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WATCH: Nominees for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Class of 2020 to be announced Tuesday morning

Posted at 5:00 AM, Oct 15, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-15 07:59:56-04

CLEVELAND — Fan voting for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's Class of 2020 gets underway Tuesday once the nominees are announced at 8 a.m.

Watch the announcement at 8:00 a.m. on all of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's social media channels.

Watch the announcement on the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's Facebook here.

Watch the announcement on the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's Twitter here.

"It's an amazing list, it's a diverse list, it's got different genres of music and I think fans are going to be thrilled," said Rock Hall President & CEO Greg Harris.

This year marks the fourth in a row where fans will be able to go online and cast votes for their five favorite acts. At the end of the fan voting, usually sometime in December the top 5 vote getters will be placed on a "fan's ballot" and counted along with the more than 1,000 other ballots that will be mailed out.

"We have scholars, historians and all of the other inductees vote," said Harris. "So Springstein votes, Tina Turner votes, Bono votes, Smokey Robinson and fans can vote too."

One vote out of more than a thousand may not seem like much, but the reality is they've learned over the last four years that the fan vote often mirrors the final vote.

"I believe last year four out of the five that were elected were the top fan vote winners as well," Harris said of Def Leopard, Stevie Nicks, The Zombies and The Cure. Todd Rungren came in third in the fan voting but did not make the final cut in 2019.

The Class of 2020 will be inducted in Cleveland next spring as the Rock Hall begins its every other year rotation of hosting the induction ceremony which in 2018 generated an estimated $36.5 million to the Cleveland economy. 2020 will also mark the 25th Anniversary of the iconic Rock Hall itself.

To be eligible for inclusion the Rock Hall an individual or artist must have released its first commercial recording 25 years prior to the year of the induction, so 2020 nominees had to have released their first recording no later than 1994.

Nearly 900 individual artists have been inducted over the past 34 years.