CHICAGO, IL - AUGUST 08: Chris Cornell of Soundgarden performs onstage and headlines the 2010 Lollapalooza festival in Grant Park on August 8, 2010 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Roger Kisby/Getty Images)
Good morning, Rat Rock Nation! We just wrapped up ’90’s Rock Madness where asked Rat Rock Nation to decide who the greatest band of the 1990’s…congratulations to Foo Fighters! Dave Grohl and company were voted #1 by you! And since the Foo’s have already been inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame…we’re ranking the Top 5 bands who have yet to make it into the Hall! And the list starts…right now!
The feuding British band can be polarizing at times…but they’ve had a massive career with million-unit selling and chart-making singles. Put ’em in!
DUBLIN, IRELAND – DECEMBER 21: Noel Gallagher of Oasis performs live at The Point Theatre on December 21, 2005 in Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by ShowBizIreland/Getty Images)
4.) Smashing Pumpkins
How is Billy Corgan’s fantastic group NOT in? Between Siamese Dream and Melon Collie and the Infinite Sadness alone, the Pumpkins deserve this recognition!
BALTIMORE – AUGUST 05: Singer/Guitarist Billy Corgan of Smashing Pumpkins performs onstage at the Virgin Festival By Virgin Mobile 2007 at Pimlico Race Course on August 5, 2007 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Getty Images for Virgin Mobile USA)
3.) Stone Temple Pilots
Come on, man! STP cranked out hit-after-hit, had one of the most enigmatic lead singers of the decade and a killer guitar-and-bass combination with the DeLeo brothers. Get ’em in there!
Robert DeLeo (left), Scott Weiland (center), and Dean DeLeo of Stone Temple Pilots during the filming of the video for their single ‘Days of the Week’ from their upcoming album Shangri-La Dee Da. The video was directed by Kevin Kerslake. Not pictured is drummer Eric Kretz. Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images.
2.) Alice In Chains
Alice In Chains were one of the Big Seattle 4 (along with Nirvana, Pearl Jam, and Soundgarden) and had one of the most amazing unique sounds out there. Award them this honor!
LAS VEGAS – SEPTEMBER 22: Alice in Chains guitarist Jerry Cantrell performs during a sold-out show at The Joint inside the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino to kick off the band’s first national tour in more than a decade September 22, 2006 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The group recently released the two-disc greatest hits collection, “The Essential Alice in Chains.” (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
What the heck is happening when Soundgarden STILL has not made the R&R Hall? Ridiculous! Chris Cornell’s incredible band brought some of the heaviest guitars and best vocals of the era. PUT THEM IN!
CHICAGO, IL – AUGUST 08: Chris Cornell of Soundgarden performs onstage and headlines the 2010 Lollapalooza festival in Grant Park on August 8, 2010 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Roger Kisby/Getty Images)
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