Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble have topped the fan ballot for induction into the 2015 Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame.
Vaughan led the tally with more than 18 million votes, more than 5 million ahead of second-place finishers Nine Inch Nails; Joan Jett and the Blackhearts were third, Bill Withers landed in fourth and the Paul Butterfield Blues Band came in fifth in fan votes.
The top five artists, as selected by the public, will now comprise a “fans’ ballot” that will be tallied along with the other ballots to choose the 2015 inductees.
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.
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2015 inductees will be announced soon; the 2015 ceremony will take place in Cleveland, Ohio on April 18.
2015 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Fan-voted ballot – final results
• Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble (31.0%)
• Nine Inch Nails (22.2%)
• Joan Jett and the Blackhearts (15.1%)
• Bill Withers (6.4%)
• Paul Butterfield Blues Band (6.2%)
• Lou Reed (5.3%)
• War (2.7%)
• Green Day (2.6%)
• Sting (1.8%)
• NWA (1.3%)
• Kraftwerk (1.2%)
• The Smiths (1.1%)
• The Spinners (1.1%)
• The Marvelettes (0.9%)
• Chic (0.9%)
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