2016 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Nominees Announced

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The nominees for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2016 have been announced, with the list representing a wide variety of musical genres. Potential members of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2016 released their first recording in 1990 or earlier as part of the eligibility requirements, and 800+ artists, select members of the music industry, as well as historians will vote on the nominees. Music fans can also play a role in choosing who will be added to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame by voting at rockhall.com now through December 9, 2015. The five artists receiving the most votes will each have a fan ballot added in when calculating the results of all the completed ballots. The results of the vote will be announced in December.

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Nominees:

The Band Yes
The Cars
Chaka Khan
Cheap Trick
Deep Purple
The J.B.’s
Janet Jackson
Los Lobos
Steve Miller
Nine Inch Nails
The Smiths
The Spinners

About the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum:

“The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum’s mission is to engage, teach and inspire through the power of rock and roll. The institution carries out its mission by giving voice to the stories of the people, artifacts and events that shaped rock and roll — through Museum exhibits, materials in the Museum’s Library and Archives, traveling exhibitions, and a wide array of innovative educational programs and activities. The 150,000 square-foot Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, located in Cleveland’s rapidly developing North Coast Harbor, is home to major artifact collections, four state-of-the-art theaters, and year-round educational and concert programming.”