Criteria are that acts are eligible at least 25 years after their first commercial recording release, meaning 1986 or before for this year’s group. This is the first year for Guns ‘N Roses and Eric B. & Rakim’s eligibility.
It’s still beyond me why Abba has beat out KISS or Rush or a shitload of other great bands. They can’t be judging based on popularity so what the hell are they basing their decisions on? Also, they’ve finally let Black Sabbath in so now they really must consider Motorhead, Iron Maiden, Megadeth, etc. Check out the list below and feel free to thrown in the band(s) you think are getting screwed over by not even getting nominated. Obviously not all the bands listed here are metal but are definitely great bands as far as rock and roll goes