Thanks to a little bit of magic, 19 musicians are up for rock ‘n’ roll’s biggest honor.
A number of rock greats are in the running to join the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2018 and of the 19 nominees, nine had previously garnered nominations in the past years.
LL Cool J and The Meters both had four nominations in the past and The J. Geils Band leads the pack with five previous nominations — maybe sixth time’s the charm.
The other nominees on this year’s slate include: Bon Jovi, Depeche Mode, Radiohead, Rage Against the Machine, Kate Bush, The Cars, Dire Straits, Eurythmics, Judas Priest, MC5, The Moody Blues, Rufus featuring Chaka Khan, Nina Simone, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Link Wray and The Zombies.
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2018 nominees
The Cars have been nominated three times in the past three years. The “Magic” singers first became eligible in 2003.
This is the first year of eligibility for Radiohead and Rage Against the Machine. Eligibility comes 25 years after the release of an artist’s first record.
Fans can vote for their favorite rockers on the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction site and select up to five artists at a time up until Dec. 5.
The 33rd annual ceremony will take place in Cleveland in April 2018.
Last year, six artists were inducted into the hall: ELO, Joan Baez, Journey, Pearl Jam, Tupac Shakur and Yes.
Nile Rodgers was the recipient of the annual Award for Musical Excellence.