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Fans Invited To Cast Votes For 2019 Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Nominees

Def Leppard, The Cure, Roxy Music, Radiohead and LL Cool J are among this year’s shortlist of possible inductees.

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2019 Rock Roll Hall Fame Nominees
Photo: Roger Erickson (LL Cool J)

Music fans of all persuasions have now been invited to vote in the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame’s annual Fan Vote. For the seventh year running, fans will be able to have their say in the Fan Vote, with the five artists who receive the most votes making up a “fan’s ballot” that will help determine who makes it into the prestigious Rock Hall. The Class Of 2019 – which includes first-time nominees Def Leppard, Stevie Nicks, Todd Rundgren, Roxy Music, John Prine and Devo – will also be decided by artists, members of the music industry, journalists and music historians.

The other influential acts to be nominated for the 2019 Rock Hall are The Cure, the MC5, Rufus featuring Chaka Khan, Rage Against The Machine, Janet Jackson and two acts previously nominated for induction in 2018, Radiohead and The Zombies. Also on the nominees list are Kraftwerk and LL Cool J, both of whom have previously received four Rock Hall nominations.  To be eligible for induction into the prestigious Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame, an individual artist or band must have released their first commercial recording at least 25 years prior to the year of nomination.

Several of the nominees have enjoyed high profile success during 2018. Iconic Yorkshire rockers Def Leppard and Journey played an acclaimed co-headlining North American tour across the summer, performing to some of the biggest houses of their career. According to reports in Billboard, the two bands playing in venues ranging from 8,500-seat arenas to 45,000-capacity baseball parks. Def Leppard have also recently announced the imminent release of an upgraded greatest hits anthology, The Story So Far, while The Cure have confirmed a series of huge festival appearances for the summer of 2019, including South Africa’s Rock On The Lawns and Malahide Castle in Dublin, Ireland.

As uDiscover Music previously reported, the winners will be announced in December 2018, with the induction ceremony taking place at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, on 29 March 2019. Ticket information will be released in January.

19 Comments

19 Comments

  1. Sue

    October 17, 2018 at 9:18 pm

    Why is The Guess Who never nominated??

    • mike jackman

      October 29, 2018 at 9:33 pm

      king crimson , the guess who , doobie brothers , jethro tull . the snubbed grand slam.

    • Jeffrey Hunter

      November 2, 2018 at 4:00 am

      Janet Jackson is an insult to music after her horrible performance at the Superbowl and you talking about how people such as Madonna for being wrong for exposing herself but she turns around and do the same stuff but on public TV – I think it’s an insult for Janet Jackson to even be considered to be nominated- a complete hole- now ll cool j should be inducted but you guys need to really figure out how much that bad Superbowl experience messed the world up and Janet Jackson is not on a level as Madonna or Michael Jackson- let’s be real

      • Jeffrey Hunter

        November 2, 2018 at 4:03 am

        Janet Jackson should be totally banned from a nomination at the rock and roll Hall of fame.shes not a legend

  2. Ellena Esposito

    October 18, 2018 at 3:58 am

    Everyone nominated is really talented, however, the band BOSTON should be on the list. These guys changed the playing field in 1976 and although the members are not all original, they’re still killing it!! Tom Schulz is a genius and should be recognized! ❤️ Current lead singer, Tommy DeCarlo is amazing. Please consider them next time around. Thank you.

  3. Jeff Jones

    October 18, 2018 at 2:38 pm

    The RRHOF will be a sham as long as groups like The Cure and NON ROCK AND ROLL artists like LL Cool J are nominated and groups like Bad Company are on the outside, looking in.

  4. R. P. McMurfey

    October 18, 2018 at 8:30 pm

    No KANSAS? But Jay Z? The RRHoF doesn’t know Rock and Roll. Sad. Very sad. The RRHoF should be embarrassed. Do they not know what Rock is? I say no.

  5. Shawna

    October 19, 2018 at 12:20 am

    I’m so happy that def leopard is finally nominated to be induced into The Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame… Good Luck guys,I will be on the sidelines cheering my all time favorite rock band ever on.ya all out there let’s come together and help get these amazing talented artists the induction that they so much deserve not only did they Rock then,they are still rocking today!!!

  6. Henry

    October 19, 2018 at 12:46 am

    I’m glad to see a virtuoso like Todd Rundgren is being nominated. Kansas, Boston, The Guess Who to leave these geniuses of ROCK out is outrageous. There should be Rap Hall of Fame, but dont include that genre into ROCK. If so change name to Music Hall of Fame. I feel the generality of letting other genres in negates the meaning of this institution, yes letting in Chuck Berry and other blues players and artist is acceptable, but when Bad Company and the aforementioned are not acknowledged someone should step in and question what is and isn’t acceptable. I’m not trying to negate LL Cool J’s talent, but it’s not rock

  7. Sandie Morrissey

    October 20, 2018 at 7:39 pm

    Doobie Brothers and The Guess Who!!!!!!!!!!!! Great groups, should be inducted.

  8. Cindy Christy

    October 21, 2018 at 3:58 pm

    Matthew and Gunnar Nelson. The Nelson family: Ozzie, Rick, Matt & Gun are the only 3 generation family to have #1 hit songs ever. Let’s honor the family legacy and Matt and Gun in their own right.

  9. Mike

    October 22, 2018 at 4:45 am

    Not one of these artists or bands should be included. If they are , you are more of a farce than ever.

  10. Rhonda Hunt

    November 5, 2018 at 7:40 pm

    My everyday vote is for Rock & Roll Icon, Todd Rundgren. I’m 62 years old and fell for him when I was just twelve! I believe most people don’t recognize the effect he’s had on the musical industry. Not just his individual musical career by putting out decades of his own music but his amazing production expertise in the studio. He has workied on a multitude projects behind the scenes with accomplished bands and artists who are and have been in the R&R HoF due to his wizardry in the production studio! Don’t believe? Google him and be blown away! Peace, Love & Happiness and please, more votes for Todd!!!

  11. Brian Pond

    November 16, 2018 at 3:00 am

    Stevie Nicks without a dough she was on top of the world in the 80’s. Who better than Stevie as a female too go in twice With the mac member and now as a solo artist. congrats Stevie (my baby girl always) you desire it and I believe its going to happen.

  12. Roger Lucero

    December 19, 2018 at 12:47 am

    Gram Parsons, who melded country and rock with the Byrds, The Flying Burrito Brothers and duos with Emmylou Harris deserves to be included into the RHOF at the next voting! He contributed to encompass more genres to liven up each and every song of his.

  13. Debbie Storm

    January 5, 2019 at 1:34 am

    Steve Perry should be inducted into the rock and roll hall of fame. He has and continues to be one of the greatest musical talents of our time. He continues to be one of the greatest Vocalist of all times.

  14. Paul adams

    January 27, 2019 at 2:27 am

    RADIOHEAD CREEP 100%.

  15. MITCHELL F KAUFMAN

    April 28, 2019 at 7:25 pm

    They need to nominate the following performers:

    HOT TUNA (Jorma and Jack are in as Jefferson Airplane, but have been touring for 50 years as Hot Tuna)

    ROBIN TROWER (Robin is in as a member of Procol Harum but left in 1971)

    JOHNNY RIVERS (Johnny has been performing and recording for over 50 years)

  16. John

    August 2, 2019 at 5:09 am

    America, the band influences the classic acoustic sound and amazing harmonies. Nominate America

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