Rock Hall just announced nominees for the 2019 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame! The list of nominees covers 15 artists across a wide array of time periods and styles. Some of the most exciting names on this diverse list include Janet Jackson, Stevie Nicks, and Def Leppard. Fans can vote for their favorite artist online. Voting lasts from October 9th to December 9th.
— Rock Hall (@rockhall) October 9, 2018
This marks Janet Jackson’s third nomination for the award. After becoming eligible in 2007, she earned nomination spots in 2016 and 2017.
The best part of the Rock Hall site is definitely the curated playlists for each performer.
Technically, Stevie Nicks is already apart of the Hall of Fame. Though her band Fleetwood Mac earned their spot in 1998, she didn’t become eligible as a solo artist until 2006. She finally gained a nomination for the first time this year.
Funny enough, most of this year’s nominees already have a list of previous nominations. Artists LL Cool J and Kraftwork, however, tie for the top spot with 5 previous nominations each. The Zombies come in a close second for 4 previous nominations.
Many fans on Twitter aren’t holding back their criticism of the Top 15. Some felt more deserving artists like Dave Matthews Band were completely snubbed:
DMB have sold MILLIONS of albums and played to MILLIONS of fans. I'm shocked that they are not on the rock and roll Hall of fame ballot pic.twitter.com/yFLzCarK2u
— Ryan Bradley (@RealDMBFan) October 9, 2018
Complete bullshit that Dave Matthews Band is left off the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nominees in their first year of eligibility. Especially for the likes of artists such as Devo or The Zombies
— J. Maltsberger (@Maltsy7) October 9, 2018
BOOOOO! Once again, Duran Duran is ignored by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
— Jim Clark (@jwclark) October 9, 2018
Stay tuned for the Induction Ceremony which takes place March 29th, 2019 in Brooklyn, NY.