Metallica Tops List of Rock Hall Nominees

Run-DMC, Stooges, Bobby Womack, War also in the running
By Harry Kimball,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 22, 2008 4:40 PM CDT
Iggy Pop, of the Stooges.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – 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.