Tupac Shakur and Pearl Jam land Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nominations

18th Oct 16 | Entertainment News

Tupac Shakur and Pearl Jam have been nominated for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Artists are only considered for a nomination into the famed institution at least 25 years after they released their first commercially available single or album.

Tupac, who died after being shot in 1996, has posthumously made the cut in his first year of eligibility, as he released his debut single Brenda's Got a Baby in 1991.

Pearl Jam, who released their debut single Alive in 1991, also received the honour, while other first time nominees include Jane's Addiction, Depeche Mode, Electric Light Orchestra, folk singer Joan Baez, Journey, Bad Brains and Steppenwolf.

There are number of acts which have been nominated before, such as Janet Jackson, in her second consecutive year, Chaka Khan, Kraftwerk, J. Geils Band, Joe Tex, MC5, The Cars, The Zombies, Yes and Chic, who have received recognition a record-breaking eleven times.

According to Rolling Stone, Hall of Fame bosses have also announced which members from each band will be inducted if they make the cut. For example, Pearl Jam has had a number of drummers but only current drummer Matt Cameron and founding member Dave Krusen will be inducted. Many bands, such as KISS, have squabbled over which line-up should receive the honour in the past.

More than 800 artists, historians and members of the music industry will whittle the nominees down to five inductees via a ballot and the public can also help in this process by voting for their favourite online. The top five artists from the public vote will be counted along with the other ballots.

The shortlist will be announced in December (16) ahead of a ceremony at the Barclays Center in New York in April (17).

The previous Hall of Fame class included N.W.A, Steve Miller, Cheap Trick, Chicago and Deep Purple.

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