Nirvana, NWA, Chic and Kiss nominated for 2014 Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame induction

Deep Purple, Cat Stevens and The Zombies have also been recognised

Nirvana, The Replacements, Linda Ronstadt, Peter Gabriel and Hall & Oates are among the first-time nominees on the shortlist for induction into America’s Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame next year (2014).

Repeat nominees on the newly announced list include KISS (pictured right), LL Cool J, NWA, Cat Stevens, Deep Purple and Chic, who are up for the eighth time since 2003.

The Foundation’s nominating committee selects the 16 nominees each year, then ballots are sent to an international voting body of more than 600 artists, historians and members of the music industry who vote for the inductees. The performers who receive the highest proportion of the vote will be inducted at a ceremony next April in New York, having been announced in December.

Artists are eligible for induction 25 years after the release of their first record. Nirvana, who released debut album ‘Bleach’ in 1989, have been nominated at the first possible opportunity.

The full list of nominees is:

The Paul Butterfield Blues Band
Deep Purple
Peter Gabriel
Hall & Oates
LL Cool J
The Meters
The Replacements
Linda Ronstadt
Cat Stevens
Link Wray
The Zombies