Radiohead, Bon Jovi, Judas Priest lead 2018 Rock Hall of Fame nominees

Rob Halford and Judas Priest perform at Barclays Center in New York City on October 9, 2014. File Photo by John Angelillo/UPI

Oct. 5 (UPI) — A number of artists and bands including Radiohead, Bon Jovi and Judas Priest have been nominated to join the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

The full list of nominations for the Hall of Fame class of 2018 also include Rage Against The Machine, Depeche Mode, Kate Bush, the Cars, Dire Straits, Eurythmics, J. Geils Band, LL Cool J, MC5, the Meters, the Moody Blues, Rufus featuring Chaka Khan, Nina Simone, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Link Wray and the Zombies, Rolling Stone reported.

A public vote will take place until Dec. 5 for fans to decide on who out of the nominees should be inducted, noted Billboard. The top five acts will make up a fan’s ballot that will count alongside ballots cast by more than 800 artists, historians and music industry insiders who make up the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame voting body.

All nominees must have released their first recording no later than 1992. The class of 2018 marks the first time Radiohead, Judas Priest, Rage Against the Machine, Kate Bush, Dire Straits, Eurythmics, the Moody Blues, Nina Simone and Sister Rosetta Tharpe have been nominated.

The winners will be announced in December and officially inducted during a Hall of Fame ceremony on April 14 at Public Hall in Cleveland. HBO will be broadcasting the event at a later date.

Last year, Journey, Pearl Jam, Tupac Shakur, Electric Light Orchestra, Yes and Joan Baez and Nile Rodgers were inducted into the Hall of Fame.


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