Rock Hall Names New Class of Nominees

On October 5 the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame revealed the nominees for the 2018 class of Rock Hall inductees. This year there are 19 artists who are eligible for induction.

Rock_and_Roll_Hall_of_Fame_-_Joy_of_Museums_2By GordonMakryllos – Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=59480011

Again this year rock and roll fans can cast their votes for which artists they would like to see become a part of the Rock Hall. Fans may cast their votes at rockhall.com/vote. Voting is open from now to December 5.

An artist becomes eligible for induction into the Hall of Fame 25 years after the release of their debut recording.

This year nine of the artists nominated are on the list for the first time.

The list of this year’s nominees are:

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Bon Jovi

 

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Kate Bush – first time nominee

 

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The Cars

 

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Depeche Mode

 

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Dire Straits – first time nominee

 

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Eurythmics – first time nominee

 

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J. Geils Band

 

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Judas Priest – first time nominee

 

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LL Cool J

 

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MC5

 

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The Meters

 

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The Moody Blues – first time nominee

 

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Radiohead – first time nominee – first year of eligibility

 

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Rage Against the Machine – first time nominee – first year of eligibility

 

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Rufus featuring Chaka Khan

 

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Nina Simone – first time nominee

 

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Sister Rosetta Tharpe – first time nominee

 

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Link Wray

 

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The Zombies

The J. Geils Band tops the list in nominations with five. First eligible in 1995, they were first nominated in 2005 and again in 2006, 2011, 2017, and 2018.

The selected inductees will be announced in December and inducted with a gala event April 14 in Cleveland.

Artist photos courtesy of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame


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