Dire Straits, Kate Bush Nominated For Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame 2018

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Dire Straits, Kate Bush, LL Cool J, Nina Simone and Bon Jovi are among the nineteen artists newly nominated for possible induction into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame. The top vote-getters are due to be announced in December 2017 and inducted next April at the ceremony in Ohio.

To be eligible for nomination, an individual artist or band must have released its first single or album at least twenty-five years prior to the year of nomination. The 2018 nominees had to release their first recording no later than 1992.

The complete list of nominees (with first-timers noted with an asterisk):

Bon Jovi
Kate Bush*
The Cars
Depeche Mode
Dire Straits*
J. Geils Band
Judas Priest*
LL Cool J
The Meters
Moody Blues*
Rage Against The Machine*
Rufus Featuring Chaka Khan
Nina Simone*
Sister Rosetta Tharpe*
Link Wray
The Zombies

According to a press release surrounding the event, the Hall will again offer fans the opportunity to officially participate in the induction selection process. Beginning October 5 and continuing through 11:59 p.m. EST on December 5, 2017, fans can visit to cast votes for the artists they believe to be most deserving of induction. The top five artists, as selected by the public, will comprise a “fans’ ballot” that will be tallied along with the other ballots to choose the 2018 inductees. Fans will need to login with a Facebook account or email to vote. Voting is capped at one ballot per day.

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Ballots will be sent to an international voting body of more than nine hundred artists, historians and members of the music industry. Factors such as an artist’s musical influence on other artists, length and depth of career and the body of work, innovation and superiority in style and technique are taken into consideration.

The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame 2018 ceremony will be held at the Public Auditorium in Cleveland on 14 April, 2018. US TV network HBO will once again broadcast the ceremony.

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  1. Robert Elles

    October 5, 2017 at 8:19 pm

    I m fan of dire straits from the first tune of sultans of swing, and this stayed until now stil fan of mark knopfler

    • Terry

      October 6, 2017 at 10:39 pm

      Me too would love to see them get into the Hall of Fame awards.

  2. Cindy O

    October 6, 2017 at 1:09 pm

    We need to vote EVERY day! Love you Mark! But, your brother deserves to be there too.

  3. Hadar koller

    October 6, 2017 at 6:32 pm

    mark knopfler

  4. Terry

    October 6, 2017 at 10:41 pm

    Me too would love to see them get into the Hall of Fame awards.

  5. Bene corbett

    October 7, 2017 at 12:28 am

    Loved dire straits from the song I heard, my one of my favourites is Romeo and Juliet, couldn’t hear enough of it, and money for nothing was another favourite of mine. But I love all there music, listen to it everyday of my life, thank you, for making all those wonderful songs, can’t even remember, not been able to listen to them when I want to. Love you guys forever xx

  6. Jeff de France

    October 7, 2017 at 11:30 am

    Comme quoi “être dans la dèche” peut mener loin, haut …. enfin choisissez Money for Nothing, Telegraph Road, Brother in Arms, Love Over Gold et plus de plaisir encore.

  7. Graham Williams

    October 7, 2017 at 11:27 pm

    Mark Knopfler ia a music genius how he is only 44th in the rolling stones magazine of the best 100 guitarists I do not know

  8. Darrin Hawkins

    October 11, 2017 at 8:42 pm

    Making Movies!! My favorite LP of all time, love it from first to last note!!

  9. Angela Specchio

    October 11, 2017 at 10:06 pm

    Adoro da sempre i Dire Straits ❤️

  10. Alain Gomis

    October 11, 2017 at 10:08 pm

    Grand respect et grand merci à Mark knofler et ses accolites musiciens pour les albums géants qui ont bercé ma jeunesse et que j écoute encore.

  11. David Fetter

    October 11, 2017 at 10:55 pm

    Dire Straits belongs!!!

  12. Juha

    October 12, 2017 at 2:33 am

    Dire Straits fan from Finland and from 1978 (probably it was Sultains of swing) I was then 6.years old.
    My younger son Elmeri. 8.years. started his guitarr lessons.Training every Day. At the ending of the day he must see Dire Straits live videos.
    Yesterday it was the mans too strong.

  13. Elie Sfeiry

    October 12, 2017 at 4:19 am

    Dire Straits for sure one of the best music player ever … From Beirut with love

  14. P Madden

    October 13, 2017 at 10:07 am

    Duire Straits have my vote! Couldn`t get “Brothers in arms ” out of my head for months on end!

  15. Martin Morrin

    October 13, 2017 at 11:57 am

    good stuff never gets old

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