The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees have been selected for 2014, according to the Los Angeles Times on Tuesday. The inductees are Linda Ronstadt, KISS, Hall and Oates, Nivrana, Peter Gabriel, and Cat Stevens.
The music persons and bands that didn’t make the cut this year are the Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Chic, Deep Purple, LL Cool J, the Meters, the Replacements, Link Wray, Yes, and the Zombies.
Gabriel is entering the Hall of Fame for a second time as he was inducted four years ago as a member of the progressive-rock band Genesis.
This year, fans were allowed to vote, and the five winners among the fans’ 1.3 million ballots cast equated to one more vote for the fans’ favorites. The five musical acts that were the fans’ favorites were KISS which got 17.2 percent of the fans’ votes, followed by Nirvana which got 15.7 percent, then Deep Purple with 11.9 percent, then Yes with 10.9 percent, and then Hall and Oates with 8.1 percent.
Non-performers joining the Hall are Brian Epstein, who was the Beatles’ manager, and Andrew Loog Oldham, who was the Rolling Stones’ manager as well as a producer and songwriter.
Recently, the Hall has welcomed bands that have played a significant role in inductee’s successes. This year, the band that is being honored is Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band. Springsteen was inducted in 1999.
The ceremony, in which this year’s inductees will be inducted into the Hall, will be held on April 10, 2014. The ceremony will be held at the Barclays Center arena in Brooklyn, New York.