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


47 comments so far (post your own)


Really though, the only nu-metal band that even stands a chance at breaking the Hall of Fame is Korn.

Posted by maplejet on Tuesday, 02.27.07 @ 11:38am

hmm thats funny that a band would worship a type of cloth.. very interesting i must say.

Posted by Matt on Thursday, 03.15.07 @ 20:00pm

ofcourse they are like the best nu-metal band that came out
its that 555 and 666 dont u eva forget cuz

Posted by god on Friday, 03.16.07 @ 05:24am

Korn and Slipknot should never be compared. They don't sound anything alike. Korn is good in a old school way, Slipknot has taken what Korn has and pumped it up 5 times. Both good but Slipknot for all of there ingenius should definetly in 2022 be inducted in to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame!!!!
All the "haters" should maybe go purchace one of the CDs preferably the first one before you throw around your little misguided opinions!

(sometimes i hate being my age because these little kids who think they know things just piss me off and i find it difficult to keep my mouth shut. maybe when your in study hall you can do a little resurch before spouting bs from the mouth!)

Posted by everyonesahater-wellfuckyou on Friday, 03.16.07 @ 12:52pm

For those of you who think Slipkont sucks, you obviously havn't noticed how much of a following they have acquired over the past few years, and you probably judged them by their clothing and not by their personalities or music or talent. I personaly love them, and i defiantaly thing they should be in.

Posted by jesus on Sunday, 03.25.07 @ 14:56pm

GWAR beats Slipknot.

Posted by Kyle on Sunday, 03.25.07 @ 21:42pm

gwar and slipknot are 2 compleatly difrent types of music. gwar=speed metal slipknot=heavy metal
they should definatly get it

Posted by cody on Wednesday, 03.28.07 @ 22:15pm

I don't judge their clothing I personally don't like them and I think they just want to take over the world

Posted by wee on Saturday, 03.31.07 @ 20:53pm


i like chocolate milk

Posted by cm on Saturday, 03.31.07 @ 21:00pm

Even though I still sort of like slipknot's first album, they're a little too gimmicky for my taste. C'mon, they're like the boy band of metal as far as image. They have a few good tracks, but i wonder if they would have made it without the masks/jump suits/sheer number of band members. As MJK would say, they're like 8 or 9 McNuggets.

Posted by Jamie on Sunday, 04.1.07 @ 21:47pm

Yikes, the maggots have flocked here since I made the first move. You guys need to know what it means to make the hall of fame. Innovation. Korn did that with nu-metal (as well as Deftones who while not part of the movement, was a major influence to Korn themselves). Korn will get it in time, but Slipknot hasn't done anything yet that's been innovating...maybe multiple drummers...but that's it.

Posted by maplejet on Thursday, 04.5.07 @ 13:27pm

well yeh slipknot ar like the boy band of music cos they focus on image too much.

And they wanna take over the world.

Even tho we all know Noel Gallagher would make a much better Prime Minister cos he says he'll bring back hanging.

Vote Gallagher!

Posted by Liam on Thursday, 05.17.07 @ 11:58am

lol that is HILARIOUS!!! Imagine SlipKnoT joining the stage with the likes of the Ronettes or the seems very weird, even if the Knot is amazzzzing

but i guess it would be near normal in 2022, cuz nirvana, the red hot chili peppers, and guns n' roses will be inducted by then of course

Posted by becca on Tuesday, 06.12.07 @ 18:19pm

hahaha plus SlipKnoT will be ancient lol they'll be old people.....

if they continue their career they might make it but if they stopped now, they wouldn't

don't get me wrong im a huge fan though

Posted by becca on Tuesday, 06.12.07 @ 18:26pm

I love Slipknot, but is way to hard to judge who is going to get in 2022. Wait about 10 years and then you can judge the bands of today. If I had to chose right now, I would say YES!

Posted by Gasman on Wednesday, 08.15.07 @ 23:04pm

Yeah! Slipknots Gonna Get IN!

