Nineteen acts have been nominated for induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2018.
The artists and bands in the running for the first time are: Eurythmics, Dire Straits, Judas Priest, Kate Bush, The Moody Blues, Nina Simone, Radiohead, Rage Against Machine and Sister Rosetta Tharpe.
To be eligible for nomination in 2018, acts must have released their first commercial recording no later than 1992. Rage Against The Machine and Radiohead became eligible this year.
The other nominees for 2018 are Bon Jovi, The Cars, Depeche Mode, J. Geils Band, LL Cool J, MC5, The Meters, Rufus featuring Chaka Khan, Link Wray and The Zombies.
Ballots will be sent to the international voting body of more than 900 artists, historians and members of the music industry. The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame will again give fans a chance to participate in the induction selection voting process at the official website.
The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame 2018 Inductees will be announced in December 2017. The ceremony, which is broadcast by Sirius and HBO, will be held at the Public Auditorium in Cleveland on April 14, 2018.
This year’s inductees were ELO, Joan Baez, Journey, Pearl Jam, Tupac Shakur and Yes. Nile Rogers received the Award for Musical Excellence.