19 Rock Hall Nominees Announced: Bon Jovi Makes the Cut 

Posted: 8:35 am Thursday, October 5th, 2017

By Donna Donna

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The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame is seen March 30, 2004 in Cleveland, Ohio.                                       (Photo by Jason Nelson/Getty Images)

The 2018 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nominees were announced this morning.

Here’s the list:

Bon Jovi

Judas Priest

the Cars

Dire Straits

Depeche Mode


J. Geils Band


Rage Against The Machine

Kate Bush

LL Cool J


the Meters

the Moody Blues

the Zombies​

Link Wray

Rufus featuring Chaka Khan

Nina Simone

Sister Rosetta Tharpe

Of the 19 nominees,  this is the first appearance for Judas Priest, Dire Straits, the Moody Blues, Radiohead, Rage Against The Machine, Kate Bush, Eurythmics, Nina Simone and Sister Rosetta Tharpe.

Bon Jovi, Depeche Mode, Rufus featuring Chaka Khan and Link Wray have all been nominated once before, while this is the fifth nomination for the J. Geils Band, the fourth for LL Cool J and the Meters, and the third for the Cars, MC5 and the Zombies.

Once again the fans can vote HERE at the Rock Hall’s site.