LL Cool J, Stevie Nicks, the Cure, Rage, Janet Jackson Nominated for Rock Hall of Fame 2019
Radiohead, Kraftwerk, Devo, Roxy Music, John Prine, MC5, Stevie Nicks, Rufus & Chaka Khan and Todd Rundgren also nominated.
Early Tuesday (Oct. 9) morning, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame announced the nominees for induction into the 2019 Rock Hall class. Here is the long list of 2019 nominees for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Janet Jackson, LL Cool J, Rage Against the Machine, Def Leppard, Devo, John Prine, Kraftwerk, the Cure, Radiohead, MC5, Roxy Music, Stevie Nicks, Todd Rundgren, Rufus & Chaka Kahn and the Zombies are all up for induction at the March 29, 2019, ceremony which takes place in Brooklyn, NY, at Barclays Center.
Radiohead, Rage Against the Machine, Janet Jackson, the Cure, Kraftwerk, MC5, Rufus & Chaka Khan, LL Cool J, and the Zombies have been nominated once again this year. Devo, Roxy Music, Stevie Nicks, Todd Rundgren, John Prine, and Def Leppard have all been nominated for the first time. Fans can vote for their favorite nominees at the Rock & Roll Hall’s website. The 2019 class of inductees will be revealed in December.
No artists eligible for the first time this year were nominated. The Fugees, Dave Matthews Band, Snoop Dogg, OutKast, Beck, Jeff Buckley and the Roots are among the artists in their first year of contention (meaning their first commercial records were released in 1993). Previous nominees omitted from this year’s list include Kate Bush, Nine Inch Nails, the Smiths, the Replacements, Depeche Mode, Bad Brains, Eric B. & Rakim, Jane’s Addiction, Eurythmics, and Gram Parsons.
Check out some of the reactions from the artists nominated:
— The Zombies (@TheZombiesMusic) October 9, 2018
— Dan Barnes (@metallidan) October 9, 2018
The 2018 class of Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees included Nina Simone, Dire Straits, Bon Jovi, the Cars, the Moody Blues, and early influence Sister Rosetta Tharpe. Simone got a tribute from the Roots and Lauryn Hill; Alabama Shakes’ Brittany Howard paid tribute to Tharpe.
While the RRHOF Class of 2019 is decided by an international body of more than 1,000 voting members, fans can impact the vote by going to RockHall.com and casting a ballot (one a day) for the artist they think needs to be in the Rock & Roll Hall’s ranks. This year’s voting starts Oct. 9 and goes through Dec. 9, 11:59 pm ET. The top 5 artists the public selects will comprise a ‘fans’ ballot’ that is tallied along with the other ballots. Fans can also vote in-person at the Rock Hall in Cleveland.
Tickets for the 2019 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony will go on sale in January.