Eminem, Dolly Parton, Rage Against The Machine And More Nominated For Rock Hall Of Fame

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has revealed the nominees for their 2022 class. Up for induction this year are Eminem, Dolly Parton, Rage Against the Machine, Lionel Richie, Duran Duran, Carly Simon, and A Tribe Called Quest.

Other finalists include Kate Bush, Devo, Beck, Judas Priest, Eurythmics, Pat Benatar, Fela Kuti, MC5, New York Dolls, and Dionne Warwick.

“This year’s ballot recognizes a diverse group of incredible artists, each who has had a profound impact on the sound of youth culture,” Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Foundation Chairman John Sykes said in a statement. “Their music not only moved generations, but also influenced the sound of countless artists that followed.”

This marks the sixth nomination for MC5, the fourth nomination for Rage Against the Machine, who were nominees for the class of 2021, the third for Kate Bush, Devo, Eurythmics, Judas Priest, and the New York Dolls, and the second nomination for Pat Benatar, Fela Kuti, and Dionne Warwick.

Though inductees are chosen by an international voting body of more than 1,000 artists, historians, and members of the music industry, fans can cast votes for their favorites on the Rock Hall website starting today. Voting closes April 29th.

The class of 2022 will be announced sometime in May. The class will then be formally inducted with a ceremony later this fall.

Last year’s class included Foo Fighters, JAY-Z, The Go-Go’s, Tuna Turner, Carole King, Todd Rundgren, LL Cool J, Randy Rhoads, and Kraftwerk.

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Ashley Perez Hollingsworth

Ashley Perez is a freelance music journalist based in Chicago. Her work has appeared on AXS, Chicago Innerview, New City, The Millions, and Illinois Entertainer. She also runs her own music blog at Radio Not Found. Some of her favorite bands include Nirvana, The Cure, Muse, Creeper, and Green Day.

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