Sixteen extraordinary acts have been nominated for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's potential class of 2021.
Rockers like Todd Rundgren, Devo, Iron Maiden, Foo Fighters and Rage Against the Machine are among this year's 16 hopefuls, all of whom have released iconic and definitive musical works since 1995 or earlier. The nominees, announced Feb. 10, represent the most diverse slate of would-be inductees in the Hall's 35-year history, with nine of the acts comprised of people of color.
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This nomination marks Rundgren's third consecutive year for consideration. Rage Against the Machine also appear for the third time, having been nominated in 2018 and 2019. Devo appear for the second time, with their first nomination also in 2019. Iron Maiden and Foo Fighters are on the ballot for the first time; Foo Fighters (whose frontman Dave Grohl was inducted with Nirvana in 2014) also appear in their first year of eligibility.
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As with previous years, fans can participate in a fan vote, picking their five favorites once a day through April 30. The inductees will be announced in May, with a ceremony to follow at the Cleveland, Ohio-based museum in the fall.
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The complete list of nominees are:
- Mary J. Blige
- Kate Bush
- Foo Fighters
- The Go-Go's
- Iron Maiden
- Chaka Khan
- Carole King
- Fela Kuti
- LL Cool J
- New York Dolls
- Rage Against the Machine
- Todd Rundgren
- Tina Turner
- Dionne Warwick
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