Thom Yorke

Not in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Eligible in: 2031 (The 2032 Induction Ceremony)

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Radiohead would seem to be a lock for induction, but it's Thom Yorke's solo work that will get him in after Radiohead is through (like John Lennon). His first album, The Eraser, puts him on a shortlist for induction in 25 years.

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


8 comments so far (post your own)

Heck yes. This man has done loads for the music industry and is a musical genius.

Posted by Sean on Monday, 10.9.06 @ 19:08pm

If Radiohead is inducted, sure. If not, then no. He'd only make it in if Radiohead is inducted.

Posted by Sage on Thursday, 03.22.07 @ 20:18pm

I disagree with Sage here,

While The Eraser is definately not as strong as any Radiohead material, it did prove two things:

1. Thom Yorke could survive without the band, there's alot of creativity there, and Cymbal Rush could be up there with some of the best Radiohead songs as a complete work.

2. He has a sensational singing voice, songs like The Eraser and Atoms For Peace show his talent, while And It Rained All Night shows he can still have an almost hip-like sound to his vocals.

Its debatable just how popular The Eraser would have been without the whole "Radiohead Frontman" tag, but it definately showed quality.

If Thom was being truthful about this being a side-project, just imagine what he could produce if he put his full energy on another solo effort!

Posted by Cabbeh on Wednesday, 05.9.07 @ 13:21pm


I actually think 'The Eraser' was stronger than a few of the Radiohead albums, especially 'Amnesiac' and 'Pablo Honey'. I think it's on par or better than 'Kid A' and 'Hail to the Thief' but weaker than 'The Bends' and Radiohead's magnum opus 'OK Computer'.

'The Eraser' was totally different and that's what makes it good. A lot of people were disappointed when they didn't immediately hear Radiohead and were instead treated to strange techno. I think if he puts out another two albums as strong as this one he'll be a shoe-in if you don't think so already.

Posted by steve on Wednesday, 05.9.07 @ 14:33pm

He will most likely be inducted with Radiohead. The Eraser isn't strong enough for him to get in alone, and what he has been saying to the media suggests that he will not record another solo record.

Posted by liam on Friday, 12.14.07 @ 15:09pm

I agree with Liam on this one. Radiohead is a no-brainer. The Eraser was just a one-off stop-gap effort.

Posted by denyo on Sunday, 09.21.08 @ 19:15pm

Thom Yorke = GOD

Posted by karmap on Monday, 11.3.08 @ 18:10pm

As a member of Radiohead? Absolutely.
As a solo artist? No. He made 2 solo albums, only 1 (The Eraser) being worth mentioning. He's an excellent artist, but his solo stuff isn't going to get him in by himself

Posted by Joe from Fargo on Sunday, 01.14.18 @ 00:08am

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