Eligible since: 2007 (The 2008 Induction Ceremony)
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I'm shocked they're elligible this early........they've been together since 1982?
Posted by Casper on Tuesday, 12.12.06 @ 02:54am
Yes, 10KM's first indie EP was released in 1982. Their first major label album, "The Wishing Chair" was released in 1985, and "In my Tribe," the album that brought them to a wider auidence was released in the summer of 1987, although it wasn't until the sping of 1988 that it began to sell and garner attention outside of the band's fan base on college campuses.
Posted by NFB on Tuesday, 04.3.07 @ 20:00pm
10,000 Maniacs should be considered for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Their music is timeless and still relevant to this day which should be recognized. I would hope that the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame recognizes artists for the quality of their work and not on record sales.
Posted by 10k Fan on Monday, 10.1.07 @ 20:45pm
One of the lamest bands to ever play a stage. Natalie Merchant should be smacked for covering "Because the Night".
Posted by Lisa on Wednesday, 10.31.07 @ 12:00pm
Lisa, your comments are ridiculous as they are laughable. Natalie brought "because the night" to a wide audience who in turn rewarded her by selling out all of the concerts on that tour and buying more than 3 million copies of that record. I also know that Patti Smith was *very* appreciative.
Posted by Kevin on Saturday, 01.5.08 @ 08:19am
I don't think they'll get in. As a practical matter, there's no way they'll ever be able to fit that many band members on the podium for the induction.
Posted by Vilos Cohaagen on Monday, 11.30.09 @ 17:53pm
Ouch.... i hate voting no as i love this band and have had this weird crush on Natalie Merchant for years, but i question their innovation. Brilliant yes, wonderful to listen to yes, but they are very far on the outside looking in. Didn't see them ranked at all on notinhalloffame.com and they barely registered on rateitall.com I guess i am not the only one who feels that way.....still love them though!
Posted by The_Avenger on Sunday, 03.21.10 @ 20:16pm
too many band members, but perhaps just natalie
Posted by Mikhail on Saturday, 07.7.12 @ 02:07am
I would vote for 10,000 Maniacs RRHOF.They were totally an original group & Natalie Merchant's voice is just wonderful.She can really announciate her words beautifully.Reminds me of Cyndi Lauper that way.
Posted by KING on Wednesday, 01.29.14 @ 14:55pm
Natalie Merchant one of the greatest vocalists of all time. Pure and simple. 10,000 Maniacs musical style was unique and transcends time or place. Influential in Merchant as a front woman. You start seeing women as lead singers after. In My Tribe, The Wishing Chair, MTV Unplugged should put 10,000 Maniacs in RRHOF. They really deserve the honor. I think The Beatles would have sounded like 10,000 Maniacs if they continued playing. KING
Posted by KING on Saturday, 05.23.15 @ 02:01am
Natalie merchant should be in the hall of fame. Period.
Posted by Hazy Davy on Sunday, 06.5.16 @ 08:38am
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