It’s a big day for music.
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has unleashed its list of nominees for induction in 2015.
Among the nominees are several that have been nominated before, but never inducted.
The 15 nominees are:
- The Paul Butterfield Blues Band
- Green Day
- Joan Jett & the Blackhearts
- The Marvelettes
- Nine Inch Nails
- Lou Reed
- The Smiths
- The Spinners
- Stevie Ray Vaughan
- Bill Withers
“We are pleased to present this group of nominees, as they represent the myriad places where rock and roll converges with blues, electronic, dance, Motown, R&B, funk and other genres,” says Joel Peresman, President and CEO of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Foundation. “Rock and roll incorporates the styles of so many different kinds of music and that’s what makes this group of nominees – and this art form – so powerful and unique.”
To be eligible for nomination, an individual artist or band must have released its first single or album at least 25 years prior to the year of nomination. The 2015 nominees had to release their first recording no later than 1989.
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