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 Posted: Wed Oct 10th, 2018 12:24 am
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Married Jo wrote: Rossi, why would you consider rage HOF worthy and not DL? Def Leppard have them on album sales, ticket sales, longevity, etc. Damn, DL have TWO albums that have gone Diamond Platinum, i bet you can count the number of bands that have pulled that off on one hand..
To really have this debate you’d have to blow up then existing HOF and start over because I couldn’t tell you what makes a HOF band here. Commercial success and even longevity seems to mean nothing, except when it means everything. It’s a pointless exercise to argue for or against any band, no different than wondering why Koko B. Ware is in the WWE HOF. To me, as a Def Leppard fan, they don’t meet my criteria as just feeling like a HOF band. Motley Crue meant more to the genre for anyone growing up in the early ‘80s (it’s hard to believe now but early Crue was taken as seriously as a brain tumor back then), and Def Lep never had the credibility and steer cred of Iron Maiden as far as NWOBHM bands go. They always seemed to be second to someone, but there’s no doubt they sold albums. 

Last edited on Wed Oct 10th, 2018 12:25 am by srossi

This thread was great before AA ruined it.