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Rock and Roll Hall of Fame unveils shortlist for class of 2019

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame unveils shortlist for class of 2019

In addition to Prine, 2019's Rock Hall nominees include Def Leppard, Devo, Janet Jackson, Kraftwerk, LL Cool J, MC5, Radiohead, Rage Against the Machine, Roxy Music, Stevie Nicks, the Cure, Todd Rundgren, Rufus & Chaka Kahn and the Zombies.

The induction ceremony, presented by Klipsch Audio, will be held next April.

They can visit Rockhall.com through December 9 to cast votes for who they believe to be most deserving of induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

In order to be eligible for this year's ballot, artists or bands need to have released their first single or album in 1993 or earlier.




The impressive members of The Hall now includes bands/artists across a variety of genres, including Aretha Franklin, Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, KISS, David Bowie, ABBA, Billy Joel, Fleetwood Mac, Aerosmith and the Eagles.

In previous years, between five and seven acts have typically made the cut.

A group of over 1,000 artists, historians and music industry figures will determine the finalists, except for a "fan's ballot" that will let the public pick an inductee by voting either online or in person at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland.

There are some nominees that have been around through multiple cycles as well, including four-time nominee LL Cool J. This year's nominees have just been announced and there are a handful of fan favorites in the fray.