The nominees for Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction 2014 serve up a rare progressive rock band, a controversial folk legend, hip-hop gangsters, a bunch of rock 'n' misfits from Minneapolis and Seattle, and another chance for a pair of classic '70s bands.
The nominees are: The Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Chic, Deep Purple, Peter Gabriel, Hall and Oates, KISS, LL Cool J, The Meters, Nirvana, N.W.A., The Replacements, Linda Ronstadt, Cat Stevens, Link Wray, Yes, and The Zombies.
The inductees are chosen by a secret ballot of more than 600 voters consisting of all past inductees of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, musicians, historians, critics and members of the music industry.
The induction ceremony will be held in April in New York City.
Through Dec. 5, the public can visit www.rockhall.com/vote, www.rollingstone.com and www.usatoday.com to cast votes. The top five artists, as selected by the public, will constitute a "fans' ballot" that will be tallied along with the other ballots to choose the 2014 inductees.
For Scott Mervis' picks, go to blogs.post-gazette.com/arts-entertainment/pop-noisepopnoise.com.music
First Published October 16, 2013 8:00 PM