Readers' Poll: 10 Bands Who Should Enter the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2014Your picks include Chicago, Deep Purple and the Smiths
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6. Cheap Trick
The Hall of Fame is notoriously slow to induct prog and metal acts, but their record on 1970s power-pop is even worse. Big Star and the Raspberries have yet to even make the ballot. The same goes for Cheap Trick, even though they had a ton more hits and mainstream success than those two bands. Cheap Trick even managed to extend their winning streak into the 1980s and they draw a big crowd to this day. Songs like "Surrender" and "I Want You to Want Me" are in constant rotation on the radio. It's high time the Hall of Fame took notice. The ceremony would be a nice chance for the group to reunite with drummer Bun E. Carlos; he's been out of the band for reasons nobody has managed to explain.