Artists are eligible for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 25 years after their debut release. For every handful of acts that enter the Hall each year, there are dozens that never make it past the final ballot and hundreds more who aren’t even in the running.
There have been several times during the Rock Hall’s induction ceremonies that band members have been inducted but due to politics and bad blood between group members are forced to sit on the sidelines during the inductees’ performances.
THE FOLLOWING ARTISTS ARE NOT IN THE ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME
Peter Frampton, Jethro Tull, Foreigner, Bad Company, Boston, Judas Priest, the Monkees, Joe Cocker, Sonny & Cher, Bernie Taupin, Brian Wilson, Iron Maiden, Gram Parsons, Grand Funk Railroad, Frankie Avalon, Squeeze, Pat Benatar, Badfinger, Big Star, the Flying Burrito Brothers, Sting, Humble Pie, Eddie Money, Harry Nilsson, Beatles recording engineers Norman Smith and Geoff Emerick, Styx, Free, Billy Idol, Duran Duran, Rockpile, Culture Club, Dionne Warwick, Lenny Kravitz, the Runaways, rock photographers Jim Marshall, Ethan Russell, Gered Mankowitz, Dezo Hoffman, Astrid Kirchherr, Annie Leibovitz, Henry Diltz, and Bob Gruen; Chubby Checker, the Guess Who, rock journalist Lester Bangs, the Turtles, Phil Collins, Rolling Stones pianist and co-founder Ian Stewart, Mitch Ryder & The Detroit Wheels, Kansas, Ronnie Lane, Thin Lizzy, Joe Walsh, Delaney & Bonnie, Poco, the Dictators, Television, Meat Loaf, America, XTC, the Searchers, Leslie Gore, the Raspberries, the B-52s, Paul Revere & The Raiders, Herman’s Hermits, Mountain, Blue Oyster Cult, Chic, the New York Dolls, record producers Phil Ramone, Glyn Johns, Bill Szymczyk, Bob Ezrin, Ted Templeman, John Fry, Richard Perry, Brian Eno, Roy Halee, Chris Thomas, Barry Gibb, Albhy Galuten & Karl Richardson, Jimmy Miller, Jimmy Iovine, Jeff Lynne, Brian Eno, Tom Dowd, Daniel Lanois, and Jack Douglas, and many more.
CHECK IT OUT: Inner-band drama during Blondie’s 2006 Rock Hall induction: