The nominees for the 2020 class of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees have been announced and they include iconic acts like Soundgarden, Nine Inch Nails, Motorhead, Judas Priest and more. 

The actual inductees will be announced in January and will be inducted on May 2, 2020 at Cleveland’s Public Hall. 

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Other artists nominated include MC5, T. Rex, Thin Lizzy, Notorious B.I.G., Whitney Houston, Pat Benatar and Dave Matthews Band. Depeche Mode, the Doobie Brothers, Kraftwerk, Rufus featuring Chaka Khan and Todd Rundgren are also nominated. 

Each of the artists nominated had to have their debut single or album drop in 1994 or earlier.  Judas Priest has been eligible for induction since 1999 and they appeared on the ballot last year as well. 

To pick the winners, a group of more than 1,000 artists, journalists, music industry professionals and journalists will vote. Fans can also vote online here or at the museum. 

The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame announced the nominees via Twitter. 

Last year, Radiohead, the Cure, Janet Jackson, Stevie Nicks, Roxy Music, Def Leppard and the Zombies were inducted. The snubs included Oasis, Weezer, Kate Bush and more.

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Back in May, I.M. Pei, the architect who designed the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame in Cleveland, died at the age of 102. According to the Associated Press, the legendary architect passed in his sleep.

In a story with the Associated Press, Pei talked about his love for architecture and design, noting that each project he created was one he wanted people to enjoy.

“At one level my goal is simply to give people pleasure in being in a space and walking around it,” Pei once said. “But I also think architecture can reach a level where it influences people to want to do something more with their lives. That is the challenge that I find most interesting.”  

Since his passing, the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame has taken to Twitter to share his legacy.
In addition to the Rock Hall, Pei designed the National Gallery Of Art in Washington, D.C. and the famous Lourve Pyramid at the entrance of the famous Paris museum. the courtyard officially opened to the public in 1981, according to WPTV.

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