Nirvana, KISS to Join Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2014

2013-12-17

Story by Anne Erickson

Congratulations to Nirvana and KISS who will both be inducted into the Rock Hall in 2014

Nirvana, KISS, Peter Gabriel, Hall and Oates, Linda Ronstadt and Cat Stevens are the latest acts to get named to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The artists will be inducted into the Rock Hall on April 10, 2014, at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.

This was Nirvana’s first year of eligibility, which makes this a special honor. Next year is also the 25th anniversary of the Seattle grunge group’s debut album, “Bleach.” Nirvana’s frontman, Kurt Cobain, passed away in 1994, but this Rock Hall induction is just further proof the band’s legacy continues.

KISS fans often complain about the fact the band is snubbed in Rock Hall honors, so the band’s fans are likely stoked about the induction. The rest of the artists – Gabriel, Hall and Oates and Ronstadt – were first-time nominees like Nirvana.

Bruce Springsteen’s backing band, the E Street Band, will also be honored at next year’s ceremony and pick up the Award for Music Excellence. Ahmet Ertegun Awards, which are awarded to non-performers, will go out to late Beatles manager Brian Epstein and Rolling Stones manager Andrew Loog Oldham.

Among the acts that were nominated this year and didn’t make it to the next round include Yes, the Zombies, the Replacements, Deep Purple, Link Wray, Chic, the Paul Butterfield Blues Band , the Meters, LL Cool J and N.W.A.




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