Faith No More and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

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?


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24 Responses to Faith No More and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

  1. Tim Knouff says:

    Hey guys. New here. Huge HUGE fan. Faith No More doesn’t need the Hall of Fame. I have always been proud of those dudes for being so far outside the realm, box, or whatever. Their whole career has been done on their terms. And look how far they have gotten. How rare is that? That’s what makes them so unique. I’m sure it would be an honor, but Faith No More has achieved so much and still continues to do so without the help of the industry.

  2. POOPSOLDJA says:

    That Hall of Fame is a joke.

  3. Raven says:

    All bullshit! FNM are South American, European, and an Australian band! Respect! Where was it?

  4. benrun says:

    I just don’t get the Red Hot Chili Peppers. I consider them irrelevant to music in general, although they showed some promise with that album they did with George Clinton.

  5. jacob says:

    if they let pop and other non-rock bands in, why the hell should one care anymore?

  6. fernetpunker says:

    @benrun, you mean Freaky Styley. I personally think the Chilis and FNM invented Funk Rock / Crossover.

  7. Erik Votovichiskinskimazov says:

    I liked the Chili Peppers once; then came that dreadful twelfth birthday.

  8. Sonny Bungle says:

    You’re right. FNM and RHCP ALONG with Fishbone, created the whole funk rock/METAL style. But, difference between FNM & RHCP…. FNM dropped the funk style and NEVER released the same album over and over. Hell, their first two albums with Chuck were completely different as well. We Care A Lot was more experimental (ahead of its time) and Introduce Yourself was more straightforward. The Peppers have released the same album till this day. The only difference with their albums, was the fact that each new released became more radio-friendly. Comparing the Peppers to anything FNM made after the Real Thing, is absurd. Oh, and The rock and roll hall of shame is a joke. I bet, if it wasn’t for “Epic,” FNM would have gone completely ignored in the mainstream just like MR. BUNGLE. Guns N Roses can suck it! Oh, but The Beastie Boys are awesome! They were to hip hop, what FNM was to metal: both very diverse bands who released albums that were unlike anything else at the time especially in the genres they were labelled in.You can listen to any of the records FNM or The Beastie Boys made in the ’90s, and they are as fresh as ever. But, FNM with Angel Dust alone, blows everything in its path. Wait. But MR. BUNGLE & NAKED CITY have no rivals! Yes, many other underrated underground artists as well form the back then were just as good.

  9. benrun says:


    Yeah I could see that as well; I would change what I said then to mean that the Chilis didn’t do much once they were established besides crank out pop songs…they strike me in the same way that U2 does…you know exactly what to expect and they answer to it…never anything to make you dig deeper into the songs…the equivalent would be if FNM HAD actually made The Real Thing over and over and over…

  10. Jimbo says:

    The Chili used to be amazing before they got kidnapped by E.T. in the late 90’s and replaced by brainless aliens.
    Blood sugar or One Hot Minute surely deserve to be hold in high esteem.
    The following albums… well… I don’t like talking about shit.

  11. Raven says:

    PERRERS? Just hand it to John Frusciante, they cant do anything without him!

  12. TYLER says:

    Chili’s can go and get peppered!! Not comparable to the might FNM! I would love for FNM to be honoured with R&R Hall of Fame..they deserve all accolades they can get..Let’s look at the criteria:
    25 years – yes
    Impact – yes
    Influence – hell yes
    Legacy – yes
    High selling records – Angel Dust & The Real Thing
    and on top of all that they one of the few bands from the USA that were/are more popular internationally then at home!!
    And it’s not as if they have a handful of ”followers” who worsip them like a cultish band either i mean i have heard somewhere that they had sold over 15 million Fuck yeah they qualify!

  13. Tim Knouff says:

    If anything, this version of the Chili Peppers should get inducted. Far more entertaining:

  14. Chris P. says:

    Quick question: anyone know where I could download audio and/or video of the three San Francisco Warfield shows last year??? Thanks!!

    And yeah, if the fuckin’ Chili Peppers can make it into the Hall of Fame, then FNM should be in there…

  15. Ti Mort says:

    DOES ANYONE KNOW IF VIA X IS PLAYING FNM’S LASTEST SHOW AT THE MAQUINARIA FESTIVAL????????????????????????????????????????????????????

  16. benrun says:

    Ti Mort I agree…the Chile show trumps all other FNM-related discussion right now! I got a sample of good audio/video of that show and I gotta see more!

  17. moose146 says:

    We all nerd to see the trey show

  18. Jones says:

    Who cares? The “hall of fame” is like a giant pile of shit, and most of the bands to be inducted were total jokes.

  19. Chris T says:

    While I’d like to see Faith No More go into the Hall Of Fame (just cause it’d be funny, but also kind of cool to see them get some mainstream recognition), I personally don’t ever see it happening. They just haven’t had enough mainstream success in the States and I could see them being one of those quintessential great acts that the Hall Of Fame ignores for whatever reason (such as Joy Division and The Smiths, as was mentioned in the article).

    Don’t get me wrong, Faith No More by NO means needs to get inducted to prove anything, but it would just be fun to see. Though knowing them, they’d probably skip the festivities anyway.

  20. fernetpunker says:

    Is this our Jim Martin?


  21. AIC says:

    Yeah it’s him. Can’t wait for some footage to surface. Funny how he came out to play for Met and not FNM. Not a criticism since it’s great seeing Jim out playing again at all.

  22. AIC says:

    Check out this cool video of Jim and Hetfield talking bout Cliff –

  23. Bobby B Better says:

    The r&r hall of fame is irrelevant. Rap and overproduced pop is not rock and roll. The cure was eligible but did not get in this year. I’m pretty sure they will get in before fnm. It will be some time before those of us who fully appreciate fnm’s influence and impact will matriculate into the positions that decide such things.

  24. Bobby B Better says:

    It’s sad but rock is pretty much dead in the US. Modern rock stations have basically become classic rock stations and pop, pop rock, rap, pop rap, and pop country rule everything else from radio to tv to fuse and what’s left of MTV. The only exceptions are sirrius/xm and pandora but the stations and audience is limited. Any rock band who has “made it” by getting a record deal in the last 3 years is getting no exposure and is basically ignored.

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