The White Stripes
Eligible in: 2024 (The 2025 Induction Ceremony)
Inducted into Rock Hall Projected in 2025 (ranked #123) .
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Excelent use of only 2 muscicians. Evene though Meg White can't really drum, they remind me alot of They Might Be Giants. Cooky lyrics and a distinct sound. They will be in the RNR HOF. Who knows? Maybe with more albums, fans will rush them in quickly
Posted by Mike on Tuesday, 10.10.06 @ 19:04pm
The White Stripes are possibly the only band from the 00's that can be indentified NOW as a mortal lock for the Rock Hall.
Posted by c.w. on Monday, 11.20.06 @ 18:42pm
YESSSS. In the midst of the "rap age", they're an honestly RAW, minimalist blues/punk/indie duo... Jack and Meg White give off more power and energy than anyone ever has before.
Posted by bleedin' quadrophenic on Thursday, 01.4.07 @ 13:34pm
Boring revisions of the staple garage rock sound fo not make for a good band, and I can think of plenty of post-2000 bands more deserving of acclaim than them.
Posted by William on Monday, 01.8.07 @ 22:49pm
At this moment...No. Call me back in 10 years and I may give you guys a better answer bout them.
Posted by maplejet on Tuesday, 02.27.07 @ 11:18am
Like them or not - and The White Stripes are definitely a polarizing band - The Stripes will be almost certainly be in the Hall. Why? Because they have that gritty, "authentic" rock sound critics and connoisseurs love. They have the perfect sound, perfect image, perfect vibe for a Hall induction. The Hall likes the rough, outsider types, which explains why The Sex Pistols are inducted and ABBA is not.
Posted by Andrew on Tuesday, 03.6.07 @ 21:45pm
Rolling Stone magazine recently named Jack as the 18th best guitar player EVER. Add that to bleedin' quadrophenic's comment and then they're solidified.
Posted by Eric on Saturday, 03.24.07 @ 10:07am
The White Stripes are very revolutionary, with none of their songs sounding generic at all. It's a shame they're not more popular than they are, because of all the second rate rock bands drowning out their original sounds.
Posted by King Wiley on Wednesday, 04.25.07 @ 17:19pm
Will be as influential as the Cure. And "Icky Thump" going Top 40 helps, too.
Posted by Ryan Gibbs on Saturday, 05.19.07 @ 13:58pm
hmmm. Right now...no.
Posted by luke on Thursday, 05.31.07 @ 08:46am
i would really have to say no at the moment, they are a very exceptional band but i dont think they are on a similar scale to the rest of the hall of fame, their sound is good but i personally think its nothing special.
Posted by Will on Sunday, 06.3.07 @ 14:48pm
A definate No. They're very popular, have great sales numbers and catchy hooks. So have many, many other bands in the past 20 years.
Posted by Nicky on Thursday, 07.12.07 @ 09:40am
Ive seen that William guy all over the place. This guy doesnt like anyone does he?
Posted by Roj on Sunday, 07.29.07 @ 17:01pm
No, I hate everything.
Posted by William on Sunday, 07.29.07 @ 19:01pm
If you hate everything, then why do bother voting at all?
Posted by ---------- on Tuesday, 07.31.07 @ 05:39am
People who don't get obvious sarcasm...
Posted by William on Tuesday, 07.31.07 @ 17:45pm
I dont think it is sarcasm. You really dont seem to like anyone except maybe black keys. Oh by the way, The White Stripes slaughter Black Keys
Posted by Roj on Thursday, 08.2.07 @ 08:16am
Yes, I hate everyone except the Black Keys.
Posted by William on Thursday, 08.2.07 @ 10:07am
haha i knew it William. ANd I have king crimsons first album... very dissapointing
Posted by Roj on Thursday, 08.2.07 @ 21:42pm
Am I supposed to be offended that Roj doesn't like King Crimson or that you find the concept of employment funny, Anon?
Posted by William on Friday, 08.3.07 @ 00:07am
Ya know, being in the hall of fame doesn't require the approval of William to get in. Especially since William doesn't know shit.
