is damn good. Everytime I go see him in concert, his songs are ALWAYS sung differently and he is the best entertainer alive. The lyrics are so deep. And he attracts every kind of person out there not just one type of fan base. Dave Matthews Band will forever be my favorite band.
Posted by Paige on Wednesday, 04.6.11 @ 19:16pm
Posted by Paige on Wednesday, 04.6.11 @ 19:19pm
The Dave Matthews Band definitely should be inducted. The group is amazingly talented, and their music is amazing, especially the live shows. I seriously don't understand how people can say they suck when this band could blow just about any band today away, maybe they just don't appreciate good music?
Posted by Eric on Thursday, 04.7.11 @ 01:26am
Dave Matthews Band reinvented american music in the 90's. They invented a new style of playing. if you listen to their music or see them live, the way they play, is completely different from any other bands out there, Dave in particular (with his funky rhythms, unique chord shapes, and excessive damping). Lyrics is another thing. Their lyrics have touched millions of people and are pure poetry. read the lyrics to the song "Pig" or "The Stone" and try to tell me the lyrics are respectable. they are one of the few bands that actually sounds better live than on the actual album. Sure they jam occasionally, but that is what their fans want. who wants to listen to them play the same things as their album over and over. gotta keep it fresh. Whoever says that jamming doesn't take talent is f**king crazy.
Posted by jstern on Sunday, 04.24.11 @ 15:56pm
Dave Matthews band is better than phish Trey can't sing to save his life that's why he plays with Dave notice Trey doesn't sing at all on some devil... I get a kick out of DMV haters there like full blown drunks going to an AA leafing arguing with the sober.. They make no FN sense
Posted by Willy on Sunday, 05.1.11 @ 05:27am
Dave Matthews band is better than phish Trey can't sing to save his life that's why he plays with Dave notice Trey doesn't sing at all on some devil... I get a kick out of DMB haters there like full blown drunks going to an AA meeting arguing with the sober.. They make no FN sense
Posted by Willy on Sunday, 05.1.11 @ 05:30am
Dave's lyrics are so amazing.. I can't believe that someone thinks that greenday should make it before DMB.. WoW crazy
Posted by Willy on Sunday, 05.1.11 @ 06:31am
They are the best of what's around. Grux album is sick even the producer of that album was like man these guys kick butt and he worked with greenday but was into the band so much he admitted always wanting to work with the band...as for a few albums not done with Steve Lillywhite. They lost touch because of multi tracked album but got back to their roots with Grux... Can't wait to see them this summer....
Posted by Willy on Sunday, 05.1.11 @ 15:31pm
Posted by unbiased on Wednesday, 05.11.11 @ 03:25am
Dave Matthews Band honestly wouldn't give a care if he got into the hall of fame... and thats why they deserve to be inducted. They come out on stage and say, "this is what we have. take it or leave it, it doesnt, we love it". They're real. Don't pin them as a 'frat' band. no. not when dave has lyrics that delve into subjects that relate directly to his personal life, and some pretty crazy stuff too.
Posted by Tommy on Saturday, 06.4.11 @ 03:04am
Funny how stupid some people make themselves look. DMB SHOULD and WILL be inducted. Just a matter of time.
Posted by Ryan on Monday, 07.11.11 @ 15:49pm
DMB will most definitely be inducted into the hall of fame.
Posted by Joshua! on Wednesday, 07.13.11 @ 14:30pm
DMB will definitely make it in. They played the prestigious great lawn of Central Park. That's indeed a sign.
Posted by Barry on Thursday, 08.11.11 @ 09:35am
Haven't Diana Ross (solo) and Barbra Streisand performed at Central Park? Andrea Bocelli will be, too, and I don't see him being considered when eligible. :)
Posted by JR on Thursday, 08.11.11 @ 10:28am
I'd say that, deserving or not, the DMB are a safe bet for the HOF, although I'm partial to their poppier stuff as opposed to their more "progressive" wanking, of which there's a lot.
