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Rock & Roll Hall of Fame nominees announced

Kate Bush, Iron Maiden, George Michael, Rage Against the Machine among nominees
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Posted at 8:10 AM, Feb 01, 2023
and last updated 2023-02-01 09:55:10-05

CLEVELAND — The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame announced the nominees for induction into the Class of 2023 on Tuesday morning, with plans to announce the final inductees in May and hold a ceremony in the fall.

The list of nominees for 2023 are:

  • Kate Bush
  • Sheryl Crow
  • Missy Elliott
  • Iron Maiden
  • Joy Division/New Order
  • Cyndi Lauper
  • George Michael
  • Willie Nelson
  • Rage Against the Machine
  • Soundgarden
  • The Spinners
  • A Tribe Called Quest
  • The White Stripes
  • Warren Zevon

To be eligible for nomination, an individual artist or band must have released its first commercial recording at least 25 years before the year of the nomination. Seven out of 17 nominees are on the ballot for the first time.

“This remarkable list of Nominees reflects the diverse artists and music that the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame honors and celebrates,” said John Sykes, Chairman of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Foundation. “These artists have created their own sounds that have impacted generations and influenced countless others that have followed in their footsteps.”

Nominee ballots will be sent to a voting body of more than 1,000 artists, historians and members of the music industry who will consider each artist's musical impact and influence, length and depth of career and body of work, and innovation and superiority of style and technique, according to a news release from the Rock Hall.

After the inductees are announced in May, the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will take place in the fall on a date and at a venue to be announced.

The Rock Hall said that select donors and members will receive exclusive opportunities for tickets to the induction ceremony. Learn more here.

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