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Will AFI be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame?
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dont let this stupid "about-the-looks-not-the-music" emo wrist-slitting band in.

or, sack everyone that nominated them.

Posted by ... on Sunday, 12.17.06 @ 21:08pm


AFI rocks and rules!
They will destroy your world!

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Posted by acwxmfn fslicgth on Sunday, 12.31.06 @ 19:21pm


I see them as trend hoppers, and they deserve nothing for that in my eyes

Posted by Sam on Monday, 02.19.07 @ 04:46am


What's wrong with the fact that AFI is a EMO Band! Come on now, they have the best songs ever. I mean think about it. "Days of the Phoenix", "Secret Ninja", "Girls Not Grey", This Celluoid Dream",& etc...I think they should be remember for there for there music. They still got time. It would be worth a induction at least sometime after they complete 20 or 25 years of there career.

Posted by fg2fg on Wednesday, 03.14.07 @ 15:08pm


I hate having to explain to the ignorant what emo actually means, so I'll just say that it lived and died in the '80s and in all likelihood you've never heard any of it.

Posted by William on Wednesday, 03.14.07 @ 15:22pm


Yea you know your music dont you buddy??? afi have been an everchanging band since the beginning their sound from all their albums range from punk to hardcore to alternative to striaght up rock and i really wouldnt call them emo...just because they have some lighter music now a days o god their EMOOO!!! o nooo and another tip not all "emo kids" cut themselves i love how quick people jump on the bandwagon and hate on popular bands

theyve been around for a hell of a long time probably their best albums came out when you were jumping on your bed listening to Nsync so yeah in the end they deserve it and good luck to you guys

Posted by Jordan on Thursday, 03.15.07 @ 12:41pm


Yea you know your music dont you buddy??? afi have been an everchanging band since the beginning their sound from all their albums range from punk to hardcore to alternative to striaght up rock and i really wouldnt call them emo...just because they have some lighter music now a days o god their EMOOO!!! o nooo and another tip not all "emo kids" cut themselves i love how quick people jump on the bandwagon and hate on popular bands

theyve been around for a hell of a long time probably their best albums came out when you were jumping on your bed listening to Nsync so yeah in the end they deserve it and good luck to you guys

Posted by Jordan on Thursday, 03.15.07 @ 12:42pm


A.F.I. has been around for 15 years now, and I don't think many people really know that. Most people see them as just some pop band that MTV plays when this is not the case at all. Each album they release has something new added to it, but still sticks to there roots of punk and hardcore. For a band to continue to evolve like that and sound amazing each time they do it is a feat many bands never achieve. They are one band that deserves this honor. Good Luck! I'm sure you guys will pull this off.

Posted by Brett on Thursday, 03.15.07 @ 12:54pm


A.F.I. has been around for 15 years now, and I don't think many people really know that. Most people see them as just some pop band that MTV plays when this is not the case at all. Each album they release has something new added to it, but still sticks to there roots of punk and hardcore. For a band to continue to evolve like that and sound amazing each time they do it is a feat many bands never achieve. They are one band that deserves this honor. Good Luck! I'm sure you guys will pull this off.

Posted by Brett on Thursday, 03.15.07 @ 12:54pm


i love A.F.I they are are amazing. They will rock forever

Posted by kelly <3 on Thursday, 03.15.07 @ 12:54pm


afi didnt even know how to play their instruments when they started the band, thats as poserish as it gets.

Posted by you on Thursday, 03.15.07 @ 13:19pm


Ok, AFI is a great band. Just cause they changed their sound from their original sound of punk that I still enjoy,doesnt make them unworthy to be in here. They have had many changes and although I hated "DECEMBERUNDERGROUND" they still deserve to get into Hall of Fame becasue they have been through so much in their career.

Posted by Chris Scanlon on Thursday, 03.15.07 @ 13:55pm


AFI is amazing

they should so be in the rock & roll hall of fame!

Posted by Kayla on Thursday, 03.15.07 @ 14:22pm


Those of you who talk shit about AFI don't know anything. You don't know real music. If you did, you would not be saying they are EMO.

I heard you were EMO!

Posted by Bella on Thursday, 03.15.07 @ 14:35pm


listen to how original afi is, listen to how much they have progressed over the years and continue to evolve. they are one of the VERY few current bands actually doing it right.

dont post opinions about them if you truly are not educated about them. learn, listen to ALL of their music, then if you still think they dont deserve it then say so.

p.s. i respect the opinions of morrissey and robert smith and they agree that afi is one of the best current bands in music.

