September 18, 2014

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Nirvana, Kiss, Peter Gabriel headed to Rock Hall

 

Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley, Eric Singer, Tommy Thayer of KISS arrive at SiriusXM offices to promote their latest release "Monster," in New York. Kiss will be inducted into the 2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on April 10 at the Barclays Center in New York. (AP Photo/Starpix, Amanda Schwab, File)

Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley, Eric Singer, Tommy Thayer of KISS arrive at SiriusXM offices to promote their latest release “Monster,” in New York. Kiss will be inducted into the 2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on April 10 at the Barclays Center in New York. (AP Photo/Starpix, Amanda Schwab, File)

NEW YORK  — Nirvana, Kiss and Peter Gabriel will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame next year.

The Rock Hall announced Tuesday that Hall and Oates, Linda Ronstadt and Cat Stevens also will be inducted April 10 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.

Artists are eligible for induction 25 years after their first release. Nirvana received a nomination in its first year of eligibility and next year the band will celebrate the 25th anniversary of its debut, “Bleach.” The induction comes 20 years after frontman Kurt Cobain committed suicide at age 27.

This year also marked first-time nominations for Hall and Oates, Gabriel and Ronstadt. Kiss and Stevens, who have been nominated in the past, made the cut after being absent from the list for several years.

The Rolling Stones’ managers, Andrew Loog Oldham and Brian Epstein, will receive Ahmet Ertegun awards, a non-performing honor. Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band will get the award for musical excellence.

N.W.A., one of the 16 nominees announced in October, did not make the cut. The iconic rap group includes Dr. Dre, who has launched successful solo albums and is the producer behind Eminem, 50 Cent and Kendrick Lamar.

More than 700 Rock Hall voters determined the 2014 class.

The 29th annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will be open to the public. Tickets go on sale next month.

The event will air on HBO in May.


  • Sean MacNair

    YES! Been waiting years for Kiss to get in. They revolutionized how bands were merchandised, they took Alice Cooper’s vision of a rock and roll show and magnified it by 100, redefining how rock concerts could be staged, sold 100 million albums, and influenced loads of the best bands of the 90′s, some of which will be getting into the Rock Hall themselves. Yes, Kiss absolutely deserves to be in.

    • Zen Grouch

      “They revolutionized how bands were merchandised…”

      You say that like selling out is a good thing?

  • Sean MacNair

    BUT… Brian Epstein was not one of the Rolling Stones managers. He managed this little Liverpool quartet called The Beatles.

  • sound reasoning

    It would be best if Peter Gabriale Did a disco-tech Cover of Rich Girl with hall and outs for the girls in the make-up and sparkle boots. I believe KISS deserves to be in under the “give credit were credits due” clause under all circumstances; however, their ,so far still standing, denial to perform is a glorified hissy fit on the Idea of Super Monster Rock Love Sacrifice or whatever other awesome things they stand for…….all aside, I can’t deny liking KISS, but I’m stoked about the other folks