Posted by Roj on Sunday, 08.19.07 @ 04:52am
And I also forgot that they sold millions of albums world wide. I don't think King Crimson did that or the black keys, probably even combined.
Posted by Roj on Sunday, 08.19.07 @ 05:00am
"And I also forgot that they sold millions of albums world wide."
Posted by Kit on Sunday, 08.19.07 @ 11:11am
Bingo. Since I don't consider the number of albums bought or shows attended important, primarily because they have nothing to do with musical influence or innovation, I'll judge something based on its musical qualities, and as far as retro garage rock outfits go, there are others doing as well or better and more consistently, relying more on albums and less on singles. Still, I wouldn't vote to let in either the Stripes or the Keys because neither is particularly innovative, although they might be very good at what they do.
Posted by William on Sunday, 08.19.07 @ 12:08pm
Posted by shawn on Sunday, 08.19.07 @ 16:20pm
Remember, the White Stripes are a two-member group who are able to sell out huge arenas as a Big Rock Band. It's incredible how much they have been able to get out of their self-imposed limitations over the years.
Posted by c.w. on Sunday, 08.19.07 @ 18:21pm
Sonny and Cher, man..
Posted by shawn on Sunday, 08.19.07 @ 18:55pm
Gnarls is essentially Danger Mouse and Cee-Lo, but they tour with a full backing band (like most of the others you mentioned too). Not so with the White Stripes. They are able to reproduce their full sound in a live setting with just good old Jack and Meg.
Posted by c.w. on Sunday, 08.19.07 @ 19:33pm
Much respect for The White Stripes; I am a fan.
Posted by shawn on Sunday, 08.19.07 @ 21:26pm
What is that book, "Wherever I go, there I am" - something like that. They should write a new one, where ever there is sarcastic critiques, there goes the ass hole William :-) Dude, is it just me, or are you just far superior to everyone?
Posted by Anonymous on Sunday, 08.19.07 @ 21:52pm
Oh, and btw you write that KC influenced so many years of progressive rock "as if" it had something to do with you - you know as if you derive some sort of self-worth from writing that. In social psychology, they call that "basking in reflected glory." Your BIRG'ING is so obvious.
Posted by Anonymous on Sunday, 08.19.07 @ 21:59pm
"Oh, and btw you write that KC influenced so many years of progressive rock "as if" it had something to do with you - you know as if you derive some sort of self-worth from writing that."
Posted by Kit on Sunday, 08.19.07 @ 22:13pm
Struck a nerve?
Posted by Anonymous on Sunday, 08.19.07 @ 22:17pm
"Oh, and btw you write that KC influenced so many years of progressive rock "as if" it had something to do with you - you know as if you derive some sort of self-worth from writing that. In social psychology, they call that "basking in reflected glory." Your BIRG'ING is so obvious."-Nonny
Posted by William on Sunday, 08.19.07 @ 23:18pm
"Bingo. Since I don't consider the number of albums bought or shows attended important, primarily because they have nothing to do with musical influence or innovation, I'll judge something based on its musical qualities, and as far as retro garage rock outfits go, there are others doing as well or better and more consistently, relying more on albums and less on singles. Still, I wouldn't vote to let in either the Stripes or the Keys because neither is particularly innovative, although they might be very good at what they do.
Posted by SG on Sunday, 08.19.07 @ 23:19pm
I saw a Simpson's episode once where it was discoverd that Homer had a crayon shoved into his brain at a young age and this explained his lifelong dimwittedness/bufoonery.
Posted by shawn on Sunday, 08.19.07 @ 23:59pm
fOR ONLY TWO PEOPLE THE WHITE STRIPES ARE EXTREMLY GOOD!
Posted by SaveTHEanimals on Sunday, 09.16.07 @ 13:11pm
"fOR ONLY TWO PEOPLE THE WHITE STRIPES ARE EXTREMLY GOOD!"
Posted by liam on Sunday, 10.21.07 @ 11:14am
"UNGHHHHH" - william.
