9 October 2018, 16:36
The nominations for this year’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame have been announced, and there are a lot of legends in there.
Stevie Nicks (who is already inducted as a member of Fleetwood Mac), Def Leppard, Roxy Music and Todd Rundgren are among the first nominees for the 2019 list.
They join a roster of other iconic artists who have been nominated in the past but didn’t make the final cut, including Janet Jackson, Radiohead, LL Cool J, The Zombies, Kraftwerk and Rufus starring Chaka Khan.
A nominating committee decides each year on the shortlist for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Artists do not become eligible for nomination until 25 years after the release of their first recording.
The ballots are then sent to an international voting body of more than 1,000 artists, historians and music industry experts, who consider “the musical influence of an artist on other artists, the duration and the depth of his career and all of his work, innovation and superiority in style and technique “. .
A fan ballot will also be available online and in person at the Rock Hall Museum in Cleveland.
The final 2019 inductee roster, which is typically five artists, will be announced in December. The 2019 induction ceremony will take place on March 29.