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Eligible since: 2016 (The 2017 Induction Ceremony)

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Lighting Crashes (1994)
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Will Live be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame?
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People can try and pretend that part of the '90s didn't exist, but they won't suceed. Like it or not, bands like Creed, Live, Everclear, STP have had just as much influence (if not more) on modern rock as the darlings Soundgarden, Alice in Chains, Pearl Jam, etc. Rock on!!

Posted by Heinrich on Thursday, 10.2.08 @ 18:13pm


"People can try and pretend that part of the '90s didn't exist, but they won't suceed"- Heinrich

I guess it depends on what you've experienced before then, and what you're comparing it to. Like previous postings have shown, one person's "newest big thing" is another person's "nothing I haven't heard before".

Posted by Gitarzan on Thursday, 10.2.08 @ 18:42pm


Regarding your list of acts that people "wish didn't exist", I have no issue whatsoever w/ acknowledging STP. They put together quite a good catalog during the decade. For my $, the song "And So I Know" off the "Tiny Muisc" album contains the best jazz guitar work by anybody, jazz or no, in the past 30 years. It is so smooth, so melodic, & so genuinely beautiful that it makes me wonder why De Leo never bothered to put out a jazz guitar album on his on.

As for Live, I've got no issue w/them either. You separate the "darlings" from the others, but think about it for a minute. The majority of decades are filled w/acts like this. The irony of any particular music scene is that most of us obtain our musical identites for the most part from bands that are later considered copycats. We praise the originals, but how many of us had at least one album from a one shot grunge or pop-metal act? The 70's had plenty of excess country rockers and thrid rate blues/hard rock. Heck, the 60's had the British Invasion, stuffed w/one & two hit wonders. Truth be told, we've all got Seven Mary Three/Autograph/Montrose/Billy J. Kramer albums (or at least someone who fits the bill). Without them we may not appreciate the hit-makers who did weather the test of time.

Posted by Cheesecrop on Thursday, 10.2.08 @ 18:42pm


Gitarzan - "I guess it depends on what you've experienced before then, and what you're comparing it to. Like previous postings have shown, one person's "newest big thing" is another person's "nothing I haven't heard before"."

Subjectivity man. It really is the essence of all music.

Posted by Heinrich on Thursday, 10.2.08 @ 22:03pm


am i the only one here that's here to talk about Live? oh well

I don't believe in god, but i think Live rocks. easily my favorite Christian Rock Band (second being Vertical Horizon, third being Creed).

but i just don't think they were iconic enough to be considered.

Posted by Justin on Monday, 07.6.09 @ 22:35pm


My favorite band of the 1990s. Do they really fit under Christian Rock? I don't think so. A lot of their songs had some spirituality, but they also made you feel like they didn't believe in religion. I think Ed Kowalcyzk found religion in 2005 or so, which coincided with the band sucking hard, in my opinion of course.

Posted by jtrichey on Wednesday, 12.14.11 @ 12:53pm


Live will probably be nominated in 2021. They have some RRHOF criteria creating 2 epic albums Mental Jewelry & Throwing Copper. I Alone, Lightning Crashes,Pain Lies On The Riverside, Selling The Drama were Classic songs.

For a sliver of time 1994-1995 after they released Throwing Copper,Live was one of the hottest bands on MTV & in America. Ed K. was one of the strongest vocalists of his time.

Don't know what killed Live.I guess creative differences & Ed exploring his spirituality. It is so difficult for bands to stay around 30-40 years.The ones that can still be making hits & get along after 40 yrs usually make it to RRHOF. KING

Posted by KING on Saturday, 02.15.14 @ 02:07am


I would put Live's Throwing Copper song for song as one of the best 90's. With Reckless Bryan Adams and Def Leppard Pyromania as a KING FAV. I think Live will be nominated but I don't know if they get inducted.Interesting group. You thought after the powerful Mental Jewelry and the brilliant Throwing Copper that Live was going to be unstoppable. I was in military most of the 90's. Don't know how LIVE was innovative or influential. KING

Posted by KING on Wednesday, 05.20.15 @ 20:35pm


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