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The Stooges, Metallica in the Running for Rock Hall of Fame

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has announced this year's class of nominees, and there are some big names on the list. The Hall of Fame is following up last year's class, which featured the likes of Madonna, Leonard Cohen, and John Mellencamp, with a group of nominees including Metallica, Run-DMC, and the Stooges.

In total, nine acts made the short list. In addition to the names above, guitarist Jeff Beck, singer Wanda Jackson, Little Anthony and the Imperials, War, Chic, and Bobby Womack will be on the ballot. The five acts with the most votes will be named to the Hall of Fame in January and officially inducted in April.

A couple of interesting things: First, neither Stevie Ray Vaughan nor Bon Jovi made the ballot this year, which would have been the first year both were eligible (at least 25 years must have passed since the act released its first single). And second, no Beastie Boys? They were short-listed last year, but they were left off this time around.

Which of the potential nominees do you think is most deserving?


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garjen garjen 8 years
You can vote for the most deserving but overlooked artists in the Rock and Roll HoF at: top 120 vote-getters at this point as voted by true rock fans are:1Rush 2Deep Purple 3Moody Blues 4Yes 5Alice Cooper 6Chicago 7Donovan 8Neil Diamond 9Jethro Tull 10Genesis 11Stevie Ray Vaughan 12The Hollies 13Heart 14Kiss 15The Zombies 16The Guess Who 17Electric Light Orchestra 18Dire Straits 19The Cars 20Doobie Brothers 21Cheap Trick 22Steve Miller 23Pete Townshend 24Cat Stevens 25Three Dog Night 26Grand Funk Railroad 27Styx 28Hall & Oates 29Joe Cocker 30Wolfman Jack 31Jim Croce 32Roxy Music 33Carole King 34Duran Duran 35Peter Gabriel 36Pat Benatar 37Joe Walsh 38Jeff Beck 39Def Leppard 40T. Rex 41The Stooges 42Ozzy Osbourne 43Boston 44Journey 45The Monkees 46The Spinners 47Gordon Lightfoot 48Steppenwolf 49Judas Priest 50Foreigner 51The Cure 52Bad Company 53Warren Zevon 54Tommy James & the Shondells 55Todd Rundgren 56Steve Winwood 57Badfinger 58The Replacements 59ABBA 60Eurythmics 61Los Lobos 62Metallica 63Emerson, Lake & Palmer 64Ben E. King 65The Smiths 66Squeeze 67The Jam 68Billy Idol 69B-52s 70Carly Simon 71Supertramp 72Thin Lizzy 73Iron Maiden 74Blue Öyster Cult 75Connie Francis 76Donna Summer 77The Grass Roots 78Leon Russell 79Tom Dowd 80Scorpions 81Lou Reed 82Marianne Faithfull 83Blood, Sweat & Tears 84MC5 85Harry Nilsson 86Jan & Dean 87Sting 88Willie Nelson 89Lesley Gore 90The Go-Go's 91Stevie Nicks 92King Crimson 93XTC 94Joan Jett 95Phil Collins 96Johnny Rivers 97Melanie 9810,000 Maniacs 99Carpenters 100Little Feat 101Barry White 102Linda Ronstadt 103Joe Jackson 104War 105Quincy Jones 106Bon Jovi 107Kansas 108The Commodores 109Ted Nugent 110Run-D.M.C. 111INXS 112Peter Frampton 113Sonny & Cher 114Beastie Boys 115Bread 116Ringo Starr 117Arlo Guthrie 118Tom Waits 119Red Hot Chili Peppers 120Spencer Davis Group
garjen garjen 8 years