Posted by SaveTHEanimals on Sunday, 09.16.07 @ 12:53pm

Yes, they're a metal band that annoys parents, yes, they dress weird. But there are more reasons that they should be respected and loved by fans. They turned themselves into a rock cult. Calling their fans maggots, good hard rock, and they kicked metal up a notch. my vote goes to slipknot

Posted by SSR on Saturday, 10.27.07 @ 11:01am

They should get in they're one of the best metal bands of this time right now, I'm not even a fan of metal, not to mention they are probably one of the most original bands I've ever seen.

Posted by Todd on Saturday, 11.3.07 @ 07:49am

"the only nu-metal band that even stands a chance at breaking the Hall of Fame is Korn."

Which really sums up nu-metal as a whole

Posted by li am on Sunday, 12.23.07 @ 13:49pm

"(sometimes i hate being my age because these little kids who think they know things just piss me off and i find it difficult to keep my mouth shut. maybe when your in study hall you can do a little resurch before spouting bs from the mouth!)"
... resEArch. perhaps a couple more years in study hall would've done some good.

haha this has got to be a joke. slipknot will never get in.

Posted by MikeP on Monday, 03.24.08 @ 20:24pm

I think they could get in. I just think the whole masks and headbanging is a little much for me. I like the music, but the gimmicks are what tend to get me burned out on them.

Posted by Fan on Thursday, 05.22.08 @ 21:31pm

they should be in they changed music with the masks and all that crazy stuff

Posted by the pac on Sunday, 06.1.08 @ 17:32pm

i think slipknot should be in it if they keep up wat they are doing and win a couple more grammys, o ya this is to cm, slipknot will definetly make it in 2022 + afi isnt even able to be voted in to the hall of fame dumb ass

Posted by wakingthefallen on Wednesday, 07.16.08 @ 14:03pm


Slipknot should DEFINATELY be in the Hall of Fame. They learned from Korn then surpassed them.
Slipknot ftw

Posted by House on Sunday, 08.17.08 @ 02:12am

I am a HUGE slipknot fan, but i don't really think so.

Posted by Master Of Puppets on Friday, 08.29.08 @ 19:05pm

Slipknot is what heavy metal is don't you get it, punk rock is sissy compared to true heavy metal have you heard All Hope is Gone (The C)? (If you haven't heard them don't vote no!

Posted by Alesandro on Friday, 09.12.08 @ 14:05pm

Ah yeah, this is the music you love to hate. Surely this stuff can't have actual musical merits, right? Wrong...they are legit. I wonder if the hall feels the same?

Posted by Me on Thursday, 10.2.08 @ 17:43pm

Slipknot is the closest connection between Death Metal and Nu Metal and have had a career that transcends genre-lines. I say yes.

Posted by Robin on Monday, 10.13.08 @ 19:19pm

gwar and slipknot are 2 compleatly difrent types of music. gwar=speed metal slipknot=heavy metal

Hahahaha...Cody, u r hilarious! Slipknot IS NOT heavy metal! NO! They are only called heavy metal by the preppy r'n'b loving girs in high schools!:)

As for the induction, I really really REALLY hope they WILL NEVER get in.

Posted by Child in Time 27 on Sunday, 12.21.08 @ 13:56pm

There is a kid in my class who thinks Slipknot is all great. They really are not that great.

Posted by Mike on Friday, 02.20.09 @ 07:35am

I don't think they'll get in because they scare the sh*t out of some people. They do fit the criteria but there are more deserving artist than Slipknot.

Posted by Rudy on Sunday, 04.5.09 @ 19:50pm

I vote yes. Many reasons why, They've crossed and mixed genre lines between Nu-Metal, Heavy Metal, Hardcore, Death Metal. They've gathered a HUGE fan base, maybe not the largest, but certainly a loyal one. They're inovative, it may not seem like they are, but 9 people c'mon, and watch one of there shows, its crazy, always things happening and entertaining, and of course the masks. Now they may not be nu-metal or heavy metal, but thats because they're all of it, they even have they're slow songs like "Snuff" and "Circle" and "Vermillion pt.2", they have anthems like "Heritic Anthem", "Duality", and "Psychosocial". They also have Grammy nominations and i believe at least one win. dont vote no just cause you dont like them or the music, look at what they've done first.

ps. korn and slipknot are alike in that they are rock, but completely different in sub-genre and style. both great, both deserve to get in

Posted by Brandon on Tuesday, 04.14.09 @ 00:30am

it would be pretty cool but probably not

Posted by joe on Friday, 05.1.09 @ 16:34pm

Hell no.

