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Green Day, NIN, Lou Reed, among Hall Of Fame nominees

Green Day, Lou Reed and Nine Inch Nails are among the artists nominated for induction into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame next year.

A total of 15 names have been published ahead of a ballot of 700 music industry personnel, including performers, businessmen and historians:

The Paul Butterfield Blues Band


Green Day

Joan Jett & The Blackhearts


The Marvelettes


Nine Inch Nails

Lou Reed

The Smiths

The Spinners


Stevie Ray Vaughan


Bill Withers

Five artist chosen by public vote will be put on a ‘fans’ ballot’ to be added to the industry totals – polling is open now via

Boss Joel Peresman says: “This group of nominees represent the myriad places where rock’n’roll converges with blues, electronic, dance, Motown, R&B, funk and other genres. Rock ’n’ roll incorporates the styles of so many different kinds of music. That’s what makes this group of nominees, and this art form, so powerful and unique.”

The final inductees will be announced in December, and the next annual ceremony will take place in Cleveland, Ohio, on April 18.

This year’s event generated controversy after the original lineup of Kiss barely managed to remain civil long enough to accept their induction.

Martin Kielty

Not only is one-time online news editor Martin an established rock journalist and drummer, but he’s also penned several books on music history, including SAHB Story: The Tale of the Sensational Alex Harvey Band (opens in new tab), a band he once managed, and the best-selling Apollo Memories (opens in new tab) about the history of the legendary and infamous Glasgow Apollo. Martin has written for Classic Rock and Prog and at one time had written more articles for Louder than anyone else (we think he's second now). He’s appeared on TV and when not delving intro all things music, can be found travelling along the UK’s vast canal network.