2014 Rock Hall of Fame Nominations Have Been Released

2014 Rock Hall of Fame Nominations Have Been Released and at the top of the list are Nirvana, Kiss, The Replacements, Yes and Deep Purple.  Each will have a shot at being inducted into next year’s Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame class.

The other nominations on the list for this class are Hall & Oates, the Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Chic, Peter Gabriel, LL Cool J, N.W.A., Link Wray, The Meters, Linda Ronstadt, Cat Stevens and The Zombies. The artists with the most vote will be inducted in April at a ceremony in New York City.

The public can play a role in deciding who will be inducted. They can go to RollingStone.com  from now until December 10th and vote for the artists they would like to be inducted. Media historians, music industry insiders, and the Rock Hall voting body will comprise the rest of the needed votes. The top five acts will comprise a “fan’s ballot” that will count as one of the more than 600 ballots that determine the class of 2014.

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For the second straight year Deep Purple have been nominated to the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame. They didn’t make it on to the actual list of inductees for the 2013 ceremony, but this year the odds are more in their favor. Lead Singer Ian Gillan said before: “When I was a kid the last thing I wanted was to be institutionalized, and I sort of fought against the system all my life. However, when I had a chance to think about the nomination, I realized it’s for family and friends, and not for me alone…” Not everyone agrees, founding guitarist Ritchie Blackmore once said: “Personally, I couldn’t care less about the Hall Of Fame. I would never go – I’m not really a fan of that stuff. If I can pay the bills that’s all I care about.”

Many classic rock fans be pulling for Nirvana to get in. They brought Grunge music to the mainstream with their classic 1991 album “Nevermind”. 2014 is the first year in which Nirvana could have been eligible for entry, with their debut single Love Buzz being released in 1988.