Nirvana, Linda Ronstadt And KISS Are In The Rock Hall
Nirvana front man Kurt Cobain in 1993. He took his own life in 1994. Frank Micelotta/Getty Images
We can stop wagging our tongues about KISS not being in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
The hall says its 2014 inductees are:
— Cat Stevens
— Peter Gabriel
— Hall and Oates
— Linda Ronstadt
The hall is also honoring:
— The late Beatles manager Brian Epstein, with a lifetime achievement award.
— Former Rolling Stones manager/producer Andrew Loog Oldham, with a lifetime achievement award.
— Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band, with a musical excellence award.
Nominees who didn’t make the cut:
— The Paul Butterfield Blues Band
— Deep Purple
— LL Cool J
— The Meters
— The Replacements
— Link Wray
— The Zombies
The hall’s induction process:
“Artists become eligible for induction 25 years after the release of their first record. Criteria include the influence and significance of the artists’ contributions to the development and perpetuation of rock and roll.
“The Foundation’s nominating committee selects nominees each year in the Performer category. Ballots are then sent to an international voting body of more than 600 artists, historians and members of the music industry. Those performers who receive the highest number of votes are inducted. The Foundation generally inducts five to seven performers each year.
“Beginning in 2012, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame opened Nominee voting to fans around the world. The Top Five Nominees as voted by the fans count for one ballot entry, which is weighted the same as individual ballot entries submitted by members of the international voting body.”