The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has unleashed its nominees eligible for induction in 2018.
Its list is bursting with 19 nominations, including nine first-time contenders like Moody Blues, Judas Priest and Rage Against the Machine.
Those selected for induction will be announced in December after being chosen by a committee of more than 900 people, including former inductees, historians and members of the music industry. Factors for induction are musical influence on other artists, length / depth of career and innovation.
Fans can have their say, too, by casting a ballot for their picks. The fan vote has not yet been activated, but we will post a link as soon as it becomes available.
The 2018 induction ceremony will be held April 14 in Cleveland’s historic Public Hall. An edited version will air on HBO at a later date.