Posted by axel9012 on Thursday, 05.28.09 @ 15:06pm

Dude ledgens like korn and slipknot deserve to be in the rock hall of fame. Slipknot has had some die after the show they have had be nominated a whole bunch of time and they have won.
I don't think many people could do what they are doing.
Same with korn I went to both of there conserts and I have that was fuken awsome.

Posted by nu.meatle on Monday, 07.13.09 @ 05:11am

I don't like Slipknot. This has no barring on their chances of hof induction, I just don't like them.

I do agree they are pretty influential, but really, there are tons of metal bands that should get in before these guys ever should. and since the hall of fame are rather shy of inducting metal bands, I just don't see it happening anytime soon.

Posted by Justin on Sunday, 08.16.09 @ 23:05pm

RIP Paul Gray.

Posted by akeem on Monday, 05.24.10 @ 21:12pm

As successful as they are, they still haven't proved that they are influential. Maybe they are, I don't know. I hope they get in. They are a talented band.

Posted by SSR on Wednesday, 05.26.10 @ 21:16pm

The world is going to end 12, 21, 12 so no they won't make it sadly! But seriously if they don't make it in I will go on a muderous rampage until slipknot themselves have to stop me with their epic awesomeness. And they don't gave a gimmick with the masks, if you're a die hard maggot like me you'll like em no matter what! Slipknot are about the fans and that's why they're a huge success. All I know is I think they should be in hall of fame. When I'm 90 somethin on my death bed ill be head banging to slipknot.

Posted by slipknoteffinrules on Tuesday, 06.15.10 @ 02:09am

When you grow up you'll get over them (hopefully)...

Posted by Gitarzan on Tuesday, 06.15.10 @ 05:55am

Nowhere near the all-time metal greats, but good for a listen. Not really HOF worthy right now, but time will tell.

Posted by Sam on Saturday, 07.3.10 @ 16:10pm

Most of their music is nothing special... they have a few good songs but there are a lot of lesser known bands who have produced much better music.

Posted by Rainbow on Friday, 07.9.10 @ 20:20pm

I don't think so they are aweful.

Posted by Anna-Lee on Saturday, 07.10.10 @ 14:10pm

Hell no, never. GREEN DAY ALL THE WAY.

Posted by Brittany on Friday, 09.3.10 @ 21:22pm

I think slipknot will make it and they should make it. For those of you that dont like them based on their clothes or masks look of the meaning behind their masks. its a side of them that can only be seen through their mask as well as changing their masks as the band changes with each new album. and the Drummer joey Jordison is very accomplished as a drummer as well as music producer. Hes actually filled in for korn when their drummer was out and metallica as well as rob zombie in 2010 not to mentioned also helped rob zombie with his last album along with touring with marylin manson filling in for guitar. and look up corey tayor the lead singer. also singer for stone sour and done alot of shit as a solo artist as well. look them up on youtube. they are more than deserving to be in the rock and roll hall of fame.

Posted by allan on Tuesday, 01.24.12 @ 14:48pm

The only nu metal bands besides korn that stand a chance at the r&r hof are limp bizkit deftones staind godsmack linkin park system of a down maybe mudvayne disturbed might get in and maybe papa roach and powerman 5000 I don't know

Posted by Gio t on Saturday, 06.14.14 @ 19:57pm

Well, I finally saw one of the biggest metal acts in the world right now at Louder than Life in Louisville. Slipknot closed down this year's fest & played to a large Sunday crowd, most of whom appeared to be wearing something with 'Slipknot' on them.

There sure is alot of them up there. 8 at least, and they sure put out the sound. Corey Taylor does a fine job fronting the band. Likes to crouch down while singing (does that alot). Great guitar players, as well. Music all sorta sounds the same, though. Quite a spectacle to watch, but songs don't really do it for me.

Posted by Paul in KY on Monday, 10.10.16 @ 13:25pm

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