The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame announced Tuesday morning the nominees for its 2017 induction ceremony. This year’s nominees include Tupac Shakur, Chaka Khan, Pearl Jam, Bad Brains, Janet Jackson, and more.
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2017 inductees will be announced at an unspecified date in December. The induction ceremony will be held at the Barclay’s Center in New York City in April 2017.
A full list of this year’s nominees include:
- Bad Brains
- Chaka Khan
- Depeche Mode
- Electric Light Orchestra
- J. Geils Band
- Jane’s Addiction
- Janet Jackson
- Joan Baez
- Joe Tex
- Pearl Jam
- The Cars
- The Zombies
- Tupac Shakur
I cast my vote for the Rock and Roll Hall Fame
Two decades after his shooting death in 1996, the mythic West Coast rapper/actor (and bitter rival of the Notorious B.I.G.) still resonates with his vivid lyrics and unflinching honesty, epitomized on his best-selling All Eyez on Me.
A dance/pop icon and the youngest child of the Jackson family, the Rhythm Nation singer mysteriously postponed her world tour earlier this year, only to recently confirm that she’s pregnant with her first child at age 50.
Pearl Jam is an American rock band formed in Seattle, Washington, in 1990. Since its inception, the band’s line-up has comprised Eddie Vedder (lead vocals), Mike McCready (lead guitar), Stone Gossard (rhythm guitar) and Jeff Ament (bass). The band’s fifth member is drummer Matt Cameron (also of Soundgarden), who has been with the band since 1998. Boom Gaspar (piano) has also been a session/touring member with the band since 2002. Drummers Dave Krusen, Matt Chamberlain, Dave Abbruzzese and Jack Irons are former members of the band.
Chaka Khan achieved great success as part of the soul-funk band Rufus, including hits like “Tell Me Something Good,” “Sweet Thing” and “Hollywood.” She embarked on a solo career in the late ’70s and made waves on the charts again with tunes like “I’m Every Woman,” “I Feel for You,” “This Is My Night” and “Through the Fire.” A phenomenal vocalist, Khan has won many Grammys.
Bad Brains are an American hardcore punk band formed in Washington, D.C., in 1977. They are widely regarded as among the pioneers of hardcore punk, though the band’s members have objected to this term to describe their music.