Posted by kyle on Thursday, 03.15.07 @ 14:42pm


ok ok, for everyone here that says that afi is emo, they are not. if you say they are then you are wrong, COMPLETELY WRONG. ever since the early 90s, afi has been schanging the way they sound because davey knows that other people dont want to listen to the same thing over and over again with every album. yeah when they had nick 13 with them from the beginning, they were a hardcore punk band, but on the last album that was released when nick 13 was still with them, shut your mouth and open your eyes, they were turning to the goth side. when jade came in, they went goth but still had the punk in them and now they still do. and if you didnt know this davey was in another band called son of sam and along side with davey was nick 13, but this sounded more like goth but still rocked. eventhough davey is gay and dresses like every "scene" person doesnt exactly mean that theyre emo cause they are not. ive been a big fan since i was little and seen them in a lot of shows and from what i experienced they are not "emo". to me they are still punk and will always be punk. to adam, davey, hunter, and jade, good luck and hope you get into the hall of fame cause you deserve it!!!!

Posted by chris on Thursday, 03.15.07 @ 15:00pm


For those of you voting AGAINST AFI, they've been around for quite some time now. Not a couple years, more like since the early 90's. They've always been who they are, but they also evolve with the times. They don't classify themselves as emo, that's the work of record executives and radio stations. If you listen to there catalogue of music, you will see how numerous band member changes and the changes of times can evolve a band into a hall of fame inductee. These guys a re true musicians, not like those fakes that get played out on the radio (see Good Charolette, Simple Plan, etc.) They just happend to have made it bigger than what they are used to. That's not selling out or being fake, and there's nothing wrong with that.

Posted by mike on Thursday, 03.15.07 @ 15:17pm


AFI has been around for 15 years, and has been one of the most influential bands on the planet for the past nine or ten years. They have evolved from the punk band they once were to the spectacular thing we see today. They have changed lives, beauty, passion, and the music world forever. If anyone deserves to be in the Rock 'N Roll Hall of Fame it is AFI.

Posted by Lenore on Thursday, 03.15.07 @ 15:22pm


AFI has been around for like 15 years!!! And they are the most amazing and influential band on the planet!!!! They've helped soo many people in so many different ways. They have changed the lives of soo many people & the music world foreverrrr!!!!!! I agree! If anyone deserves to be in the Rock 'N Roll Hall of Fame it's AFI

Posted by Chelsey Berwick on Thursday, 03.15.07 @ 15:29pm


another thing is that afi has been changing their music to their liking, not to what everyone wants to hear. yeah theyve becam popular but if you looked at all of their albums, they became popular no matter what. yeah they didnt know how to play their instruments but that what makes them awsome cause they were nothing and now they are something big. with their A Fire Inside-EP. they went their own wasy until they played a show that everyone was singing to their songs which then led them to continue playing. theyve been through a lot and deserve to get into the hall of fame.
as said before if any band should be in the hall of fame, its afi

Posted by chris on Thursday, 03.15.07 @ 15:46pm


afi started out as a pretty ragtag punk band and songs like "i want a mohawk" aren't anything special, but with the album sing the sorrow, they really picked up their game and songs like 'silver and cold' or 'the cellulloid dream' are just amazing. their last album december underground has been what's gotten them into the eye of the mainstream- with anthems like ' miss murder.'
don't write them off as just another punk band or emo/cutter music.
these guys are true artists, they've been around for over a decade and their sound continues to grow and evolve, they've only gotten so much better with time.
these guys rock, they should definitely get in the hall!

Posted by lily on Thursday, 03.15.07 @ 18:57pm


Being together for 15 years is definately an acheivement. They are not afraid of trying new sounds and I think it is great that people have caught on to their music.

Posted by Chelsea on Thursday, 03.15.07 @ 20:05pm


AFI is too amazing.

They completely deserve to be let in.

Posted by lauren on Thursday, 03.15.07 @ 22:20pm


AFI are amazing. Anyone who says differently can deal with me. So you think their emo? Get a life. They're not.
I'd like to see you in a band, a decent band, and keeping that band together for over 13 years WHILE continuing to make your music differently with EVERY album. And continuing to make good music too, not giving in to the media's views or making some stupid song that means nothing to you, just to attract fans.
Now try doing all this with more and more jerks calling you emo or sellouts every time you change.
They didn't change because they were selling out, or going emo or goth, or suddenly became depressed and thus so did they're music. They changed because they were bored of doing the same thing all the time. And you would be too after 13 years.
Get. Over. Yourselves.

