The 10 worst omissions from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame has a long way to go with its heavy metal inductees.
Exclude proto-metallic luminaries like Deep Purple and Led Zeppelin, and Rock Hall has inducted only two suitable metal acts in its nearly 40-year history: Black Sabbath and Metallica. New Wave of British Heavy Metal pioneers Judas Priest and Iron Maiden were nominated but have been glossed over in recent years, while thrash metal ancestors like Slayer and Megadeth never even got a nod. Meanwhile, glam-metal titans Motley Crue claim to have been kicked out of the institution.
Many metal artists have publicly decried Rock Hall for excluding them, and it’s easy to understand their frustration. In recent years, the museum seems more concerned with inducting groundbreaking pop and hip-hop artists – worthy additions, no doubt, but perhaps those that should come. after metal legends that are inexorably linked to rock ‘n’ roll.
From the speed kings of the 70s Motorhead to the mavens of 90s groove-metal Pantera, below we outline the 10 biggest metal snubs from the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.
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