Twenty-five years since Nirvana released their debut recording ‘Love Buzz’ (Shocking Blue cover), this year they are directly nominated in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame for the Class of 2014. Though only three studio albums released during their career with Kurt Cobain, that’s won’t stop them to getting closer to the induction, noticing their big influences for the genre starting in 90’s.
Nirvana among the fifteen other acts that were made into the final list of nominees, they are: Kiss, The Replacements, Hall and Oates, The Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Chic, Deep Purple, Peter Gabriel, LL Cool J, N.W.A., Link Wray, The Meters, Linda Ronstadt, Cat Stevens, Yes, The Zombies. All of them have its own perspective to made into the list. At one point, they must have released the first recording at least 25 years ago (means 1988 or earlier) to become eligible in the year’s ballot.
The next step is voting. More than 600 ballots determines the Class of 2014. They are artists, historians and music industry insiders of the Rock Hall voting body. Public’s choice also counts as one of them. So, vote for your favorites now (up to 5 nominees)!
- Vote at RollingStone before it’s closed on Dec 10, 2013: Vote here
- Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction will be held in New York, April 2014.