The 16 nominations for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame this year have been announced! There are several repeat nominees and some new faces, as is the annual tradition. The new nominations include Nirvana, Hall and Oates, The Replacements, Linda Ronstadt, and Peter Gabriel. Repeat nominations include Kiss, LL Cool J, Cat Stevens, Deep Purple, NWA, and Chic. Nirvana is on the list for the first possible time, since 25 years has passed since their first album Bleach was released.
The nominations for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame are always controversial, and even more so is the final induction. There is usually criticism for the people that get to vote being unfairly biased, as well as for alleged vote fixing, particularly in 2007. Additionally, there has been some outcry about early pioneers in rock and roll being omitted for bigger names that couldn't have made it without their influence.
There is no specific date for when inductees will be announced, but we will be sure to talk about them as soon as we know.
The complete list of nominees is as follows:
The Paul Butterfield Blues Band
Hall And Oates
LL Cool J
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