The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame has revealed the nominees for next year’s ceremony. A total of 15 artists and bands have been announced, and those include Def Leppard, The Cure, Roxy Music, Todd Rundgren, Stevie Nicks, Radiohead and Rage Against The Machine.
The list is completed by Devo, Kraftwerk, the Zombies, MC5, John Prine, Rufus featuring Chaka Khan, LL Cool J and Janet Jackson.
It marks the first time that Sheffield rock icons Def Leppard have been nominated, with other first-timers being Nicks, Rundgren, Roxy Music, Prine and Devo. The current Def Leppard line-up of Joe Elliott, Rick Allen, Vivian Campbell, Phil Collen and Rick Savage are listed, along with late guitarist Steve Clark and the band’s original guitarist Pete Willis.
Roxy Music’s eligible line-up features Bryan Ferry, Brian Eno, John Gustafson, Eddie Jobson, Andy Mackay, Phil Manzanera, Graham Simpson and Paul Thompson.
The Cure’s current line-up featuring Robert Smith, Simon Gallup, Jason Cooper and Roger O’Donnell are all eligible, along with Lol Tolhurst, Porl Thompson, Perry Bamonte, Michael Dempsey and Boris Williams.
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 in. The Class Of 2019 will also be decided by artists, members of the music industry, journalists and music historians.
The winners will be announced in December, with the induction ceremony taking place at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, on 29 March 2019.
The full list of 2019’s Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Nominees are as follows:
LL Cool J
Rage Against the Machine
Rufus featuring Chaka Khan