It’s that time of year again for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame to make their nomination announcements. As per usual, some inclusions will leave you scratching your head. Reasons for this will vary from “why aren’t they ALREADY in the Hall,” to “wait what?”
This year’s class is:
Beck, Pat Benatar, Kate Bush, Devo, Duran Duran, Eminem, Eurythmics, Judas Priest, Fela Kuti, MC5, New York Dolls, Dolly Parton, Rage Against the Machine, Lionel Richie, Carly Simon, A Tribe Called Quest, and Dionne Warwick.
Sure, not every artist or act mentioned fits the traditional definition of rock and roll. But folks need to remember the Rock Hall celebrates contributions to the genre; influence, importance, etc..
Fans can vote daily for up to 5 nominees on the Rock Hall’s website here until April 29th. The official induction class will be announced at a later date, with a ceremony to follow.