Rock & Roll Hall of Fame nominations were announced this morning and the list finally includes Stevie Ray Vaughan.
To be eligible for nomination, a band or artist had to have released their first recording in 1989 or earlier. Vaughan's Texas Flood was released in 1983.
The list of nominees also includes Nine Inch Nails and Green Day whose albums Pretty Hate Machine and 1,000 Hours were released in 1989, making them nominees in their first year of eligibility, as well as Lou Reed (previously inducted with Velvet Underground), Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, the Smiths, Paul Butterfield Blues Band, the Spinners, Sting (previously inducted with the Police), Chic (featuring guitarist Nile Rodgers), Kraftwerk, War, the Marvelettes, and Bill Withers.
Once the panel votes, the top five nominees will be announced in December then inducted into the Hall of Fame in April 2015. For the third year, fans can participate in the voting on Rolling Stone's website or at RockHall.com.
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