Posted by Chalkie on Thursday, 08.18.11 @ 22:36pm
should dmb be inducted in the hall of fame? dumbest question i've ever heard. i think dmb is the best band ever, EVER. yes better than the beatles. and i'm a big beatles fan. what's sad is that so many people don't like dave for dumb reasons, trust me when i was young i didn't get what was so good about dmb, then i got into them and it was unlike anything i've ever expirenced. their music is amazing, too bad more people didn't realize
Posted by dmbfan on Thursday, 11.10.11 @ 19:37pm
@William. you consider "Brainiac" talented? if so just get the f**k off this website right now becuase you don't know sh*t about music. DMB has some of the most talented musicians in the world, and have created their own style, and have been quite successful with it. i would love for you to tell me how they are bad musicians as well as song writers...
Posted by sean on Tuesday, 12.13.11 @ 21:33pm
I think its quite ignorant to say they SHOULDNT be in. Superficially, DMB may seem like decent mainstream music...but the truth is, once you delve into DMB, instead of just accepting their radio hits, you can never make such a statement. THe beauty is in the performances...
Posted by fjawfjewf on Friday, 12.30.11 @ 01:13am
I hate bands that make it on the radio! they suck!! ha ha. holier than thou dmb haters. while you punks were still crapping your diapers, I was having a great time at DMB concerts. My 21 yr old nephew said it was "bro music"? whatever pansies, keep repeating what you hear in some thrasher magazine. and for the record, I play in a metal band in ohio. I'm not a "bro". DMB concerts were great, are great, and any band that makes it on the radio sucks!! bad bands forever!!! lol.
Posted by brian on Monday, 01.23.12 @ 20:02pm
dude, DMB got on the radio, they had a song hit 18 on the US top 40.
Posted by GFW on Tuesday, 01.24.12 @ 12:16pm
Ok, well if someone has no taste for DMB, then leave this thread alone first off, lol and DMB is one of THE most creative, and musically talented groups in history I believe, not to mention Dave's EXCEPTIONAL guitar playing and singing, with deep, emotional lyrics, and a sick group to jam 20 minutes of a song and then have you wondering where those 20 minutes came from because it was soo good and you want to hear more. So hands down, I would love to see DMB receive as much respect as that. Definitely well deserved.
Posted by Mason on Monday, 02.13.12 @ 02:57am
put it this way, if theres this many ppl on this shit site arguing it, them obviously they deserve to be in... all you DMB hatersjust face it, they will be in the hall.. tough shit..
Posted by kevin on Sunday, 03.4.12 @ 11:47am
If you hate this site so much why do you keep returning?
Posted by GFW on Sunday, 03.4.12 @ 12:14pm
GFW, I think the PMS just kicked in??
Posted by Tahvo Parvianen on Sunday, 03.4.12 @ 12:47pm
Considering i'm 14 and a male, that would be an impressive feat indeed!
Posted by GFW on Sunday, 03.4.12 @ 12:52pm
LOL, I meant kevin not you!!!!
Posted by Tahvo Parvianen on Sunday, 03.4.12 @ 14:32pm
Posted by GFW on Sunday, 03.4.12 @ 15:18pm
Anyone who thinks DMB are boring probably thinks Iron Maiden and ACDC are gods(with their mediocre musicians). They obviously have no ear for music and I really does'nt matter what they think. I've seen DMB live and they usually make their openers sound like amature night. DMB are truly 1 in 1000000.
Posted by denz on Sunday, 06.3.12 @ 14:19pm
Listen say what you want about them but In all honesty they are an all around great band. First off you go to each band member from the drummer to the new sax player Jeff coffin, and they are all very very very talented players. I've personally jammed with Jeff and in my opinion he is one of the best sax players in the world. Not only are the lyrics very well written but the music they create behind it is remarkable. They jam at concert and improvise on spot. Now a days you don't see that especially when it comes to big live performances. They've won Grammys and have made countless hits, Sold out shows, and have played some of the biggest and most memorable shows in a long time. I'm not saying I'm a pro in knowing good well thought out music but I know music enough to know this band is pretty legit. I'm a very hardcore critic when it comes to bands actually being "good" and naming them good. From this I really feel that DMB is the best band out there right now who plays shows and is still creating music.
