Judas Priest among nominees For ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME Induction

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The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame announced the 19 nominees for its 2018 class this morning, nine of which are receiving first-time nods. The complete list (with first-timers noted with an asterisk) is:

Bon Jovi
Kate Bush*
The Cars
Depeche Mode
Dire Straits*
Eurythmics*
J. Geils Band
Judas Priest*
LL Cool J
The MC5
The Meters
Moody Blues*
Radiohead
Rage Against the Machine*
Rufus featuring Chaka Khan
Nina Simone*
Sister Rosetta Tharpe*
Link Wray
The Zombies

According to a press release, the Hall will again offer fans the opportunity to officially participate in the induction selection process. Beginning Oct. 5 and continuing through 11:59 p.m. EST on Dec. 5, 2017, fans can visit rockhall.com/vote to cast votes for the artists they believe to be most deserving of induction. The top five artists, as selected by the public, will comprise a “fans’ ballot” that will be tallied along with the other ballots to choose the 2018 inductees. Fans will need to login with a Facebook account or email to vote. Voting is capped at one ballot per day.

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