Motorhead, Judas Priest, Thin Lizzy & Soundgarden lead 2020 Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame nominations

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The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame has revealed the list of nominees for next year’s event.

A total of 16 artists have been announced, including Motorhead (opens in new tab), Judas Priest (opens in new tab), Thin Lizzy (opens in new tab), Soundgarden (opens in new tab), T-Rex (opens in new tab), MC5 (opens in new tab), Nine Inch Nails (opens in new tab), Pat Benatar (opens in new tab), Todd Rundgren (opens in new tab) and Depeche Mode (opens in new tab).

The list is completed by Dave Matthews Band, The Doobie Brothers (opens in new tab), Kraftwerk (opens in new tab), Whitney Houston, The Notorious B.I.G. and Rufus featuring Chaka Khan.

The list marks the first time that Motorhead, Thin Lizzy, Soundgarden, T. Rex, Pat Benatar, Dave Matthews Band, The Doobie Brothers, Whitney Houston and The Notorious B.I.G. have been nominated for the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame.

Fans will once again have the chance to cast their vote in the annual fan ballot. For the first time, you can search Google for “Rock Hall Fan Vote” or “Vote” with any of the nominees name to cast your choice immediately.

Fans will be able to vote once a day through January 10, 2020, and pick up to five nominees per ballot.

The 2020 Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame induction ceremony will be held at the Public Auditorium in Cleveland, Ohio, on May 2, 2020, with the final selection set to be announced early next year.

The Class Of 2019 was announced last December, with Def Leppard, The Cure, Stevie Nicks, Radiohead, Roxy Music, The Zombies and Janet Jackson all being inducted in March this year (opens in new tab).

Scott Munro
Louder e-commerce editor

Scott has spent more than 30 years in newspapers and magazines as an editor, production editor, sub-editor, designer, writer and reviewer. After initially joining our news desk in the summer of 2014, he moved to the e-commerce team full-time in 2020. He maintains Louder’s buyer’s guides, scouts out the best deals for music fans and reviews headphones, speakers, books and more. He's written more than 11,000 articles across Louder, Classic Rock, Metal Hammer and Prog and has previous written for publications including IGN, the Sunday Mirror, Daily Record and The Herald covering everything from daily news and weekly features, to video games, travel and whisky. Scott grew up listening to rock and prog, cutting his teeth on bands such as Marillion and Magnum before his focus shifted to alternative and post-punk in the late 80s. His favourite bands are Fields Of The Nephilim, The Cure, New Model Army, All About Eve, The Mission, Ned's Atomic Dustbin and Drab Majesty, but he also still has a deep love of Rush.