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Lou Reed, Green Day Among 2015 Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Candidates

The nominees for the next class of the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame were released this morning, and they feature several new faces alongside some older favorites. Pop-punk pioneers Green Day and alt-rock icon Nine Inch Nails are all on the ballot on their first year of eligibility, while Lou Reed and Sting–both of whom have already been inducted as members of The Velvet Undergound and The Police, respectively–have the opportunity to be inducted as solo artists.

This year’s Rock Hall class leans surprisingly heavy on blues and R&B, with the likes of Stevie Ray Vaughan, the Paul Butterfield Blues Band, The Marvelettes, The Spinners, War, and Bill Withers all eligible for this year’s class. Joan Jett & The Blackhearts are back for another shot at the Hall, while British indie heroes The Smiths are up for enshrinement for the first time. Rounding things out are disco pioneers Chic, the seminal hip-hop group N.W.A., and the German electronic trailblazers Kraftwerk.

As always, fans have the opportunity to vote on who gets put in the Rock Hall this year. Visit the Rock Hall’s website to have your say on who should go in. Voting ends on December 9th.


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