Published Oct 16, 2013Nirvana-mania continues unabated, as the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has announced its latest batch of nominees, with Kurt Cobain and company leading the way.
They aren't the only noteworthy act who will be eligible for the honour in 2014, since Rolling Stone reports that other nominees include the Replacements, the Zombies, N.W.A., Peter Gabriel, Deep Purple, Kiss, LL Cool J, Cat Stevens, Hall and Oats, Yes, Link Wray, the Meters, Linda Ronstadt, Chic, and Paul Butterfield Blues Band.
The inductees will be chosen by a panel of artists, historians and notable music industry folks. Fans can also participate in the decision-making process by casting their votes at the Rock Hall's website; these fans votes are then tallied together and collectively count as one of the more than 600 ballots.
The winners will be inducted in April of 2014 at a ceremony in New York.
In order to be eligible for this year's ballot, artists must have released their debut single or LP in 1988 or earlier. This is the first year that Nirvana has been eligible, since they released "Love Buzz" as a single in 1988. As for Peter Gabriel, he has already been inducted into the Hall as a member of Genesis, so this nomination represents his solo career.