(TRR) – The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has announced nominees for the Class of 2018. The list of nineteen nominees includes Bon Jovi, Dire Straits, Judas Priest, Rage Against The Machine, MC5, J. Geils Band, Radiohead, The Cars, vintage rock ‘n’ roll outfit The Zombies and others. Nine of this year’s nominees are up for their first nominations including Rage Against The Machine and Radiohead who are nominated in their first year of eligibility. It has been 25 years since each of their first commercial album releases.
The 2018 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees will be announced in December. The ceremony taking place at Public Auditorium in Cleveland, OH on April 14, 2018. It will be broadcast on HBO. Plus, SiriusXM will carry a radio broadcast of the ceremony in April. Ticket information for the 2018 Rock Hall induction ceremony will be announced at a later date.
Voting ballots will be sent out to 900 artists, historians, and distinguished members of the music industry. Fans are eligible to vote via the Rock Hall website. Voting begins today, October 5 and continues through 11:59PM ET on December 5. The top five artists selected by the fans will comprise a Fan Ballot that will be factored in with the professional ballots. Fans will need to log in with a Facebook or email account and they can vote once per day every day until voting ends.
This year, rockers Pearl Jam, Journey, Electric Light Orchestra, and Yes were all inducted into the Rock Hall.
J. Geils Band
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Rage Against The Machine
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