Rolling Stone reports that the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2014 inductees list has been announced, and it’s got some names on it we were expecting to see — some for several years now. Nirvana, Peter Gabriel, Kiss, Hall and Oates, Linda Ronstadt and Cat Stevens will be inducted in the ceremony and live concert, which will be held on April 10 at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center. It will be televised by HBO in May.
In addition to the official list of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2014 inductees, Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band will receive the Award for Musical Excellence. And The Beatles’ manager Brian Epstein and the Rolling Stones’ manager Andrew Loog Oldham will both receive the Ahmet Ertegun award for non-performers.
Performers who were originally nominated but didn’t make the final cut include The Replacements, N.W.A., Chic, The Zombies, LL Cool J, Deep Purple, Link Wray, Yes, The Meters and Paul Butterfield Blues Band. In order to be eligible for induction, artists need to have released their first single or album 25 years ago. Nirvana, whose debut single “Love Buzz” was released in 1988 (and debut album Bleach was released in 1989), is the only band in this batch to be inducted on the first round of nomination.
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