Thursday, October 9, 2014
Green Day and Stevie Ray Vaughan lead the list of nominees for induction into the 2015 Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame.
The Cleveland-based institution revealed the full list on Thursday, which also includes rockers Joan Jett, Nine Inch Nails, Lou Reed and Sting.
To be eligible for nomination, an individual artist or band must have released its first single or album at least 25 years prior to the year of nomination.
“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,” said Joel Peresman, President and CEO of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Foundation. “Rock and roll incorporates the styles of so many different kinds of music and that’s what makes this group of nominees – and this art form – so powerful and unique.”
For the third year in a row, fans can have a say in the process: from now to December 9, fans can cast votes for their favorites. The top five artists, as selected by the public, will comprise a “fans’ ballot” that will be tallied along with the other ballots to choose the 2015 inductees.
Vote for your favorites at the Rock Hall website here.
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2015 inductees will be announced in December; the 2015 ceremony will take place in Cleveland, Ohio on April 18.
2015 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nominees
• The Paul Butterfield Blues Band
• Green Day
• Joan Jett & the Blackhearts
• The Marvelettes
• Nine Inch Nails
• Lou Reed
• The Smiths
• The Spinners
• Stevie Ray Vaughan
• Bill Withers
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