The Meters

Not in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Eligible since: 1994 (The 1995 Induction Ceremony)

Nominated in: 1997   2013   2014   

Previously Considered? Yes  what's this?


Inducted into Rock Hall Revisited in 2005 (ranked #6 in the Sidemen (Backing Groups) category) .


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Look-Ka Py Py (1969)
Rejuvenation (1974)

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

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With the Yardbirds already inducted, it's unlikely the Meters are needed.

Posted by c.w. on Wednesday, 11.15.06 @ 08:34am


What are you talking about?

Posted by Purds on Wednesday, 10.3.07 @ 16:22pm


Funk pioneers for sure.... New Orleans style!!!

Posted by Joe-Skee on Wednesday, 12.5.07 @ 12:22pm


Art Neville's group..."Cissy Strut" seems to be popping up again (via John Mayer). I don't know about HOF credentials, but they were definitely a vital precursor for funk.

Posted by Gitarzan on Thursday, 09.25.08 @ 18:53pm


They are absolutely deserving. Rejuvenation alone is worthy, one of the best soul albums ever recorded.

Posted by Balls Fargas on Thursday, 07.15.10 @ 14:56pm


induct the Neville Brothers, and you pretty much cover the Meters as well, no? . . .

Posted by Michael on Tuesday, 02.15.11 @ 03:20am


I'm (kind of) surprised that this group isn't in the HOF already. Absolute legends (and legitimately so).

Posted by Chalkie on Sunday, 06.24.12 @ 19:39pm


The Meters

01. Art Neville
02. Leo Nocentelli
03. Joseph "Zigaboo" Modeliste
04. George Porter, Jr.
05. Cyril Neville
06. Russell Batiste
07. Brian Stoltz

Posted by Roy on Wednesday, 10.31.12 @ 06:58am


The Meters and The Neville Brothers should be nominated in the same year, to give Art Neville and Cyril Neville a chance at 2 inductions in the same year, joining Stephen Stills of Buffalo Springfield and Crosby, Stills and Nash as the only other artist inducted twice in the same year.

Posted by Roy on Wednesday, 12.12.12 @ 06:53am


Now you have to explain to me why The Meters are more respected than Kool and the Gang and the Commodores. I don't see Kool and the Gang and the Commodores being nominated until after The Meters, The Neville Brothers and The Spinners are all inducted.

Posted by Roy on Friday, 11.15.13 @ 07:20am


Now you have to explain to me why The Meters are more respected than Kool and the Gang and the Commodores. I don't see Kool and the Gang and the Commodores being nominated until after The Meters, The Neville Brothers and The Spinners are all inducted.

Posted by Roy on Friday, 11.15.13 @ 07:21am


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