Nominations for Rock & Roll Hall of Fame’s Class of 2022 have been announced and there are a bunch of 1980s veterans included, along with a slew of ’90s favourites.
The nominations list includes Kate Bush, Pat Benatar, Duran Duran, Devo, Judas Priest, and and Eurythmics.
Also up for nomination for inclusion in the Hall of Fame are Beck, Fela Kuti, Rage Against the Machine, Eminem, and A Tribe Called Quest.
Going back even further in the annals of music, Dolly Parton, Dionne Warwick and Carly Simon are also nominated.
If anything, this year’s list of nominees proves that diversity is key, even in an event as traditional as this.
“This year’s ballot recognises a diverse group of incredible artists, each who has had a profound impact on the sound of youth culture,” said Hall of Fame Foundation Chairman, John Sykes. “Their music [has] not only moved generations but also influenced the sound of countless artists that followed.”
To be eligible for this year’s induction, each nominee’s first record release (single or album) had to be from 1996 or earlier, with many of the nominees appearing on the ballot for the first time including Beck, Eminem, Duran Duran, A Tribe Called Quest, and perhaps more surprisingly Dolly Parton, Lionel Richie, and Carly Simon. Note, some of these artists have won awards in Musical Excellence in the past.
The top vote-getters will be announced in May and inducted in September, while a date and venue for the ceremony is yet to be announced.