With the induction of Rush into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, one of the tent-pole overlooked acts has finally come off the wish list. That leaves only about thirty or forty more who deserve induction but have been overlooked.
Rolling Stone asked their readers to pick the acts that ought to go in when the 2014 inductees are announced next December. The list is made up of some very important artists from the rock era, a group that has been eligible to be nominated a total of 143 times but have only actually received a nod in five (and three of those belong to Gram Parsons).
While a few of these are a bit of a surprise (Zevon, Cheap Trick) and the ranking might be a bit off (switch the Smiths and Nirvanna) the majority of the list is solid and could easily be expanded with Jethro Tull, King Crimson, Todd Rundgren and many more.
- Deep Purple (Eligible since 1993, Nominated in 2013)
- Smiths (Eligible since 2008, Never nominated)
- KISS (Eligible since 1999, Nominated in 2010)
- Yes (Eligible since 1994, Never nominated)
- Moody Blues (Eligible since 1989, Never nominated)
- Cheap Trick (Eligible since 2002, Never nominated)
- Warren Zevon (Eligible since 1994, Never nominated)
- Gram Parsons (Eligible since 1992, Nominated in 2002, 2004 and 2005)
- Chicago (Eligible since 1994, Never nominated)
- Nirvana (Will be eligible for the first time this coming year)