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The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame 2016 Nominees are…

By Jef Dinsmore on Oct 27, 2015 to HBO News

RandRLogoSince HBO always carries the ROCK & ROLL HALL OF FAME INDUCTION CEREMONY/CONCERT we try to keep interested fans up to date. Earlier this month the Hall has announced the nominees for consideration for the 2016 Induction. Listed are those eligible which and the field will be narrowed down and announced in December. The information comes to us via the following Press Release: 



The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Announces Nominees for 2016 Induction

Fans Can Officially Cast Their Vote for Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductees at


People_TheSpinnersThe nominees for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2016 are  The Cars, Chaka KhanChicago, Cheap Trick, Chic, Deep Purple, The J.B.’s, Janet Jackson, Los Lobos, Steve Miller, N.W.A., Nine Inch Nails, The Smiths, The Spinners and Yes.


To be eligible for nomination, an individual artist or band must have released its first single or album at least 25 years prior to the year of nomination. The 2016 Nominees had to release their first recording no later than 1990. Ballots will be sent to an international voting body of more than 800 artists, historians and members of the music industry.


 The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame will again offer fans the opportunity to officially participate in the induction selection process. Beginning October 8 and continuing through December 9, 2015, fans can visit to cast votes for who they believe to be most deserving of induction into the Rock achicago_logond Roll Hall of Fame. The top five artists, as selected by the public, will constitute a “fans’ ballot” that will be tallied along with the other ballots to choose the 2016 inductees.  The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2016 inductees will be announced in December.


 All inductees are ultimately represented in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland, the nonprofit organization that tells the story of rock and roll’s global impact via special exhibits, educational programs and its library and archives. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2016 Inductions, presented by Klipsch Audio will be held in New York in April 2016 and HBO will again present the ceremony later in 2016. Venue and ticket on-sale information will be announced at a later date. Klipsch Audio, a leading global speaker and headphone manufacturer, is a strategic partner and presenting sponsor of the Rock and Roll Hall of People_NINFame, its Induction Ceremony events and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s Main Stage. Klipsch’s renowned products deliver the power, detail and emotion of the live music experience throughout the iconic museum. 


HBOWatch will give you a heads up when the Honorees are officially announced before the end of the year. If you care for this sort of thing don’t forget to cast your vote for your favorite then get ready to see them rock at the annual concert that usually has been broadcast in May on HBO.

  • Ellie Wilkin

    Very excited to see Nine Inch Nails in there! That’s awesome! Trent Reznor’s work on movie soundtracks in recent years demonstrates his impressive musical talent – after listening to The Social Network score over and over again i went back to listen to some NIN albums that hadn’t seen the light of day since i was about 18. Great music, really original an interesting. Glad to see they are getting the recognition they deserve.

    • Jef Dinsmore

      And here I thought I’d be the only one appreciating NIN. We will have to see if they make the cut.

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