Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame 2011 Nominees

The Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame has announced its 2011 Nominees and Alice Cooper, Donovan, Dr. John, and Neil Diamond are first time nominees. As are Bon Jovi, who get to leave our perpetual bridesmaids list. The other 2011 nominees: Beastie Boys, Chic, J. Geils Band, LL Cool J, Darlene Love, Laura Nyro, Donna Summer, Joe Tex, Tom Waits, and Chuck Willis. With NCIS: Los Angeles in mind, take a look at the list of the snubbed.

Depeche Mode
Peter Gabriel
Cyndi Lauper
The Smiths
Stevie Ray Vaughan
Duran Duran
The Cure
Sonic Youth
Billy Idol
The Replacements
Willie Nelson
Judas Priest
Brian Eno
Hall & Oates
Minor Threat
Captain Beefheart
Black Flag

Can you think of others? Remember, it’s a year later so new folks (i.e. artists who had their first release in 1985) are eligible.

Comments (22)
  1. ELO, anyone?

  2. I’d still vote for Weird Al.

    Bon Jovi will definitely be inducted if only because Jann & Co want star power for the ceremony (see: The Madonna Factor).

  3. J. Geils Band is nominated, Rush and Eno still aren’t. What the hell?

  4. What about Joan Jett? I mean, she’s no LL Cool J, but…

  5. How is Stevie Ray Vaughan only a nominee? He should have been inducted years ago.

  6. I can’t wait for 2022 when Auto-tune and Drum Machine finally get their due.

  7. What about kiss and Bauhaus. and at least get flock of seagulls in there they had a few more hits then j. giels. if flock of seagulls are already in then im sorry. and the people who should win this year are tom waits, Beastie boys and alice cooper.

  8. Robert Plant
    Iron Maiden
    Cheap Trick

  9. Does anybody remember the band who sold out Shea Stadium quicker than The Beatles? The band that sold the most concerts in 1971? The band who sold the most records in America from 1970-1975? The band with the most played song in 1975 (Bad Time)? The only band in history to cover a #1 hit song and achieve the same rating? The band who was HATED by critics but LOVED by the People? The People’s Band, The AMERICAN Band, GRAND FUNK RAILROAD!!! WE WANT GRAND FUNK!! WE WANT GRAND FUNK!! WE WANT GRAND FUNK!!

  10. Brian Eno. Hands down.

  11. R&R Hall of Shame is irrelevant

  12. It’s about time fore Alice Cooper. But the Hall of Fame continues to be meaningless without two of the top 5 selling acts of the 70′s YES and JETHRO TULL. How people like Chic, even get mentioned before some of the most successful and influential bands is unbelievable to me.

    And I love Brian Eno, but what about ROXY MUSIC?

    And the most influential and groundbreaking of all the progressive rock that critics have tried to ignore for forty years… KING CRIMSON. Even recently sampled by Kanye,

  13. Not that I’m any kind of fan, but I’m really surprised Neil Diamond and Hall & Oates aren’t already in there.

  14. I think “Kraftwerk” is missing an “R”

  15. So happy that Duran Duran is on the snub list! I so agree that they need to be inducted into the Rock Hall. If you feel the same way, please visit Duran Duran to the Rock Hall – Official Effort,, and click ‘sign petition’. Nile Rodgers recently signed and every month we interview bands and artists that support our cause. All you need is not to do it!!!! Kirk at DDTTRH

  16. They Might Be Giants!

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