The voting is over, the deliberations have been made, and the new class of Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame inductees is ready to be enshrined. Nirvana, KISS, Peter Gabriel, Hall & Oates, Cat Stevens, and Linda Ronstadt will all be inducted at the Rock Hall’s gala ceremony on April 10th at the Barclay’s Center in Brooklyn.
This class is the second to be inducted into the Rock Hall since Rolling Stone began letting fans in on the selection process via an online poll. The results of that poll made one thing clear: never underestimate the collective might of the KISS Army. The theatrical rock band won out the vote in a crowded field, even beating out the wildly-popular first-time entrants Nirvana.
Other inductees for this year’s Rock Hall class include the E Street Band, who will be inducted as performers. (Bruce Springsteen was inducted as a solo artist in 1999.) Two legendary managers will also be joining the Hall as recipients of the Ahmet Ertgun Award for non-performers: former Rolling Stones manager Andrew Loog Oldham and late Beatles manager Brian Epstein.