Dolly Parton, Eminem, and Lionel Richie were among the nominees announced for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame class of 2022. Also nominated were Beck, Pat Benatar, Kate Bush, DEVO, Duran Duran, Eurythmics, Judas Priest, Fela Kuti, MC5, New York Dolls, Rage Against The Machine, Carly Simon, A Tribe Called Quest and Dionne Warwick.
John Sykes, chairman of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Foundation, said in a statement: “This year’s ballot recognizes a diverse group of incredible artists, each who has had a profound impact on the sound of youth culture. Their music not only moved generations but also influenced the sound of countless artists that followed.”
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame rules state that each nominee’s first single or album must be at least 25 years old. Fans can vote on the Class of 2022 nominees at vote.rockhall.com. Every “fan ballot” gets tallied along with a voter pool of more than 1,000 artists, historians, journalists and music industry professionals. Between five-seven acts will be announced in May before being officially inducted in the fall.
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