Here are the final nominations list for the 2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: Linda Ronstadt, Peter Gabriel, Nirvana, Cat Stevens, Yes, LL Cool J and the Replacements.
The remainder of the 16 acts that made the ballot will go to Rock Hall voters and they are: the Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Chic, Deep Purple, Hall and Oates, KISS, N.W.A., the Meters, Link Wray and the Zombies.
Inductees are expected to be announced in December. The induction ceremony is slated for April in New York City, and highlights from the event will be shown on HBO in May.
What are your thoughts on these nominees? How did LL Cool J wind up in there along side Peter Gabriel? This is a very diverse group that is FOR SURE. They surely are not “rock and roll” they are “music hall of famers” right? Right.
Starting last year, the process expanded to include a fan vote. Fans can weigh in with their choices starting Oct. 16 and continuing through Dec. 10 at 2 p.m. Pacific time at the Rock Hall’s official website, and also at Rolling Stone and USA Today sites. The top five vote-getters will constitute the “fans’ ballot” that will be counted among the other 600 to be cast.
Who will you be voting for?