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What a joke. Why would they even be considered. Complete bullocks.
Posted by Bruno on Wednesday, 01.24.07 @ 00:55am
Bland, faceless, corporate arena rock, neither innovative or influential. Pass.
Posted by NFB on Wednesday, 04.4.07 @ 09:03am
Lovin' every minute of it !!!
Posted by Joe-Skee on Wednesday, 04.4.07 @ 15:54pm
You guys are DUMBASSES. Loverboy kicks ass they deserve to be in.
Posted by Anthony Long on Saturday, 04.7.07 @ 16:57pm
The red leather pants sealed their doom. They had their moment in the sun from '81-'85, but come on..... I can get a smile for the nostalgia that hearing "Working For The Weekend" brings from my high school days, but its a joke to think of them as Hall of Fame worthy.
Posted by shawn on Saturday, 05.5.07 @ 10:53am
They were considered one of THE acts of the eighties. Problem: so were too many others to mention. They may have a chance at induction, but I doubt it.
Posted by Joe on Monday, 12.24.07 @ 18:15pm
Shut up, all of you! How dare you come here and speak ill of Loverboy! One of the greatest rock and roll bands in history no matter what any of you say.
Posted by Metalsmith on Friday, 02.8.08 @ 18:34pm
*sniffs the air*
Posted by Liam on Saturday, 02.9.08 @ 08:54am
They should get in just for "Turn Me Loose"what a great song
Posted by :D on Friday, 08.22.08 @ 19:25pm
i never was a huge fan, but i've seen these guys live recently and they put on an amazing show. they sold millions of records and are right up there with other 80's acts like def lepperd, poison, what have you. the bass player is uterrly amazing and mike reno can still sing. basically everything in the 80's was cheese and these guys were as well (leather pants, headbands, who cares). bottom line, they sold records, sold out arenas and put on a great show. that to me is hall of fame worthy.
Posted by kristian on Wednesday, 10.8.08 @ 21:23pm
No -No - No - No - No - No - No - No - No - No - No - No - No - Please God, No!
Posted by blah-blah-blah on Thursday, 10.9.08 @ 06:18am
They had several great songs and I think they are worthy of consideration. They have catchy melodies that I still love to hear, and Reno could actually sing.
Posted by 80's teen on Saturday, 10.11.08 @ 10:24am
Mike Rynoski (aka Mike Reno) was a great singer. I saw the group live once and they put on a great show. They had a fantastic song with the likes of "Turn Me Loose" but unfortunately they had the annoying song "Working For the Weekend" and the just plain cheesy song "The Kid Is Hot Tonight." They also had an unfortunate name. But great potential.
Posted by Keebord on Sunday, 10.12.08 @ 10:42am
Like all of you, I once had no respect for Loverboy. Flash in the pan, I said to myself. One-hit wonder. Not worth considering. But recently I saw them live an damn it! They really put on a show. I mean I just enjoyed the Hell out of it. I couldn't help wondering why they couldn't have had more success with such great stage presence. Novelty band, I guess.
Posted by Metalsmith on Monday, 11.24.08 @ 23:12pm
You bet they deserve to be there...they have sold millions of records and as far as I know to this day have won the most junos in a year...and still sell out consistantly...even bruce allen is shocked that they have been by passed. If you look at the history YES they deserve to be there!
Posted by canuckgirl on Monday, 12.15.08 @ 22:19pm
They are awesome!!!
Posted by AirSuppleee on Thursday, 12.18.08 @ 21:30pm
Some people whop vote on this site SUREy must be taking the piss- voting yes for acts like Loverboy? LOL
Posted by JR on Wednesday, 01.14.09 @ 16:20pm
NFB and Bruno..both of you go kill yourselves you useless f*ckers
Posted by Gonlan on Sunday, 06.14.09 @ 12:27pm
Rock & Roll Jeopardy
Posted by Aaron O'Donnell on Sunday, 07.19.09 @ 11:01am
Of course Loverboy deserves this!!! All of you losers who haven't nor will you EVER accomplish half of what LB has are just jealous haters. We all have haters you all are just dumb asses on top of being haters. Was your girlfriend in the 80's in love with Mike and you still carry a grudge? Waaahh! You bunch of cry babies!!! Just stop it and GROW UP!!!!!! Hall of Fame is about talent and LB has plenty of that!!! Seen them lately? Thought not...Otherwise, you would have more sense than to post something so stupid in saying they do not deserve this award!!! GO AWAY ALL YOU DUMB ASS HATERS!!!! THE WORLD DOES NOT NEED ANYMORE HATERS!!!!!!
Posted by Sweet T on Sunday, 11.1.09 @ 16:22pm
Sweet T, can you PLEASE refrain from using the word "hater." It makes you come across as an uneducated, pre-pubescent Miley Cyrus fangirl. If you don't use that word people (or at least me) will actually take you seriously.
Posted by Keebord on Sunday, 11.1.09 @ 17:15pm
Loverboy was another Canadian import Just as Triumph & Bryan Adams so Record Companies could pay less and earn more IE: "Corporate Rock".
Posted by bill on Tuesday, 03.15.11 @ 11:57am
Man, I wish I could get two dollars every time someone used the terms "corporate rock" and "sell out." I'd be making millions in no time.
Posted by Tahvo Parvianen on Tuesday, 03.15.11 @ 12:53pm
And then people would call you a corporate rocker Tahvo lol
Posted by Jim on Tuesday, 03.15.11 @ 13:08pm
No kidding, I hadn't thought of that!!
Posted by Tahvo Parvianen on Tuesday, 03.15.11 @ 13:28pm
Good grief, some of the people bashing Loverboy here need to get off their high horses. I won't go so far as to say that Loverboy is among the greatest bands of all time, but in their prime they made fun, hard-driving music. Not every band needs to sell 100,000,000+ albums and be idolized by the sheep at Rolling Stone to be a great band or singer.
Posted by Zach on Monday, 11.7.11 @ 14:41pm
Around 81, rock started to change. We had Foreighner, Journey, Steve Miller, Bad Company, etc. Billy Squier shook things up, then Def Leppard, etc. Loverboy came on the seen with Turn Me Loose. Bands were becoming high energy. I immediately loved them with Reno able to hit those notes. Get Lucky, for a short time, put them at the top. But they didnt do it long enough. If a group like Foreigner isnt in, Loverboy isnt getting in.
Posted by Eddie Dobzanski on Friday, 11.11.11 @ 21:01pm
When they came out around 80 there really wasnt another band that sounded like them with Renos vocals. Their debut had the poppy Kid is Hot Tonight but also the groove rocker Turn Me Loose. Then they hit their stride with Get Lucky. High energy style combining syths, manic drumming, guitar riiffs and Renos range. Lucky Ones is such a great rocker plus the anthom Working For The Weekend. They had their success and time but not Hall worthy.
Posted by Warrior on Monday, 08.13.12 @ 01:10am
Loverboy RRHOF I would say NO. That no knock on Loverboy It's that the bar to reach Hall of Fame is a difficult one. Think about it...Chicago has sold over 100 million units and there not in. Judas Priest leaders of metal aren't in yet. No Duran Duran one of 80's legendary bands. Several others awaiting induction. KING
Posted by KING on Wednesday, 05.13.15 @ 23:54pm
I hope the irony is not lost on all these so called professional music journalists. Hip-hop artists, most of which sampled the hell out of songs written a decade or more before their time, get in no problem. Unfortunately, the original artists of the "borrowed" songs like Duran Duran get snubbed. Please explain that to me. Anyone.
Posted by LoverboyLover on Wednesday, 12.21.16 @ 04:00am
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