Joining Rock Hall of Fame: Nirvana, Kiss, Peter Gabriel
Cat Stevens, Linda Ronstadt also enter
By Matt Cantor, Newser User
Posted Dec 17, 2013 7:03 AM CST
An undated file photo shows "Nirvana" lead singer and guitarist Kurt Cobain performing on stage.   (AP Photo)

(Newser) – Nirvana was nominated to join the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in the band's first year of eligibility—and now its place has been cemented. Nirvana, along with Kiss, Peter Gabriel, Hall and Oates, Linda Ronstadt, and Cat Stevens will join the Hall of Fame on April 10 at Brooklyn's Barclays Center. The ceremony will appear on HBO the following month.

Sixteen artists were nominated and more than 700 people voted, including musicians, historians, and others in the industry, USA Today notes; NWA was among nominated artists that didn't make the final cut. Others earning honors include former Rolling Stones manager and producer Andrew Loog Oldham and late Beatles manager Brian Epstein, as well as Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band, which will be honored for musical excellence, the AP reports.

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Dec 18, 2013 1:19 AM CST
Cat Stevens was a wonderful artist. Good mellow music. So many beautiful songs. So sad that he dissed his own music and slipped into the darkness, and changed his name.
Dec 18, 2013 1:11 AM CST
The best concert I ever saw was when Peter Gabriel was with Genesis, and they did the "Lamb Lies Down on Broadway" tour. Absolutely fan damn tastic. Almost 40 years ago. Shortly thereafter, Gabriel left Genesis, and he just didn't measure up in my opinion.
Dec 17, 2013 10:01 PM CST
This is like the boxing Hall of Fame inducting Cassius Clay.