Rock and Roll Hall of Fame president proud of diverse group of nominees for 2014

CLEVELAND - President and CEO of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum Greg Harris boasted Wednesday of the diversity of 2014's nominees for induction.

From a racially mixed band whose leader was born in 1941, Paul Butterfield, to a television and movie actor who just happens to be a smooth hip-hop singer and rapper, L.L. Cool J, the 2014 nominees are sure to start another inductee-worthy conversation.

"It's a real diverse, broad-spectrum to go from Cat Stevens to Linda Ronstadt all the way up to Deep Purple and Yes. It's pretty remarkable," Harris said.

The nominees for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2014 are:

- The Paul Butterfield Blues Band
- Chic
- Deep Purple
- Peter Gabriel
- Hall and Oates
- LL Cool J
- The Meters
- Nirvana
- N.W.A.
- The Replacements
- Linda Ronstadt
- Cat Stevens
- Link Wray
- Yes
- The Zombies

In addition to the voting ballot for the induction that is now active, Harris said a special concert next Saturday night at Playhouse square celebrating and honoring the Rolling Stones .

"There a very few tickets still available, it's going to be an incredible evening. People should check it out" Harris said.

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