Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Journey, Boston, Chicago and other criminally overlooked artists that deserve to be in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Earlier this month, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame announced 15 nominees for possible induction in 2015. The list includes such big names as Lou Reed, Sting, Green Day, and Nine Inch Nails.
As usual they skipped over a lot of my favorites. This year, however, the hall nominated the Smiths, who are on my list. The last time I published my personal list of overlooked artists who deserve to be in the Rock Hall was April 2013. Since then, one artist off that list, KISS, was inducted. 
What follows is an updated list of rock music artists I’d like to see inducted. After each artist, I’ve included their first year of eligibility for the hall.

1. Steve Miller Band (1993)
2. Chicago (1994)
3. Yes (1994)
4. Journey (2000)
5. Boston (2001)
6. Cheap Trick (2002)
7. Eddie Money (2002)
8. The Cars (2003)
9. The Cure (2003)
10. Joy Division (2003)
11. Siouxsie & the Banshees (2003)
12. Def Leppard (2004)
13. The Motels (2004)
14. Pat Benatar (2004)
15. The Psychedelic Furs (2004)
16. The Go-Go’s (2005)
17. INXS (2005)
18. Depeche Mode (2006)
19. Duran Duran (2006)
20. New Order (2006)
21. The Smiths (2008)
22. Bon Jovi (2008)
23. Concrete Blonde (2011)

For more information about the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, check out the official website, as well as Future Rock Legends.

Photo: Cover of Journey’s 1978 album “Infinity,” which includes the hit singles “Wheel in the Sky” and “Lights.” 

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