Nirvana, KISS, and Peter Gabriel Lead Rock and Roll’s Hall of Fame Class for 2014
Written by: Staff
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has announced its Class of 2014. According to Rolling Stone, Nirvana, Peter Gabriel, KISS, Hall and Oates, Linda Ronstadt, and Cat Stevens will be inducted during a ceremony held next April 10th at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center and will be broadcast on HBO in May.
In addition, The E Street Band will be given the Award for Musical Excellence, while Beatles manager Brian Epstein and The Rolling Stones manager Andrew Loog Oldgham will both receive the Ahmet Ertegun Award for non-performers.
Among the final nominees who failed to make the cut were Deep Purple, Yes, The Replacements, The Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Link Wray, The Zombies, The Meters, LL Cool J, N.W.A., and Chic – who hold a dubious distinction of eight nominees in ten years without making the cut.
In order for an artist to be eligible for the Hall of Fame, their first recording must have been released at least 25 years ago. This year, fans were offered an opportunity to vote, and a collective “fan ballot” was added to the over 600 ballots from artists, historians, and music industry members. While fans got to vote for the first time last year, it must be noted that their collective input adds up to only a single vote.
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