Stevie Nicks, Roxy Music and more nominated for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2019

9 October 2018, 16:36

Stevie Nicks
Stevie Nicks. Picture: Getty

By Tom Eames

The nominations for this year's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame have been announced, and there are plenty of legends in there.

Stevie Nicks (who is already an inductee as a member of Fleetwood Mac), Def Leppard, Roxy Music and Todd Rundgren are among the first-time nominees for the 2019 list.

They join a list of other iconic artists who have already been nominated in the past, but did not make the final cut, including Janet Jackson, Radiohead, LL Cool J, the Zombies, Kraftwerk and Rufus featuring Chaka Khan.

A nominating committee decides on the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame shortlist every year. Artists only become eligible for nomination 25 years after the release of their first recording.

Bryan Ferry of Roxy Music
Bryan Ferry of Roxy Music. Picture: Getty

Ballots are then sent to an international voting body of over 1,000 artists, historians and music industry experts, who consider “an artist’s musical influence on other artists, length and depth of career and the body of work, innovation and superiority in style and technique".

A fan ballot will also be available online and in person at the Rock Hall’s museum in Cleveland.

The final list of 2019's inductees, which is usually five artists, will be announced in December. The 2019 induction ceremony will take place on March 29.