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Published: 2013/12/17

Nirvana, KISS, Peter Gabriel Among Rock Hall Inductees

Nirvana, Peter Gabriel, KISS, Hall & Oates, Cat Stevens and Linda Ronstadt will all be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame during the annual induction ceremony at Barclays Center on April 10. In a surprising move, it will be the first time ever that the general public will be allowed to attend the New York edition of this event, with tickets going on sale in January (HBO will broadcast the ceremony in May).

In addition to the inductees,the Hall will also honor The E Street Band with the Award for Music Excellence, while Beatles manager Brian Epstein and original Rolling Stones manager Andrew Loog Oldham will both receive the Ahmet Ertegun Award for non-performers.

Musicians are eligible for induction in to the Rock Hall 25 years after the release other first album or single. Nirvana have been selected during their first year of eligibility, having released their first single “Love Buzz” in 1988. 2014 also marks the first year that Phish would have been eligible for induction in to the institution, but they did not make it onto the ballot. On the other hand, The Meters, Deep Purple, Yes, Chic, the Zombies, NWA and LL Cool J are among the acts that were nominated for this year’s ceremony, but did not make the cut.

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Jared December 17, 2013, 12:23:12

the meters shouldve made it

Sam December 17, 2013, 12:33:10

Agreed. This is a better induction group than most years but if The Meters aren’t a shoe in then the rock hall is not serving its purpose. And come on, nominate Phish you morons.

mr miner December 17, 2013, 13:24:05

it’s unfortunate what a joke the rock and roll hall of fame has turned out to be. Kiss? come on. I get they are popular but that doesn’t mean they are any good. I’ll also never forgive them for holding out on rush for so long only to induct them because of years of public outcry and then turn around and publically dismiss one of the most talented bands of all time all because alex lifeson gave a weird induction speech. If you don’t appreciate rush, you don’t appreciate music (I’ll throw tool in that same appreciation category) At least they don’t ban musicians for using performance enhancing drugs the way MLB is. I’m not so sure justin bieber or air supply would even be eligible if that were the case

mr miner December 17, 2013, 13:24:19

it’s unfortunate what a joke the rock and roll hall of fame has turned out to be. Kiss? come on. I get they are popular but that doesn’t mean they are any good. I’ll also never forgive them for holding out on rush for so long only to induct them because of years of public outcry and then turn around and publically dismiss one of the most talented bands of all time all because alex lifeson gave a weird induction speech. If you don’t appreciate rush, you don’t appreciate music (I’ll throw tool in that same appreciation category) At least they don’t ban musicians for using performance enhancing drugs the way MLB is. I’m not so sure justin bieber or air supply would even be eligible if that were the case

mahmut4 December 17, 2013, 13:26:00

YES should have been a shoo-in.

Commercialism 4 themmasses December 17, 2013, 13:31:57

This place lost all credibility when Madonna made it. Look it how long it took Leon Russelll to get in. Boo to this poserville crap. Certainly turned into something it wasn’t origianally planned to be. But I guess the same could be said about Bonnapoo!

Otto December 17, 2013, 15:00:34

“ Kiss? come on. I get they are popular but that doesn’t mean they are any good.” What an ass hat you are Mr Miner. Kiss has been an influence on everyone including Rush and Nirvana. Too bad yuor mind is so small. If you dont appreciate Kiss, you dont appreciate rock music.

dk70 December 17, 2013, 16:32:41

I just don’t get how NWA and LL Cool J even get nominated. Why not just start up a©Rap Hall of Fame and nominate King Crimson?

PM December 17, 2013, 17:41:11

Should be called the Music Hall of Fame. as much as i can’t stand Haim Wiltz aka Gene Simmons these days, Kiss should have be in years ago along with Deep Purple and Yes. Yes used to play like 3 shows at MSG and 3 shows at Nassau Coliseum back in the day they were huge and unique. Tool also deserves to be in and no Phish ( can’t name 1 record)

Don December 18, 2013, 02:31:30

KISS is a stylized joke band that has little musical talent, and yet their inspiration is cited by countless musicians who grew up in the 70’s. I think it must have been the make-up, blood, explosions, and tongue wagging – you know, the stuff that 14 year-old boys think is cool. Why an adult would take them seriously or vote them into the HOF is beyond me. Phish may one day make the HOF, but given their poor singing and inability to write good songs it may be a stretch.

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