Rock Hall 2018 Nominees Are...

2017-10-05 by Aaron CONTRIBUTOR | 81 Comments
To put things short, the time has come yet again for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame to introduce its newest members to the prestigious line of artists that occupy the Hall -- and for the sixth consecutive year, fans are welcome to vote on who should be elected. Below is the artists/groups eligible for the 2018 class:

Bon Jovi
Kate Bush
The Cars
Depeche Mode
Dire Straits
Eurythmics
J. Geils Band
Judas Priest
LL Cool J
MC5
The Meters
The Moody Blues
Radiohead (first year of eligibility)
Rage Against the Machine (first year of eligibility)
Rufus featuring Chaka Khan
Nina Simone
Sister Rosetta Tharpe
Link Wray
The Zombies

Voting will go on from 10/5 to 12/5, with the winners being announced shortly thereafter:
http://www.rockhall.com/vote

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Frippertronics
Contributing Reviewer
October 5th 2017
14068 Comments


voting isn't exactly UP yet, but will be good to go later in the day

for the love of god, please vote Kate

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nocuffin
October 5th 2017
1787 Comments


i'm voting bon

Frippertronics
Contributing Reviewer
October 5th 2017
14068 Comments


good choice

Green Baron
October 5th 2017
23965 Comments


bad choice

Green Baron
October 5th 2017
23965 Comments


also what happened to Nine Inch Nails, is Trent not getting another shot

Frippertronics
Contributing Reviewer
October 5th 2017
14068 Comments


greenlinkinmuse in with the hot take

Frippertronics
Contributing Reviewer
October 5th 2017
14068 Comments


Nine Inch Nails wasn't nominated

an artist has to be nominated to get another shot, or else Kraftwerk would be in the running again

TheMrAlexK
October 5th 2017
8538 Comments


Didn't Nine Inch Nails get in last year?

calmrose
October 5th 2017
2255 Comments


how is Judas Priest not in yet?

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Friday13th
October 5th 2017
5942 Comments


Kate Bush, Priest, Moody Blues, Radiohead...dang good year

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Frippertronics
Contributing Reviewer
October 5th 2017
14068 Comments


"Didn't Nine Inch Nails get in last year?"

didn't even get 5% of the vote when they were nominated in 2015

hesperus
Contributing Reviewer
October 5th 2017
905 Comments


honestly the fact that Sister Rosetta Tharpe is still waiting to be included instead of having been among the first batch of inductees is a disgrace

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Frippertronics
Contributing Reviewer
October 5th 2017
14068 Comments


tl;dr blame Jann Wenner for most of the obvious nominees for either getting ignored (King Crimson) or not getting enough votes from the committee and/or fans (The Cars, Nine Inch Nails)

Green Baron
October 5th 2017
23965 Comments


If we all stopped pretending the Rock Hall has any credibility then maybe people will start to see it as a sham

The Cure and The Smiths aren't even in it yet ffs

Frippertronics
Contributing Reviewer
October 5th 2017
14068 Comments


again, take it up with Wenner and the Committee - also an important detail, Wenner usually ignores specific genres and/or specific persons.

I mean, the Rock Hall is a glorified secret club, that's not even up for debate

ABond
October 5th 2017
251 Comments


Radiohead have to be in, even if that means someone who should've been in/I thought was already in has to miss out.

Wildcardbitchesss
October 5th 2017
166 Comments


RnR HoF is a fucking joke guys

grannypantys
October 5th 2017
1303 Comments


Can you imagine how bad the induction speech will be if RATM gets in?


Frippertronics
Contributing Reviewer
October 5th 2017
14068 Comments


provided they even show up or do something like the Sex Pistols did

GreyShadow
October 5th 2017
1700 Comments


Radiohead deserves it.

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insomniac15
Staff Reviewer
October 5th 2017
4369 Comments


Depeche Mode all the way

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Drifter
October 5th 2017
5031 Comments


Who cares

Minushuman24
October 5th 2017
1035 Comments


Hoping for Depeche mode or MC5



Minushuman24
October 5th 2017
1035 Comments


Fuck this Hall of Fame anyway

AngryChristian
October 5th 2017
114 Comments


Judas Priest and Depeche Mode ftw

Arcade
Staff Reviewer
October 5th 2017
8437 Comments


Depeche Mode and Judas Priest [2]

all good picks tho

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deathschool
October 5th 2017
21895 Comments


MC5 and The Zombies. No one else.

