The nominees for the 2019 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction were announced early this morning and newcomers Def Leppard and Stevie Nicks finally made the cut.
Here is a full list of nominees for the induction ceremony.
- Def Leppard
- Stevie Nicks
- Janet Jackson
- John Prine
- LL Cool J
- Roxy Music
- Rage Against the Machine
- The Cure
- Todd Rundgren
- Rufus featuring Chaka Kahn
- The Zombies
While nominees like Roxy Music, Devo, and Todd Rundgren are new to the ballot, bands like the Zombies and Kraftwerk have been nominated on multiple occasions. Believe it or not, hip-hop legend LL Cool J has been nominated for four straight years, so don’t be surprised if the New York native finally gets inducted this year.
In order to be eligible for nomination, an artist/band must have released a commercial album at least 25 years prior to their nomination.
Here is the official announcement for 2019 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame nominees:
This year’s Rock and Roll all of Fame induction ceremony will be held at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York on March 29, 2019. For all those interested in attending the event, tickets go on sale in January.
So, who do you think will get inducted this year? Let us know in the comments below.
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The 13 Greatest Rock and Roll Drummers Of All-Time
13. Dave Lombardo – Slayer
Cuban American drummer Dave Lombardo co-founded Slayer, a pioneering thrash metal band that has influenced countless acts that followed. Lombardo’s playing became a key part of Slayer’s sound, and he has consequently had a huge influence on the entire metal genre. He is famed for a fast, aggressive style and has been dubbed “the godfather of double bass” due to his impressive work with two bass drums. This is most notable on Slayer’s 1986 epic Reign in Blood and 2006’s Christ Illusion. Lombardo has also shown his versatility by being able to slow it down, and typically you will struggle to find metal drummers that are capable of that. In addition to Slayer, Lombardo has also done work behind the kit for Philm, Fantomas, Grip Inc, and Testament. Throughout his 30 year career in the industry, Lombardo has proven himself to be an innovative and important figure in the metal scene.