The band RUSH was initially eligible for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (RaRHofF) in 1998 but was not inducted until 2013.
I never “got” that other than hearing some murmurings regarding Rolling Stone magazine.
The most appropriate comment that I ever heard about what RUSH should do about the fact of why they weren’t in the RaRHoF:
On Steven Colbert’s show (maybe ten or so years ago) while Colbert was interviewing Geddy and Alex, Colbert touched on this very issue. Geddy and Alex were very graceful when asked why RUSH was not in the RaRHoF. Alex and Geddy indicated that they have the greatest fans in the whole world and also indicatied that they really did not know why they were not in the RaRHof. So Colbert replied that RUSH should name their next album, “This is Bullshit!”
So, why do you suppose that RUSH was not inducted into the RaRHoF until 2013?