The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame has announced the nominees for their Class of 2016. Among the 15 artists being considered for inclusion into the Hall of Fame include Nine Inch Nails, the Smiths, N.W.A, Cheap Trick [pictured], the Cars and more.
This is the second year in a row both the Smiths and NIN have been nominated; it is N.W.A’s fourth time on the ballot; this is the first time both the Cars and Cheap Trick will be considered for the Rock Hall.
You can see the full list of this year’s nominees and vote for your favorite here. Ballots will now be sent to an international voting body of over 600 rock experts for voting on which nominees should be inducted; generally, there are five inductees per year, but occasionally that number has ballooned up to eight, depending on the votes.
Musicians become eligible for the Rock Hall 25 years after the release of their first record; for example, Radiohead would become eligible in 2018, Weezer would become eligible in 2019 and Brand New would become eligible in 2026.