Posted by Claire on Friday, 03.16.07 @ 02:15am


AFI are amazing. Anyone who says differently can deal with me. So you think their emo? Get a life. They're not.
I'd like to see you in a band, a decent band, and keeping that band together for over 13 years WHILE continuing to make your music differently with EVERY album. And continuing to make good music too, not giving in to the media's views or making some stupid song that means nothing to you, just to attract fans.
Now try doing all this with more and more jerks calling you emo or sellouts every time you change.
They didn't change because they were selling out, or going emo or goth, or suddenly became depressed and thus so did they're music. They changed because they were bored of doing the same thing all the time. And you would be too after 13 years.
Get. Over. Yourselves.

Posted by Claire on Friday, 03.16.07 @ 02:19am


AFI are amazing. Anyone who says differently can deal with me. So you think their emo? Get a life. They're not.
I'd like to see you in a band, a decent band, and keeping that band together for over 13 years WHILE continuing to make your music differently with EVERY album. And continuing to make good music too, not giving in to the media's views or making some stupid song that means nothing to you, just to attract fans.
Now try doing all this with more and more jerks calling you emo or sellouts every time you change.
They didn't change because they were selling out, or going emo or goth, or suddenly became depressed and thus so did they're music. They changed because they were bored of doing the same thing all the time. And you would be too after 13 years.
Get. Over. Yourselves.

Posted by Claire on Friday, 03.16.07 @ 02:22am


First off, it is people like you that make it "about-the-looks-not-the-music" because you probably haven't even bothered listening to the music because you yourself are superficial and have passed them off as something you don't want to listen to because of their looks. Secondly, what music isn't emo? It's simply short for emotional and if your music isn't emotional, then it's probably not worth listening to. Just because a band has more heart than another does not mean they should be pushed into an "emo" category and stereotyped as a slit-your-wrists-cry-all-night band. The fact that over half the comments on here are about the band being "emo" and how that's the reason they shouldn't be nominated makes me sick. Grow up and stop with your stereotypes. You obviously aren't even aware what the word "emo" really stands for so don't throw it around because you heard it on MTV once.

Posted by Chad on Friday, 03.16.07 @ 07:07am


omfdh, without AFI, i'd be one lost soul. davey + jade + adam + hunter = 4 sexy beastssss

Posted by Haley on Friday, 03.16.07 @ 08:50am


just in case anyone has been living under a rock their whole lives, all bands have changed their image. if you can't look past the way they have changed and listen to how their music has changed, progressed and matured, then you really don't deserve to be able to hear anything. if you want to be that much of a cynic then i hope you wake up tomorrow deaf! AFI has been around for a long, busted their asses, and held their ground! so get over yourself, there are a number of bads that i couldn't care less for that have been inducted but if they have been, then they deserve it.
kisses-sick girl

Posted by SickGirl on Friday, 03.16.07 @ 08:55am


just in case anyone has been living under a rock their whole lives, all bands have changed their image. if you can't look past the way they have changed and listen to how their music has changed, progressed and matured, then you really don't deserve to be able to hear anything. if you want to be that much of a cynic then i hope you wake up tomorrow deaf! AFI has been around for a long, busted their asses, and held their ground! so get over yourself, there are a number of bads that i couldn't care less for that have been inducted but if they have been, then they deserve it.
kisses-sick girl

Posted by SickGirl on Friday, 03.16.07 @ 08:55am


Poserish to not know how to play instruments when they started? I beg to differ...
First of all, at some point every great musician did not know how to play their instrument and had to learn, DUH!!! Ignorant much?
Second, learning to play and produce music from the ground up just shows a dedication to the art.

Posted by Liz on Friday, 03.16.07 @ 11:13am


AFI has been around longer than half of you have been alive. I think ignorant comments like the first one should not be taken in to concideration.
Everyone's entitled to their opinion but when you voice those opinions please get your facts straight and your ideas from real places other than MTV.

AFI DEFINITLY deserves to be inducted into the Hall Of Fame!!!!!

Posted by fuckinkiddies! on Friday, 03.16.07 @ 11:48am


depending on how thier career goes in the future is what's gonna determine and induction here.. sure, they're popular, and sure thier lyrics are considered "emo" by todays standard.. but look at some of the bands that are already IN the HoF... there are some amazing bands from back in the day that would have been called "emo" if today's kids lived then.

