A total of 17 acts have been nominated and, among them, seven are on the ballot for the first time: Eminem, Beck, DURAN DURAN, Dolly Parton, Lionel Richie, Carly Simon, and A TRIBE CALLED QUEST. It is also the first year of eligibility for rapper EMINEM.
John Sykes, Chairman of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Foundation, said: “This year’s ballot recognizes a diverse group of incredible artists, each who has had a profound impact on the sound of youth culture. Their music not only moved generations, but also influenced the sound of countless artists that followed.”
Full list is as follows:
Rage Against The Machine
New York Dolls
A Tribe Called Quest
Even though artists are eligible for the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame 25 years after the release of their first album or single, iconic hard rock and metal groups like IRON MAIDEN, JUDAS PRIEST and MOTÖRHEAD have yet to be recognized by the institution, which inducted GUNS N’ ROSES in that band’s first year of eligibility.