|Rock & Roll Hall of Famer|
Inducted in: 2010
Inducted by: Billie Joe Armstrong
First Eligible: 1995 Ceremony
Inducted Members: Iggy Pop, Ron Asheton, Scott Asheton, James Williamson and Dave Alexander
Snubbed Members: Steve Mackay
Inducted into Rock Hall Revisited in 1997 (ranked #83) .
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WTF? Why have they not been inducted yet?
Posted by Eric on Thursday, 08.3.06 @ 22:37pm
Easily the best band of this year's nominees.
Posted by Brendan on Saturday, 10.28.06 @ 18:32pm
Iggy Pop never had a creative idea in his life. The Stooges are as derivative as the day is long
Posted by Michael Boyd on Tuesday, 10.31.06 @ 09:21am
That's funny, because Raw Power renders about two-thirds of the punk revolution redundant.
Posted by Kit on Friday, 11.17.06 @ 11:32am
Iggy and the Stooges... all day long, forever and ever and always !!!!!!! Without a doubt, they will be inducted.
Posted by Pinky on Sunday, 12.17.06 @ 16:39pm
Posted by dtg on Monday, 01.15.07 @ 18:40pm
the stooges rule. funhouse is a masterpeice and raw power is the most memorible energetic albums ive ever heard. iggy rules along with the asheton brothers.
Posted by david spooks on Wednesday, 03.21.07 @ 17:04pm
great moment at the '07 induction ceremony when Patti Smith played that stooges song -- sending the voters a not-so-subtle message.
Posted by chuck on Sunday, 03.25.07 @ 09:40am
Chuck is referring to the show-ending jam, when Patti and REM played I Wanna Be Your Dog.
Posted by Kit on Monday, 03.26.07 @ 01:07am
The fact that the Ronettes are in the hall while Iggy isn't is a joke. Without Iggy you don't have bands like the Ramones, Clash, Pistols, X, etc. Iggy has never sold out and attempted to be popular- a true rebel that is what rock and roll is all about. Maybe he should cover "Be My Baby" and he could get in. But then "a nice 45 minute Louie Louie would be nice", lol. Funhouse, Raw Power, and Metallic KO are classics that no other band would dare tackle during the neo-hippie days. Whether they like him or not, get with the program RRHOF and give the legend his due.
Posted by Matt on Wednesday, 03.28.07 @ 03:18am
Take a look guys...they've been nominated 6 times...it's going to stick in one of these days. They will make the hall of fame very soon.
Posted by maplejet on Thursday, 04.5.07 @ 14:48pm
Michael Boyd you are a flaming idiot. No offence to Iggy's album.
Posted by Starr on Sunday, 06.24.07 @ 12:52pm
Iggy and his boys have been nominated six times. I believe next year they'll finally get in.
Posted by Joe-Skee on Tuesday, 07.17.07 @ 10:44am
if the Ramones, the Sex Pistols, the Clash, and Patti Smith are in because of their contributions to punk, then the Stooges should be in as well
Posted by DJ on Monday, 07.23.07 @ 11:37am
I am not a fan of punk at all (as many of you know), but of course IP and the Stooges were influential - I mean c'mon, like it or not. Although, it is still crazy that they keep putting in punk bands and no progressive - shows an obvious bias there to the "fuck ups" that really have limited musical talent in the purest sense of the word.
Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, 08.14.07 @ 17:36pm
I'm not going to deny that the Hall is biased, but it seems like you're compelled to say everything in the stupidest way possible.
Posted by William on Tuesday, 08.14.07 @ 18:54pm
Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, 08.14.07 @ 20:13pm
C'mon now. I'm giving you the benefit of the doubt here that, rather than not being bright enough to know what you're saying, you are intentionally making blanket implications (all punk is "untalented" and full of "fuck-ups").
