The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Nominations Are In…

The nominees for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame have been announced. There are a total of 15 artists nominated this year, including six return nominees who are back for another try:

The Beastie Boys
Red Hot Chili Peppers
Donna Summer
Laura Nyro

So if our math skills are intact, that means that there are nine new nominees this year:

Joan Jett & the Blackhearts
Guns ‘N Roses
The Cure
Eric B. & Rakim
Freddie King
The Spinners
The Small Faces

The list was compiled by 40 critics and music experts from the HoF nominating committee, and ballots will now be sent out to 500 music critics who will vote. The induction ceremony will take place at the Cleveland Convention Center on April 14.

Who would get your vote?

  1. Jim says

    crazy to think of the seminal rock bands that aren’t in and aren’t on the ballot…

  2. Bobby B says

    – Small Faces
    – War
    – Guns
    – Joan Jett
    – Heart

  3. Roger Green says

    Laura Nyro – though I wouldn’t mind if she got in as a non-performer (songwriter)

    I do hope Joan Jett and Chaka Khan get in sometime, and GnR will soon enough.

    I’m also campaigning for Billy Preston – as a sideman!

  4. skfl says

    I’d go for:

    The Beastie Boys
    Donna Summer
    Guns ‘N Roses (c’mon, “Appetite” is tough to beat)
    Eric B. & Rakim

  5. TheOnlyLivingBoyInBrooklyn says

    Unfortunately Guns N Roses will get in. Aside from them:

    – Small Faces
    – Laura Nyro
    – Donovan
    and either

    Heart, RHCP or Beastie Boys

  6. steve ward says

    Small Faces, Donovan, and WAR

  7. Oates77 says

    Cheap Trick

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