Thursday, October 9, 2014

2015 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nominees list

The Smiths, Green Day, Nine Inch Nails and Sting are among the 2015 nominees announced today for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Others include The Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Lou Reed, Kraftwerk and The Marvelettes. 

Artists are eligible 25 years after the release of their first album for induction into the Hall of Fame, which was established in 1983.

Joan Jett & the Blackhearts, Chic, N.W.A, Stevie Ray Vaughan, War, The Spinners and Bill Withers round out the complete nominations.

More than 700 artists, music industry professionals and historians will decide who will be inducted. Fans will also be able to cast their votes via or The top five artists selected by the public will comprise a "fans' ballot" that will be counted with the other ballots to select the 2015 inductees.

The winners will be announced in December and inducted into the Hall of Fame at a ceremony in Cleveland on April 18.

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