Nicks, Def Leppard among first-time rock hall nominees

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The 2019 nominees for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame are out, and there are six new names on the list: Def Leppard, Stevie Nicks, Todd Rundgren, Roxy Music, Devo and John Prine.

To be eligible for nomination, an individual artist or band must have released its first commercial recording at least 25 years prior to the year of nomination.

The impressive members of The Hall now includes bands/artists across a variety of genres, including Aretha Franklin, Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, KISS, David Bowie, ABBA, Billy Joel, Fleetwood Mac, Aerosmith and the Eagles.

The 2018 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees were: Bon Jovi, Dire Straits, The Cars, Nina Simone, The Moody Blues and Sister Rosetta Tharpe.

The 2019 nominee ballot is here and the 2019 Fan Vote presented by Klipsch Audio is now open.

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Fans can also participate by going to rockhall.com and can cast votes for the artist they believe to be most deserving.

Devo, Roxy Music, Nicks (as a solo performer, Fleetwood Mac was inducted in 1998), Prine, and Rundgren are all first-time nominees.

LL Cool J was nominated for a fifth time; if selected, he would become the seventh hip-hop act to be inducted. It counts as just one voice among the hundreds of other ballots.

The ceremony is set to take place on March 29, 2019 in Brooklyn, New York at the Barclays Center.

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