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2018 Rock Hall Nominee Class Announced

Here you go: the 2018 nominee class for the Rock n' Roll Hall of Fame. This list will be winnowed down to the final actual nominees. You can vote for your favorite now! My choices, of course, are Rage Against The Machine, Bon Jovi and Judas Priest.

Here's the full list of nominees:

  • Bon Jovi
  • Kate Bush
  • The Cars
  • Depeche Mode
  • Dire Straits
  • Eurythmics
  • J. Geils Band
  • Judas Priest
  • LL Cool J
  • MC5
  • The Meters
  • Moody Blues
  • Radiohead
  • Rage Against the Machine
  • Rufus featuring Chaka Khan
  • Nina Simone
  • Sister Rosetta Tharpe
  • Link Wray
  • The Zombies

Reader Comments (12)

Holy Sh*t!!! JUDAS PRIEST!!!

I just now practically fell right out of my chair!!!

NOW we’re getting somewhere!!! It’ll never happen (please, Metalgawdz, let it happen!) but at least, finally, one of OUR kinds of bands got nominated!
October 6, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!
2 words. Judas Priest. That is all 🤘
October 6, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterGary
My top 5:

Judas Priest- helped create a genre. CREATED the metal look
Moody Blues
Bob Jovi
Depeche Mode (groundbreaking)
The Cars
October 6, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterKixchix
The Moody Blues, MC5, J. Geils, The Zombies and The Cars are shoe-ins.

Again, though, as is so often the pattern, The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame waited too long to nominate certain bands as members have passed away denying us yet another landmark reunion.
October 6, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!
Right now JP is in 7th place. What a sham the HoF is.
October 6, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterJAT
If I was on this nominating committee and putting my personal feelings aside, based solely on their contributions to and influences on rock-n-roll, I'd vote for these 5 on the aforementioned list:

Bon Jovi
Moody Blues
Dire Straits
The Zombies
October 6, 2017 | Unregistered Commenterfletch
Crazy thought IF Judas Priest gets in does K.K. Downing get to show up and play? IF Bon Jovi get in will the original bass player get inducted and be allowed to play even though Jon hates him? Will Richie get to attend and play? I am still no Richie no Bon Jovi but thats just me.
October 6, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterShawn
these are mine.
The Cars
Dire Straits
J. Geils Band
Judas Priest
Moody Blues
Sister Rosetta Tharpe
Link Wray

the last two, although they weren't famous, made more contributions to what we know now as rock 'n' roll than a lot of other people who are already in. sister Rosetta Tharpe was a pioneer of the electric guitar, and broke down a lot of doors for the women who followed her. Link Wray basically invented the power chord. His song, "Rumble" which was an instrumental, was considered so offensive simply because of the amplified power chords, that it was banned by radio stations.
October 6, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterBob
Dire Straits over Priest??? You can't be serious? They had literally one hit single.
October 6, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterBkallday
bob: I wish I had the insight that you have...but simply, I don't. I trust your judgement and I wish you were on the nominating committee alongside.
October 6, 2017 | Unregistered Commenterfletch
🤘 Judas Priest 🤘
October 6, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterJakki Steal
Priest for sure!!!!! Now work on Def Leppard, Motley Crue, Ozzy, Lemmy/Motorhead, and Iron Maiden.
October 7, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterDj

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