Rage Against The Machine, Radiohead Among Nominees For Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame

Rage Against The Machine, Radiohead Among Nominees For Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame

Rage Against The Machine, Radiohead Among Nominees For Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame

Rage Against The Machine and Radiohead are among the first-time nominees to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, part of a list of 19 potential candidates that was unveiled on October 4th. Other first-timers making the cut included Judas PriestKate BushDire StraitsEurythmics, the Moody BluesNina Simone and Sister Rosetta Tharpe. Radiohead and Rage Against The Machine are the only acts to appear on the ballot in their first year of eligibility. Other artists up for induction in the Class of 2018 include Bon JoviDepeche Mode, the CarsJ. Geils BandLL Cool J, the MC5, the MetersRufus featuring Chaka KhanLink Wray and the Zombies. This marks the fifth chance for the J. Geils Band, the fourth for LL Cool J and the Meters, the third for the Cars, MC5 and the Zombies and the second for Bon Jovi, Depeche Mode, Rufus and Wray. The top vote-getters will be announced in December and inducted on April 14th at a ceremony in Cleveland. HBO will broadcast the ceremony later in the year. To be eligible for this year’s ballot, each nominee’s first single or album had to be released in 1992 or earlier. For the sixth consecutive year, the public will have the opportunity to vote alongside the more than 800 artists, historians and music industry insiders of the Rock Hall voting body. From now until December 5th, fans can vote on the Rock Hall’s site for the nominees they’d like to see inducted. The top five acts will comprise a “fan’s ballot” that will count as one of the ballots that determine the class of 2016.

Source: Rolling Stone/Photo Courtesy of PR Photos

 

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