Wednesday, February 1, 2023

Iron Maiden and Soundgarden among 2023 Rock Hall nominees

Iron Maiden and Soundgarden are among the nominees for induction into the 2023 Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame.

The Cleveland-based institution revealed the full list of 14 artists on Wednesday, which also includes Sheryl Crow, The White Stripes and Rage Against The Machine, 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.

It’s the second nomination for Iron Maiden, following similar recognition in 2021, and the second for Soundgarden, who were previously nominated in 2020.

Eight out of 14 of the nominees are on the ballot for the first time, including Sheryl Crow, Missy Elliott, Joy Division/New Order, Cyndi Lauper, George Michael, Willie Nelson, The White Stripes, and Warren Zevon; this is the first year of eligibility for Missy Elliott and The White Stripes.

“This remarkable list of Nominees reflects the diverse artists and music that the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame honors and celebrates,” says John Sykes, Chairman of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Foundation. “These artists have created their own sounds that have impacted generations and influenced countless others that have followed in their footsteps.”

Nominee ballots will be sent to an international voting body of more than 1,000 artists, historians, and members of the music industry. An artist’s musical impact and influence on other artists, length and depth of career and body of work as well as innovation and superiority in style and technique are taken into consideration.

Fans around the world participate in the Induction selection process through the Fan Vote. Through April 28, fans can vote online every day at or in person at the Museum in Cleveland. The top five artists selected by the public will comprise a “fans’ ballot” that will be tallied along with the other ballots to determine the 2023 Inductees.

Inductees will be announced in May; the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame 2023 Induction Ceremony will take place this fall with date, venue, and on-sale information to be announced.

Iron Maiden’s latest album is 2021’s “Senjutsu”; the band will launch The Future Past Tour in Europe in May.

Get your copy of “Senjutsu” here and the band’s self-titled debut album here.

2023 Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame nominees

Kate Bush
Sheryl Crow
Missy Elliott
Iron Maiden
Joy Division/New Order
Cyndi Lauper
George Michael
Willie Nelson
Rage Against the Machine
The Spinners
A Tribe Called Quest
The White Stripes
Warren Zevon

See also:

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