Pioneering punk rockers Green Day, Joan Jett and DiC faves Nine Inch Nails are just two of the bands that are eligible for introduction to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for 2015. In order to be eligible, artists must have made their first recordings 25 years ago. Green Day’s ‘1,000 Hours‘ and NIN’s influential ‘Pretty Hate Machine‘ were both released in 1989.
Also included on the list of nominees are The Smiths, Sting, Bill Withers, N.W.A. and the late Lou Reed. Like Sting, who was inducted in 2003 with The Police, Reed already has a spot in the museum with The Velvet Underground, but I think his recent death will earn him a solo spot. I’m sure NIN won’t have a problem getting in either, and it’d be great to see ten time nominees Nile Rodgers and Chic get some much deserved recognition.
The inductees will be announced at the end of the year, with the induction ceremony taking place on April 18th, 2015 in Cleveland, Ohio. You have until December 9th to add your vote to the “fan ballot” over at RollingStone.com.
I think you know who we’ll be voting for, but who will you be giving the extra push to? Let us know!
[Ed. Note: Brittani and DivaJulia are expected to be invited to induct our Boo, Trent Reznor into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Just a heads up.]
Bow down before the one you serve--indeed. Unf.