Janet Jackson, Stevie Nicks, The Cure, Def Leppard among Rock & Roll Hall of Fame class of 2019

Written by on December 14, 2018

Janet Jackson, Stevie Nicks, The Cure, Def Leppard and Radiohead are among the acts announced as the latest members of The Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame.

The artists will be officially inducted next year alongside Roxy Music and The Zombies as the official class of 2019.

It means Jackson joins brother Michael among the alumni, while Stevie Nicks enters for the second time as a solo artist, having previously been inducted as a member of Fleetwood Mac.

Artists are eligible for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame 25 years after the release of their first album or single.

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For Jackson, it was third time lucky after being in the running twice before, while Nicks, Def Leppard and Roxy Music were all voted in as first-time nominees.

The seven new members were chosen from a shortlist of 15, with acts including Rage Against The Machine, Kraftwerk and LL Cool J missing out.

The acts are chosen in a weighted vote, based on a ballot of experts and a fan poll.

Next year’s ceremony to honour the new members will be held in Brooklyn, New York on March 29th.

Paul Ayorinde 

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