Posted by b on Saturday, 11.3.07 @ 11:15am
these guys suck.... I think that the person which decides this should listen first to the music of these artists ad then make a choice... these guys only have 1 song most people like and have 67% of induction while a lot of people listen to about 10 or more of oother artists like john maye but the have 6% chance... I think you should see the music to begin with and you tell yourself which is the better artist in your opinion
Posted by gabrman on Friday, 05.2.08 @ 21:31pm
get a f u c k i n g bassist
Posted by gabrman on Friday, 05.2.08 @ 21:32pm
White Stripes Suck!!
Posted by Tobias Riepre on Sunday, 06.22.08 @ 14:39pm
00's locks: Radiohead, White Stripes, Coldplay. These three artists will get in, not if... will. Everyone else in this decade, well, we'll have to see.... but those three without a doubt.
Posted by Calzone on Thursday, 08.14.08 @ 11:49am
I say that it's a definate yes. You have to look at The White Stripes and ask yourself the question, what have they done for rock music?
Posted by bobo on Sunday, 08.24.08 @ 02:42am
WOW. Where do I start with these guys? A great, unique style, awesome guitarist, catchy songs, almost everything is great about them. Easily one of the best modern bands.
Posted by Joey on Tuesday, 08.26.08 @ 21:24pm
Not sure about the White Stripes but Jack White for certain will be.
Posted by PerryComa on Monday, 09.22.08 @ 22:44pm
i say no what have they done that makes them good enough to be in the hof im sick of crapy bands geting into the rock hall and worst is its the rock and roll hall of fame so why the hell is disco rap and all the other non rock geting in should just change it to the music hall of fame but as the name is rock and roll hof keep all non rock out.
Posted by alan on Tuesday, 09.23.08 @ 08:05am
"DFA 1979, the go! team, the , NIN, Prince and many others all work with 2 or less people, and the music tends to be far better"
Posted by Tyson on Tuesday, 12.23.08 @ 10:02am
seems like they're not here anymore, they're not even influential or innovative....sorry
Posted by akeem on Tuesday, 12.30.08 @ 17:56pm
White Stripes definetaly deserve to get in. Jack White is no-doubt one of the most creative music geniuses of all time. And a great guitarist.
Posted by Boo-Boo on Tuesday, 02.24.09 @ 18:28pm
the white stripes should definately should get inducted jack white is the number 1 guitar player of the new millineum and one of the most important bands of the 2000's
Posted by kurt on Tuesday, 03.10.09 @ 18:01pm
kurt...saying Jack White is the "Number 1 guitarist of the new millenium" is a bit of a stretch. He's a good player, but Number One...????
Posted by Gitarzan on Tuesday, 03.10.09 @ 18:05pm
I'm not sure they will get in right away as of right now. Now give me one more good album like Elephant or White Blood Cells, and that is a lock for sure.
Posted by Ueven on Sunday, 03.22.09 @ 08:28am
sick there a two man/woman band whoever says that meg sucks well f@#k you and yeah they will make into the hall
Posted by chris diaz on Sunday, 03.29.09 @ 13:12pm
The White Stripes are one of the best groups ive herd in a long time. They deserve the Hall of Fame.
Posted by Joe on Saturday, 10.10.09 @ 13:57pm
They are probably the last band to WANT TO BE IN THE HALL OF FAME, which means they are a shoe in!
Posted by Simplethe Best on Tuesday, 10.20.09 @ 01:01am
1. NO band sounds like the White Stripes
Posted by Chris on Monday, 01.11.10 @ 14:24pm
"1. NO band sounds like the White Stripes
Posted by Keebord on Monday, 01.11.10 @ 18:46pm
Decent but kinda meh in my opinion! They do have knockout killer singles though (Seven Nation Army) but they kinda just disappeared from the map... And NOT before inducting bands like Slayer, Megadeth, Alice In Chains, NIN, Ministry, Guns N Roses, Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, Motorhead, Rage Against the Machine, Korn, System of a Down, Diamond Head and etc...