Aerisavion
October 5th 2017
1079 Comments


Surprised Bon Jovi aren't in yet

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coldheaven
October 5th 2017
173 Comments


Depeche Mode is getting my vote

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Faraudo
October 5th 2017
1778 Comments


Depeche Mode or Radiohead. Also, NIN's lack of a nomination disturbs me.

butcherboy
Contributing Reviewer
October 5th 2017
5222 Comments


how is sister rosetta tharpe not in this thing yet..

anyway, this thing is like the sat's anyway.. means fuck all

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Tobmast
October 5th 2017
147 Comments


I would really want to vote for Kate Bush, but I'll have to give it to Depeche Mode

theBoneyKing
October 5th 2017
12207 Comments


Not gonna lie I don't even know who half these artists are...

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coldheaven
October 5th 2017
173 Comments


wut

Flugmorph
October 5th 2017
17218 Comments


heh just jammed the zombies this morning

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JohnnyOnTheSpot
Staff Reviewer
October 5th 2017
6281 Comments


link wray is p essential

bloc
October 5th 2017
43421 Comments


Tough call yeah

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WetHarmonica1916
October 5th 2017
52 Comments


Still no love for Motorhead I see :/

RikRoach7
October 5th 2017
2446 Comments


Will probably be either Depeche Mode or Radiohead

luckdaboss
October 5th 2017
17 Comments


No love for the Meters smh

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tempest--
October 5th 2017
20535 Comments


fuck yeah priest best band ever

TundraL5Z
October 5th 2017
273 Comments


Judas Priest !

Divaman
October 5th 2017
1352 Comments


Wenner sucks. Still no Jethro Tull.

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ThyCrossAwaits
October 5th 2017
3322 Comments


I'd say Priest, Dire Straits or The Cars first, but Kate Bush/Eurythmics/Depeche/J. Geils would all be good

coldheaven
October 5th 2017
173 Comments


(Still no love for Motorhead I see :/)


I've never gotten the appeal of Motorhead. I've given many a listen, but I'm always left feeling mehhhh. But to each it's own.

ThyCrossAwaits
October 5th 2017
3322 Comments


and damn yeah NIN might not get in if they just stopped nominating them

P.S. Motorhead WAY before Trent Reznor anyway

Underflow
October 5th 2017
3824 Comments


if you don't vote radiohead you're doing it wrong

TVC15
October 5th 2017
8556 Comments


NWA got in and Iron Maiden is still yet to get a nomination lol

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RogueNine
October 5th 2017
3313 Comments


Not even a shred of "rock" in your musical career? Sure, you can be on the list.

onionbubs
October 5th 2017
6393 Comments


y'all realize that your votes count towards the fan vote, which counts as 1 vote right? the artist with the most fan votes just gets one vote, and then everyone else is just voted by people in the music industry

edit: top 5

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PickleVai17
October 5th 2017
194 Comments


Lol LL Cool J? What a joke!

zakalwe
October 5th 2017
22971 Comments


“I've never gotten the appeal of Motorhead. I've given many a listen, but I'm always left feeling mehhhh”

Like Brand New do ya? Love a bit of Arrogant Sons of Bitches do ya? Grew up on MCR did ya?
Rock ‘n Roll.

judasgoat
October 5th 2017
215 Comments


http://static.stereogum.com/uploads/2012/04/sex-pistols-rock-hall.jpg

Eons
October 5th 2017
898 Comments


Stoked and happy about The Cars and Moody Blues.

ABOUT TIME THE MOODY BLUES GOT IN.

