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Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame 2017 Nominations Announced: Pearl Jam, Tupac, Jane’s Addiction

posted by Oscar October 18, 2016

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The nominees for the 2017 class of the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame have been unveiled, featuring new notable new additions Pearl Jam and Tupac Shakur on their first year of eligibility (both of their first records were released in 1991). Also nominated for the first time are Jane’s Addiction, Depeche Mode, Electric Light Orchestra, Bad Brains, and Joan Baez.

Kraftwerk, Janet Jackson, The Cars, MC5, and Journey return with another nomination. Nine Inch Nails and the Smiths are notably excluded from this year’s nomination list despite featuring on the list in the previous two years.

The 2017 inductees will be announced in December; fans can cast their vote on the Rock Hall website. See the full list of nominees below. Continue Reading

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Green Day, Nine Inch Nails, Smiths Nominated for Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Class of 2015; Vote!

posted by Oscar October 9, 2014

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Here are the latest nominees for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s Class of 2015: Green Day, Nine Inch Nails, N.W.A, the Smiths, Lou Reed and Sting. The acts with the most votes will be announced toward the end of the year and will be inducted on April 18th, 2015 at a ceremony in Cleveland, Ohio.

For a third consecutive year, voting is open to the public which will be counted alongside that of the artists, historians and music industry insiders of the Rock Hall voting body. From now until December 9th, 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 2015.

The “class of 2014” was legendary as it saw Nirvana inducted in their first year of eligibility and KISS finally making the cut (after 15 years of being eligible) thanks to an overwhelming support from its fans (myself included) via the public vote option.

Well now, get to voting!

(RS)
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Nirvana, KISS & Hall and Oates Inducted to Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

posted by Oscar December 16, 2013

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The class of 2014 inductees to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame will include Nirvana (inducted on first year of eligibility), KISS, Peter Gabriel, Hall and Oates, Cat Stevens and Linda Ronstadt, according to Rolling Stone. Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band will receive the Award for Musical Excellence while Beatles manager Brian Epstein and Rolling Stones manager Andrew Loog Oldham will receive the Ahmet Ertegun award for non-performers.

The induction ceremony will take place at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center on April 10, airing on HBO in May, will be open to the public; tickets go on sale in January.

Missing out on the new class include The Replacements, LL Cool J, N.W.A. and Deep Purple.

*Finally, KISS gets their due (after 15 years of eligibility) and all those years of holding them as my favorite band feel a lot more justified now.

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Nirvana, KISS, NWA Nominated for Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Class of 2014

posted by Oscar October 15, 2013

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Rolling Stone has announced the nominees for the 2014 class of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Nirvana, KISS (finally!), The Replacements, Hall and Oates, Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Chic, Deep Purple, Peter Gabriel, LL Cool J, N.W.A., Link Wray, the Meters, Linda Ronstadt, Cat Stevens, Yes and the Zombies.

For the second consecutive year, the public gets to vote alongside the artists, historians and music industry insiders of the Rock Hall voting body. From now until December 10th, 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 more than 600 ballots that determine the Class of 2014.

The top vote-getters will be inducted in April at a ceremony in New York City so make sure you vote for your favorites from this list.

Nirvana has made the list on its first year of eligibility, making them the only act on this list with that highlight. KISS on the other hand had been omitted from the list of nominees every year since they were first eligible back in ’99. Two of my oldest T-shirts (which I still own and regularly wear) have these two bands’ respective logos emblazoned on them and I couldn’t be more glad about this news. Now, to see who gets in.