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2012 (The 2013 Induction Ceremony)
These artists released their first recording in 1987, which makes them eligible for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2012 (the induction ceremony will be held the year following the voting process, in 2013). All currently eligible artists are listed here. Artists aleady inducted in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame can be found here.
Click on any artist to cast your vote!
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Posted by martin on Wednesday, 06.13.07 @ 09:23am
Posted by Casper on Wednesday, 06.13.07 @ 21:20pm
Were is Judas Priest?
Posted by Robert on Monday, 07.2.07 @ 04:28am
Posted by martin on Tuesday, 08.7.07 @ 03:08am
Jane's Addiction, N.W.A., Pixies, Public Enemy and Soundgarden.
Posted by Antonio on Thursday, 09.6.07 @ 18:51pm
Posted by Alex on Monday, 11.12.07 @ 14:56pm
If Public Enemy is not inducted as a part of the Class of 2012, there is no justice in the world!!!!
Posted by Stephanie on Wednesday, 12.5.07 @ 18:02pm
"Interestingly, no real disputes."
Posted by liam on Monday, 12.10.07 @ 13:53pm
Guided By Voices
Posted by Sullivan on Monday, 02.4.08 @ 11:52am
Solid class here in 2012. Casper is right on.. Jane's, PE, Soundgarden, and Pixies. The only question is whether or not they will all be first ballot (unlikely).
Posted by mel on Monday, 02.4.08 @ 13:07pm
yeah robert wrong place to talk about JP
Posted by jim on Tuesday, 03.11.08 @ 05:01am
GOO GOO DOLLS gotta be in.
Posted by eric on Saturday, 03.22.08 @ 13:33pm
I'd like to see Janes Addiction and the Goo Goo Dolls make it.
Posted by dude on Sunday, 05.25.08 @ 11:01am
I would be so proud of Goo Goo Dolls if they at least made the nom ballot, and completely blown away if they got in. I'd also love to see Jane's Addiction in there, too.
Posted by balloon_pop on Wednesday, 09.10.08 @ 17:32pm
what an incredibly weak year for music
Posted by windfall on Monday, 09.22.08 @ 20:33pm
2012/2013 from this vantage point looks like the first year where there might be multiple newly eligible artists on the ballot.
Posted by Julien Peter Benney on Thursday, 09.25.08 @ 17:48pm
I think the Pixies, Public Enemy and Soundgarden are no-brainers, first or second year inductees. The Pixies pretty much were the link from college radio to what would become "alternative" much like Joy Division was the bridge band between punk and what would follow. They absolutely get in. And Public Enemy is probably the most important Rap act ever. There isn't any debate about them. Soundgarden? The Hall might make them wait until Nirvana gets in, but that won't take long.
Posted by ms.music on Saturday, 09.27.08 @ 20:26pm
Posted by argh on Friday, 10.10.08 @ 13:07pm
oh and pixies
Posted by argh on Friday, 10.10.08 @ 13:17pm
- "Uncle Slam (another band who was close friends with Suicidal Tendencies)"
Posted by Alex H on Sunday, 10.12.08 @ 01:37am
Posted by Brentley on Sunday, 12.14.08 @ 12:22pm
I cannot see any of these bands being first ballot inductees. There is no question that some of them should be; Pixies. But it is just not happening, at least in my opinion.
Posted by Blah-blah-blah on Tuesday, 01.13.09 @ 15:01pm
Posted by MEADDRESS on Wednesday, 01.14.09 @ 05:01am
SICK OF IT ALL!!!!!!! Greatest Hardcore band ever!!!! Should be in it now
Posted by joe on Monday, 02.16.09 @ 15:31pm
Yeah SICK OF IT ALL...YOU GOT THAT RIGHT.
Posted by Suezee on Monday, 02.16.09 @ 15:33pm
Posted by k k on Tuesday, 02.17.09 @ 01:20am
Posted by S.R on Tuesday, 03.10.09 @ 19:09pm
Posted by Roy on Monday, 03.30.09 @ 04:19am
Posted by Roy on Monday, 03.30.09 @ 04:19am
Roy, was there a point to your list?
Posted by Ralph Wiggham on Monday, 03.30.09 @ 09:05am
This year is loaded:
Posted by Gassman on Friday, 04.10.09 @ 14:12pm
Joan Baez, Judy Collins, Dionne Warwick, Patti LaBelle, Roberta Flack, Linda Ronstadt, Bette Midler, Carole King, Carly Simon, Gloria Gaynor, Donna Summer, Dick Dale, Harry Belafonte, Chubby Checker, Gram Parsons, Cat Stevens, Jim Croce, Willie Nelson, Neil Diamond, Tom Jones, Randy Newman, Merle Haggard, Leon Russell, Joe Cocker, Barry White, Peter Gabriel, Phil Collins, Steve Winwood, Don Henley, Sting
Posted by Roy on Sunday, 04.19.09 @ 08:09am
Roy...can you do anything else but make lists??? Why don't you talk in depth about some of these artists instead of constantly making lists that don't really mean anything...?
