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KFIX Rock News: KISS, Deep Purple, Yes Up For Rock Hall Induction

rockhofinThe Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on Wednesday morning announced 16 nominees for its class of 2014.

Nirvana is a nominee for the first time.

Joining Nirvana as first-time nominees are Peter Gabriel, YES, Hall and Oates, The Replacements, The Zombies, guitarist Link Wray, and pop vocalist Linda Ronstadt.

Artists who are returning to the ballot include KISS, Deep Purple, Cat Stevens, Chic, The Paul Butterfield Blues Band, The Meters, and rap acts LL Cool J and N.W.A.

You can support your favorites by logging on to RockHall.com and voting in a fan poll. The top five artists in the poll will make up a “fans’ ballot” that will be counted with the other ballots to determine the inductees.

The class of 2014 will be announced in December. The induction ceremony will be held in New York next April.

This year’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony was held in Los Angeles and honored Heart, Rush, late disco queen Donna Summer, singer/songwriter Randy Newman, influential rap act Public Enemy and blues great Albert King.

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