The nominees for next year’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction were announced today, with rockers Metallica and rappers Run-DMC nominated for the first time, the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports. Artists are eligible for induction 25 years after their first recording is released; just five acts are admitted each year. A rundown of some of the nominees:
- The Stooges: The Iggy Pop-fronted proto-punk band, recently resurgent, has been nominated 7 times.
- War: The genre-bending LA funk group had hits like Low Rider in the 1970s. This is their first nomination.
- Wanda Jackson: Nominated for the second time, this rockabilly singer toured with Elvis and Buddy Holly in the 50s.
- Chic: Niles Rodgers' disco-funk band was sampled for the original hip-hop hit, Rapper's Delight.