The Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame has announced 16 acts eligible for induction in 2014: Nirvana, Kiss, the Replacements, Hall And Oates, the Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Chic, Deep Purple, Peter Gabriel, LL Cool J, N.W.A., Link Wray, the Meters, Linda Ronstadt, Cat Stevens, Yes, and the Zombies. In order to be eligible, it has to be 25 years since the release of a band or artist’s first single or album. Nirvana is the only act on the list in its first year of eligibility (“Love Buzz” came out in ’88) and it’s pretty much a guarantee they’ll be voted in. Fans can vote for their picks at Rolling Stone; the top 5 acts from the online poll will comprise a single ballot among the 600+ that determine the inductees.
Among the newly eligible acts that didn’t make the cut are Fugazi and Morrissey. They join worthy, eligible-but-not-nominated acts like Sonic Youth, the Smiths, T. Rex, Kraftwek, Pixies, My Bloody Valentine, the Cure, and Roxy Music.
The Class Of 2014 will be announced in December and the ceremony takes place in April.