This year’s list of nominees, once again, brings a great deal of dissension to the music community. The formal announcement of 2017 Rock Hall nominees was made earlier this morning on SiriusXM’s new music talk station, Volume, by Joel Peresman (Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Foundation CEO) and Steven Van Zandt.
The full list of nominees consists of Bad Brains, Chaka Khan, Chic, Depeche Mode, ELO, the J. Geils Band, Jane’s Addiction, Janet Jackson, Joan Baez, Joe Tex, Journey, Kraftwerk, MC5, Pearl Jam, Steppenwolf, the Cars, Zombies, Tupac Shakur and Yes.
Of course the rock community is, as usual, outraged by the amount of artists and bands who have been snubbed from this years nomination. However it is important to note that legendary rock bands Yes and The Cars have been given a second chance at being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame after being eligible in 2016, but not making the final cut. You can vote for who you would like to see enter the Rock Hall in 2017 here.