The long (frankly fucking huge) list of 2019 nominees for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame has landed with a heavy bang. Expected nods for Radiohead, Rage Against the Machine, Janet Jackson, the Cure, Kraftwerk, MC5, Rufus & Chaka Khan, LL Cool J, and the Zombies whom have all been nominated once again.
New nominations for Devo, Roxy Music, Stevie Nicks, Todd Rundgren, John Prine, and Def Leppard who have all been nominated for the first time.
Previous nominees omitted from this year’s list include Kate Bush, Nine Inch Nails, the Smiths, the Replacements, Depeche Mode, Bad Brains, Eric B. & Rakim, Jane’s Addiction, Eurythmics, and Gram Parsons.
Radiohead are as usual frontrunners with the only ‘no’ vote on their inclusion seemingly coming from Radiohead themselves. “I don’t care,” said Jonny Greenwood. “Maybe it’s a cultural thing that I really don’t understand. I mean, from the outside it looks like… it’s quite a self-regarding profession anyway. And anything that heightens that just makes me feel even more uncomfortable.”
The 2018 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees included Nina Simone, Dire Straits, Bon Jovi, the Cars, the Moody Blues, and early influence Sister Rosetta Tharpe.