This was the first year and 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. and are already in the HOF as part of and , respectively. Fans, like last year, will again help pick the winners by voting at Polls close on December 9th and the official nominees will be announced shortly after.

This was ’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 , Rick James, , , , and .