Rock Hall 2017 Nominations: Pearl Jam, Tupac, Depeche Mode, Kraftwerk, Janet Jackson, Bad Brains
Posted on 18 October 2016
The list of 2017 nominees for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame has arrived. Pearl Jam and Tupac Shakur have been nominated in their first year of eligibility (because their first recordings were released in 1991). Depeche Mode, Bad Brains, Jane’s Addiction, Electric Light Orchestra, and Joan Baez were also nominated this year for the first time. Previous nominees Kraftwerk, Janet Jackson, Chic, Chaka Khan, MC5, and the Cars were nominated once again this year. Find all the nominees below. The 2017 inductees will be announced in December.
Nine Inch Nails and the Smiths, who were nominated for the last two years in a row, were not nominated this year. This year marks the 11th time Chic have been nominated.
Electric Light Orchestra
J. Geils Band
Earlier this year, Kendrick Lamar inducted N.W.A. The group declined to perform and during their speech, they responded on stage to Kiss’ Gene Simmons saying that hip-hop doesn’t belong in the Rock Hall. The ceremony also made headlines after Steve Miller expressed his distaste with the organization just after giving his induction speech.
Next year’s ceremony will take place in April at the Barclays Center in New York. It will once again be aired on HBO.
Here’s a playlist of music from this year’s nominees:
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