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KISS and Nirvana Join the 2014 Class of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame [VIDEOS]

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After fifteen years of eligibility and one previous nomination, KISS will join first time nominated Nirvana in the 2014 class of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Having been previously nominated in 2010, this was the second nomination for KISS who first formed 40 years ago. Aside from KISS and previously nominated Cat Stevens, the rest of the 2014 class will be made up of first time nominees including the aforementioned Nirvana, Hall and Oates, Peter Gabriel, and Linda Ronstadt.

Inductees are chosen by a panel of more than 700 voters, including musical artists, historians, and industry professionals, and are only eligible for induction no less than 25 years after the release of their first recording. Yes, its been 25 years since Nirvana released their first single “Love Buzz”. And for the second year, fan voting was implimented through the Hall of Fame official website, Rolling Stone, and USA Today, generating nearly 1.4 million votes, with KISS receiving the most and Nirvana coming in second place.

Speaking of the 2014 inductees, Hall of Fame Foundation President/CEO Joel Peresman said,

All of the 2014 inductees introduced us to something new. They might have drawn from their predecessors or built on what came before them, but they all took something from their roots, transformed it, made it their own and brought it to the world at the right time.

The 29th annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony will take place on April 10th at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn and will be open to the public.  The ceremony will also be aired the following month on HBO.

via USA Today

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