The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Class of 2022 nominations, announced today (Feb. 2), make considerable room for some of the best rock acts of the '70s, '80s and '90s. Seven of the 17 nominees are honored for the first time.
Leading the charge for rock and roll is '90s alternative icon and first-ever nominee Beck; folk rock heroine Carly Simon (also her first nomination); plus punk and metal legends like Judas Priest, New York Dolls, Rage Against the Machine and MC5.
Other first time nominees include '80s legends Duran Duran, Eurythmics, Pat Benatar and Lionel Richie, rappers Eminem and A Tribe Called Quest and country queen Dolly Parton. The list is rounded out by pioneers in alternative (Kate Bush, Devo) and world music (Fela Kuti) along with soul-pop favorite Dionne Warwick.
Once again, fans can participate in a daily fan vote open now. The final list of inductees will be announced in May, with a public ceremony to take place this fall.