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Rock, Metal Acts Lead 2020 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Nominees

Rock, Metal Acts Lead 2020 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Nominees

(TRR) – The nominees for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Class of 2020 have been released. This year, rock and metal acts lead the charge. Featured nominees this year include Judas Priest, Pat Benatar, Dave Matthews Band, MC5, The Doobie Brothers, Motörhead, Nine Inch Nails, T. Rex, Thin Lizzy, and Soundgarden, among others. A full list of the nominees can be seen below.

  • Pat Benatar
  • Dave Matthews Band
  • Depeche Mode
  • The Doobie Brothers
  • Whitney Houston
  • Judas Priest
  • Kraftwerk
  • MC5
  • Motörhead
  • Nine Inch Nails
  • The Notorious B.I.G.
  • Rufus featuring Chaka Khan
  • Todd Rundgren
  • Soundgarden
  • T. Rex
  • Thin Lizzy


New this year, to cast a ballot in the official Klipsch Audio Fan Vote, you can search “Rock Hall Fan Vote” or the word “Vote” with any Nominee name on Google to cast your ballot.


You can vote once a day through January 10, 2020 and pick up to 5 Nominees per ballot. The top five artists will comprise, a “fans’ ballot” that will be tallied along with the other ballots to choose the 2020 Inductees.

The Class of 2020 Nominees includes 9 artists on the ballot for the first time: Dave Matthews Band, The Doobie Brothers, Whitney Houston, Motörhead, The Notorious B.I.G., Pat Benatar, Soundgarden, T. Rex and Thin Lizzy.

The 2020 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, presented by Klipsch Audio, will be held at Public Auditorium in Cleveland, Ohio on May 2, 2020 and will be preceded by Induction Week with celebratory events and the opening of the 2020 Inductee exhibit.

Rock Hall donors and members get exclusive Induction ticket opportunities. Donate or join by January 31, 2020 to be eligible. Visit www.rockhall.com/support  to learn more.

Soundgarden [© Matt Bishop Photo]
Nine Inch Nails
Nine Inch Nails performing at River City Rockfest 2018 [© AEG Presents/Nine Inch Nails/Silva Artist Management by Matt Bishop Photo]
Judas Priest [© Matt Bishop Photo]
Dave Matthews
Dave Matthews [© Matt Bishop Photo]
Motörhead [© Matt Bishop Photo]