Posted by William on Tuesday, 08.14.07 @ 22:36pm
You are the literal and not so bright one. Of course, not ALL punk artists are fuck ups, but many are. And, most (NOT necesarily all) are not very talented - ya' know the ones playing that one chord rhythm guitar shit that passes for "music" and makes me want to vomit - that is the stuff that I was talking about - not the talented punk bands, that is not who I was referring to.
Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, 08.15.07 @ 05:18am
"that is the stuff that I was talking about - not the talented punk bands, that is not who I was referring to." -Anon
Posted by shawn on Wednesday, 08.15.07 @ 09:08am
Your giving me the "Its not me, its you routine." (i.e. see Seinfeld)- LOL, LOL Dude, lighten up - it is comical to see you "jump in" to a debate you are not even involved in - and you get all pumped up....
Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, 08.15.07 @ 18:43pm
Most bands of any sort suck, your precious prog included.
Posted by William on Wednesday, 08.15.07 @ 21:00pm
"Most bands of any sort suck, your precious prog included."
Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, 08.15.07 @ 21:17pm
"- it is comical to see you "jump in" to a debate you are not even involved in - and you get all pumped up...."
Posted by shawn on Wednesday, 08.15.07 @ 21:37pm
Did you just use the word "fancy" instead of "think" in your post? Where do YOU think you are????
Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, 08.16.07 @ 05:41am
I do undestand the impetus for punk, but do not find that I generally like the music for a number of reasons. Bands that I do like would be more mainstream, like the Clash. In any event, here are descriptors of punk I found:
Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, 08.16.07 @ 05:55am
So, by your logic, you must only like Hollywood blockbuster movies, and anything that makes less than $100 million isn't worth your time because it's too "underground" and it's "underground for a reason." And only popular tv shows are worth watching, because if no one's watching, it must suck, right?
Posted by c.w. on Thursday, 08.16.07 @ 08:57am
Well Anon, at first I was going to congratulate you on a refreshingly diginified and intelligible comeback argument (on Punk).
Posted by shawn on Thursday, 08.16.07 @ 09:59am
The Wiki references were not accurate?? Hmmm...Fancy that....everyone says on these sites to do your "research" and, so I did. Now I am lambasted for that....I swear, I just want to go into a corner and cry :-( plus, I happen to agree with the WIki description of punk...
Posted by Anon on Thursday, 08.16.07 @ 10:06am
Oh, and CW, I like all kinds of things - I just find punk to be annoying for the most part and talentless for the most part - if you do not like my opinion, well too bad. Gheez, I guess we should all just agree here - what is this communism?
Posted by Anon on Thursday, 08.16.07 @ 10:09am
Look Anon, take it easy.
Posted by shawn on Thursday, 08.16.07 @ 10:13am
Dude, the curl up in a corner was a joke...LOL, LOL....it takes a lot more than going back and forth on a blog to beat me down. Plus, I am annoying? MB that is true, but I can think of some other annoying people on this site..
Posted by Anon on Thursday, 08.16.07 @ 10:39am
In a week filled with cross-country driving, furniture buying, and all the other headaches that come with moving, it's comforting in an odd way to come back and see Anon saying stupid things. I'm glad there's one rock of consistency I can count on.
Posted by Kit on Thursday, 08.16.07 @ 20:25pm
It's become a family of sorts. Really wish we had our own message board to continue the discussions with more depth/arguing.
Posted by Casper on Friday, 08.17.07 @ 00:36am
Of course my words are stupid, b/c: A) They do not agree with you, B) you love punk music and I believe that most of it sucks and is pretty talentless.
Posted by Anonymous on Friday, 08.17.07 @ 05:49am
STAY DOWN, ANON....STAY DOWN!!!
Posted by shawn on Friday, 08.17.07 @ 08:50am
Actually Anon, even when I agree with you you end up saying it in such a tortured, ridiculous, base way that I have to take issue with you anyway.
