Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s Class of 2017 Nominees to be Revealed This Week
Pearl Jam, PJ Harvey, Alanis Morrisette and Temple of the Dog are a few of the newly eligible acts who might hear their names called as the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame reveals its Class of 2017 nominees this week.
10/18 UPDATE: The nominees have been revealed, including Pearl Jam, Bad Brains, Jane's Addiction and 16 other artists. Here's our full report.
The Cleveland Plain Dealer described Pearl Jam as "a heavy favorite." Paul Weller, Tori Amos and the Cranberries have also passed the nominating threshold, which is 25 years after the release of an artist's first record. Notable acts that are already eligible, and yet remain unhonored, include the Smiths, Nine Inch Nails, Soundgarden, the Cure, Smashing Pumpkins, Hole, Alice in Chains and Phish, among many others.
The Top 5 vote-getters, based on ballots from living members of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as well as other recording artists, historians and industry insiders, enter the hall in April 2017. This year's announcement is expected on Tuesday morning, via SiriusXM's new music-talk radio channel called Volume, but could arrive earlier.
Fans can begin casting their own vote for the 2017 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees at rockhall.com, beginning on Tuesday and continuing until 11:59 ET on Dec. 5. The Top 5 vote getters from this public vote will then be added as a fan ballot, to be tallied with the others to determine 2017's inductees. Fans can only enter one ballot per day.
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's Class of 2016 included Cheap Trick, Chicago, Deep Purple, N.W.A. and Steve Miller. Hall of Fame Foundation CEO Joel Peresman and Stevie Van Zandt, a 2014 inductee with the E Street Band, are slated to make this year's announcement.
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