Potential 2015 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees include Green Day, Nine Inch Nails and Joan Jett
It’s that time of year again. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame today (Oct. 9) announced the artists and acts that are being considered for induction for 2015. The list should please a wide range of musical tastes, with Green Day, Nine Inch Nails, Joan Jett, Lou Reed and more in the running.
In order to be considered for the Rock Hall, an individual artist or band must have released their first single or album at least 25 years prior to the year of nomination. This year’s potential inductees had to release their first bit of music in 1989 or prior.
The full list of this year’s potential inductees includes the Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Chic, Green Day, Joan Jett & the Blackhearts, Kraftwerk, the Marvelettes, N.W.A, Nine Inch Nails, Lou Reed, the Smiths, the Spinners, Sting
Stevie Ray Vaughan, War and Bill Withers.
“We are pleased to present this group of nominees, as they represent the myriad places where rock and roll converges with blues, electronic, dance, Motown, R&B, funk and other genres,” Joel Peresman, president and CEO of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Foundation, said in a statement.
The Rock and roll Hall of Fame’s voting body will pick the inductees and announce the new class in December.
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