Nirvana Receive First-Ever Nomination for Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
The trio who helped usher in the grunge era in the early ’90s have a chance to be immortalized in rock history. Nirvana were announced as one of several nominations for the 2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame class.
Joining Nirvana are Peter Gabriel, Kiss, The Replacements, LL Cool J, N.W.A., Cat Stevens, Hall and Oates, Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Chic, Deep Purple, Link Wray, The Meters, Linda Ronstadt, Yes and The Zombies. As Rolling Stone reports, Gabriel was already inducted in 2009 with Genesis.
In order to be eligible for the Rock Hall of Fame ballot, an artist’s first single or album release must be at least 25-years-old. Nirvana released their cover of Shocking Blue’s “Love Buzz” in 1988, and are the only artist on this year’s ballot to be nominated during their first year of eligibility.
Fans can have a say of who gets inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for the second year in a row. From now until December 10, the public can vote at RollingStone.com on who they feel deserve the recognition. The top five vote getters will comprise of an official fan ballot that will be counted as one of the 600 that determine next year’s class.
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