Depeche Mode, The Notorious B.I.G., and Whitney Houston are among the newly released 2020 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame nominees

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Depeche Mode, The Notorious B.I.G., and Whitney Houston are among the newly released 2020 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame nomineesDepeche Mode Press

The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame nominees for the 2020 class are in, and unlike previous nomination classes, a majority of this year’s nominees are on the ballot for the first time ever. In order to be eligible, each nominee’s first single or album had to be released in 1994 or earlier. Highlights of the nominees include Soundgarden, The Notorious B.I.G., Whitney Houston, Depeche Mode, Kraftwerk, and Dave Matthews Band, among others. First-time nominees include Dave Matthews Band, the Doobie Brothers, Motörhead, The Notorious B.I.G., Pat Benatar, Soundgarden, T. Rex, Thin Lizzy, and Whitney Houston. A full nominee list can be found here.

Some may be surprised by this year’s nominees, who are overwhelmingly not classical rock acts. Incoming Rock Hall chairman John Sykes spoke to Rolling Stone about the evolution of the Hall of Fame, stating, “Nothing stays the same in music…Therefore, really, the institution that honors it has to evolve with all the music. Just like hip-hop is very much a part of the Hall of Fame now, everything we do — the board members we have, the events we build on — has to reflect a changing culture without ever disregarding or turning our backs on the ideals and fundamentals of the Rock Hall.”

Iconic English band Radiohead were inducted during the 2019 ceremony, where The Talking Heads’ David Byrne gave the induction speech with Ed O’Brien and Philip Selway of Radiohead in attendance.

Voting will be done by a pool of more than 1,000 artists, journalists, and music historians among others, who cast their votes to decide on the new class. Fans will be able to influence the vote by voting at rockhall.com or at the museum in Cleveland. The top-scoring acts will be announced in January and inducted May 2, 2020 at a ceremony at Cleveland’s Public Hall.

H/T: Rolling Stone

Radiohead will be among the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame’s class of 2019

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Radiohead will be among the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame’s class of 2019Radiohead

Radiohead will officially be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2019. This year’s class entering the Performer Category will have the pioneering band receive the honors alongside The Cure, Def Leppard, Janet Jackson, Stevie Nicks, Roxy Music and The Zombies.

While this is the second time they were nominated for entry, members Thom Yorke, brothers Jonny Greenwood and Colin Greenwood, Ed O’Brien and Philip Selwa will officially be recognized for their contributions to music during the awards ceremony slated for March 29 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn. Famous for songs like “Creep” and “Karma Police,” the band came to prominence in the 1990s and is the leader in a generation of groups that pioneered the integration of electronic elements into rock music.

Radiohead will be among the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame’s class of 2019

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Radiohead will be among the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame’s class of 2019Radiohead

Radiohead will officially be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2019. This year’s class entering the Performer Category will have the pioneering band receive the honors alongside The Cure, Def Leppard, Janet Jackson, Stevie Nicks, Roxy Music and The Zombies.

While this is the second time they were nominated for entry, members Thom Yorke, brothers Jonny Greenwood and Colin Greenwood, Ed O’Brien and Philip Selwa will officially be recognized for their contributions to music during the awards ceremony slated for March 29 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn. Famous for songs like “Creep” and “Karma Police,” the band came to prominence in the 1990s and is the leader in a generation of groups that pioneered the integration of electronic elements into rock music.