Thursday, October 8, 2015

Deep Purple, Yes & Cheap Trick lead 2016 Rock Hall nominees

Deep Purple, Yes and Cheap Trick lead the nominees for induction into the 2016 Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame.

The Cleveland-based institution revealed the full list on Thursday, which also includes The Cars, Steve Miller and Chicago, among others.

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.

Ballots will be sent to an international voting body of more than 800 artists, historians and members of the music industry.

For the fourth 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 selected by the public will comprise a “fan’s ballot” that will be tallied along with the other votes to choose the 2016 inductees.

Vote for your favorites at the Rock Hall website (here).

The 2016 Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame inductees will be announced in December; the ceremony will take place in New York in April with more details to be announced.

2016 Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame nominees:

• The Cars
• Chaka Khan
• Chicago
• Cheap Trick
• Chic
• Deep Purple
• The J.B.'s
• Janet Jackson
• Los Lobos
• Steve Miller
• N.W.A.
• Nine Inch Nails
• The Smiths
• The Spinners
• Yes

See also:

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