Rock & Roll Hall of Fame 2017 Nominees: Pearl Jam, ELO, Janet Jackson, Yes, Tupac Shakur, Joan Baez, the Cars and More

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The official list of nominees for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame was announced on Tuesday morning, and this time around it’s an eclectic group of heavy-hitters spanning genres, decades and styles. Among those up for induction:

  • Pearl Jam (first year of eligibility)
  • Tupac Shakur (first year of eligibility)
  • Depeche Mode
  • Janet Jackson
  • Electric Light Orchestra
  • Journey
  • the Cars
  • the Zombies
  • Yes
  • Bad Brains
  • Chaka Khan
  • Chic
  • J. Geils Band
  • Joe Tex
  • Kraftwerk
  • Joan Baez
  • Steppenwolf
  • Mc5

The official 2017 induction ceremony is set for next April at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, while the acts receiving the most votes will be announced in December.

Music fans can cast votes for their favorites from this list of eligible potential inductees over at the Rock Hall website – and their votes will count alongside the regular, music industry buffs who also help elect deserving acts to the vaunted Hall of Fame.