The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s nominees for 2017 are in and first time nominees include Pearl Jam, Depeche Mode, Electric Light Orchestra, Jane’s Addiction, Joan Baez, Journey, Steppenwolf, Bad Brains, and Tupac Shakur. Yeah that’s right Tupac Shakur, hold your complaints rock fans. We just have to accept that the Rock Hall is going to nominate and in most cases elect Hip Hop artists.
Also on the ballot, returning artists the J. Geils Band, Yes, The Cars, Kraftwerk, MC5 the Zombies, Janet Jackson, Joe Tex, Chic and Chaka Khan,
The winners will be announced in December. The induction takes place next April at Barclays Center and again HBO will broadcast the ceremony later in the year.