Judas Priest, Rage Against The Machine, Devo and Pat Benatar are among the 17 nominees nominated for the 2022 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame class. John Sykes, Chairman of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Foundation, said in a statement announcing the nominees: “This year’s ballot recognizes a diverse group of incredible artists, each who has had a profound impact on the sound of youth culture. Their music not only moved generations but also influenced the sound of countless artists that followed.”
Ten of this year’s nominees have appeared on the Hall of Fame ballot in previous years: Judas Priest, Rage Against The Machine, Devo, Pat Benatar, Kate Bush, Eurythmics, New York Dolls, Dionne Warwick, Fela Kuti and MC5. Seven artists are first-time nominees: Beck, Duran Duran, Eminem, Dolly Parton, Lionel Richie, Carly Simon and A Tribe Called Quest. Artists become eligible for the Rock Hall 25 years after releasing their first commercially available recording.
Fans will be able to vote for their favorite nominees on the Rock Hall’s website now through April 29. The top five artists, as selected by the public, will make up the “fans’ ballot” which will then be counted among the more than 1,000 ballots sent out to artists, historians and members of the music industry.
The 2022 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame class of 2022 will be announced in May. Details on the ceremony have yet to be revealed.
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