Posted by Antonio on Sunday, 03.7.10 @ 03:42am
Also do not forget the likes of Nirvana, Jane's Addiction, Fear Factory, and the like BEFORE putting the White Stripes forward...
Posted by Antonio on Sunday, 03.7.10 @ 03:44am
As do the Smashing Pumpkins (I'm pissed I did not mention them in my first two posts)...
Posted by Antonio on Sunday, 03.7.10 @ 03:58am
they are one of the most original acts of all time and one of the only acts of this generation that deserve to be in the rock and roll hall of fame along with coldplay , eminem , green day , radiohead , beck , and the foo fighters
Posted by tron on Monday, 04.26.10 @ 17:22pm
i forgot about outkast
Posted by tron on Monday, 04.26.10 @ 17:23pm
Coldplay deffinitely don't deserve the HOF, neither do System of a Down or Outkast (maybe outkast in a few years after induction but not for awhile)
Posted by Alex on Monday, 05.3.10 @ 17:11pm
As of now probably not, but time will tell. They're off to a great start, I'll tell you that.
Posted by Sam on Tuesday, 08.3.10 @ 20:16pm
Posted by Mosejas on Tuesday, 08.17.10 @ 14:56pm
Posted by Mosejas on Tuesday, 08.17.10 @ 14:56pm
Where the hell did you get that? The Ramones made their most significant music in the late 70's.
Posted by GFW on Wednesday, 12.22.10 @ 09:51am
The White Stripes are an amazing band, especially for only two members.
Posted by Brittany on Friday, 01.14.11 @ 08:12am
Yeah, The Ramones would be 70's if anything.. 80's: New Order, Van Halen, Metallica, Joy Division, Iron Maiden... take your pick.
Posted by Sam on Tuesday, 01.18.11 @ 16:47pm
Not sorry to see that they broke up.
Posted by Jack on Friday, 02.4.11 @ 10:13am
"This might be the most overrated band of the past 20 years. Well, aside from Radiohead anyway."
Posted by Sam on Sunday, 02.13.11 @ 05:56am
Sam, I decided to take you up on your proposition regarding the nominees for most overrated of the past 20 years:
Posted by Tahvo Parvianen on Sunday, 02.13.11 @ 08:58am
Tahvo, you're post made me think, if the other 90's alternative rock bands like soundgarden or alice in chains etc never existed, just how much impact would nirvana have?
Posted by GFW on Sunday, 02.13.11 @ 11:42am
That's a tough one GFW and the best I can do is only speculate. I'm guessing some of the so-called "post-grunge" subgenre of alternative rock would still infest itself though maybe not to the same extent. There would still be some Nirvana rip-off bands and some watered down Nirvana rip-off bands who would aim for more radio-friendly, "safe," generic and commercially oriented sound that would basically take away the so-called "edge" of grunge in favor of conventional type dreck (see the post-grunge bandwagon of Creed, Staind, Puddle of Mudd, Seether, Three Days Grace and Nickelback). Normally, I'm not one to write off myself as disliking an entire subgenre but post-grunge is almost entirely unredeemable for me (I guess Foo Fighters are acceptable, just not my thing).
Posted by Tahvo Parvianen on Sunday, 02.13.11 @ 13:04pm
Personally, I think Nirvana would actually have more influence had the other "alternative" bands not been around at the time. If anything, it would have made them stand out all the more.
Posted by Cheesecrop on Sunday, 02.13.11 @ 13:27pm
What's interesting though is even if Alice in Chains or Soundgarden hadn't existed, there would still no doubt have been bands with the same influences as them (there would still be bands around influenced by Sonic Youth, Pixies, Dinosaur Jr, etc, not just Nirvana). The question then is if Nirvana would have been the primary torch-bearer so to speak who would have been as explosive as say the Beatles circa 1963. Like the Beatles, there would have emerged a massive wave of peers who emulated them which would obviously make Nirvana a major significance as Cheesecrop noted.
