The Smiths + Nine Inch Nails Among 2016 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Nominees
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has announced the nominations for its 2016 class of inductees, and they include Nine Inch Nails and the Smiths among their ranks. The list is also comprised of Yes, Chicago, Cheap Trick, Deep Purple, the Cars, Janet Jackson, N.W.A., Chaka Khan, Chic, the J.B.’s, Los Lobos and Steve Miller and the Spinners.
These artists met the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s eligibility guidelines, which requires they have released their first single or album at least 25 years ago. For Chicago, Cheap Trick, the Cars, Chaka Khan, the J.B.’s, Janet Jackson, Los Lobos and Steve Miller, this marks their very first nomination for induction into the Cleveland institution.
For the fourth year in a row, fans can vote for their favorite acts to be included among the roughly five inductees. You can cast your ballot at Rolling Stone until voting closes on Dec. 9. The five top-ranking artists as chosen by the fans will make up the “fan’s ballot,” which will serve as one of 800 ballots -- submitted by artists, historians and music industry professionals -- considered in choosing the 2016 class of inductees.
The 2016 inductees will be announced in December, and the ceremony will take place in New York in April. HBO will then broadcast it at a later date.