4RockNRollers

Who Should be in the Hall of Fame?

This site, as the domain and title says, is FOR ROCK AND ROLLERS (4rocknrollers!).  And as a tribute to our favorites, we were stunned to learn that many of those groups that we think should be honored, have never had a place in the Hall of Fame.

This is our reminder that these groups have played an important part of rock and roll history and should have a place in the Hall of Fame!

269. Boogie Down Productions

In Rap’s Golden Age, most of the emerging stars were considered one dimensional. Not so, for Boogie Down Productions, which many critics have labeled as the most versatile and influential of their genre.
  • Boogie Down Productions

    262. The Tragically Hip

    Although they are virtually unknown outside their native Canada, it can be easily argued that the Tragically Hip were the definition of Canadian music.
    • The Tragically Hip

      60. Jane’s Addiction

      If you were to ask many music fans in 1990 or 1991 which band truly defined “Alternative” many would point to Jane’s Addiction. With a funky hybrid of Metal, Punk and Folk the provocative band took the music world by storm in the late 80’s.
      • Janes Addiction

        81. George Michael

        Usually when collaborations break up one party becomes more successful than the other. There may be no case of wider musical disparity than when George Michael and Andrew Ridgely dissolved Wham.
        • George Michael

          19. Pixies

          When the Alternative scene exploded into the mainstream many pointed to Seattle as the origin of it all. Funny, how many of those bands pointed back East to the Pixies as the group who was really responsible.
          • Pixies
          • Black Francis
          • Kim Deal
          • Joey Santiago
          • Dave Lovering

            12. N.W.A.

            Considered one of the pioneers of Gangsta Rap, N.W.A. was not just among the first of their kind, they might just be considered the best.
            • NWA
            • EazyE
            • Ice Cube
            • Dr Dre
            • MC Ren
            • Snoop Dogg

              272. Queensrÿche

              As one of the top Progressive Metal bands of recent memory, Queensrÿche is best known for their chilling hit, Silent Lucidity. Too many that is all they are known for, but their series of albums reflected much more depth than that radio friendly song. Still together and still touring, Queensrÿche has carved quite the niche for them selves in the music world though it is likely not enough to get them inducted.         The Bullet Points:   Eligible Since: 2008   Country of Origin: U.S.A. (Bellevue, WS)   Nominated In: Never   NIHOF’s Favorite Album: Operation: Mindcrime (1988)   NIHOF’s Favorite Song: Empire (From Empire, 1990){acepolls 340}
              • Queensryche

                271. Bryan Adams

                With a string of straight forward Rock albums in the 80’s Bryan Adams felt like a breath of fresh air to many disillusioned music listeners who struggled to identify with the New Wave sounds or Heavy Metal that seemed to split the music world. Adams was a safe option and maybe that would become a problem for Adams later. As other genres emerged, Adams embraced a very safe form of Soft Rock and the pock marked Canadian was churning out more elevator standards than Rock songs. Should the Hall look at his 80’s work alone he would have a better shot then if they look at his post “Robin Hood” work.         The Bullet Points:   Eligible Since: 2004   Country of Origin: Kingston, Canada   Nominated In: Never   NIHOF’s Favorite Album: Cuts Like A Knife (1983)   NIHOF’s Favorite Song: Run to You (From Reckless,…
                • Bryan Adams

                  270. Don Henley

                  Already deservedly in the Hall as a member of the Eagles, Don Henley easily had the best solo career among them. Henley only recorded four albums, but they performed very well and spawned some hits as well as critical acclaim. He created some solid Rock tunes, though his overall work may have bordered a little too far on the Adult Contemporary side for some fans. The key here is that the songs that were a hit for Henley then could easily be so now. If any Eagle gets in as a solo, our wager is on Don Henley.         The Bullet Points:   Eligible Since: 2007   Country of Origin: U.S.A. (Gilmer, TX)   Nominated In: Never   NIHOF’s Favorite Album: Building the Perfect Beast (1984)   NIHOF’s Favorite Song: Boys of Summer (From Building the Perfect Beast, 1984) {acepolls 290}
                  • Don Henley