You can vote for the most deserving but overlooked artists in the Rock and Roll HoF at: The top 120 vote-getters at this point as voted by true rock fans are: 1 Rush 2 Deep Purple 3 Moody Blues 4 Yes 5 Alice Cooper 6 Chicago 7 Donovan 8 Neil Diamond 9 Jethro Tull 10 Genesis 11 Stevie Ray Vaughan 12 The Hollies 13 Heart 14 Kiss 15 The Zombies 16 The Guess Who 17 Electric Light Orchestra 18 Dire Straits 19 The Cars 20 Doobie Brothers 21 Cheap Trick 22 Steve Miller 23 Pete Townshend 24 Cat Stevens 25 Three Dog Night 26 Grand Funk Railroad 27 Styx 28 Hall & Oates 29 Joe Cocker 30 Wolfman Jack 31 Jim Croce 32 Roxy Music 33 Carole King 34 Duran Duran 35 Peter Gabriel 36 Pat Benatar 37 Joe Walsh 38 Jeff Beck 39 Def Leppard 40 T. Rex 41 The Stooges 42 Ozzy Osbourne 43 Boston 44 Journey 45 The Monkees 46 The Spinners 47 Gordon Lightfoot 48 Steppenwolf 49 Judas Priest 50 Foreigner 51 The Cure 52 Bad Company 53 Warren Zevon 54 Tommy James & the Shondells 55 Todd Rundgren 56 Steve Winwood 57 Badfinger 58 The Replacements 59 ABBA 60 Eurythmics 61 Los Lobos 62 Metallica 63 Emerson, Lake & Palmer 64 Ben E. King 65 The Smiths 66 Squeeze 67 The Jam 68 Billy Idol 69 B-52s 70 Carly Simon 71 Supertramp 72 Thin Lizzy 73 Iron Maiden 74 Blue Öyster Cult 75 Connie Francis 76 Donna Summer 77 The Grass Roots 78 Leon Russell 79 Tom Dowd 80 Scorpions 81 Lou Reed 82 Marianne Faithfull 83 Blood, Sweat & Tears 84 MC5 85 Harry Nilsson 86 Jan & Dean 87 Sting 88 Willie Nelson 89 Lesley Gore 90 The Go-Go's 91 Stevie Nicks 92 King Crimson 93 XTC 94 Joan Jett 95 Phil Collins 96 Johnny Rivers 97 Melanie 98 10,000 Maniacs 99 Carpenters 100 Little Feat 101 Barry White 102 Linda Ronstadt 103 Joe Jackson 104 War 105 Quincy Jones 106 Bon Jovi 107 Kansas 108 The Commodores 109 Ted Nugent 110 Run-D.M.C. 111 INXS 112 Peter Frampton 113 Sonny & Cher 114 Beastie Boys 115 Bread 116 Ringo Starr 117 Arlo Guthrie 118 Tom Waits 119 Red Hot Chili Peppers 120 Spencer Davis Group
smart-blonde smart-blonde 8 years
ilanac, I think we have tickets to the same show! I'm really looking forward to it.
californiagirlx7 californiagirlx7 8 years
METALLICA! I can't believe they aren't in it already.
bluesarahlou bluesarahlou 8 years
Metallica. No question. XM radio has a station that plays ONLY Metallica. Well, almost only...they do Metallica covers, anyway...I listen to it every day. I can't change it!
Punk-Glam-Queen Punk-Glam-Queen 8 years
Um dare I say it? STOOGES! I also think Run DMC deserve it!
Karen0193 Karen0193 8 years
Metallica y loove em sooo much!!
LadyLiLa83 LadyLiLa83 8 years
I am very much hoping for Metallica. I have a crush on James, but that's very much besides the point! :)
naziazholesusuck naziazholesusuck 8 years
ehadams ehadams 8 years
Definitely Metallica.
ilanac13 ilanac13 8 years
i'm happy about this one - ironically enough i JUST got tickets to the metallica show for this january (yes i know that it's only Sept). i've seen them MANY MANY times and it's always a good show!
tlsgirl tlsgirl 8 years
Dear Lord I hate Metallica. I understand the nomination and all, I just straight up their music.
glam-sugar glam-sugar 8 years
:kool: Metallica. :kool:
smart-blonde smart-blonde 8 years
Metallica has to be in. They now hold the all-time record (no pun intented) for the most consecutive #1 albums, more than the Beatles. And of course, I must ask the perpetual question: Where is Rush's nomination?
MrDPember MrDPember 8 years
Metallica. Hands down.
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