Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Nominations Include Pearl Jam, Tupac, Bad Brains, Kraftwerk
The nominations for the 2017 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame class are here. The list includes a couple of the 1970s classic rock dinosaurs the rock hall is most readily associated with, but also includes a few acts from less well-trodden territory, such as Kraftwerk, Bad Brains, Tupac, Chic, Janet Jackson, MC5, and the Zombies.
The full list, via Rolling Stone, includes the above artists plus Pearl Jam, Joan Baez, Depeche Mode, Electric Light Orchestra, Jane’s Addiction, Journey, the Cars, Yes, Chaka Khan, J. Geils Band, Joe Tex, and Steppenwolf.
As in the previous several years, the general public will be allowed to vote on the 2017 class, alongside the group of hundreds of music industry professionals that traditionally serves as the rock hall voting body. Winners will be announced in December, and inducted in a ceremony at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center next April. As Rolling Stone notes, artists had to have released their first album or single before 1991 to qualify for this year’s class.
Last year’s class included N.W.A., Deep Purple, Chicago, Cheap Trick, and Steve Miller.