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Nirvana, Ronstadt among Rock Hall of Fame noms

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  • Kurt Cobain, lead singer for the Seattle-based band Nirvana, performing during the taping of MTV's Live and Loud Production in Seattle in 1993. Nirvana is among first-time nominees to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The hall of fame announced its annual list of nominees Wednesday.

      Kurt Cobain, lead singer for the Seattle-based band Nirvana, performing during the taping of MTV's Live and Loud Production in Seattle in 1993. Nirvana is among first-time nominees to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The hall of fame announced its annual list of nominees Wednesday.
    Associated Press File Photo

  • Kiss -- Gene Simmons, left Paul Stanley and Tommy Thayer -- have been nominated again for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

      Kiss -- Gene Simmons, left Paul Stanley and Tommy Thayer -- have been nominated again for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
    Associated Press File Photo

  • Daryl Hall, left, and John Oates are among first-time nominees for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

      Daryl Hall, left, and John Oates are among first-time nominees for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
    Associated Press File Photo

 
By Chris Talbott, Associated Press

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Nirvana, Linda Ronstadt, Peter Gabriel, Hall and Oates, and The Replacements are among first-time nominees to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

The hall of fame announced its annual list of nominees Wednesday morning and half the field of 16 were first-time nominees. YES, Link Wray and The Zombies also received their first nominations.

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More than 600 voters will determine the class of 2014. Inductees will be announced in December and a ceremony will be held next April in New York. The induction will be aired on HBO in May.

Nirvana is nominated in its first year of eligibility. If selected for induction, the band would enter the hall of fame almost exactly 20 years after frontman Kurt Cobain's suicide at age 27.

Ronstadt receives her first nomination not long after she shared news that she has Parkinson's disease. Fans have long questioned her absence from the hall's roster of stars. Similarly, long-denied YES joins the list after Rush finally struck a blow for prog rock with its induction earlier this year.

Repeat nominees are KISS, LL Cool J, N.W.A., Cat Stevens, Deep Purple, The Meters, The Paul Butterfield Blues Band and Chic. It's the eighth nomination for Chic since 2003, but comes as co-founder Nile Rodgers is enjoying widespread attention after his collaboration with Daft Punk earlier this year.

KISS, LL Cool J and Stevens return to the list after absences of several years.

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