Rock Hall 2019 Nominees: Nicks, Def Lep, Todd +

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The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame announced its nominees today (Oct. 9) for the Class of 2019. The 15 choices (in alphabetical order) are:

The Cure
Def Leppard
Devo
Janet Jackson
Kraftwerk
LL Cool J
MC5
Stevie Nicks
John Prine
Radiohead
Rage Against the Machine
Roxy Music
Rufus featuring Chaka Khan
Todd Rundgren
The Zombies

The Rock Hall announces 15 or more nominees each October, chosen by an elite nominating committee that meets in New York City to discuss its picks. In order to become eligible for nomination, an artist must have recorded for the first time 25 years prior to the date of the induction. As the new crop of inductees will enter the Hall in 2019, they must have made their first recording in 1994.

Inductees will be announced in December. The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame 2019 Induction Ceremony, presented by Klipsch Audio, will be held at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York on March 29, 2019. Ticket on-sale information will be announced in January.

First-time nominees include Rundgren, Nicks as a solo artist (she has already been inducted with Fleetwood Mac), Prine, Def Leppard and Devo.

Watch Rundgren perform “Hello It’s Me”

For Kraftwerk and LL Cool J, it’s the fifth time around. Four-time nominees include the MC5 and the Zombies. Janet Jackson and Rufus are up for the third time, and it’s the second chance for Radiohead, Rage Against the Machine and the Cure.

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Ballots will be sent to an international voting body of more than 800 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 number of artists inducted each year fluctuates but an artist must receive votes from 50 percent or more of the voting body to make the final cut.

Related: Who were 2018’s inductees?

Watch Stevie Nicks perform “Edge of Seventeen” live

You can visit rockhall.com/vote to cast a ballot daily through December 9 at 11:59 p.m. ET. The top five artists, as selected by the public, will comprise a “fans’ ballot” that will be tallied along with the other ballots to choose the 2019 inductees. Fans will need to login to vote. Voting is capped at one ballot per day.

The Zombies issued a statement regarding their latest nomination: “It’s such an honor to be Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame nominees for a fourth time in five years ….. my goodness, if anyone had told me in 1961, when The Zombies first came together, completely starry-eyed about all our American musical heroes, that there would come a time when we would be considered in such company as those heroes, we would never have believed it.”

Listen to “Time of the Season” by the Zombies

HBO will also once again broadcast the ceremony in 2019 and SiriusXM will also carry a radio simulcast.

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  1. Robin
    #1 Robin 13 October, 2018, 16:03

    Rory Gallagher belongs, but he would have hated it.
    Greatest guitarist, even better human being

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