The 2020 nominations for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame have been announced with the Doobie Brothers, Pat Benatar, Judas Priest, Whitney Houston, and Soundgarden leading the pack. Also announced were previously shortlisted artists Todd Rundgren, Kraftwerk, Rufus & Chaka Khan, MC5, and Nine Inch Nails. First time nominees include Dave Matthews Band, Depeche Mode, Motorhead, The Notorious B.I.G., T. Rex, and Thin Lizzy.
The top Rock Hall vote-getters will be announced in January and inducted on May 2nd, 2020 at Cleveland’s Public Hall, with the event airing live.
To be eligible for this year’s ballot, each nominee’s first single or album had to be released in 1994 or earlier. For the seventh consecutive year, the public will have the opportunity to vote alongside the more than 800 artists, historians and music industry insiders of the Rock Hall voting body. Fans can vote on the Rock Hall’s site https://www.rockhall.com for the nominees they’d like to see inducted. The top five acts will comprise a “fan’s ballot” that will count as one of the ballots that determine the class of 2020.