13 Artists Who Have Been Snubbed by the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

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So, how does a musician get inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame? Let’s just say, it takes time. After all, one of the requirements states that a group or artist must have released their first recording at least 25 years before the first year they’re considered for induction. But sometimes it can take a notable musician or band even longer to receive the recognition.

In the end, qualifying boils down to a nominee’s influence and overall contributions to music at large — or so the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame says. Even though the institution has commemorated a large number of music’s most celebrated legends, other seemingly obvious picks have yet to make it.

On May 12, the class of 2021 was finally revealed. Inductees include Foo Fighters, The Go-Go's, Jay-Z, Carole King, Todd Rundgren, and the "Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll” herself, 12-time Grammy winner Tina Turner. So, while the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame righted some of its most notorious snubs this year, we're still rounding up some of the most egregious.