Plus Metallica are more famous and well known than SRV.
The Hall just needs new management.
Also, who the hell are the Dave Clark Five?
Metallica had all of their albums after Puppets score in the top 10, and definitly are more known than SRV.
Metallica are in the Legends of Rock book. SRV isn't.
And just so I don't get accused:
I LIKE BOTH ARTISTS
I miss changing font size :(
I thought you two had each other on your ignore lists?
And Shiz, I would do the endless set list, but I just don't want to deal with Visions. I applaud Harmonix for opening the floodgates for "extreme" metal(I'm still crossing my fingers for Immortal) but my goodness, it's not even fun, nor does it sound good.
I do think RockBandFan is talking about overall awareness, and I do have to agree more people on the street would recognize the name Metallica over Stevie Ray Vaughan. This is not a good thing.
However, if you played a song by each, they would probably recognize Stevie Ray.
"Metallica usually have longer songs. While this seems trivial, one of the characteristic elements of Thrash metal is the length. Thrash would often extend the length of their songs, to fit in multiple time signatures, and to help escape mainstream cliche's."
I probably could have worded that better. I should have said something along the lines of "they were one of the first to extend Thrash to long lengths".
Loveless by My Bloody Valetine is easily one of the greatest Alternative albums ever recorded..
And as for a random music opinion: i herd mikael akerfeldt and henry rollins both liek mudkipz.
And as for the whole Metallica vs. Stevie Ray Vaughn thing goes (never thought I'd ever say that XD), they're both widely known, and while Stevie Ray Vaughn blows Metallica out of the water, Metallica is the household name that nearly every family in America knows. I'd venture to say that's the main reason.
Also, wtf at Van Halen being inducted before either Priest or Maiden? And how are The Stooges just now being nominated?! And, again, How the hell is Alice Cooper not in their!?
i think grandmaster flash being in the hall of fame makes sense, and i'm willing to bet he's been far more influential and innovative than most would care to admit.
I lost what little faith (and trust me, there was very little) in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame when they didn't even nominate Stevie Ray Vaughn. Also, Madonna was influential to pop, yes, but does she really belong in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame?