The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame evokes a mixed reaction from hard rock and metal fans, but every year like Charlie Brown and the football, we try to score a win. The nominees for this year’s induction includes Judas Priest, Soundgarden and Motörhead (both on the ballot for the first time), Nine Inch Nails, Todd Rundgren, Depeche Mode, Kraftwerk, Rufus featuring Chaka Khan, Dave Matthews Band, the Doobie Brothers, the Notorious B.I.G., Pat Benatar, T-Rex, Thin Lizzy, and Whitney Houston. The fan-vote is often debated publicly about who should be in or not, but has very little weight in the final voting and is a symbolic gesture.
To be eligible for nomination, an individual artist or band must have released their initial commercial recording at least 25 years prior to the year of nomination. The 2020 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame class will be announced in January 2020, with the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony taking place at the Public Auditorium in Cleveland on May 2.
As in past years, fans will have a chance to get their say with the “Rock Hall Fan Vote” kicking off today and running through 11:59PM ET on Jan. 10, 2020. The top five vote getters will then comprise the “fan ballot” that will be tallied alongside the international voting body of artists, music historians and members of the music industry. You can vote at the https://www.rockhall.com website.