DEEP PURPLE, NINE INCH NAILS, CHEAP TRICK and YES are among the 15 artists newly nominated for possible induction into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame. The top vote-getters will will be announced in December and inducted next April at a ceremony in New York.
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 2016 nominees had to release their first recording no later than 1990.
The other nominees are THE CARS, Steve Miller, CHICAGO, LOS LOBOS, Janet Jackson, N.W.A., THE SMITHS, Chaka Khan, CHIC, THE J.B.’S and THE SPINNERS.
For the fourth 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 9, fans can vote on RollingStone.com 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.
Last year’s Hall Of Fame class included GREEN DAY, Lou Reed, PAUL BUTTERFIELD BLUES BAND, JOAN JETT & THE BLACKHEARTS, Stevie Ray Vaughan and DOUBLE TROUBLE and Ringo Starr.
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