Monday, December 10, 2018

Def Leppard wins fan vote ahead of 2019 Rock Hall induction announcement

Def Leppard has won the fan vote ahead of this week’s announcement confirming the lineup of inductees into the 2019 Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame.

The UK rockers lead the tally with 547,000 votes, ahead of second-place Stevie Nicks with 427k and Todd Rudngren in third with 365k, while The Zombies (329k) and The Cure (264k) rounded out the top five.

The Rock Hall reports each of the top 5 artists receive an additional vote - as part of the fans' ballot - counted in the overall vote for 2019, which also includes artists like Devo, Janet Jackson, Radiohead, Rage Agauinst The Machine and Roxy Music, 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 have been sent to an international voting body of more than 1,000 artists, historians and members of the music industry. Factors such as an artist’s musical influence on other artists, length and depth of career and the body of work, innovation and superiority in style and technique are taken into consideration.

The 2019 Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame induction ceremony will take place at the Barclays Center in New York on March 29 and recorded for later broadcast by HBO, while SiriusXM will also carry a radio broadcast of the ceremony in March.

The 2019 inductees will be revealed on Thursday, December 13.

The UK band recently released a new collection entitled "The Story So Far - The Best Of Def Leppard."

The package – which traces the group’s singles and fan favorites from the third album, 1983’s “Pyromania”, to today – is available in multiple configurations, including a 2-CD set comprised of 35 tracks, a single CD edition featuring 17 tracks, 2-LP vinyl, and digital.

Def Leppard have also issued a 10-disc limited-edition vinyl box set called "Hysteria: The Singles", featuring all of the seven-inch singles from the band’s 1987 multi-platinum album.

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