Posted by Gitarzan on Sunday, 04.19.09 @ 08:43am
Hey Roy, why no Neil Sedaka?
Posted by Jonny on Sunday, 04.19.09 @ 12:26pm
Good grief, Jonny, don't encourage him.
Posted by Philip on Sunday, 04.19.09 @ 12:34pm
yeah this year is the beginning of alt rock being inducted into the hall with jane's addiction, soundgarden, and the pixies.
Posted by Joey on Sunday, 04.26.09 @ 13:29pm
Soundgarden is not Alternative; at least as far as Music sub-genres are concerned. They were a hard rock band that just happened to come from Seattle around the same time as Nirvana did. That is the extent of any similarities between the two.
Posted by Dameon on Sunday, 04.26.09 @ 19:29pm
you think that most of these bands would make it? WRONG, i can see soundgarden and pixes goin in but the others, no.
Posted by meep on Monday, 06.29.09 @ 08:46am
Posted by Antonio on Monday, 06.29.09 @ 10:20am
A terrific year, plain and simple; I had fun choosing my class for this year.
Posted by AreUExperienced on Monday, 07.13.09 @ 20:29pm
There should be a Rap Hall of Fame for the influential rappers. There isn't, so Public Enemy is in, NWA too. Soundgarden is in, maybe not this year but some year, being one of the earliest major grunge bands, but other than that, no one but George Michael stands out.
Posted by anon on Friday, 08.28.09 @ 08:56am
Death needs to be in. Chuck Schuldiner started the death metal genre, was a great guitarist, and died too young. He would have made some great music if her were still around today. R.I.P. Chuck.
Posted by Scott on Wednesday, 09.23.09 @ 21:23pm
Actually, Possessed had an album out two years before Death. This is of course not forgetting proto-death metal efforts from '70s felt puppets, such as Cookie Monster and River Bottom Nightmare Band.
Posted by Dude Man on Wednesday, 09.23.09 @ 21:31pm
Which reminds me did anyone know that Ler(of Primus fame) actually started out in Possessed. Weird right?
Posted by Dude Man on Wednesday, 09.23.09 @ 21:40pm
Soundgarden's eligibility year has been corrected to 2011.
Posted by Future Rock Legends on Saturday, 09.26.09 @ 17:38pm
Posted by Alex on Tuesday, 11.10.09 @ 09:43am
Where is X Japan?
Posted by Scott on Tuesday, 12.1.09 @ 20:18pm
Posted by Roy on Tuesday, 12.29.09 @ 08:45am
Pages will be added on Future Rock Legends for the following artists. Email has been sent.
Posted by Roy on Monday, 01.4.10 @ 06:59am
Posted by Roy on Tuesday, 01.19.10 @ 03:51am
GOO GOO DOLLS ALL THE WAY. THEY EARNED THEIR ROPES STARTING AS A LOCAL PUNK BAND TO RESPECTED ARTISTS. THEY NEED TO GET NOMINATED
Posted by ChicagoGal on Saturday, 02.13.10 @ 22:14pm
How in the world is Sister Rosetta Tharpe not in the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame??? Check her out on YouTube and tell me her guitar playing did not influence rock 'n' roll.
Posted by Cathy on Monday, 03.1.10 @ 15:36pm
Early Influence Artists listed on Digital Dream Door, but not on Future Rock Legends yet:
Posted by Roy on Wednesday, 03.3.10 @ 03:17am
Dyke & The Blazers
Posted by Roy on Wednesday, 03.3.10 @ 04:02am
Posted by Roy on Wednesday, 03.3.10 @ 04:12am
Roy - what the hell does that list have anything to do with the class of 2012?
Posted by Big Sack on Wednesday, 03.3.10 @ 07:30am
Posted by jh on Wednesday, 03.10.10 @ 17:32pm
My votes, in this order:
Posted by 3MTA3 on Thursday, 03.25.10 @ 16:48pm
N.W.A. started "Gangsta Rap" so they will get in.
Posted by MC on Sunday, 04.11.10 @ 15:19pm
Posted by Roy on Tuesday, 04.20.10 @ 08:59am
Posted by Roy on Tuesday, 04.20.10 @ 09:18am
Now this is one great year right here.
