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2023 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Nominees Announced

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has released its list of nominees for induction in 2023. This year’s list includes several iconic musicians like British songstress Kate Bush, rockers Rage Against the Machine, and hip hop collective A Tribe Called Quest.

Kate Bush, who made a remarkable comeback last year with the revival of her hit “Running Up That Hill,” has been nominated for the first time. Sheryl Crow, who rose to stardom in 1993 with her debut album “Tuesday Music Club,” has been recognized for her three-decade-long career. Missy Elliott, known for being a creative pioneer in the rap industry, has been nominated for her songs and videos such as “Work It” and “The Rain (Supa Dupa Fly).”

Rock & New Wave

Iron Maiden, one of metal’s most enduring bands, has been nominated for the first time despite being eligible since 2005. Joy Division/New Order, who distinguished themselves with the hit “Love Will Tear Us Apart,” has also been recognized for their contribution to the music industry. Cyndi Lauper, who rose to fame in 1983 with her debut album “She’s So Unusual,” has been nominated for her iconic hits such as “Girls Just Want to Have Fun” and “Time After Time.”

George Michael, who followed his success in Wham! with an impressive solo career, has also been nominated. Rage Against the Machine, known for blending rap, hard rock, and outspoken views on politics and social issues, has been nominated for the fifth time. Soundgarden, who have been highly respected for their alt-rock-metal blend, have been nominated following the death of their charismatic frontman, Chris Cornell.

R&B & Hip Hop

The Spinners, previously nominated in 2011, 2014, and 2015, have been recognized for their R&B hit songs such as “Could It Be I’m Falling in Love” and “I’ll Be Around.” A Tribe Called Quest, considered one of the groundbreaking hip-hop collectives, has been nominated for their contributions to the music industry, including rap classics such as “Bonita Applebum” and “Check the Rhime.”

The White Stripes, the duo of Jack and Meg White, have been nominated for their successful output between 2002 and 2007, including the stadium anthem “Seven Nation Army” and garage rocker “Icky Thump.” Warren Zevon, the rock singer-songwriter who died in 2003, has been nominated for his contributions to the music industry, including “Werewolves of London” and songs written for other artists such as “Poor Poor Pitiful Me” and “Hasten Down the Wind.”

Induction This Fall

This year’s list of nominees for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame includes some of the most iconic musicians in the industry. Expect the finalists to be announced in May with an induction ceremony in the fall. These nominees have been recognized for their contributions to music, and it will be exciting to see who will be inducted this year. Link up with the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame at their official website for more details.

  • Kate Bush
  • Sheryl Crow
  • Missy Elliott
  • Iron Maiden
  • Joy Division
  • New Order
  • Cyndi Lauper
  • George Michael
  • Rage Against the Machine
  • Soundgarden
  • The Spinners
  • A Tribe Called Quest
  • The White Stripes
  • Warren Zevon

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