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Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2017 Announces Nominees

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2017 event has named its nominees for this year. The list includes amongst others; Tupac, Yes, Depeche Mode, Janet Jackson, Kraftwerk and Pearl Jam. Pearl Jam are hotly tipped to be this years heavy favourites. Former drummer Dave Abbruzzese however, has recently snubbed the band for their refusal to acknowledge his contribution to the bands career. Abruzzese played on two of Pearl Jam's pivotal albums 'Ten' and 'VS'.

Whilst the event and its nominees is thrust into the public forum for debate, it is questioned whether the fans votes contribute to the overall outcome. The official site of the event states that

"Ballots are sent to more than 600 historians, members of the music industry and artists-including every living Rock Hall inductee- and the five performers receiving the most votes become that year's induction class. Beginning in 2012, fans were given the chance to vote for the nominees they'd like to see inducted into the Rock Hall. The Top five vote-getters in the public poll form one ballot, which is weighted the same as the rest of the submitted ballots."

Whilst fan voting is open, it is contested as to whether this will have much of an impact upon the outcome of the poll as it only counts for 1/600 votes for the entire event.

    The entire list of nominees for the event can be viewed below:

  • Bad Brains
  • The Cars
  • Chaka Khan
  • Chic
  • Depeche Mode
  • Electric Light Orchestra
  • J. Geils Band
  • Jane's Addiction
  • Janet Jackson
  • Joan Baez
  • Joe Tex
  • Journey
  • Kraftwerk
  • MC5
  • Pearl Jam
  • Steppenwolf
  • Tupac Shakur
  • Yes
  • The Zombies

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By Josh Hummerston

Posted on 20 Oct 2016 10:57 to category : Music News

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