Of the 15 nominees for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s 2019 class, only a handful — usually five or six — will end up getting inducted.
That means that many of the nominees announced this past week won’t make it.
To be eligible, performers must have released their first recording at least 25 years ago.
You can go online at rockhall.com until Dec. 9 to vote for who you’d like to see get in. The top five artists chosen by fans will be considered along with those chosen by voters in the music industry.
These 15 acts, all snubbed, easily could have earned a spot this year:
First year he’s eligible — “Golden Feelings” came out in 1993.
Few bands of its ’90s pop-punk generation have made it, other than Green Day in 2015.
Hip-hop is a relatively new addition to the Rock Hall. Bone Thugs’ generation of rappers deserves recognition.
Grunge icons Nirvana and Pearl Jam made it in. What about the generation of ’90s alt-rockers who arrived in grunge’s wake?
Dave Matthews Band
DMB’s jam-band brethren haven’t had much luck making it in.
There’s a noticeable lack of ’80s British new wave in the Rock Hall.
The next Los Angeles rock group of its generation that should get in.
Can Buckley make it in on the strength of a single album, “Grace,” his only full-length release before his death in 1997?
Considering that Black Sabbath, Metallica, Deep Purple and Kiss made it in, Judas Priest belongs in the mix.
Her hugely influential discography more than qualifies her.
Nine Inch Nails
Trent Reznor & Co. made industrial rock mainstream.
Perhaps the year’s biggest snub of a newly eligible act.
Has the critical love and hits she needs to make it in.
Newly eligible this year, Snoop should get this tribute.
There should be an moratorium on any other R&B artists getting in until Janet Jackson finally makes it.