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2020 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nominees announced

(WTVY News 4)
Published: Oct. 16, 2019 at 2:29 PM CDT
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The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame announced their nominees for the 2020 class on Tuesday. As usual the group is a mix of various genres which is sure to stir debate.

The nominees are:

Pat Benatar

Dave Matthews Band

Depeche Mode

The Doobie Brothers

Whitney Houston

Judas Priest

Kraftwerk

MC5

Motörhead

Nine Inch Nails

The Notorious B.I.G.

Rufus featuring Chaka Khan

Todd Rundgren

Soundgarden

T.Rex

Thin Lizzy

To be eligible, an individual artist or band must have released its first commercial recording at least 25 years prior to the year of nomination.

The public will once again have the opportunity to participate in the induction selection process. Through January 10, fans can go to Google and search "Vote Rock Hall 2020" or any nominee name plus "vote" to cast a ballot with Google. They are also able to vote at rockhall.com or at the Museum in Cleveland.

The top five artists selected by the public will comprise a "fans' ballot" that will be tallied along with other ballots to choose the 2020 inductees.

The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame 2020 Induction Ceremony will take place at Public Auditorium in Cleveland, Ohio on May 2, 2020.

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