Posted by Daniel on Wednesday, 06.9.10 @ 17:49pm
Posted by Roy on Thursday, 06.17.10 @ 07:44am
N.W.A. Public Enemy, Jane's Addiction and Pixies are all worthy of induction. Out of those, PE and Jane's are the likely 1st ballots. Pixies could have a tough time as the Hall's been indifferent to the College Rock thing so far (though everyone in that section's chances go up once Nirvana are inducted.) N.W.A. weren't as critically acclaimed as PE so they'll have to wait behind them. I could see George Michael making it, though objectively I don't think he should. As for Sinead O'Connor; not a chance.
Posted by Sam on Friday, 06.25.10 @ 20:38pm
perhaps im wrong but where is guns n roses? did gnr not release appetite for destruction in 1987? which would in fact make the eligible?
Posted by darren on Monday, 09.6.10 @ 12:44pm
Goo Goo Dolls for sure.
Posted by jeremy on Sunday, 09.12.10 @ 04:56am
Posted by tl on Saturday, 12.4.10 @ 09:09am
rick astley but not rush? really?
Posted by rush fan on Tuesday, 01.11.11 @ 20:07pm
What does Rush have to to with the 2012 eligibility list?
Posted by DarinRG on Tuesday, 01.11.11 @ 20:49pm
What does Rush have to to with the 2012 eligibility list?
Posted by Joe on Tuesday, 01.11.11 @ 21:20pm
Posted by Denis Ekv on Monday, 01.24.11 @ 08:41am
You forgot to add Gun N'Roses to that list!
Posted by john on Thursday, 02.10.11 @ 23:43pm
Posted by John on Monday, 03.14.11 @ 15:25pm
I think cinderella should be next for the r n r hall of fame
Posted by kay on Monday, 03.14.11 @ 19:27pm
CINDERELLA ! CINDERELLA!
Posted by kay on Monday, 03.14.11 @ 19:29pm
NWA. Others have to wait.
Posted by bill on Tuesday, 03.15.11 @ 11:44am
WILLY DEVILLE dedicated a lifetime to composition and performance of the true "heart and soul" of original and great rock and roll and rhythm and blues music and MINK DEVILLE band - the legacy lives on!
Posted by Kat on Sunday, 03.27.11 @ 11:37am
i want dr dre!!!! uugghhh. stupid ppl! :P
Posted by cookie monster on Wednesday, 05.25.11 @ 11:06am
Pixes- they were the band that inspired nirvana and not a bad alternative band all together.
Posted by Andrew on Friday, 06.24.11 @ 14:57pm
Guns N´ Roses!!!
Posted by leo on Tuesday, 06.28.11 @ 03:53am
Posted by the dollar man on Tuesday, 06.28.11 @ 10:51am
Posted by Deth Magz on Tuesday, 07.19.11 @ 11:37am
What about the band that changed Heavy Metal, who has recently last year released a masterpiece?
Posted by Lewis on Tuesday, 08.2.11 @ 17:01pm
KISS, Judas Priest, Megadeth, Iron Maiden should be in the Rock and Roll of Fame before NWA or soundgarden. Its just common sense.
Posted by Truth on Wednesday, 08.3.11 @ 12:14pm
I'd agree with you on Iron Maiden and Judas Priest.
Posted by GFW on Wednesday, 08.3.11 @ 12:42pm
Posted by Tina on Friday, 08.5.11 @ 19:53pm
umm.. where is Guns N' roses?
Posted by Tom on Tuesday, 08.16.11 @ 10:55am
They made their first release in 1986.
Posted by GFW on Tuesday, 08.16.11 @ 11:14am
Time for Cher to be inducted, come on. She deserves it. 45 years in the business and on the charts every decade of her career!
Posted by Tom on Monday, 08.22.11 @ 18:00pm
Posted by Cloonie on Monday, 08.22.11 @ 18:08pm
Why isn't Guns N' Roses included?
Posted by Carlos on Tuesday, 08.30.11 @ 02:31am
why is Rick James not on your list?
Posted by hmmmmmm on Wednesday, 09.7.11 @ 12:59pm
guns n roses ?
Posted by rafael on Wednesday, 09.14.11 @ 19:39pm
if this is the 2012 list i can't see voting for anyone this must be a joke. where's thin lizzy,deep purple,j. geils band,robert palmer, peter gabriel, and many others. you can't tell me that there not on anyones list what a joke this pathetic you'll vote in brown noser's instead of legends this it for me there must justice somewhere until not only will not visit i want watch any rock and roll inductions nor purchase anything and i'll pass the word the hall is busting the great's ----'-. disappointed and felt let down. done
Posted by rick b on Thursday, 09.15.11 @ 12:32pm
No really, stop joking! Where's your real list. I
Posted by Glaze on Saturday, 09.17.11 @ 15:45pm
So basically you stopped listening to music made after 1980, and your viewpoint of rock and roll is a conservative one? K... rick b might be even more devoid of credibility.
