The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has announced the nominees for 2014 induction in an emailed press announcement on Oct. 16, 2013. The 29th Annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will be held in April 2014 in New York City and televised on HBO in May. The nominees are listed below. To learn more and to cast your vote see the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame website.
The nominees for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2014 are: The Paul Butterfield Blues Band ("Born in Chicago"), Chic (“Le Freak”), Deep Purple (“Smoke On The Water”). Peter Gabriel (“Biko”), Hall and Oates (“I Can’t Go For That”), KISS ("Rock and Roll All Nite"), LL Cool J (“I Need Love”), The Meters (“Cissy Strut”), Nirvana (“Come As You Are”), N.W.A. ("Straight Outta Compton"), The Replacements ("Here Comes a Regular"), Linda Ronstadt ("You're No Good"), Cat Stevens "Wild World"), Link Wray ("Rumble"), Yes (“Owner Of A Lonely Heart”) and The Zombies (“She’s Not There”).
The attached video plays a brief sample of each nominee. There are also links to their selected songs on the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame website.
The nominated rock artists and bands must have released their first single or album at least 25 years ago. The 2014 nominees had to release their first recording no later than 1988. Inductee nominees are chosen by a secret ballot of past inductees.
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is offering fans the opportunity to officially participate in the induction selection process. Beginning Oct. 16 and continuing through Dec. 10 at 5:00 p.m. (ET). Fans can cast their votes at RockHall, RollingStone and USA Today. The top five artists, as selected by the public, will constitute a “fans’ ballot” that will be tallied along with the other ballots to choose the 2014 inductees.
All inductees are ultimately represented in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland, the nonprofit organization that tells the story of rock and roll’s global impact via special exhibits, educational programs and its library and archives.