Also announced was a large field of those who had made past the first round. They include: A Tribe Called Quest, Beck, Pat Benatar, Kate Bush, Devo, Eminem, The Eurhythmics, Judas Priest, Fela Kuti, MC5, New York Dolls, Dolly Parton, Rage Against the Machine, Carly Simon, Lionel Ritchie, and Dionne Warwick.
Just about half of this year’s nominees are new on the list. Those making it on the list again can be more hopeful given that Greg Harris in his podcast last year mentioned that 80% of those who made it to the nominee list in the past, eventually get inducted. This list will be cut down to 5 to 7 by the time the induction for the class of 2022 ceremony to be held this Fall in Los Angeles.
Artists become eligible for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 25 years after their first commercial release. That means the artists debuted in 1996. This means that Dolly Parton has been eligible for the longest time at 29 years.
So now the second guessing can begin. Does this list show the lack of real Rock stars that are eligible or are some just being snubbed? Should the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame include “pop” stars like Dionne Warwick or Lionel Ritchie?
What about real Rockers like Bad Company, Steppenwolf, The J. Geils Band, Ten Years After, Meat Loaf, Kansas, The Dave Clark Five, Foreigner, Bachman-Turner Overdrive, Joe Cocker, The Guess Who or Bon Jovi? Do they belong in the Hall before some of those on the list above? Does the committee have something against popular Classic Rock bands?
You can at least offer your opinions on this year potential winners by going to the Official fan vote by clicking here https://vote.rockhall.com/en/