Eligible since: 2009 (The 2010 Induction Ceremony)
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Stryper @ Wikipedia
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Posted by Metalsmith on Saturday, 03.1.08 @ 15:23pm
Wow... eligible next year? My how time flies...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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