Posted by Tahvo Parvianen on Sunday, 02.13.11 @ 14:03pm
I'll add that it's curious to see that a band like Nirvana at this point looks like a first ballot lock whereas their influences (who are currently eligible) have been snubbed (At this point Sonic Youth hasn't even been considered). Kind of reminds me of the same type of logic the Hall has used in past to induct a band like the Sex Pistols before the Stooges, MC5 or even the New York Dolls.
Posted by Tahvo Parvianen on Sunday, 02.13.11 @ 14:09pm
Let me clarify myself a bit, I'm not saying there should be any sort of sequential waiting line for the RRHOF based on who influenced who, just trying to analyze some things and get some discussion going
Posted by Tahvo Parvianen on Sunday, 02.13.11 @ 14:11pm
I'm really interested to see how post-grunge will be viewed by the Hall when it's time comes. Acts like Stone Temple Pilots and Collective Soul are the only names that are still remembered today, but both weren't too high on critic's list so that might hurt them. Those would be the only ones (except maybe Bush) that I think would be good representatives, but if Nickelback manages (in spite of being a steaming pile musically) to stay popular for the next decade its possible they could be nominated at some point, especially considering how Bon Jovi was. (So Chad Kroger might have to kiss Jann's ass at some point.) Do I think they'll skip over an entire genre? No, even though post-grunge at it's peak wasn't as big as hair metal at it's peak, it still has been the solid mainstream of rock and roll for 19 years (if we include STP) and in terms of longevity its probably too big to ignore. My money is on STP getting inducted with Collective Soul and Nickelback having outside chances.
Posted by Jim on Sunday, 02.13.11 @ 14:12pm
"Let me clarify myself a bit, I'm not saying there should be any sort of sequential waiting line for the RRHOF based on who influenced who, just trying to analyze some things and get some discussion going"
Posted by Jim on Sunday, 02.13.11 @ 14:14pm
Also, the hall didn't skip over Hair Metal/Pop Metal if you count Van Halen.
Posted by Jim on Sunday, 02.13.11 @ 14:15pm
"At this point I've stopped caring about order" - Jim
Posted by Tahvo Parvianen on Sunday, 02.13.11 @ 14:23pm
"even though post-grunge at it's peak wasn't as big as hair metal at it's peak, it still has been the solid mainstream of rock and roll for 19 years (if we include STP) and in terms of longevity its probably too big to ignore"
Posted by Tahvo Parvianen on Sunday, 02.13.11 @ 14:35pm
"I've always thought of Van Halen more as a hard rock band who kickstarted hair metal due to their enormous influence on the genre but I guess seeing them as the first hair metal band is totally appropriate as well, so in this manner you're right (maybe the Hall will use this reasoning to keep out Def Leppard?)"
Posted by Jim on Sunday, 02.13.11 @ 20:37pm
"Kind of reminds me of the same type of logic the Hall has used in past to induct a band like the Sex Pistols before the Stooges, MC5 or even the New York Dolls."
Posted by Jim on Sunday, 02.13.11 @ 22:45pm
"But back on topic, I have no problem with the White Stripes, even though I think the Indie Rock scene is kinda overrated."
Posted by Tahvo Parvianen on Monday, 02.14.11 @ 03:23am
"Green Day: Curiously, I'm wondering where you're getting this from Sam as the only praise I normally see these guys get is from their fans (which doesn't count as fans of any act will give that act praise). In fact, from my personal experience I've heard people give Green Day more contempt than praise (their fans aside)."
Posted by Sam on Monday, 02.14.11 @ 05:03am
Posted by Sam on Monday, 02.14.11 @ 05:32am
Red Hot Chili Peppers
Posted by Cheesecrop on Monday, 02.14.11 @ 18:22pm
Posted by Cheesecrop on Monday, 02.14.11 @ 19:09pm
Weezer, despite their horrid post 2001 material, deserve induction, if only for the influence of Pinkerton and the Blue Album. They're certainly overrated now, but back then (1996-97ish) they were kinda underrated, as they, like STP, got a lot of critical drubbing as faux alt rock. (Since they played alt rock but cited groups like The Cars, Metallica and KISS as influence)
Posted by Jim on Monday, 02.14.11 @ 19:41pm
"Not much for innovation, but the sound was influential to the immediate times (2000-2011 & counting)." - Cheesecrop
Posted by Sam on Tuesday, 02.15.11 @ 12:43pm
"Oh, I was going to do an underrated: The prog band Porcupine Tree. Try the albums In Absentia, Deadwing and Fear of A Blank Planet. Suede is another."
