CLEVELAND — The nominees for induction into the Rock & Roll Corridor of Fame in 2018 have been introduced Thursday.
This yr’s group consists of 19 nominees from all totally different musical genres.
- Bon Jovi
- Kate Bush
- The Automobiles
- Depeche Mode
- Dire Straits
- J. Geils Band
- Judas Priest
- LL Cool J
- The Meters
- Moody Blues
- Rage Towards the Machine
- Rufus that includes Chaka Khan
- Nina Simone
- Sister Rosetta Tharpe
- Hyperlink Wray
- The Zombies
To be eligible for nomination, a person artist or band should have launched its first business recording a minimum of 25 years previous to the yr of induction which suggests the 2018 nominees needed to launch their first official recording no later than 1992.
9 of the Class of 2018 nominees are first-timers to the listing.
They’re Nina Simone, the Eurythmics, Dire Straits, Judas Priest, Kate Bush, Moody Blues, Radiohead, Rage Towards the Machine and Sister Rosetta Tharpe.
A world voting physique of greater than 900 artists, historians and members of the music business will obtain ballots and this yr followers will as soon as once more have the chance to take part.
Starting October 5 and persevering with by way of eleven:fifty nine p.m. EST on December 5, 2017, followers can go to rockhall.com/vote to forged votes for who they consider to be most deserving of induction.
The highest 5 artists chosen will comprise a “followers’ poll” that can be tallied together with the opposite ballots to decide on the 2018 inductees.
Followers might want to log in with a Fb account or e-mail to vote and voting is capped at one poll per day.
The record of 2018 inductees shall be introduced in December, and the Rock and Roll Corridor of Fame 2018 Inductions ceremony shall be held in Cleveland on April 14.
SiriusXM will carry a radio broadcast of the ceremony in addition to particular broadcasts all year long dedicated to the Rock Corridor’s Inductees — previous and current — on Rock & Roll Corridor of Fame Radio (Ch. 310).
HBO will broadcast the ceremony with broadcast particulars to be introduced later.