The Stooges, Metallica, Run-D.M.C. Lead Rock Hall Nods

IggyPop-010.jpg
Iggy Pop and the Stooges / Photo by Michelle Lawlor
WRITTEN BY
William Goodman

Officials for Cleveland's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame have unveiled the nominees for the class of 2009, with punk icon the Stooges, hard rock warlords Metallica, and hip-hip pioneer Run-D.M.C. leading the pack. War, Wanda Jackson, Bobby Womack, Little Anthony and the Imperials, Chic, and Jeff Beck round out the list. This is the second year of Metallica's eligibility (to qualify, at least 25 years must have passed since the release of an act's first single).

Five of the nine nominated artists will be inducted, with an initial announcement arriving in January and a full-blown ceremony April 4 at Cleveland's Public Hall. For the first time ever, the ceremony will be open to the public. Even so, Iggy, please wear a shirt!

00:00 00:00 No Song Selected More info
00:00 00:00
placeholder
Now Playing
  • 1 Breach — Ode Oshi " 06:26
  • 2 Cocktails — Tough Love " 02:49
  • 3 Johnossi — Gone Forever (Adam Boy Remix) " 04:11
  • 4 DJ Center — 2AM inna London Dub " 05:10
  • 5 The Pains of Being Pure at Heart — Eurydice " 04:19
  • 6 Twin Shadow — To The Top " 03:20

SPIN is a member of SPIN Music Group, a division of BUZZMEDIA