Posted by Kit on Saturday, 08.18.07 @ 16:30pm
"I believe that most of it sucks and is pretty talentless"
Posted by liam on Wednesday, 10.17.07 @ 13:07pm
"maybe you should have put it as most of the punk THAT I'VE HEARD"
Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, 10.17.07 @ 18:44pm
The Clash over the Stooges? Funny. I love the Clash, but their impact isn't as great as the Stooges'.
Posted by micheal on Tuesday, 11.27.07 @ 13:07pm
My life's been unremarkable. I haven't been up to much recently. I've just been letting everything wash over me lately, not that it matters.I looked at the world.
Posted by emanuelleer on Tuesday, 02.19.08 @ 08:54am
Maybe now, after they gave the only exciting performance in this year's otherwise deadly dull induction ceremony, the voters will finally remember to pick them.
Posted by Wayne on Friday, 03.14.08 @ 21:21pm
They influenced the sex pistols!!!!!!!! enough said lol
Posted by bryan on Saturday, 03.15.08 @ 08:36am
I notice alot of comments suggesting that 'talent' should be a consideration for any 'artist' nominated into the RRHOF. Fortunately, 'talent' is about the last thing anyone needs to make terrifying and awe-inspiring rock and roll music. Too often 'talent' and 'skill' serves only to clutter and dillute the emotional urgency, power and thrust that makes the greatest of rock music so relevant and satisfying. This is why the Stooges are still vital and fresh, while say, Rick Wakeman is laughably dull and dated. The seeming ignorance of this fact by the nominating commitee on the continued influence and inspiration of groups such as the Stooges, MC5, New York Dolls or Alice Cooper is quite frankly contemptable.
Posted by Ward on Sunday, 03.23.08 @ 10:48am
Ward, you make an excellent point, and one I agree with, but it is wrong to impugn Paul Simon to solidify your case. He is consumately talented and legendary. It's enough to lament the absence of MC5, Stooges, etc.
Posted by Blue on Sunday, 03.23.08 @ 10:55am
Yes, the Stooges couldn't play their instruments very well. But there are plenty of other bands/ musicians in bands who were actually quite talented, but they just didn't WANT to take solos and have everything sound like it was produced in some box in paradise. (See: Greg Ginn, who actually had some training, and Bad Brains, who used to be a goddamn jazz fusion band before they decided that they WANTED to play really fast and really loud rock music). The point is, it shouldn't be about talent alone - why do you think everyone hated people like Steve Vai except guitar nerds? The Stooges (along with Eno, Beefheart, Joy Division, Kraftwerk, etc) deserve the induction hands down.
Posted by Jack on Thursday, 04.10.08 @ 21:07pm
Let's face it, The Stooges even forty years later are never going to compromise enough to get into the RRHOF. So what ? Ig and The Stooges have already made their mark on immortality with their timeless recordings plus the massive influence on modern day music. It is hard to believe that their debut was released in 1969.
Posted by Rob J on Saturday, 08.23.08 @ 08:16am
"After all, it is hard to take seriously anybody who voted for The Dave Clark Five !"-Rob J
Posted by Gitarzan on Saturday, 08.23.08 @ 10:09am
...Who the Fu@k are The Stooges???
Posted by Question Mark on Monday, 09.22.08 @ 16:19pm
Please say you are kidding QM
Posted by Dameon on Monday, 09.22.08 @ 16:58pm
This is the year my friends.
Posted by blah-blah-blah on Wednesday, 09.24.08 @ 11:36am
This is the year my friends.
Posted by Lynn on Wednesday, 09.24.08 @ 11:41am
Posted by Mike on Sunday, 11.16.08 @ 15:57pm
I have said this before and I will say it again, the Stooges have been nominated 7 times.. and not made it yet, They cant do it on their own.. they have to ride the coat tail of Madonna to get in.. sad sells outs, especially to Madonna. What a way to get into the RRHOF.