Posted by Mike on Saturday, 06.23.12 @ 23:32pm
Not the biggest fan of DMB but here are some statistics.
Posted by Daddy on Tuesday, 10.2.12 @ 02:57am
2018 is a crowded year with several mid to late 90's bands up for consideration. Expect Counting Crows and Blink-182 to get in. DMB should be a no brainer as well. Should be a cool year.
Posted by JP on Thursday, 11.29.12 @ 00:40am
To not like dmb is okay. But to deny the fact that they are great musicians is absurd. They are my personal favorite band but that's because I like their music. Its okay to not like something and acknowledge talent at the same time. They will be inducted because they deserve it. They love their fans and are passionate about the music they make.
Posted by turk on Saturday, 06.29.13 @ 21:49pm
They have the 2nd most Consecutive albums tied with Eminem and 2 behind the Beatles by 2018 they could have two more albums out that go Number 1. They have the most Consecutive Albums to debut at number 1.
Posted by Greg on Wednesday, 10.16.13 @ 11:29am
Who ever said DMB isn't original is out of their mind. Everybody has their own tastes, and that's cool.
Posted by James on Monday, 10.21.13 @ 20:18pm
Dave Matthews at half the prize of stones tickets Carey tickets and other huge bands sold more. Boring jam band boring jam band if u don't like his product but Neil young and Melloncamp were no near as commerivally financially, and influenced pop culture as Dave Matthews band. Pearl jam has three great records Dave Matthews has everyone. His first two albums went plantitim and is amazing, it debuted at number one. Since then every single album debuted at number one. He sold more tickets in 2000 from 2010 then anyone by millions. The populace or majority loves him. He is a first ballot hall of farmer and if green day is and nirvana to deny dmb is an out rage. He is the only artist that didn't sue napster. He has hits after hits and he is more successful than jimmy buffet, great full dead, phish, because he succeed with plantitim records.
Posted by Drewo82 on Monday, 02.1.16 @ 18:42pm
No matter what fans of the whole fame think his records are already in clevand most albums in a row to debut at one. One of those was busted stuff which was already realized. He has five singles he did not realize break free idea of you, can't stop, and two step never realized like a single. Taylor swift is huge Dave went bigger without the social media. Dave Matthews changed alternative rock and he tours for the people but he is in hall of fame for achievements and records he set already. A true singer songwriter is rare one who stood by his original band and by the way did I mention he has has over seven platitunum records. Come on green day, never came close to his sales and a jam band making is hard but he did so the 300 million he made on concerts by charging less is a record. One that should be respected. I'm not a fan of nirvania but they got in, why because Kurt died. What about Bradley knoll his albums revolutionized rock and regale but he died. His albums are better than any of nirvania's. Hall of fame is about achievements in a career, he deserves it and look at his numbers. He was the best show at Woodstock 30 every critic stated. He stays away from the media but don't put him in there he will be the richest front man not in the hall of fame. Listen don't but be objective, I'm objective I wish I could have been driven like him. I wasn't and he made an empire which makes pearl jam radio head to nothing.
Posted by Drewo on Monday, 02.1.16 @ 18:58pm
I like phish but they are not even close to the same. Dave is commerivally successful, extremely more popular than phish I apologize but the band is better, Dave is better, and he ticket sales and his studio sales proof that. Dave has had seven number one albums, meaning best in the world. What is the debate I like phish but they are more jam than Dave. Dave Matthews live CDs sold more than phish cd's. Live at Fenway, live at red rocks, and live at Luther college all went at least gold. Not one song phish has put has made a significant cultural difference. Dave has done that with at least one song from every CD. I like phish but not compareable not close, same as OAR, or other jam bands.q
Posted by Phishvsdmb on Monday, 02.1.16 @ 19:08pm
There's religion and political views to argue.
Posted by Vance on Friday, 04.15.16 @ 21:20pm
You can love or hate their sound but to say they're not talented, that's simply musical ignorance. These have to be the same people who think Nirvana's sound was so "groundbreaking" and "deep". Get real and go back to listening your made up grunge subgenre. You have to high on heroin to listen that depressing crap.
Posted by Justin on Tuesday, 10.18.16 @ 13:36pm
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