Faith No More became eligible for induction in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2010 – 25 years after the release of debut We Care a Lot – but have yet to receive the invite to the home town of their original singer. This week, contemporaries Guns N’ Roses, The Beastie Boys and The Red Hot Chili Peppers (and tragically not the Red Hot Chili Pipers) were indeed ducted in. Prompting the question, when will Faith No More get in?
The criteria are:
“Artists become eligible for induction 25 years after the release of their first record. Criteria include the influence and significance of the artists’ contributions to the development and perpetuation of rock and roll.
The Foundation’s nominating committee, composed of rock and roll historians, selects nominees each year in the Performer category. Ballots are then sent to an international voting body of more than 500 rock experts. Those performers who receive the highest number of votes – and more than 50 percent of the vote – are inducted. The Foundation generally inducts five to seven performers each year.”
One website that monitors such matters predicts that FNM will get the nod in 2018 – what do you think? Or will Faith No More join the likes of Chic, The Jam, Joy Division and The Smiths who have been scandalously overlooked?