With many rock fans up in arms over what they feel are the lack of "true rock acts" in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's Class of 2020,Troy L. Smith at Cleveland.comhas listed"Every Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductee Ranked From Best to Bon Jovi."
With 227 artists on the list, here are the Top 10 and number-227:
- The Beatles
- Chuck Berry
- Elvis Presley
- James Brown (andThe Famous Flames)
- Bob Dylan
- Aretha Franklin
- The Jimi Hendrix Experience
- The Rolling Stones
- Stevie Wonder
- Led Zeppelin
The Bottom 10: (218) Little Anthony & the Imperials (219) The Paul Butterfield Blues Band (220) Bobby Darin (221) The Dells (222) Lovin’ Spoonful (223) Del Shannon (224) Electric Light Orchestra (225) Percy Sledge (226) Stevie Nicks
227) Bon Jovi: "There is no band that brings about a crazier debate in my head when it comes to the Rock Hall than Bon Jovi. On one hand, they’re a huge band that was successful for quite some time. On the other hand, I find myself asking the question: If you removed Bon Jovi from existence, would it affect the history of music all that much, if at all? In the end, I’m left with thinking more than any other Rock Hall Inductee, Bon Jovi lowers the bar of induction. The band is adequate, but not exceptional and maybe the reason Nickelback might get in someday. That’s not a good thing."
Those being inducted this year areThe Doobie Brothers, T. Rex, Nine Inch Nails, Depeche Mode, Whitney Houston and The Notorious B.I.G.