Nine Inch Nails, Green Day, The Smiths among artists nominated for Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Nine Inch Nails, Green Day and The Smiths are among the artists nominated to join the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2015.
The artistis nominated, who also include N.W.A, Lou Reed, Sting, the Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Kraftwerk, Chic, Joan Jett & the Blackhearts, the Marvelettes, the Spinners, Stevie Ray Vaughan, War and Bill Withers, will now be put to a vote.
The public can vote for their favourite artist, with the result of that counting as one vote alongside the votes of other artists, historians and music industry insiders. The top five acts will comprise a "fan's ballot" that will count as one of the more than 700 ballots that determine the Class of 2015.
To be eligible for entry, artists must have released their first album over 25 years ago, meaning that both Green Day and Nine Inch Nails are eligible for the first time this year as their debut albums came out in 1989.
Both Sting and Lou Reed have already been inducted as members of The Police and The Velvet Underground respectively, but are this time nominated for their solo careers.
Earlier this year, Nirvana, Peter Gabriel, KISS and Cat Stevens were among the artists inducted.