Adam Ant

Not in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Eligible since: 2007 (The 2008 Induction Ceremony)

Previously Considered? No  what's this?


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Will Adam Ant be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame?
"Musical excellence is the essential qualification for induction."
   

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Now that we're a few decades removed from the 80s, it has become clearer and clearer that Adam Ant definitely had a huge influence on rock music both in the US and around the world.

It's time for him to get the recognition he deserves!

Posted by Anastasia on Monday, 09.20.10 @ 13:07pm


Does Adam Ant have anything to do with Adam and the Ants?

Posted by Roy on Monday, 09.20.10 @ 20:09pm


His solo career was nowhere near as significant as his stuff with the ants. No.

Posted by GFW on Sunday, 05.22.11 @ 15:45pm


It's past time Adam Ant/Adam and the Ants were inducted. Marco Pirroni is one of the best guitarists of his generation. They deserve the recognition. Their sound was unique, forceful and empowering. Adam Ant has one of the most stellar comeback tours seen this year. Add them to the 2013 Inductees.

Posted by Karen on Monday, 09.10.12 @ 19:48pm


Adam Ant & the Ants will be inducted into the RRHOF one day because they(e y)created an incredibly unique sound like the RRHOF The Doors which has never been duplicated.

I agree with Karen & the other posters on this site that Adam Ant deserves induction.For some small window of time,he was one of the most popular artists in the UK & USA in the early 80's.

Adam Ant had a decent string of hits:Goody Too Shoes,Strip,Stand & Deliver,Viva La Rock,Wonderful,etc.

Younger listeners who don't know Ant music missed out on an intoxicating mix of rock,swing,jazz sounds with lots of brassy horns & good lyrics. He doesn't deserve to disappear into the night. Induct him soon. KING

Posted by KING on Thursday, 01.30.14 @ 11:33am


KING, you are smoking the CHRONIC if you think Adam Ant & the Ants (or without the Ants) will ever be inducted into the Hall.

P.J. Proby might have a better chance.

Posted by Paul in KY on Thursday, 01.30.14 @ 15:56pm


Very overdue that Adam Ant be inducted into the R&R Hall of Fame. Pioneer in music video phenomenon, and had unique stage and costume style later ripped off by Michael Jackson. Marc Pirone should stand with Adam. "Strip" and other songs - very clever with "round" singing and choruses. Who else was doing that in the 80'?

Posted by Emily Cook on Sunday, 02.2.14 @ 20:15pm


Right Emily & Karen. Adam Ant deserves induction RRHOF.Has sold over 40 million units & crafted.20+ hits. Like Jim Morrison & The Doors,Adam Ant & the Ants created a unique sound.That's innovation.

What's more influential than the King of Pop the late brilliant Michael Jackson asking Adam Ant ideas for clothing & apparel ideas for upcoming 80's tours. He respected Adam Ant's choice of dress & clothing.

(ideas )Adam Ant has roared back with A new CD & tour which has received good reception. Adam Ant deserves RRHOF. KING

Posted by KING on Monday, 02.17.14 @ 22:21pm


KING. Read carefully. Not. Going. To. Happen.

Posted by Dezmond on Tuesday, 02.18.14 @ 01:25am


More influential would be music that anyone gives a crap about.

Posted by Paul in KY on Tuesday, 02.18.14 @ 09:51am


Influencing "clothing style" means absolutely nothing towards Rock Hall worthiness. Adam Ant has pretty much no name recognition in the U.S. He may have been bigger in the UK, but ask Cliff Richard and Status Quo how well being huge in the UK but not the US has gone for them in terms of getting in the Hall.

Posted by Philip on Tuesday, 02.18.14 @ 11:09am


Adam Ant is a unique artist. I watched some of his songs on You Tube. They were very good but not as great as I remembered. Only 7 then in his heyday.

Maybe,you guys are right.Say he doesn't make RRHOF. Adam Ant still had a solid career.

Here's my nominations for 2014-2015. Which ones do you like? 1.The Cure 2.Duran Duran 3.YES 4.Def Leppard 5.Procul Harum 6.Green Day 7.Garth Brooks 8.Deep Purple 9.Joan Jett /Vs Blackhearts 10.NWA 11.Sting 12.Chicago 13.Kraftwerk 14.The Cars 15.Chic 16.Bryan Adams . KING

Posted by KING on Friday, 02.21.14 @ 18:19pm


I dont feel rock musicians who personally detest the u.s.a. and spits on american citizens just because they are americans should be put in any hall of fame. The mans whole personal hatred towards the u.s. is completely unfounded. We have not done any hating in return of our own towards great britain but it is high time that we have.

Posted by janine deems on Tuesday, 09.16.14 @ 18:39pm


I don't feel rock musicians who personally detest the u.s.a. and spits on american citizens just because they are americans should be put in any hall of fame. The mans whole personal hatred towards the u.s. is completely unfounded. We have not done any hating in return of our own towards great britain but it is high time that we have.

Posted by janine deems on Tuesday, 09.16.14 @ 18:39pm
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We should hate the whole of Britain cause Adam Ant hates us?

I suggest moving to Scotland. This way, you can be closer to the action, especially if the Scots clear out.

Posted by Cheesecrop on Wednesday, 09.17.14 @ 06:10am


"We have not done any hating in return of our own towards great britain but it is high time that we have."

you caused us to lose the empire you bloody bastards.

Posted by gfw on Wednesday, 09.17.14 @ 16:10pm


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