NWA to be inducted into 2016 Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame as The Smiths are overlooked

Cheap Trick, Chicago, Deep Purple and Steve Miller will also receive the honour

The inductees for the 2016 Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame have been announced, with NWA and Deep Purple among the confirmed acts to receive the honour, while The Smiths and Nine Inch Nails have been overlooked.

A longlist of acts considered for next year’s induction ceremony was unveiled in October, with The Smiths, Nine Inch Nails, Janet Jackson and Chic all among those missing out.

The official inductees for the 2016 event are Cheap Trick, Chicago, Deep Purple, NWA and Steve Miller.


“This means that the group’s mark is solidified,” NWA’s Ice Cube told Rolling Stone of the news.

“We got some of the most creative, talented people in NWA that’s ever been compiled in one group. It’s just exciting that the group as a whole gets recognized by the whole industry as Hall of Fame-worthy.”


2015 saw Joan Jett, Lou Reed, Green Day, Stevie Ray Vaughan, The Paul Butterfield Blues Band and Bill Withers inducted into the Hall Of Fame.

In 2014 there were inductions for Nirvana, Kiss, Cat Stevens, Peter Gabriel, Hall & Oates and Linda Ronstadt.

The 2016 Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame will take place next April in New York. See the full list of inductees below.

Cheap Trick
Deep Purple
Steve Miller