Posted by Sam on Saturday, 09.17.11 @ 15:57pm
TO Glaze: get back to bed, grandpa.
Posted by GFW on Saturday, 09.17.11 @ 16:14pm
where is the moody blues on the list?
Posted by david hedgecock on Sunday, 09.18.11 @ 10:09am
i know death metal is not the most popular genre out there, but chuck schuldinger and co. deserve to be in for creating that genre. it would be shameful to not put him in
Posted by Joel on Sunday, 09.25.11 @ 20:37pm
Posted by Jeff Erickson on Wednesday, 09.28.11 @ 06:35am
Posted by Kelso Horror on Thursday, 09.29.11 @ 14:06pm
Please induct the Zombies who still tour today and a gentleman who passed without recognition Link Wray! thank you Thomas Grooms Radio DJ
Posted by thomas grooms on Saturday, 10.1.11 @ 01:41am
Please include Glen Campbell as a nominee for the class of 2012. His latest release, "Ghost on a Canvas". is truly special! He deserves being in the RR Hall of Fame for his vast amount of contributions he has made to the R and R business.
Posted by David Laughter on Saturday, 10.1.11 @ 09:21am
Here are the top 25 vote-getters (year 2011) on the "Deserving of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame" list at:
Posted by garjen on Monday, 10.10.11 @ 15:31pm
Big year for Canadians
Posted by Roy on Saturday, 10.15.11 @ 09:37am
From where I sit, the most likely from this group to get a nomination are as follows:
Posted by Philip on Thursday, 11.10.11 @ 22:45pm
8. M.C. Hammer--you laugh, but he's the landmark of hip-hop finally breaking through the glass ceiling all the way to the Top of the Hot 100.
Posted by DarinRG on Friday, 11.11.11 @ 00:49am
I see only 3 names i would consider NWA Public Enemy and Janes Addiction 2013 class could be catchup year
Posted by Robert Ewing on Saturday, 11.26.11 @ 00:52am
Boy George: Nope, he's a joke nowadays and culture club isn't enough.
Posted by GFW on Sunday, 11.27.11 @ 07:40am
Jaco Pastorius deserves to be in the R & R Hall of Fame!!! He is legendary in his acheivments with the Bass and there isn't a Bassist today that has not been influenced by his style & technique...
Posted by Roseanne McIlvane on Friday, 12.2.11 @ 06:48am
Rosetta Tharpe should be somewhere on this list..
Posted by Anitra on Sunday, 12.4.11 @ 23:34pm
Where is Bon Jovi!!!!! What is the criteria that the inductees of chosen from... are they going from a list from the bottom up? Or does someone need glasses and a hearing aid. WE WANT BON JOVI... not just a song... THE WHOLE BAND!!!!! Wake up and smell the Roses... well you already did that this year, lets just hope next year BON JOVI gets in!!!!
Posted by JerZgirl818 on Wednesday, 12.7.11 @ 13:40pm
Posted by Tahvo Parvianen on Thursday, 12.8.11 @ 07:18am
Also, he referred to the Small Faces/the Faces as "the Rod Stewart Group" Hmmmmm.
Posted by Tahvo Parvianen on Thursday, 12.8.11 @ 07:21am
Roger Friedman's article was atrocious in it's errors and downright stupidity. Friedman is exactly the kind of out of touch critic that's stuck in the past and his own personal tastes that the HOF does not need on the "Nominating Committee" nor "Voting Committee." That article was a joke.
Posted by Donnie on Thursday, 12.8.11 @ 08:13am
I don't think any of them are going to be nominated next year.
Posted by Roy on Thursday, 12.15.11 @ 06:46am
Here are the top 30 vote-getters at:
Posted by Garrett on Thursday, 12.15.11 @ 12:00pm
Two things. Why not Bon Jovi?
Posted by Carole Altendorf on Friday, 02.10.12 @ 19:04pm
My Predictions for 2013
Posted by Kyle on Tuesday, 04.3.12 @ 08:36am
Posted by lauren on Thursday, 05.10.12 @ 12:38pm
you need to Nominating The bands Kiss and Rush,Scorpions,Foreigner,Anthrax,Bad company, McAuley Schenker group,Testament,Stryper,UFO
Posted by jnmetalmania on Sunday, 05.13.12 @ 19:55pm
These artists released their first recording in 1987, which makes them eligible for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2012 (the induction ceremony will be held the year following the voting process, in 2013).
Posted by Roy on Saturday, 08.4.12 @ 06:16am
STEVIE RAY VAUGHAN
Posted by Andy Vaughan on Saturday, 09.15.12 @ 14:13pm
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Posted by Rick McBride on Thursday, 11.22.12 @ 21:37pm
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