Posted by ~ St. Jimmy ~ on Wednesday, 12.31.08 @ 18:47pm
You may have a point, St. Jimmy... by the same token, Coven hasn't even been seriously considered. It becomes even more clear that Coven cannot do it on their own, either, and were they to make it in, it'd be as pathetic sell-outs.
Posted by Philip on Thursday, 01.1.09 @ 09:26am
I personally thought the Stooges' "Madonna tribute" at the induction ceremonies was annoying...at best.
Posted by Gitarzan on Thursday, 01.1.09 @ 10:19am
When I first saw what was going on, I thought.... What. The. F***!?
Posted by Philip on Thursday, 01.1.09 @ 10:42am
I'll give that a big "AMEN, BROTHER!!!!"
Posted by Gitarzan on Thursday, 01.1.09 @ 10:44am
The Stooges preformance of the 2 Madonna songs, Burning up and Ray of Light were..... whats the word I am thinking of.... I will just say interesting. She would not even come to her own induction unless the Stooges took the stage, the RRHOF couldnt miss out on MADONNA missing her induction could they? so the went with the queen of pops demands. I was looking up the Stooges albums in the top 100.. only 2.. 1969 and 2005/06... Same years as the OPENED for Madonna on some of her Re-invention tour dates.... hmmm started selling out then. Other than those 2 albums it looks like they were widely ignored, I will admit that the first 3 albums are good.. Raw Power is my fav...Come on Gimme Danger!
Posted by ~ St Jimmy ~ on Thursday, 01.1.09 @ 14:45pm
Simply put, St. Jimmy, your definition of "selling out" is laughable. The Stooges deserve induction, you even admit credibility of some of their stuff. There's a vast difference between marketing yourself smartly and selling out. And you could apply a definition of selling out to any group you've ever heard of.
Posted by Philip on Saturday, 01.3.09 @ 16:14pm
R.I.P Ron Asheton
Posted by Steve on Tuesday, 01.6.09 @ 14:37pm
Ron Asheton, RIP
Posted by Keebord on Wednesday, 01.7.09 @ 14:26pm
I have lost all hope for this institution.
Posted by Blah-blah-blah on Wednesday, 01.14.09 @ 13:25pm
How The Stooges could still not get into the Hall of Fame after seven nominations while Madonna gets in on her first try is beyond me.
Posted by Steve on Wednesday, 01.14.09 @ 16:46pm
Well, Iggy's obviously a fan of Madonna, so why not ask him? :) Madge looks to be a fan of his, as well.
Posted by JR on Wednesday, 01.14.09 @ 16:51pm
Ah well, I suppose that's true JR. I was just venting out my anger over The Stooges being snubbed this year again.
Posted by Steve on Wednesday, 01.14.09 @ 21:01pm
it's a travesty that The Stooges are once again denied induction.
Posted by Scarlet Rowe on Wednesday, 01.14.09 @ 22:00pm
The Stooges have been denied enough. They deserved more then anyone on the list.
Posted by Jesse on Friday, 01.16.09 @ 15:53pm
Although deserving, as performers and early influences, it is unlikely the Stooges will ever get in for purely political reasons. Rock "historians" have created a very nice story about Punk being created in the mid-70's in New York and London as a rejection of what rock had become by then. They like this story because it is another example that everything cool and new comes from New York (and London).
Posted by RPB on Sunday, 01.18.09 @ 09:53am
I never like conspiracy theories because they always tend to favour the complex road, when in fact it' s much simpler. Unfortunately, if you're music isn't accessible, you'll have a hard time getting in. It's the same reason why it took so long for them to induct The Sex Pistols, The Velvet Underground, Black Sabbath... They have people like Fats Domino and Don & Phil Everly in the Voting Committee, artists from the fifties and early sixties, seventy-year-olds, grandparents. I have no idea if they would appreciate something like "Search & Destroy", or understand the importance of "No Fun", but I seriously doubt it. It's a miracle Metallica got in.
