Rock Hall of Fame Announces 2015 Nominees that include Green Day, NIN, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Kraftwerk

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Beatles exhibit, via @rockhall

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Beatles exhibit, via @rockhall

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame this morning announced the acts considered for induction for 2015. They are:

The Paul Butterfield Blues Band
Chic
Green Day
Joan Jett & the Blackhearts
Kraftwerk
The Marvelettes
N.W.A
Nine Inch Nails
Lou Reed
The Smiths
The Spinners
Sting
Stevie Ray Vaughan
War
Bill Withers

An individual artist or band must have released their first single or album at least 25 years prior to the year of nomination in order to be considered for induction. That means the 2015 nominees had to release their first recording no later than 1989.

“We are pleased to present this group of nominees, as they represent the myriad places where rock and roll converges with blues, electronic, dance, Motown, R&B, funk and other genres,” Joel Peresman, president and CEO of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Foundation, said in a statement announcing the nominees.

The inductees, chosen by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s voting body, will be announced in December.

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