John Mayer

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Eligible in: 2024 (The 2025 Induction Ceremony)

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


27 comments so far (post your own)

Not so sure about his influence or innovation, but Mayer's a damn good guitarist.

Posted by bleedin' quadrophenic on Thursday, 01.4.07 @ 13:36pm


Posted by lily on Thursday, 03.15.07 @ 19:41pm

If he keeps playing the blues then he soooooooooooooooooooooooooooo deserves to be inducted!!!!!!!!!!!
He just needs to ditch the blow up doll that is Jessica Simpson.

The more he plays the more I hear Stevie Ray Vaughan coming through. Its obvious thats is idol.

Posted by on Friday, 03.16.07 @ 13:08pm

I love when he sings the blues and i really don't lie his pop stuff

Posted by roméo on Friday, 06.8.07 @ 02:21am

Who better for the induction?
I mean honestly, he's an amazing, unique person with the biggest passion for music.

I think he should be put right next to SRV, that'd be the coolest thing EVER!

No doubt he'll win with people like Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera, 50 Cent and yes, his very own Jessica Simpson up against him.

Even with all of the serious competition, he'd still win.


Posted by Dylan on Saturday, 06.9.07 @ 09:58am

Pushes the boundaries of crappiness to new levels with every album. Good Lord he sucks.

Posted by Creepozoid on Monday, 06.25.07 @ 08:31am

Ok, the musical community has this mindset that just because Jimi and Stevie are dead and gone, there can't POSSIBLY be anyone for the next millennium that will surpass them.

Having said that, I do not really like John Mayer. He is a decent guitarist, but I'm not really on one side of the fence or the other about whether he should be inducted. However, I think he's given a bad rap by all of the SRV worshipers just because he's playing the same genre as Stevie did.

Posted by bluesguyjon on Friday, 09.21.07 @ 19:08pm


I think i just vomited a little

Posted by liam on Sunday, 11.11.07 @ 12:45pm

They key words in that statement are "this generation". I'm sure even a hack like Mayer has no problem gettiong over a bar that low.

Posted by Eddie on Wednesday, 03.12.08 @ 15:39pm

John Mayer's musical peak is singing "Every Rose Has Its Thorn" in a Dave Chapelle sketch. Nuff said.

Posted by Randy on Sunday, 11.2.08 @ 18:16pm

It's all about that Fall Out Boy collaboration.

Posted by Liam on Tuesday, 11.4.08 @ 13:03pm

He's gonna be in. He' too innovative and talented not to

Posted by Jonathan on Saturday, 02.6.10 @ 18:57pm

John Mayer's Continuum is one of the best albums to come out in the past 10 years! If you haven't heard it, go take a listen before you pass judgememnt.

Posted by Patrick Mitchell on Tuesday, 03.2.10 @ 21:08pm

Wow Pat thanks for the tip

Posted by mrxyz on Tuesday, 03.2.10 @ 21:44pm

If he had to choose now? Absolutely not. He is NOT the second coming of Stevie Ray Vaughan, and isn't nearly as good as his fans think. So far:

Innovation: None
Influence: Minimal to Nonexistent
Perpetuation: None

Now, the 3rd one he has no chance of changing, but the first two can change. He is actually pretty good, so he can change the first if he wants. The majority of Eligibles are going to be weak by 2023, so he could make it in anyhow.

Posted by Sam on Tuesday, 04.13.10 @ 18:02pm

Sam...this cat IS a very good guitarist...I just wish he'd demonstrate it more and sing less...!!

Posted by Gitarzan on Tuesday, 04.13.10 @ 19:07pm

Yeah, I actually have heard him play well. He did a Hendrix cover that was pretty good. C'mon John, you've got lots of money now. More guitar playing, less safe, housewife music (no offense to housewives.)

Posted by Sam on Monday, 04.19.10 @ 20:29pm

I'm thinking Jimi Hendrix.

Posted by Brittany on Friday, 01.14.11 @ 08:22am

HE is fantastic!Very intriguing individual.Amazing live shows,driven,poised,genuine artist -one with the art form and incredible ability to enhance.BADASS!

Posted by nicole on Monday, 03.14.11 @ 21:28pm

Yes.Absolutely !

Posted by XERXES on Monday, 03.14.11 @ 21:46pm

John is definitely a great guitarist (better than most of his generation.) Even his pop albums have complex guitar in them. just look at songs like neon or gravity. I have found that he is not a typical pop musician in the fact the he does know how to play in multiple keys unlike a lot of musicians out today.

Posted by tyler on Monday, 12.5.11 @ 01:53am

We can't just his influence because we have no clue of how many guitarist out there are influenced by him

Posted by bleh on Thursday, 12.22.11 @ 23:18pm

He's a shoo-in. Influential, talented, and some great songs.

Posted by Troy on Tuesday, 03.6.12 @ 17:25pm

I'd say NO to John Mayer.Has gruff voice & really has blazed no new territory. Your Body Is A Wonderland pretty good song. Too many great guitarists in rock & metal before you get to John Mayer. If he stays bluesy,then he might get some nomination in 2030. KING

Posted by KING on Friday, 02.14.14 @ 00:16am

Not a big fan of his personality and antics, but his musical talent and impact is undeniable. I'd definitely recommend him for the hall.

Posted by NixtonV on Saturday, 07.12.14 @ 18:20pm

NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! He is possibly one of the worst big guitarists I have ever heard. Also he can't play lead guitar. I would vomit if he was to be inducted

Posted by Karl Singleton on Saturday, 07.26.14 @ 09:36am

Saw him play with most surviving members of the Grateful Dead at Bonnaroo. I was never a fan of Mayer's music. I know for sure he is a very talented guitarist, and he knows the true feeling of rock and roll. That being said, I have always filed him under my category 'Soccer-mom pop' as that's what it sounds like to me. But hey, whatever makes him money, I guess, right? He did very well on-stage and I never would have thought him, Bob Weir and Donna Godchaux would have such a chemistry on-stage.

Posted by Jason Voigt on Wednesday, 06.15.16 @ 21:39pm

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