Posted by The_Claw on Sunday, 01.18.09 @ 11:28am
How's it goin', Claw??? With the Everly Bros., I could see them being a little more open minded because they really liked Nazareth's cover of their song "Love Hurts". Fats Domino could be a different story, though. I see your point, though. It's pretty much why I asked myself earlier exactly who is qualified to make these decisions.
Posted by Gitarzan on Sunday, 01.18.09 @ 11:44am
Posted by Cheesecrop on Sunday, 01.18.09 @ 18:01pm
That the Stooges have once again been passed over, in spite of the death of Ron Asheton, which might have brought out the sympathy vote, indicates their status as true originals. They are *still* ahead of their time, which is why their imitators and influencees have been inducted over them. This happens not just in commercial worlds but in academia, etc; the true innovators are rarely the beneficiaries of recognition or reward for their innovations even though everyone knows who they are. This Stooges thing has become a badge of honor. For the Stooges, not for the Hall of Fame.
Posted by hyperpoesia on Sunday, 01.18.09 @ 19:00pm
Posted by mrxyz on Sunday, 01.18.09 @ 19:08pm
UGH!!! I am so mad at the Rock Hall right now, why the heck did they shun the stooges again?!? I guess they'll probably get in next year, or the year after, and for sure before 2112. But... ahhhhhh! They are so darn good, Bobby Womack? Bobby? The Stooges should be in instead of him. The Stooges invented Punk before The Ramones, Before The Sex Pistols, Before The Clash. Those three bands are superb, true, they are probably better than the stooges. But, you can't snub their influence. The Stooges deserve to be in.
Posted by Calzone on Monday, 01.19.09 @ 17:37pm
Posted by Cheesecrop on Wednesday, 01.21.09 @ 05:59am
It's a bad deal when the artist can't move due to the writers agenda.
Posted by mrxyz on Wednesday, 01.21.09 @ 09:43am
I'm only 17 and I think the Stooges should've been in the Hall a long time ago. I was hoping that they'd get it for 2009 but they were rejected AGAIN! For 2009, I'm good with Metallica and Jeff Beck but everyone else not so much. Little Anthony? PUL-EAS! They should've been there a long time ago with Bobby Womack. Run DMC? This is the ROCK N ROLL Hall of Fame, not the HIP HOP hall of fame. Come on, people. Without these guys, punk would not be what it is today. Also, I don't know when they casted the votes but I think it's so mean that by the time they get in, it'll be too long. Ron Asheton died a week before the inductees were annouced. COME ON!
Posted by Aaron on Wednesday, 01.28.09 @ 06:46am
"Run DMC? This is the ROCK N ROLL Hall of Fame, not the HIP HOP hall of fame."
Posted by The_Claw on Wednesday, 01.28.09 @ 09:10am
How in pluperfect hell are The Stooges not in the Hall of Fame, when the Ramones, The Clash and Patti Smith are? (Or for that matter, effing U2, but I digress) I was astonished a few years ago, when I visited there and didn't see their name on the wall. Punk simply would not have happened without The Stooges, or for that matter the New York Dolls, who aren't in there either. Primal music that gets you in the gut and nether regions sung by a madman with legendary stage antics and a rocky mistake-ridden personal life. What exactly is more rock and roll than that? Sure, perhaps there are better musicians than The Stooges in the strictly technical sense, but this isn't the perfect pitch and skill at double necked guitar hall of fame. This isn't the by the notes music hall of fame, THIS IS THE ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME! And I defy you to say with a straight face that all the other musicians let in since 1994 embody the spirit of Rock and Roll more than Iggy Pop and the Stooges.
Posted by LP on Monday, 02.16.09 @ 14:31pm
The stooges are too influential not to get in, there's a reason jack white called Fun House the greatest rock album! I don' think its the greatest but its certainly one of them. The Stooges need to be in! Down on the street is a classic!
Posted by Aaron on Thursday, 03.26.09 @ 12:23pm
You know if Metallica can get in before the Stooges that's really a shame!!!
