Rage Against The Machine, Def Leppard Make 2019 Rock Hall Ballot

Brenda Watkins
October 10, 2018

Rapper LL Cool J and the group Kraftwerk have made the Glist four times before.

The top five vote-getters will be on a "fan's ballot" and included alongside the results from others sent to "more than 1,000 artists, historians and members of the music industry" who make up the Hall's voting body.

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame announced its list of nominees for the 2019 induction class. James "LL Cool J" Smith will have the chance to become the seventh Hip Hop act enshrined in the museum.

It could be second time lucky for Radiohead, who had their first nomination past year. For some, the pinnacle of the list contains musings such as one day winning a Grammy award.

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Within hours of the nominees being named on Tuesday, Nicks led the fan ballot with more than 38,000 votes, followed by Def Leppard with some 33,000, according to the Hall of Fame website. Inductees will be announced in December 2018. "Six out of 15 of the nominees are on the ballot for the first time, including: Def Leppard, Devo, John Prine, Roxy Music, Stevie Nicks, and Todd Rundgren".

The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame is getting ready to induct another band/artist for 2019.

For an artist to be eligible, they must have released their first single or album at least 25 years before the year they are nominated. The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame 2019 Induction Ceremony will be held at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York on March 29, 2019.

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