Nazareth

Not in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Eligible since: 1996 (The 1997 Induction Ceremony)

Previously Considered? No  what's this?


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Love Hurts (1974)
Hair of the Dog (1975)

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

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Great early hard rock band. They should get in, the Hall needs more Scottish rockers.

Posted by Metalsmith on Tuesday, 11.25.08 @ 11:21am


NAZARETH IS THE BESY BAND EVER!!! DEAL WITH IT!

Posted by Roman on Saturday, 12.6.08 @ 11:16am


HELL YEAH!! I CANT BELIVE THAT SHITTY BANDS LIKE LED ZEPPELIN ARE IN, AND THE GODS OF HARD ROCK LIKE DEEP PURPLE AND NAZARETH ARE NOT!

Posted by Nazareth1986 on Saturday, 12.6.08 @ 11:17am


Nazareth is a very good group...but the best ever??? I'm glad they're your favorite, but when do you people start being realistic and quit putting others down to bolster them???

Since there's so much buzz about plagarism, maybe we should overlay "Hair Of the Dog" and "Day Tripper" by the Beatles...they're very similar...

Posted by Gitarzan on Saturday, 12.6.08 @ 11:41am


I like Nazareth, but I think anybody who calls Led Zeppelin a "shitty band" needs a reality check. If you have to insult artists, insult Madonna. If you can call her an "artist"

Posted by Keebord on Saturday, 12.6.08 @ 14:02pm


Madonna is a genius!

Posted by Worm on Saturday, 12.6.08 @ 14:06pm


No she isn't worm. Now shut up already. Name one thing that makes her a genius?

Posted by Freeze on Saturday, 12.6.08 @ 14:09pm


Hard to escape you. The # of albums she has sold "talks" ... but your bullshit walks!

Posted by Worm on Saturday, 12.6.08 @ 14:14pm


So I guess you also feel the need to induct Barbra Streisand and Celine Dion?

Posted by Freeze on Saturday, 12.6.08 @ 14:21pm


Sorry worm, but calling Madonna a genius is not a very funny joke.

Posted by Mr. Octagon on Saturday, 12.6.08 @ 16:46pm


NNow your messing with a son of a bitc-, your messing with a son of a bitc-!

Posted by Mike on Sunday, 12.7.08 @ 12:05pm


huh Mike?

Posted by Firebrick on Sunday, 12.7.08 @ 14:00pm


Who is Worm? Whence came he, and wither hast he gone? Worm, wouldst be ye man, or be ye woman? Prithee, Worm, wherefore came ye outst yor hole in fury, danced about, and as quickly be disappeared?

Posted by Telarock on Monday, 12.8.08 @ 12:01pm


Nazareth is my favorite band! i guess zappelin r ok...but it's freakin unbelievable that they get in before Nazareth, Uriah Heep, Steppenwolf, Deep Purple and Dio!

Posted by Uriah Heepy on Wednesday, 12.10.08 @ 22:27pm


YES YES YES!!!

Posted by Child in Time 27 on Friday, 12.19.08 @ 04:19am


Yes! Classic hard-rock. Influenced tons of bands like Motorhead, Judas Priest. Also one of the best voices in the history of rock!

Posted by Steelheart on Saturday, 12.20.08 @ 13:41pm


Best band ever!

Posted by Sob on Sunday, 12.21.08 @ 03:07am


Speaking of covers, "Love Hurts" by Nazareth was a cover of an Everly Brothers song. Another I can think of off the top of my head is "Move It On Over" by George Thorogood, originally done by...Hank Williams.

Posted by Gitarzan on Thursday, 07.2.09 @ 18:53pm


“Love Hurts” could be considered as either one of the greatest songs of all time or one of the worst songs of all time depending on which way you look at it. In fact, “Love Hurts” isn’t the only song like that. Here are some other noteworthy songs that fit that description:

“Rock & Roll All Night” – KISS
“Everybody Hurts” – REM
“Band on the Run” – Paul McCartney & Wings
“We Are Family” – Sister Sledge
“Monday, Monday” – The Mamas & The Papas
“Yellow Submarine” – The Beatles
“I Am the Walrus” – The Beatles
“Hey Jude” – The Beatles
“Like a Rolling Stone” – Bob Dylan
“Anarchy in the UK” – The Sex Pistols

Here are some reasons behind each entry on the list:
“Rock & Roll All Night,” Rock’s Anthem or untalented garbage performed by painted freaks?
“Everybody Hurts,” one of the best songs performed by one of the greatest bands or one of the greatest bands’ worst songs?
“Band on the Run,” A solo masterpiece by ¼ of The Beatles or overrated dull crap?
“We Are Family,” An anthem of the 70s or the worst song of the 70s?
“Monday, Monday,” Their best song next to “California Dreamin” or one of the most moronically themed banal stains on the 60s music scene?
“Yellow Submarine,” A cute little ditty or a shamefully embarrassingly “castrate me now” anthem and the theme song to all the eunuchs worldwide?
“I Am the Walrus,” A psychedelic masterpiece or if looked at from a neutral perspective, a giant bag of nonsensical raw squid intestines (Is this even a song)?
“Hey Jude,” A pop masterpiece or shamefully overrated boring pop mediocrity
“Like a Rolling Stone,” Jann Wenner’s wedding song or Jann Wenner’s wedding song?
“Anarchy in the UK,” The best of the punk movement or the sole reason why the punk movement stinks?

Posted by Grant Grunt on Sunday, 09.6.09 @ 06:29am


Interestingly enough Grant, I don't think I've ever heard anyone refer to "Love Hurts" as a bad song

Posted by Keebord on Sunday, 09.6.09 @ 06:44am


Nazareth in the RRHOF? Why? What have they done that was so earth-shattering other than being another "good band?"

Posted by Tahvo Parvianen on Tuesday, 07.6.10 @ 02:57am


How long must they wait they should of already been inducted what the heck man. they were a great early hard rock band. They Need to be inducted

Posted by Spider on Friday, 07.30.10 @ 21:21pm


Nazareth has outlived most of the 'two year wonders'. Their versatility of the songs from hard rock to romantic love songs is undeniable. give them a break! They deserve to be recognized. Maybe the political 'players' in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame (sic) just will not recognize real artists and only go by sales. Look at the sales charts for the last 40 years. And still going strong, Rock On Dan!!

Posted by lindakp on Tuesday, 11.27.12 @ 11:02am


I think that a bands total body of work should be a major consideration for induction.
Nazareth has performed in a top-shelf professional manner for decades. They have maintained traditional rock roots and didn't sway while others did.
Love Hurts is a classic and major cover throughout the world. Who doesn’t know and love that song. Its gets you (guys) on the dance floor making the better half happy.....
Quit trying to over think qualifications and go with an industry professional for all the right reasons...common sense

Posted by michiganrocker on Tuesday, 04.8.14 @ 09:07am


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