Nirvana, KISS Among Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2014 Inductees

Nirvana, KISS Among Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2014 Inductees

Hall and Oates join the lineup, Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band earns the Award for Musical Excellence

Nirvana will officially join the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in April's induction ceremony. So will two acts that couldn't be less like Nirvana, Hall and Oates and KISS.

In the performer category, the three acts will be joined by Peter Gabriel, Linda Ronstadt and Cat Stevens. Receiving this year's Ahmet Ertegun Awards are Brian Epstein and Andrew Loog Oldham. Bruce Springsteen's group, The E Street Band will accept the Award for Musical Excellence.

Some notable nominees who were passed over this year include rappers NWA and LL Cool J.

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Though the museum itself is in Cleveland, the 29th Annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will take place on Thursday, April 10, 2014 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. The ceremony will be open to the public.

The Class of 2014 was chosen by more than 700 voters of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Foundation. The public also had a say, selecting their five favorites to comprise a “fans’ ballot,” which was tallied along with the other ballots to choose the 2014 Inductees. Three of the top five artists from the fans’ ballot will be inducted in 2014.

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum will open a special exhibit on the 2014 Inductees in conjunction with the 2014 Induction Ceremony. Artists are eligible for inclusion in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 25 years after the release of their first recording.

Pamela Chelin contributed to this report.

  • Jim

    Where's RINGO STARR, Badfinger, Bad Company, Status Quo, Chicago (Are they inducted??), John Mayhall, Alabama, RINGO STARR, Cheap Trick, Blood Sweat & Tears, Rufus, Edgar Winter Group, RINGO STARR, Doris Troy, Billy Preston, The Monkees (YES, THE MONKEES), Loggins & Messina, Kenny Loggins, RINGO STARR, Firefall, Poco, Orleans, David Johansan, Peter Frampton, Humble Pie, Spirit, Grand Funk Railroad, RINGO STARR, Manfred Mann, Van Halen (all members), J Geils Band, RINGO STARR, Boz Scaggs, Steve Miller Band, The 5th Dimension, RINGO STARR, Wings, Moody Blues, Bellamy Brothers, Joan Jett, The Runaways, RINGO STARR, Dan Fogelberg, Col. Tom Parker and his 50%, RINGO STARR, RINGO STARR, RINGO STARR??????

  • Jim

    PAUL REVERE & THE RAIDERS featuring MARK LINDSAY who wrote or co-wrote most of their hits! NO INDUCTION!

  • Jim

    QUESTION MARK AND THE MYSTERIANS!!!! COME ON!!! F U, JANN WENNER!!!

  • Jim

    STEPPENWOLF!!!!!!!!!!

  • Donatello

    JUDAS PRIEST!