Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2015 Nominees Announced

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Green Day, Sting, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Joan Jett & the Blackhearts and others have been nominated for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's Class of 2015, it was announced today. Other nominees include N.W.A., the Smiths, Lou Reed, the Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Chic, the Marvelettes, the Spinners, War and Bill Withers.

Lou Reed and Sting are already in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame — for their work with the Velvet Underground (class of 1996) and the Police (class of 2003), respectively. This is Sting’s first nomination as a solo artist; Reed was nominated in 2000 and 2001. Nine Inch Nails and Green Day were eligible for the first time this year, since artists’ first recordings must be at least 25 years old before they can be considered

A panel will vote on these nominees soon, and the five artists with the most votes will be inducted into the Hall of Fame in April 2015. Once again, fans can vote this year. The winner will get one vote among the 700 ballots cast. The ballot is live at RollingStone.com now. You can vote until December 9.

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