Rock Hall of Fame 2017: 19 Possible Inductees
It’s the first year of eligibility for Pearl Jam, Joan Baez, Depeche Mode and Journey, the fourth for Kraftwerk while Chic earned a record with 11 ballot appearances!
The nominations for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's Class of 2017 are in. Here the full list:
Electric Light Orchestra
The J. Geils Band
To be eligible for this year's ballot, each nominee's first single or album had to be released in 1991 or earlier.
In a change of tradition, the Hall of Fame has announced the individual members of each band that will be honored. Pearl Jam have had five drummers, but only current drummer Matt Cameron and founding member Dave Krusen will be inducted should they make it in. Electric Light Orchestra has had many musicians come and go over the years, but just Jeff Lynne, Roy Wood, Bev Bevan and Richard Tandy made the cut. The classic Steve Perry lineup of Journey is listed along with founding keyboardist/singer Gregg Rolie. As far as Yes, original singer Jon Anderson is on the ballot along with drummers Bill Bruford and Alan White, keyboardists Tony Kaye and Rick Wakeman, guitarists Steve Howe and Trevor Rabin and bassist Chris Squire. Keyboardist Vince Clarke left Depeche Mode after their first album Speak & Spell, but he is listed along with the rest of the band.