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


20 comments so far (post your own)

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Posted by Metalsmith on Saturday, 03.1.08 @ 15:23pm

Wow... eligible next year? My how time flies...

I say yes. Why? Because, whether you like it or not (or agree with it or not), they made a huge contribution to rock music as far as their specific genre is concerned. Even Petra never reached what Stryper achieved for Christian Rock. Stryper blew the doors down and opened it up for many other acts. Believe in God, religion, Christianity etc or not, I'd say that's pretty awesome.

Posted by aquadonia on Wednesday, 05.7.08 @ 02:44am

hands down yes. its a no brainer.

Posted by Gene on Friday, 07.4.08 @ 15:33pm

I suppose Stryper continued where Petra left off; Petra (for thirty years!) pretty much invented Christian rock; Stryper--at least for a few years in the mid-80s--brought it into the mainstream consciousness.

Also, Petra (as stated before) continued with the same music and the same message for the career of thir frontman, Bob Hartman. (He retired the band in 2005.) Stryper, on the other hand, was pretty much washed out after the 1980s, and is barely heard from today--except that Michael Sweet now occasionally fronts for Boston (because of the death of Brad Delp).

If Stryper deserves induction at all (and I could go either way on this), they don't--in my humble opinion--deserve it before Petra.

Posted by Joe on Saturday, 07.5.08 @ 15:52pm

Can we keep RnR and Religion separated; afterall, RnR is the Devils' music.

Posted by Dameon on Saturday, 07.5.08 @ 22:26pm

I personally wrote the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for my list of people who should be in the Hall of Fame. Not overly surprised, not one of them was predicted to be inducted this year. Here they are.

Grand Funk Railroad
Peter Frampton
The Go-Go's

Sometimes I wonder what the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is coming to.

Posted by Bill Langan on Sunday, 09.7.08 @ 20:22pm

Petra was the starters of christian rock but stryper was the starters of christian heavy metal and for that reason they should get in maybe not first year but eventually because of what they did for the christian rock/metal genre

Posted by mike on Saturday, 02.7.09 @ 22:42pm

Forgetting religion, Stryper is just one awesome metal band. The songs are beautifully crafted, the perfect guitar harmonizing, great drumming all add up to superior music. I became a Stryper fan under the most insane circumstances, and as a guitarist, they really inspired my playing and writing. Oz Fox is amazing. Don't compare them to another band based on their message. Compare them to other bands based on their skill. Stryper Rocks.

Posted by Xopher on Wednesday, 03.18.09 @ 13:06pm

As I said earlier in the Yngwie Malmsteen comments, FOLKS, this is the MTV/ROLLING STONE/AMERICAN Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. This is not the CHRISTIAN Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, nor is this the HEAVY METAL Hall of Fame, nor is this the GLAM METAL Hall of Fame.

Posted by pablo on Sunday, 04.5.09 @ 14:46pm

Stryper should absolutely be inducted. Looking at the past and current work (yes they have another new album coming out July 21st, 2009 called Murder by Pride) they set the ground work and opened doors for groups like POD. Without the mass market they single handily created up groups like POD would not have gotten the light of day today.

Look at the impact on their genre. MTV had to pull their songs off the call in show because they kept getting repeatily requested and other groups weren't getting air play as a result.

Christian or not, a band in an exclusive genre that sells 7+ million records and impacted future generations of musicians should be inducted.

They play the HOB in Cleveland at the end of September. I challenge all those that don't think they deserve it to check out the concert then draw your conclusion.


Posted by Forearms on Monday, 07.6.09 @ 22:38pm

Stryper not only is a smokin' band but has and continues to change peoples lives. Their music is powerful and inspiring and they definately deserve some recognition from the music industry.

Posted by kingpin on Tuesday, 07.7.09 @ 16:05pm

Stryper should be in the RnR hall of fame.

They were groundbreaking in their genre and did what no other christian band had done.

Petra was so lame for me - I used to like them as a kid... but on a larger scale, really kind of weak

Posted by Jay on Tuesday, 07.7.09 @ 19:20pm

Stryper is an amazing band, with great guitar work, excellent drumming, and one of the best vocalists of any genre of music. They were the pioneers of hard rock Christian music. With over 8 million albums sold to date, this band is still making excellent music that is not a throwback to the 1980's but a progression in style that has a flavor to "old school" hair metal fans. Stryper definitely deserves a shot at being inducted into the Hall of Fame.

Posted by jonpete on Wednesday, 07.8.09 @ 10:31am

Stryper's getting tons of yes votes this week. The same thing happened to The Troggs last week. I have no idea what this sudden outburst of fan support depends on

Posted by Keebord on Thursday, 07.9.09 @ 14:02pm

yes 100% styper petra and king x triumph too. come on rock andd roll hall of fame get with it you abba in next you maybe let amercaian idol in before people who need to get in come people these guys don't care about this stuff.because they have higher calling,but i think we need to are voices heard and do it in a peacefull way respect way. pray for them.

Posted by john menyhard on Saturday, 12.26.09 @ 16:16pm

Stryper should absolutely be in the hall of fame! They are as good as or better than most bands out there. Their live shows are incedible! They have been back together since 2003, and are still going strong. The new album "Murder by Pride" is awesome! VOTE THEM IN!!!

Posted by Jon Friesen on Sunday, 01.17.10 @ 00:01am

I'm going to say no, simply because they didn't do anything different from Motley Crue or Whitesnake, other than sing about Jesus. That isn't a big enough distinction.

Posted by Marth on Monday, 01.21.13 @ 18:09pm

I doubt Stryper will get inducted simply because the RHOF has avoided the entire "hair metal" genre. If Motley Crue can't get in, then I doubt any other hair metal bands will.

Posted by John Cady on Wednesday, 02.20.13 @ 20:48pm

Stryper should be in the Hall, they are still going strong and actually still sound amazing if not better than the past. But also Motley Crue, Bon Jovi, Def Leppard, to name a few should get in from the same ara. If Guns and Roses can get in from a few albums so should these others as well.

Posted by Chad Stover on Wednesday, 06.10.15 @ 18:19pm

Stryper should be in the Hall, they are still going strong and actually still sound amazing if not better than the past. But also Motley Crue, Bon Jovi, Def Leppard, to name a few should get in from the same ara. If Guns and Roses can get in from a few albums so should these others as well. Stryper is very under rated simply because they sing about Christ. They are and amazing band one of the best from the 80s hair bands

Posted by Chad Stover on Wednesday, 06.10.15 @ 18:22pm

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