JAY-Z, Foo Fighters, Kate Bush, RATM Nominated for Rock Corridor of Fame 2021
The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame has announced its long list of nominees for the Class of 2021. JAY-Z and Foo Fighters were nominated in their freshman year (which means their first commercial recordings were released 25 years ago). Other first-time nominations include Mary J. Blige, Fela Kuti, the Go-Go’s, Iron Maiden and Dionne Warwick.
Anger Against the Machine, Kate Bush, Devo, Tina Turner, Chaka Khan, Todd Rundgren, New York Dolls, Carole King and LL Cool J were nominated again.
If Foo Fighters are recorded, it will mark Grohl’s second Rock Hall launch after Nirvana entered Rock Hall in 2014. Carole King and Tina Turner would follow Stevie Nicks as the second and third women to be recorded multiple times. King was previously recorded as a songwriter alongside Gerry Goffin, and Turner was previously recorded alongside Ike Turner.
Candidates will be announced in May, and Rock Hall plans to hold a live ceremony in Cleveland this fall. The full list of nominees can be found below. Fans can vote for their favorites through April 30th through the Rock Hall website. The five best artists will be submitted as “fan ballot papers” alongside the ballot papers submitted by the music industry.
Artists who were first admitted to the Rock Hall this year but not nominated include D’Angelo, Garbage, Deftones, Backstreet Boys and Robyn. Previous nominees that were not included this year and did not make the long list include Soundgarden, the Replacements, Bad Brains, Motörhead, the Dave Matthews Band, Thin Lizzy, Pat Benatar, Eric B. and Rakim, MC5, Kraftwerk , Jane’s Addiction, John Prine, Eurythmics, Judas Priest, the Smiths, and Gram Parsons.
The 2020 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame class included Nine Inch Nails, Whitney Houston, the infamous BIG, Depeche Mode, T. Rex, and the Doobie Brothers. Due to COVID-19, the live show was delayed and the traditional live ceremony was canceled in favor of a filmed HBO special.
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame class of 2021 nominees:
Mary J. Blige
LL Cool J.
New York Dolls
Anger against the machine