Nirvana, KISS Nominated For Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
October 16, 2013
The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame has announced its list of nominees for the class of 2014, and the roster is both long and diverse. It includes rockers such as Nirvana, KISS, Deep Purple and The Replacements; Rappers LL Cool J and N.W.A.; Funky favorites Chic and The Meters; Singer/Songwriters Linda Ronstadt and Cat Stevens; and plenty of other classic acts including The Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Peter Gabriel, Hall and Oates, Link Wray, Yes and The Zombies.
The 29th Annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will be held in April 2014 in New York City. Venue and public ticket sale information will be announced at a later date. The Induction Ceremony will be televised on HBO in May. To be eligible for nomination, an individual artist or band must have released its first single or album at least 25 years prior to the year of nomination. The 2014 Nominees had to release their first recording no later than 1988.
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame will again offer fans the opportunity to officially participate in the induction selection process. Beginning today (10/16) and continuing through December 10 at 5 p.m. EST, the public can visit www.rockhall.com/vote, www.rollingstone.com, and www.usatoday.com to cast votes for who they believe to be most deserving of induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The top five artists, as selected by the public, will constitute a "fans' ballot" that will be tallied along with the other ballots to choose the 2014 inductees.