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Foo Fighters and RATM among 2021 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame nominees

This year's nominations list is historic for a number of reasons.

February 10, 2021
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The list of talented artists nominated to be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame this year has finally been announced.

Among the 2021 nominees are Foo Fighters, Rage Against The Machine, Iron Maiden, Kate Bush, Tina Turner and Mary J. Blige among others.

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After delays due to the COVID-19 crisis, the Rock Hall finally held its 2020 induction ceremony in November. Although there were no musical performances, Depeche ModeWhitney Houston and Nine Inch Nails were among the artists inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame.

Now, it looks like the Rock Hall is already making preparations for its 2021 ceremony. On Wednesday, the official list of artists nominated to be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame was announced. Foo Fighters, Rage Against The Machine, Iron Maiden, Jay-Z, LL Cool J, New York Dolls and Carole King are among the artists nominated this year.

According to the Rock Hall, 2021 marks the first year seven of the 16 artists have been nominated for the induction ceremony. Foo Fighters, The Go-Go’s, Iron Maiden and Jay-Z are among the artists on this particular list.

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All of these 16 artists first became eligible for the Rock Hall nomination 25 years after the release of their first official recording. 2021’s nominations list is particularly historic as this is the first time ever seven of the 16 nominations are led by women.

This remarkable ballot reflects the diversity and depth of the artists and music the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame celebrates,” John Sykes, Chairman of Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Foundation says. ​These Nominees have left an indelible impact on the sonic landscape of the world and influenced countless artists that have followed them.”

For Dave Grohl, this is his second opportunity to be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame. Back in 2014, Grohl, Krist Novoselic and the late Kurt Cobain were officially inducted as Nirvana.

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Voting is now open for this year’s Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame induction ceremony. Voting officially closes on Apr. 30 and the 2021 inductees will be announced in May. The Rock Hall plans to hold its ceremony in Cleveland this fall. More information regarding the event and tickets will be announced at a later date.

What are your reactions to the 2021 Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame nominations list? Let us know in the comments below.

Written by Rachael Dowd