In April of 2017, Pearl Jam was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and all of them looked pretty sharp at the ceremony. Jeff Ament, though, got the most attention for his outfit: his t-shirt included a long list of artists who he felt should be inducted into the Hall of Fame. This list ranged from rock to metal to punk to jazz to Afrobeat to new wave to avant-garde and even some visual artists.
Here, we go through the list name by name, minus the artists who have since been inducted (or who will be this year): Nina Simone, T. Rex, Bon Jovi, Todd Rundgren, the Cars, Duran Duran, Nine Inch Nails, Roxy Music, Judas Priest, Kraftwerk and the Cure. We’re also not including Tom Waits, who was inducted in 2011.
We size up each of the artists who have yet to be inducted and discuss how likely they are actually to be nominated and ultimately become Rock and Roll Hall of Famers.