The nominees for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2014 are:
• The Paul Butterfield Blues Band
• Deep Purple
• Peter Gabriel
• Hall and Oates
• LL Cool J
• The Meters
• The Replacements
• Linda Ronstadt
• Cat Stevens
• Link Wray
• The Zombies
The over 600 secret ballets are in and the 2014 inductee nominees have been chosen by all past inductees of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame including musicians, historians, critics and members of the music industry.
New York City will be the site of the 29th Annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony that will be held in April of 2014 at a venue to be announced at a later date. The Induction Ceremony will be delayed broadcast on HBO in May.
In order to be eligible for nomination, all individual artist or bands must have released its first single or album at least 25 years prior to the year of their nomination. This year’s cutoff year was 1988. It is then that a nominating committee (made up of writers, historians and critics) comes up with a list of nominees that is then forwarded to the larger voting body for consideration.
Fans will again have the opportunity to participate in the voting process through December 10, 2013 at 5:00 p.m. EST. To vote for your favorite go to www.rockhall.com/vote, www.rollingstone.com, and www.usatoday to cast your vote. The top five artists (as selected by the public) will constitute a “Fans Ballot” that will be tallied along with the other ballots in order to choose the 2014 inductees into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
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.
About the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, Inc. is the nonprofit organization that exists to educate visitors, fans and scholars from around the world about the history and continuing significance of rock and roll music. It carries out this mission through its operation of a world-class museum that collects, preserves, exhibits and interprets this art form and through its library and archives as well as its educational activities. For more information, visit rockhall.com.