The new nominees for the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame are out and some usual suspects and a couple of rap wildcards are now in the mix.
According to Spin:
Hard-rock icons Guns N’ Roses are among this year’s batch of first-time nominees to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame ballot, along with goth-pop forefathers the Cure and hip-hop pioneers Eric B. & Rakim, the organization announced today. Joan Jett & the Blackhearts and Heart also lead the list of first-timers.
Also receiving their first Rock Hall nods are the Small Faces/Faces, the Spinners, Rufus with Chaka Khan, and Freddie King. Also on the ballot are returning nominees Donna Summer, Donovan, Laura Nyro, and War. The winners will be inducted at the ceremony April 14 in Cleveland. The event will be open to the public.
Now just because these bands are nominated doesn’t mean they’ll win. Some would even argue that NOT being in the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame gives you more cred (as the kids say).
Just look at Iggy Pop: