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.