ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME 2017 NOMINEES – PEARL JAM, JANE’S ADDICTION, JOURNEY, and MORE

Pearl Jam [Matt Bishop Photo]

Pearl Jam [Matt Bishop Photo]

by Matt Bishop | October 18, 2016

It’s that time of year. The nominees for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Class of 2017 have been announced. This year’s list includes a great crop of rock artists including Pearl Jam, Jane’s Addiction, Bad Brains, J. Geils Band, Electric Light Orchestra, Journey, Steppenwolf, The Cars, Yes, The Zombies, and MC5.

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Jane’s Addiction [Matt Bishop Photo]

Pearl Jam are receiving their nod in their first year of eligibility, with 2016 marking the 25th anniversary of their seminal debut album Ten. Rock legends MC5 and Steppenwolf are often credited with playing a huge part in the creation of “heavy metal.” Journey have eight multi-platinum albums under their belt, and eighteen Top 40 singles. The band has sold nearly 100 million albums worldwide. Electric Light Orchestra have recorded twenty Top 40 singles. Jane’s Addiction’s first two studio albums were both certified platinum. Debuting in 1988 with their funky sound and style, they paved the way for acts like Red Hot Chili Peppers, Incubus, Queens of The Stone Age, Foo Fighters, Smashing Pumpkins, The Struts, and others.

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Journey [Matt Bishop Photo]

The 2017 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will take place next April at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY. The ceremony will be broadcast later in 2017 on HBO. The complete list of nominees (in alphabetical order) are:

Rock Nominees:
Electric Light Orchestra
J. Geils Band
Jane’s Addiction
Journey
MC5
Pearl Jam
Steppenwolf
The Cars
The Zombies
Tupac Shakur
Yes

Pop/Rap/Alternative:
Chaka Khan
Chic
Depeche Mode
Janet Jackson
Joan Baez
Joe Tex
Kraftwerk
Tupac Shakur

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