Nirvana, Peter Gabriel and Linda Ronstadt get their first shot at the 2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, earning one of 16 nominations Wednesday. Now, fans will help decide who makes it into the hall of fame.
An eclectic range of music, from grunge to pyro-infused '70s rock, highlight the group vying for a spot. Also among the group are Kiss, N.W.A., LL Cool J, Deep Purple, Cat Stevens, Hall and Oates, the Replacements, Link Wray, Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Chic, the Meters, Yes and the Zombies.
"This year's nominees represent the broad definition of 'rock 'n' roll' and include an array of artists whose fans are deeply passionate about the possibility of induction," says Joel Peresman, president and CEO of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Foundation, in a statement.
Fans will help select the inductees in voting held through Dec. 10 at the official Rock Hall site, as well as USA Today and Rolling Stone. Their top five picks will then make up a fans' ballot, from which one will be voted into the hall.
To be eligible, nominees had to have recorded an album or single in 1988 or earlier.
The five acts receiving the most votes will be inducted during a ceremony held in April in New York City.