The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Announces Nominees for 2014 Induction Including Nirvana & LL Cool J

Categories: Network TV Press Releases

Written By

October 16th, 2013

Nirvana Live and Loud

via press release:

CLEVELAND, Oct. 16, 2013 — The nominees for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2014 are:

The Paul Butterfield Blues Band


Deep Purple

Peter Gabriel

Hall and Oates


LL Cool J

The Meters



The Replacements

Linda Ronstadt

Cat Stevens

Link Wray


The Zombies


The 2014 inductees are chosen by a secret ballot of more than 600 individual voters consisting of all past inductees of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, musicians, historians, critics and members of the music industry.

The 29th Annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will be held in April 2014 in New York City. Venue and public ticket sale information will be announced at a later date. The Induction Ceremony will be presented on HBO in May.

To be eligible for nomination, an individual artist or band must have released its first single or album at least 25 years prior to the year of nomination. The 2014 nominees had to release their first recording no later than 1988.

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame will again offer fans the opportunity to officially participate in the induction selection process. Beginning Oct. 16 and continuing through Dec. 10 at 5:00 p.m. (ET), the public can visit, and to cast votes for who they believe to be most deserving of induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The top five artists, as selected by the public, will constitute a “fans’ ballot” that will be tallied along with the other ballots to choose the 2014 inductees.

All inductees are ultimately represented in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland, the nonprofit organization that tells the story of rock and roll’s global impact via special exhibits, educational programs and its library and archives.

  • steven

    LL Cool J isn’t exactly rock and roll. As a matter of fact, neither is Madonna.

  • AppleStinx

    This HoF is a joke.

  • Anthony Parello (AP076)

    Posted October 16, 2013 at 9:54 AM
    “LL Cool J isn’t exactly rock and roll. As a matter of fact, neither is Madonna.”

    Neither are half the artists in the Hall. Rock & Roll has evolved to mean popular music in general. Artists who best represent sub genres of popular music like Donna Summer for disco, The Beastie Boys for hip-hop, and Michael Jackson and Madonna for pop logically warrant placement there.

  • LovingLostGirl

    Then they should change the name “Rock & Roll Hall of Fame” to “Music Hall of Fame”. Because it hasn’t been Rock & Roll in a very long time.

  • danny

    Hall and Oates are finally getting inducted! They have been eligible for years and years. When I look at the morons that have been inducted instead of them over the years is when I see what a joke the Hall of Fame really is.

  • steven

    @Anthony Parello (AP076)

    The Beastie Boys are considered rock, too.

  • Anthony Parello (AP076)

    Nonetheless they are still probably the best representatives for the genre there though Public Enemy was a good add last year as well.

  • Anthony Parello (AP076)

    Why should they change the name? Are you planning litigation ;-)
    Changing the title is useless and calling it the Music Hall of Fame is even more idiotic.
    Do you put in female power ballad singers, opera singers, country????

    From the beginning the whole thing has been about excellent in Rock and lots of R&B as well, unfortunately the caliber of inductees has fallen in recent years. They really should reduce the numbers of inductees each year.
    Also despite protestations of otherwise, industry politics play a big part in who is nominated.

    Women often have been looked over as well. Solo work by Tina Turner and Stevie Nicks have failed to get them nominated and Pat Benetar made a Time magazine article about biggest snubs in Hall history.

  • ReallyTired

    Where is Chicago?

    The Moody Blues?

  • just me

    Linda finally Made it. I guess you have to be sick to finally get a nomination.

  • Cathleen Doyle

    Link Wray rocked till he dropped…..Hillbilly Wolf, Switchblade, Jack the Ripper, Fire and Brimestone, his cover
    of Born to be Wild…..AUTHENTIC, NASTY, SAVAGE, ATTITUDE,……What’s glaringly missing from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame?…….RUMBLE!!!!!

© 2015 Tribune Digital Ventures