Posted by kris10 on Friday, 03.16.07 @ 11:51am


Emo wrist slitting band? Hey, you've got to know at least a tiny bit about the band before you judge them like that.

Ah well, saying stuff like that just proves how ####ing ignorant you really are.

AFI are most definately THE best band I have come across in the 17 years of my life. Musically every single song is fantastic and I can respect them immensely as people, they don't ponce around acting like tossers like so many musicians do today.

Posted by Lyd on Friday, 03.16.07 @ 12:58pm


Emo?
You make me sick.
Don't taunt, understand.
Why should anyting be emo?
Let the music be.
If people think it's amazing, so be it.
But if you're going to think differently, have at least a semi-flawed arguement about it rather than calling them emo and making your arguement bigoted.

Posted by Mr. Fabulous on Tuesday, 03.20.07 @ 10:19am


Well, that just shows how much YOU know about the band.

Posted by @#^*(*) on Thursday, 03.29.07 @ 06:27am


Naked Raygun > this shit.

Posted by William on Thursday, 03.29.07 @ 08:25am


ok number one afi is not a wrist slitting band so ignore everyone who said that and number 2 afi is the best band ever and if u dont vote for them then the moment u hit the no button will haunt u forever and u will suffer the consequences of ur action.... just a hint click the yes button for everyones sake

Posted by Celeste on Saturday, 03.31.07 @ 20:24pm


AFI deserves to get in. all these "poser emo" comments have nothing to do with them. and yes, they are about music, smart one.

Posted by tim on Tuesday, 04.3.07 @ 12:59pm


While i pretty much hate anything after Black Sails I will readily admit that Shut Your Mouth and Open Your Eyes was one of the best HARDCORE (yes you read that right, hardcore, learn your AFI history) albums of the '90's. Black Sails is another classic.

all this being said i don't think they should get in. Especially not off of the merits of their most recent releases (DecemberUnderground and Sing the Sorrow) I'd much rather see the bands that inspired their early sound (Negative Approach, Agnostic Front, Youth of Today, Integrity, Catharsis, Misfits, etc.) Get in before them. No on AFI

Posted by Blake on Sunday, 04.8.07 @ 00:57am


i think afi is the greatest band ever.there is nothing i wouldn't do to make people see that. the leader is a sexy beast.all of the their music has feeling and a message.each album is original.AFI AND DAVEY HAVOK ARE MY LIFE AND I LOVE THEM

Posted by davey havok's wife on Monday, 04.16.07 @ 06:31am


AIF is a great rock band, and I accualy listen to them and know what their music is like so I voted yes!! they have a sound like no other band! they put thought into the lyricks! and not just a load of vulgarity and drugs. They don't fall to a trend or just to apeal to a few or make others angry. They truely are amazing

If you never listened to them and are being hateful please don't vote. Leaving irritating hatefilled comments isn't going to sway anyones decision.

Posted by Erin on Monday, 04.30.07 @ 04:49am


yeah for all you people who think that they just started out...they didn't. The band started in 1991 in California and have been enchanting us with their music since then... you don't HAVE to like them but personally I love AFI to death, don't comment if you hate them so much cause that's not doing any good D: it really isn't...

Posted by Brittany on Friday, 05.4.07 @ 19:39pm


Love you AFI, I'll always remain loyal to you guys <3 -^_____________________________________^-

Posted by Brittany on Friday, 05.4.07 @ 19:40pm


I think I am going to pass on this band and make a decision in another 10 years on them. I haven't heard much of this band at all, but I do know what there might be some fanbase split with this band similar to Metallica (The Black Album), Green Day (American Idiot) and as of recently, Linkin Park (Minutes to Midnight). If I'm hearing old AFI songs in 10 years, then there's something about them.

Posted by maplejet on Thursday, 05.17.07 @ 11:21am


anybody who thinks AFI will even be considered as possible enductees into the hall are absolutely retarded. they're not terrible, but they'll never be hall material. be reasonable...they'll never ever match Ozzy, Van Halen, Aerosmith, etc.

Posted by zach on Friday, 06.8.07 @ 22:55pm


Yeah because holding hardcore to the strict standards of 70s hard rock makes sense and all.

I'm not a fan of AFI but that comparison was stupid.

Posted by Kit on Friday, 06.8.07 @ 23:08pm


And to clarify, "Ozzy" is not in the hall, Sabbath is.

Posted by William on Saturday, 06.9.07 @ 00:11am


(A) (F)ucking (I)nsult.

