The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has announced the nominees for its Class of 2014. In alphabetical order:

  • Paul Butterfield Blues Band
  • Chic
  • Deep Purple
  • Peter Gabriel
  • Hall and Oates
  • KISS
  • LL Cool J
  • Nirvana
  • N.W.A
  • The Meters
  • The Replacements
  • Linda Ronstadt
  • Cat Stevens
  • Link Wray
  • Yes
  • The Zombies

I have no idea why some of the artists are even on the list! My votes are for Deep Purple, KISS and Nirvana!! Deep Purple vocalist Ian Gillian is perhaps my favorite vocalist of all time. Voting will be done by more than 600 people from the music industry -- musicians, historians, record company staffers -- as well as (for the second year) fans. Fan voting has begun and will run through December 10th at, and The Top 5 artists selected by the public will constitute a “fans’ ballot” that will be tallied along with the other ballots to choose the 2014 inductees.