Classic Bands Nominated for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
The nominees for induction in the 2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame have been announced. While a few first-timers made the list, this year’s class is full of repeats, many of whom have been snubbed on more than one occasion. But for the second year in a row, voting will be open to fans, who may cast their ballot at www.rockhall.com/vote, www.rollingstone.com and www.usatoday.com. The top five artists will be listed on a “fans’ ballot” and tallied along the others for the Class of 2014 (600 voters decide on the final inductees). Need a quick refresher on the nominees? DYR looks back at all 16 artists up for the coveted honor.
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The honor has been a long time in the making for the remaining members of the Seattle grunge band.
Given their long-standing rift with Rock and Roll Hall of Fame selection-committee member and journalist Dave Marsh, Kiss’ chances don’t look good this year.
Co-founding member Nile Rodgers has been back on the charts recently, thanks to a collaboration with Daft Punk and Pharell on “Get Lucky,” but it’s the group’s success with hits such as “Le Freak” and “Good Times” that we think will make this, their eighth nomination, stick.
Though she’s been eligible for induction for more than 20 years (artists must have released their first single 25 years prior), for some reason Ronstadt has been repeatedly snubbed. Let’s hope the singer, who can no longer perform due to Parkinson’s disease, is finally recognized.