Green Day, Sting, The Smiths, N.W.A. Among 2015 Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Nominees
October 9, 2014 at 6:44 AM (PT)
The 2015 nominees for the ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME, released TODAY (10/9), are THE PAUL BUTTERFIELD BLUES BAND, CHIC, GREEN DAY, JOAN JETT & THE BLACKHEARTS, KRAFTWERK, THE MARVELETTES, N.W.A, NINE INCH NAILS, LOU REED, THE SMITHS, THE SPINNERS, STING, STEVIE RAY VAUGHAN, WAR and BILL WITHERS.
CHIC has now been nominated nine times, BUTTERFIELD four, and N.W.A. three; STING and REED are already in the hall as members of their groups, THE POLICE and VELVET UNDERGROUND, respectively, but are first-time nominees as solo artists.
Fan voting has opened at the HALL's website and will be open until DECEMBER 9th. The results of the fan vote will be compiled into a single ballot among the 700 votes by artists, journalists, and music industry figures. The 30th annual induction ceremony will be held at PUBLIC HALL in CLEVELAND on APRIL 18th, 2015.