The nominees for 2014 induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame have finally been announced. And among the fourteen artists up for induction, most of them are groups, one is up for a second induction, some are being nominated for the first time, and some that have been nominated before.
Perhaps one of the top artists in the nomination pool is Nirvana. They are of course one of the most important bands of the 1990s, and who have been credited in putting alternative rock straight into the forefront, as well as put Seattle on the map. Another is KISS, who have been previously nominated, and along with classics such as “Rock and Roll All Nite”, has been considered one if not the biggest cultural phenomenon in rock history.
Up for a second induction is Peter Gabriel, who is already in as a member of Genesis. This time around, he’ll be recognized for hits including “Slegdehammer”, which spawned the very classic video, as well as receiving his first nomination as a solo artist. And there are six more artists receiving first nominations, and they are rock and soul duo Daryl Hall and John Oates, Linda Ronstadt, known for her classic interpretations of such singles including “Blue Bayou”, 1970’s soft rock artist Cat Stevens, guitarist Link Wray, progressive rock band Yes, 1980s alternative band the Replacements and the Zombies (best known for the song “Time of the Season”).
The rest of the nominees consist of artists, who have already been on this road before. Chic received their eighth nomination, and are up in being disco’s second act to receive induction. The rest are up for a second time including hip hop legends L.L. Cool J and N.W.A., New Orleans funk band the Meters, and rock bands Deep Purple and Paul Butterfield Blues Band.
Winners of the 2014 induction will be announced sometime before the end of the year. You can also log on to www.rockhall.com to vote for who should get in.