Rock & Roll Hall of Fame 2014 Nominees: Revealed!

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Nominees for induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame's 2014 class have been revealed, and one group stands head and shoulders above all.

Nirvana, the influential grunge rock trio whose first album release came a quarter century ago, is eligible for consideration for the first time in 2014.

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The band joins the ranks of other first-time nominees such as Linda Ronstadt, Peter Gabriel, Hall & Oates and Yes in vying for music immortality.

Also on the ballot are favorites from last year such as Kiss, Chic, Deep Purple and The Meters, along with hip-hop luminaries N.W.A. and LL Cool J.

It's a diverse field, one that will likely see fan support behind beloved acts and spark plenty of debate over what even constitutes a rock and roll artist.

Joel Peresman, President of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Foundation, said:

"This year's nominees represent the broad definition of 'rock 'n' roll' and include an array of artists whose fans are deeply passionate about the possibility of induction."

The public will be given a chance to participate in the selection process .The top five artists, as selected by the masses, will make up a fans' ballot.

That will make up a single vote in choosing the 2014 inductees.

An artist becomes eligible for a nomination 25 years after releasing a debut, meaning that the Class of 2014 released their first recording no later than 1988.

Inductees will be enshrined in Cleveland by the Hall of Fame's voting body of roughly 600 artists, historians and music industry professionals.

The performers who receive the highest number of votes will be inducted April 10 in New York. This year's list of Rock & Roll Hall of Fame nominees:

  • The Paul Butterfield Blues Band
  • Chic
  • Deep Purple
  • Peter Gabriel
  • Hall & Oates
  • Kiss
  • LL Cool J
  • Nirvana
  • N.W.A.
  • Link Wray
  • The Meters
  • The Replacements
  • Linda Ronstadt
  • Cat Stevens
  • Yes
  • The Zombies

Who do you think should get in?

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ELO should have already gotten in. No question.

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<<<== just because it's something way overdue.
Other Nirvana fans, think about it. Kurt prolly wouldn't even care to be in that hall and definitely not before his childhood idols Kiss!

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@ Aycee

<<<== just because it's something way overdue.
Other Nirvana fans, think about it. Kurt prolly wouldn't even care to be in that hall and definitely not before his childhood idols Kiss!!!

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Keep in mind a band is only eligible 25 years after their first studio album release. Nirvana's "Bleach" came out in 1989. Just saying.
As a Nirvana fan I'd love to see them kick some LL "Why RU even nominated" Cool J.. Ugh..every year the same BS... just call it the music hall of fame already and drop the rock in front of it!!
Anyways love Nirvana woohoo :-) BUT My vote goes out to ==>>>.KISS.<<<== just because it's something way overdue.
Other Nirvana fans, think about it. Kurt prolly wouldn't even care to be in that hall and definitely not before his childhood idols Kiss!

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Yes should already be in there far by now, and rap artists should not be allowed that is a different genre... I am so tired of R&R HOF dumb bullshit politics

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Nirvana should already be in there... They should get this one.

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Nirvana? Really? Wow they'll nominate anyone wont they?

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Not letting Kiss in the rock n roll hall of fame is like denying Jesus Christ entrance into a church.

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Not letting Kiss in the rock n roll hall of fame is like denying Jesus Christ entrance into a church.

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Def Leppard and Stone Temple Pilots deserve to be in there too

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@ nick

STP has to wait 25 years from their first commercial release, so they have 4 more years until they can even be considered...

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Nirvana! I have been waiting for this day! And I agree with fredk....the Moody Blues need to be inducted...