Here are the nominees for the 2017 Rock Hall
It’s that time again—time to find out who will be the newest bands and artists to get inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. This year’s list of nominees is out, and it includes Pearl Jam, Jane’s Addiction, Depeche Mode and the Zombies, among some other rock, hip-hop and pop names.
In order to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, an artist or band must have released their first single or album at least 25 years prior to the year of nomination. For the 2017 class, that date is 1991, which means Eddie Vedder and the guys of Pearl Jam are getting nominated to be inducted in their first year of eligibility, since their debut studio album, “Ten,” arrived in 1991.
This year’s tally of nominees includes 19 bands and artists, and among them are Journey, MC5, the Cars, Bad Brains, Tupac Shakur, Joan Baez, Kraftwerk, Janet Jackson and Electric Light Orchestra. No nominations for Nine Inch Nails and the Smiths this year, which is worth mentioning since both groups were nominated next year but didn’t make the cut.
Fans can vote for their favorite artists and bands starting Oct. 18 through 11:59 p.m. on Dec. 5 via RockHall.com. The top five artists or bands picked by the public will be counted as a “fans’ ballot” that will be in with the other ballots.
The Rock Hall 2017 inductees will be confirmed in December. Hundreds of artists, music historians and music industry insiders will vote. The 2017 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony is set for April at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2017 Nominees:
Electric Light Orchestra
J. Geils Band
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