Posted by Rudy on Sunday, 04.5.09 @ 18:24pm
You know if Metallica can get in before the Stooges that's really a shame!!!
Posted by Cheesecrop on Monday, 04.6.09 @ 05:38am
Cheese - you are right! That line of thinking does not work in many cases, but in some it does. The analogy of Stooges and Metallica doesn't work. But it does work when talking about Deep Purple and Metallica, or The Stooges and The Sex Pistols, at least in the minds of many. And you can see that when listening to James induction speech. The HoF has excluded way too many important bands and yet inducted bands who came after and were directly influenced by them. But this talking point has been beaten to death a thousand times here already. No need to rehash it. But as I see it, this HoF is empty until Deep Purple, Stooges, Alice Cooper, NY Dolls and the Runaways/Suzi Quatro are voted in. These bands were all at the forefront and helped create specific genres in Rock and Roll and/or in the case of the Suzi & the Runaways , ass kickin ladies who influenced all that followed.
Posted by Dameon on Monday, 04.6.09 @ 09:27am
They're probably never going to get in. If they don't get nominated again this year, they're done.
Posted by Oehfa on Sunday, 06.14.09 @ 10:24am
Besides cronyism/politics, I've got a theory as to why the Stooges are having a hard time getting in. As long as there's another strong guitar-based rock band, especially with serious name recognition, the Stooges have gotten screwed. Look at the years they've been nominated at lost:
Posted by Philip on Saturday, 08.29.09 @ 03:30am
Thoughts? Comments? Coffee? Tea? Peanuts?
Posted by Cheesecrop on Saturday, 08.29.09 @ 04:34am
Posted by Philip on Saturday, 08.29.09 @ 06:23am
Most likely, the most deserving punk band that isn't in yet. It may not be next year, but they will be inducted sooner or later.
Posted by Dude Man on Sunday, 08.30.09 @ 13:50pm
"Thoughts? Comments? Coffee? Tea? Peanuts?" - Philip
Posted by Telarock on Sunday, 08.30.09 @ 22:15pm
Telarock, I ain't going soft... you're confusing "good" with "name recognition", the latter of which I argued is what's keeping the Stooges out. But with only five acts being chosen a year, and the preference towards having a DIVERSITY of acts inducted each year (which is why you'll never see a ballot with nine prog acts on it, despite people thinking that so many such acts need to be inducted NOW), there is an element of competition on the ballot. It eventually comes down to name recognition, which is not always equivocal to being good. Who's got more name recognition: Black Sabbath or the Stooges?
Posted by Philip on Monday, 08.31.09 @ 13:07pm
Posted by Roy on Monday, 09.28.09 @ 03:57am
Posted by Roy on Friday, 10.2.09 @ 15:03pm
Glad to see that The Stooges are finally being honored (even if it is by some crappy organization.)
Posted by Steve Z on Tuesday, 12.15.09 @ 13:16pm
Once again, congrats to The Stooges
Posted by Keebord on Tuesday, 12.15.09 @ 16:59pm
The stooges have NO creativity
Posted by RHCP on Friday, 01.8.10 @ 11:06am
The stooges have NO creativity
Posted by Keebord on Friday, 01.8.10 @ 15:17pm
Posted by Roy on Saturday, 01.16.10 @ 16:39pm
Posted by Roy on Thursday, 03.11.10 @ 09:49am
Dude they were inducted this year 2010.
Posted by Spider on Sunday, 08.1.10 @ 17:31pm
Artist.. Very nice :)
Posted by www.futurerocklegends.com on Friday, 06.3.11 @ 07:02am
RIP, Scott Asheton
Posted by Aaron O'Donnell on Sunday, 03.16.14 @ 21:12pm
Rest in Peace Steve Mackay (saxophonist on their second album), 1949-2015
Posted by Joe on Sunday, 10.11.15 @ 13:17pm
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