Posted by Tahvo Parvianen on Tuesday, 02.15.11 @ 13:43pm
"though I've never had the opportunity to see the band live."
Posted by Sam on Tuesday, 02.15.11 @ 17:13pm
I will make sure I go see them then!!
Posted by Tahvo Parvianen on Wednesday, 02.16.11 @ 02:37am
"they (Weezer), like STP, got a lot of critical drubbing as faux alt rock." - Jim
Posted by Tahvo Parvianen on Wednesday, 02.16.11 @ 04:45am
Correction: "too young" not "to young"
Posted by Tahvo Parvianen on Wednesday, 02.16.11 @ 04:45am
Tahvo, you better see them fast. Word on the streets is that they are breaking up.
Posted by Paul in KY on Wednesday, 02.16.11 @ 06:18am
Paul, you mean Porcupine Tree or the White Stripes? I know about the Stripes, but I was talking about Porcupine Tree (it's my own fault for not being specific in that post, though I was directly referring to Sam's post)
Posted by Tahvo Parvianen on Wednesday, 02.16.11 @ 06:44am
Tahvo, I was talking about the Stripes. Should have known that you would already know.
Posted by Paul in KY on Thursday, 02.17.11 @ 06:16am
No worries Paul
Posted by Tahvo Parvianen on Thursday, 02.17.11 @ 06:44am
all this thing is a little bit unfair . The white stripes have 66% induction chanses while the legendary Scorpions only 8%. What are criteria and who measures how much an artist has accompliced them? No, if the white stripes enter the fame it would be a clear proof that the RnRHoF is not objective and chooses the artists... who knows how.
Posted by tasos on Monday, 05.2.11 @ 06:22am
Guns 'n' Roses aren't even eligible until September. If they're still not in by this time next year then come back and complain; try and pay more attention in your Reading Comprehension classes in the meantime.
Posted by Sam on Saturday, 06.4.11 @ 09:45am
all these bands are overrated. Only progressive rock, and blues rock of the 60's60's 70's 80's 90's grunge was overrated--and was really rcok with no guitar solos. Rush,, YEs, Fripp, Sunny Ay Real Estate, Blind Melon, Grant Lee Buffalo,, REM
Posted by ben on Friday, 06.10.11 @ 00:59am
onl hey day rockers had real innovation and prowess. Jack white smart marketer, good music like zepp 3 feel. But he is a garage rocker, and is not a smooth blueplayer. he cannot play the sweet blues...u saw him in the company of Pagey....Rich robinson and Audley Freed, Trey, Duane Allman, Mother hips Marc Ford, Derek Trucks now you are talking
Posted by ben on Friday, 06.10.11 @ 01:02am
Using my formula:
Posted by GFW on Thursday, 08.25.11 @ 11:54am
Posted by GFW on Monday, 10.17.11 @ 14:23pm
ONLY 66% THE SHOULD BE 99%
Posted by JACOB morin on Sunday, 10.30.11 @ 13:43pm
They definitely deserve a spot in 2024! They were the main driving force behind the garage rock revival and have a sound that was different than most rock bands of the time. This sound influence many othe bands such as The Yeahs Yeah Yeahs , The Black Keys, etc. It's unfortunately they've broken up, but their legend will live on. Jack White has an amazing solo record out with another on the way and has been involved with The The Raconteurs and The Dead Weather who are both amazing bands. The White Stripes will deserve this induction!
Posted by Aaron Wolf on Saturday, 05.24.14 @ 18:54pm
Not even a huge fan but yeah obviously first ballot hall of famers I don't think there is any way they don't get in. So influential, so unique, and so popular I would bet my life that they get in.
Posted by Cleveland Rocks on Wednesday, 02.22.17 @ 02:07am
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