Rock Hall 2017 Nominations: Pearl Jam, Tupac, Depeche Mode, Kraftwerk, Janet Jackson, Bad Brains

Posted on 18 October 2016

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Rock Hall 2017 Nominations: Pearl Jam, Tupac, Depeche Mode, Kraftwerk, Janet Jackson, Bad Brains

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.

Bad Brains
The Cars
Chaka Khan
Chic
Depeche Mode
Electric Light Orchestra
J. Geils Band
Jane’s Addiction
Janet Jackson
Joan Baez
Joe Tex
Journey
Kraftwerk
MC5
Pearl Jam
Steppenwolf
Tupac Shakur
Yes
The Zombies

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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