Sinternet
October 5th 2017
14616 Comments


kate bush
depeche mode
nina simone
radiohead
sister rosetta sharpe

there we go easy five not that it matters bc joke of an award

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Sinternet
October 5th 2017
14616 Comments


also do people still complain about 'non-rock' artists getting in? rock is a genre, but this is about rock nd roll, which is a lifestyle/personality/movement instead

ianblxdsoe
October 5th 2017
1318 Comments


if the cars don't get in i'll credit sputnikmusic.com in my suicide note

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Underflow
October 5th 2017
3824 Comments


the cars suck though

bloc
October 5th 2017
43421 Comments


You only say that because they didn't drive you home and you had to take the bus

bigguytoo9
October 5th 2017
404 Comments


Moody Blues are a 100% shoo in. Radiohead is also a shoo in. Priest deserves it too, alongside Annie Lennox/Dave Stewart and Depeche Mode.

bigguytoo9
October 5th 2017
404 Comments


Kate Bush wont get in as much as she deserves it.

hasan
October 6th 2017
727 Comments


sum 41

TheSleepys
October 6th 2017
146 Comments


How is Judas Priest not in the hall of fame already?

ShaquilleONeal
October 6th 2017
229 Comments


"also do people still complain about 'non-rock' artists getting in? rock is a genre, but this is about rock nd roll, which is a lifestyle/personality/movement instead"

Ohh come on, thats like when people say 'Punk isnt a genre, but its a lifestyle instead'

I do understand peoples gripe with inducting Hip-Hop artists in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. If there was a hip-hop or a country hall of fame, and Metallica got nominated into thier hall of fame because of their movement or whatever, fans of that genre would understandably be pissed.

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is a joke though.

"How is Judas Priest not in the hall of fame already?"

These are the same guys who haven't inducted Slayer or Megadeth yet. So who knows.

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WetHarmonica1916
October 6th 2017
52 Comments


Anyone else think Smashing Pumpkins are worthy of a spot?

coldheaven
October 6th 2017
173 Comments


I do, but it might be a little too early for them. But it's kinda a bullshit HoF anyways.

TheSonomaDude
October 6th 2017
5450 Comments


how are bon jovi and judas priest not in there yet wtf

Sinternet
October 6th 2017
14616 Comments


because bon jovi are fucking awful

'Ohh come on, thats like when people say 'Punk isnt a genre, but its a lifestyle instead''

punk literally is a movement/lifestyle/culture, don't be retarded dude

TheSonomaDude
October 6th 2017
5450 Comments


i dont live bon jovi either but i dont think this for the BEST rock bands, more the most POPULAR rock bands. jovi is pretty popular so it's a shock that they arent already in the RNR HOF

MyDearWormwood
October 6th 2017
228 Comments


Yes! Nina Simone!

ShaquilleONeal
October 6th 2017
229 Comments


"punk literally is a movement/lifestyle/culture, don't be retarded dude"

I am not disagreeing that punk is a lifestyle, but it is also literally a genre of music. My point was when people think "Rock and Roll", they don't think of the movement/lifestyle/culture, but rather the genre. I highly doubt the Hall of Fame uses the movement/lifestyle/culture of rock 'n roll for their nominations, but rather they use their contributions to the genre of rock and roll instead.

Green Baron
October 6th 2017
23965 Comments


Hairbands were pretty much the nu-metal of the '80s, if Bon Jovi and their ilk get in then how is that any different than letting Korn and Limp Bizkit in the 2030s

ShaquilleONeal
October 6th 2017
229 Comments


Whats wrong with Korn getting in the HOF in 2030? But yeah, I wouldnt be surprised if Limp Bizkit eventually got in the HOF in 20 years

TheSonomaDude
October 6th 2017
5450 Comments


i would honestly understand korn due to their huge influence and importance to nu metal, but limp bizkit making it in would be hilarious

RogueNine
October 6th 2017
3313 Comments


Shaq knows.

Eons
October 6th 2017
898 Comments


Are the Velvet Underground in? I sure fucking hope so.

Frippertronics
Contributing Reviewer
October 6th 2017
14068 Comments


been in since 1996

cor22222
October 7th 2017
223 Comments


Judas Priest should be in this a couple years ago

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TimeMuffin
October 7th 2017
13 Comments


I get that the Hall doesn't mean anything and there's still so many snubs they forget so disgrace all the same, but idk, I think every nomination listed is actually pretty worthy of discussion?

LibGyps
October 10th 2017
30 Comments


Radiohead

hasan
October 10th 2017
727 Comments


sum 41



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