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Rock & Roll Hall of Fame to reveal Class of 2019 nominees on Tuesday

October 5, 2018

Rock & Roll Hall of Fame to reveal Class of 2019 nominees on Tuesday

CLEVELAND, Ohio – The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame is about to announce the nominees for the Class of 2019.

The list, plus a revised plan for fan voting, will be unveiled on Tuesday, Oct. 9. It’s a safe bet that a few holdovers from the Class of 2018 nominees – Rage Against the Machine, the J. Geils Band and Judas Priest will be among the names.

And it’s possible (but not likely) that newcomers like Cleveland’s own Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, plus Beck and the Fugees will be there.

Among other first-time eligible, it’s more likely that the safer might be Snoop Dogg, the Dave Matthews Band, Blink-182 or the Roots will be on the ballot.

Also, there’s sure to be a push – warranted by some, not so much by others – for artists like Janet Jackson and Rufus, featuring Chaka Khan, Jethro Tull, Nine Inch Nails, the Doobie Brothers, Todd Rundgren and Akron’s Devo and more.

If 33 years of previous inductions have proven anything, it’s that the nominees and the actual artists tapped for induction will be controversial.

The Class of 2019 will be inducted in ceremonies in Brooklyn, New York, in April 2019.

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