2015 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Nominees Announced

Leading the nominations are Sting, The Smiths, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Nine Inch Nails and Lou Reed, but it’s certainly a solid list including Green Day, Chic and N.W.A. Also receiving a nomination are The Paul Butterfield Band, Joan Jett & The Blackhearts, Kraftwerk, The Marvelettes, The Spinners, War, and Bill Withers.

This was the first year NIN and Green Day were eligible so hats off to them for getting the nod. To be nominated, artists must have released their first record at least 25 years prior. Lou Reed and Sting are already in the HOF as part of The Velvet Underground and The Police, respectively. Fans, like last year, will again help pick the winners by voting at RollingStone.com. Polls close on December 9th and the official nominees will be announced shortly after.

This was Phish’s (Junta, 1989) first year of eligibility but we aren’t surprised they didn’t make it in on their first go-around. Other notables left off include Pavement, Rick James, The Pixies, Boston, The Cure, King Crimson and Little Feat.


  1. F*ck the Rock and Roll Hall of Sh*t- their process is crap! Where is YES? Where is DEEP PURPLE? Got the votes last year but the pompous douches said “NO.” So why even bother to play their game. PHISH will eventually get in, but we will all be too dead to enjoy it.

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