The Dictators

Not in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Eligible since: 2000 (The 2001 Induction Ceremony)

Previously Considered? No  what's this?

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


6 comments so far (post your own)

talk about a lack of thought when it comes to the group name

Posted by Rod on Sunday, 09.14.08 @ 14:25pm

The Dictators are already in the RRHOF

The Ertegun Bros and Jann Wenner!!!

Posted by Joker on Sunday, 01.3.10 @ 11:14am

These guys were actually an awesome punk band back in the day when punk wasn't a bunch of whiny pussies with trust fund guitars who don't have anything to be angry about but mope around anyway.

Posted by Ralph on Wednesday, 02.23.11 @ 14:46pm

The Dictators are in the Hall of Fame as part of the punk wing apparently. It's too bad because this means they'll probably never get in as performers. Little Steven likes them though, I think he said they were the link between MC5 and the Ramones, which I think is a fairly accurate description.

Maybe there's hope, but FRL is only giving them 4% induction chances, and, as I'm writing this 61% of people voted no. Clearly these people are more interested in seeing their pet projects get in than an actual innovative and influential band like the Dictators. Of course, some may argue punk is already well enough represented in the Hall.

Posted by Tahvo Parvianen on Wednesday, 04.13.11 @ 04:48am

Unfortunately, after voting for both Lustmord & Fear Factory, as well as setting up the first in-house medical journal, I have been compelled to cease publication.

I have been sent to the Dictators. I imagine I could mention something about Den Mothers, but I'm quite sure the university students who check in here might not care for that.

Posted by Cheesecrop on Friday, 12.9.11 @ 06:03am

Will they get in? Of course not. Should they get in? Well, if it was a real RNR Hall of Fame, yes. But not the RNR Hall of Fame that has Hall and Oates in it.

Since they're my favorite band of all time, I went ahead voted yes anyway. :)

Posted by Rick D on Tuesday, 12.17.13 @ 19:01pm

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