Posted by Starr on Sunday, 06.24.07 @ 13:30pm


AFI Rocks! I'll Love Them Forever!

Posted by SaveTHEanimals on Sunday, 09.16.07 @ 12:35pm


I hate AFI. Finger nail polish and black eyeliner doesnt make you deep.

Posted by Carly Rush on Friday, 10.5.07 @ 21:48pm


why not love AFI? they're awesome.

Posted by christine on Thursday, 12.13.07 @ 07:01am


you know what fxck you to all you posting shit about them
have you ever even looked at any of the lyrics? nah you're probably too stupid to understand anything that poetic.
AFI fxcking rocks, and it's sad we even have to wait that long for them to get in, but they will get in. no matter what the fxck you have to say about them.

Posted by Danielle. on Thursday, 01.3.08 @ 20:52pm


"nah you're probably too stupid to understand anything that poetic."-Danielle

Anyone lived in a pretty how town?

Posted by William on Thursday, 01.3.08 @ 22:44pm


AFI....aren't they that shitty, whining glam-wanna-be band?

Posted by liam on Friday, 01.4.08 @ 05:39am


they are good, i like their music, i have all their cds, but i just cant see them getting in

Posted by sam on Thursday, 02.14.08 @ 16:17pm


RuHMS8 I am need to price

Posted by Nio on Friday, 07.4.08 @ 12:29pm


who ever said davey is gay you dnt know crap he has a 24 year old girlfriend

Posted by micah on Wednesday, 03.25.09 @ 19:55pm


afi has evolved allot and all of there music is great in there newer music they have a bit of everything in it

Posted by micah on Wednesday, 03.25.09 @ 19:56pm


afi will be inducted into the rarhof becuase everyone will vote for them, they are one of the best bands of the late 90's-00's era, if not the best.

Posted by steve on Friday, 07.3.09 @ 14:05pm


Never in a million years. They are just a whiney little emo band that dresses like KISS. Who cares if they've been around for 15 years.. their music SUCKS!!!! Green Day and Nirvana are true punk rock legends and I don't feel like wasting my time with AFI. They suck and they won't get in so don't hold your breath.

Posted by Brittany on Saturday, 09.11.10 @ 19:36pm


Steve, how the hell could you call AFI the best band of the 90's era? That is not even funny. You wanna know the best band of the 90's then go turn on some Green Day and that is one of the all time best punk rock bands of the century...bottom line. AFI wishes they could be like Green Day, they will NEVER be inducted over Green Day, it just won't happen and if you look at the induction chances it's only at 8%, sorry don't think it's gonna happen.

Posted by Brittany on Saturday, 09.11.10 @ 19:39pm


Whoever said:

"They are just a whiney little emo band that dresses like KISS."

and

"their music SUCKS!!!!"

Is a pretty ghey troll so don't talk to him. But, I like Green Day. They're just not as good as AFI, In my opinion, but, both should be inducted into the HoF. :)

Posted by SnoreStory on Friday, 10.15.10 @ 18:41pm


SnoreStory: I'm not a troll and I'm a girl..not a dude...get it right before you try to talk shit about someone..who you thought was a guy...but isn't...sorry.

Posted by Brittany on Friday, 10.22.10 @ 07:52am


But I'm not sorry... :D

Posted by Brittany on Friday, 10.22.10 @ 07:54am


Not trying to be a hypocrite but all music is "emo". Emo in my terms would mean "gothic", that's AFI is.

Posted by Brittany on Wednesday, 12.22.10 @ 10:03am


And as far as Green Day goes, they deserve nothing but respect. 23 years. That's a big achievment if you ask me. 15 years? Not really, they need more time.

Posted by Brittany on Wednesday, 12.22.10 @ 10:06am


Not trying to be a hypocrite but all music is "emo". Emo in my terms would mean "gothic", that's AFI is.

Posted by Brittany on Wednesday, 12.22.10 @ 10:03am

Emo and Goth are two separate genres with no connection whatsoever other than the fact that neither has existed in any vital form for a decade or two.

Posted by DarinRG on Wednesday, 12.22.10 @ 14:17pm


Hey Brittany, what about Kraftwerk? thats pretty lacking in emotion if you ask me.

Posted by GFW on Wednesday, 12.22.10 @ 14:40pm


I work out hard to these guys. I listened to them in Afghanistan all the time. Best punk band since Duran Duran. Yeah they should be in the hall of fame alredy

Posted by Richard Strongrod on Thursday, 07.4.13 @ 00:35am


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