Nominations for the 2017 class of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame have been announced, and the list is impressive.
Pearl Jam, 2Pac, Depeche Mode, ELO, and Yes are among the 19 nominees that can be voted on by the public. This is the fifth consecutive year that fans have been able to vote along with the more than 800 members of the Hall of Fame voting body (made up of artists, music industry insiders, and historians).
To be eligible in this year’s ballot, artists must have released a single or album in or before 1991. This is the first year of eligibility for Pearl Jam and 2Pac, and the first appearance for Depeche Mode, ELO, Jane’s Addiction, and Journey.
The inductees will be announced in December, followed by a ceremony next April in New York City.
A full list of the nominees is below (bold denotes first year of eligibility, italics denotes first appearance):
-Electric Light Orchestra
-J. Geils Band