According to Australian rock music historian Ian McFarlane, Rose Tattoo are “one of the most revered bands of all time. The Tatts played peerless, street-level heavy blues with the emphasis on slide guitar and strident lyric statements”. Guns N’ Roses, L. A. Guns, Keel, Nashville Pussy, Motosierra, Pud Spuke Helen Schneider, Skrewdriver, and the Uruguayan band The Knight’s Night have covered Rose Tattoo songs. On 16 August 2006, they were inducted into the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) Hall of Fame. Six former members have died in recent years including four of the original recording line-up, Dallas Royall (1989), Peter Wells (2006), Ian Rilen (2006), Lobby Loyde (2007), who was a member between October 1979 and September 1980, Mick Cocks (2009) and Neil Smith (2013), who played bass temporarily prior to Loyde.