Kiss, Yes, Deep Purple Among 2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Nominees
Kiss, Deep Purple, Yes, and Peter Gabriel are among the nominees for the 2014 class of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Other classic rock hopefuls include Linda Ronstadt, Cat Stevens, Hall and Oates, and the Zombies.
The list also includes the Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Nirvana, Chic, N.W.A, Link Wray, the Replacements, L.L. Cool J, and the Meters. According to Rolling Stone, the artists who get the most votes will be inducted at a New York City ceremony next April. For the second time, fans can select who they think should be honored via a poll on the magazine’s site — that’s the good news. The bad news is that all those combined votes will be combined into one ballot that becomes just one of 600 ballots that will determine the winner.
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Of course, several of these undoubtedly worthy classic rock bands have been nominated but not inducted for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in years past. Not that they seem particularly concerned. Earlier this year, Deep Purple keyboardist Don Airey stated, “I don’t think the band really care, actually.” Last year, Gene Simmons of Kiss floated the idea of buying the Hall of Fame, and firing everybody: “It’s become a joke.”