It’s That Time Again: Here Are the Latest Nominees for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Here’s a piece of news that will make 90s kids feel their age: the latest crop of nominees for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. To be eligible for this consideration, 25 years have to have passed since the release of your first album. That means both Radiohead and Rage Against the Machine have made the list. (I KNOW!) These are the 19 names that will be put forward for 2018.

These are the 19 names that will be put forward for 2018.

Bon Jovi
Kate Bush
The Cars
Depeche Mode
Dire Straits
J Geils Band
Judas Priest
LL Cool J
The Meters
Moody Blues
Rage Against the Machine
Rufus featuring Chaka Khan
Nina Simone
Sister Rosetta Tharpe
Link Wray
The Zombies

Things will be whittled down to a final induction list of 5 by a group of some 900 music industry people, music historians and artists. There’s also a public component where regular folk can vote until December 5. Results will be announced at the end of the year with the induction ceremony happening in April.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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