Iron Maiden, New York DollsFoo FightersRage Against The Machine and  among the nominees for the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame‘s class of 2021. The top vote-getters will be announced in May and inducted in a Cleveland, Ohio, ceremony in the fall.

To be eligible for this year’s ballot, each nominee’s first single or album had to have been released in 1995 or earlier.

“This remarkable ballot reflects the diversity and depth of the artists and music the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame celebrates,” Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Foundation chairman John Sykes says in a statement. “These nominees have left an indelible impact on the sonic landscape of the world and influenced countless artists that have followed them.”

According to the Hall Of Fame, the Iron Maiden members that would get inducted would include the current lineup of singer Bruce Dickinson, bassist Steve Harris, drummer Nicko McBrain, and guitarists Adrian Smith, Dave Murray and Janick Gers, along with former singer Paul Di’Anno, former drummer Clive Burr, and former guitarist Dennis Stratton.

A voter pool of more than 1,000 artists, historians, journalists, and members of the music industry will select the new class. Starting Wednesday, fans will also have a chance to take part in the process by voting at or at an interactive kiosk at the museum in Cleveland. Their selections will count as a single “fan ballot” that gets tabulated along with the others.

Nominated artists:

Mary J. Blige 
Kate Bush 
Foo Fighters
THE Go-G0’S 
Iron Maiden 
Chaka Khan 
Carole King 
Fela Kuti 
LL Cool J 
New York Dolls
Rage Against The Machine 
Todd Rundgren 
Tina Turner 
Dionne Warwick

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  • robert davenport on

    Iron maiden is a fantastic amazing band , but priest should have already been in , it’s just plain wrong for maiden to get in before priest …

    • Dana on

      Thank you, Robert.

  • RTunes68 on

    Not to put too fine a line on things, but none have these people have been inducted yet. These are only the nominees. There’s no guarantee that Iron Maiden is getting in (before Judas Priest), so they’re not necessarily going to get in before Judas Priest.

    Personally, I think it’s a travesty that Carole King hasn’t been inducted already. Not only did she make Tapestry (one of the greatest pop albums of all time), but she’s written some of the greatest classic pop songs for countless other artists.

    • Dana on

      Not necessarily, Guns N’Roses (eye roll) made it in before Priest, so it’s anyone’s guess.

      Hey, even Lars Ulrich lambasted the Hall of Shame when Metallica got inducted before Ulrich’s heroes, Deep Purple. Then, wouldn’t ya know? Deep Purple gets in after he made his comment, just pathetic.

  • Myk on

    I believe in the suggestion that the name should be changed to Music HOF. The name RnR HOF does not accurately represent the decisions being made. That being said, the RnR HOF is a glorified privately created club. There is no tangible product of RnR. There’s no clear-cut definition or requirement of what it takes to be a member and since it’s a made-up private organization – and I use the term organization loosely – there doesn’t need to have any documented requirements to be a member. Anyone (maybe us?) can start another club and elect whomever we deem qualified and call it whatever we want. The more we bitch about their decisions the more importance we give it. It really isn’t important at all. It’s like a bunch of kids build a fort in the woods and hang a sign on the door that says “You’re not allowed in without our permission”. We have to ask ourselves…Do we care?

  • Doug R. on

    Styx, Foreigner, Pat Benatar, Judas Priest, Iron Maiden, and Barry Manilow should all be in, that’s right, Barry Manilow! No of course he isn’t Rock and Roll, but neither is half of the other so-called “artists” who are already in! I like the Foo Fighters and have no problem with them being nominated, but it’s not their turn, or time to go in, not yet. Won’t even waste my time on RATM, garbage!

    • Doug R. on

      REO Speedwagon should be in as well. Anybody who thinks they’re too soft and all about the “ballads” never listened to them in the 70’s.

    • tom on

      i been telling dana every yr about manilow……..besides his songs.. did you watch american bandstand when kiss was on? bon jovi? slade? junkyard dog and jane wiedlin? , he did the theme song……. jingles for mcdonals (you deserve a break…) and band-aids (i am stuck……) thats him too……….. hit songs, plus influence.. 2 major criteria that they want … ……joan jett before benatar i dont get…just about every jett song you heard on a radio was a remake..benatar all originals (or at least 99%)

    • Mr. Rock And Roll on

      Barry Manilow rules.

  • Charles Clinchot on

    First off Maiden in before Priest never in a million years. Hell, Metallica should have never gone in before Motorhead.

    Good to see the GoGos nominated but doesn’t mean they’re in.

    Besides the whole thing is they nominate Jay-Z, and he’s probably getting in the Hall. Dickinson says they are a mausoleum with no clue of what rock is. Tod Rudgreon said it so well recently. What should happen is just stop talking about this clueless institution and just let it die.

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