Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Nominees for 2023 — Kate Bush, White Stripes & More

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nominees 2023
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Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nominees 2023
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The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame has announced its 2023 nominees for induction.

For acts to be eligible, they must have released their first commercial recording at least 25 years prior to the year of nomination. Eight out of the 14 nominees this year are on the ballot for the first time. They include Sheryl Crow, Missy Elliott, Joy Division/New Order, Cyndi Lauper, George Michael, Willie Nelson, The White Stripes, and Warren Zevon. 2023 marks the first year of eligibility for Missy Elliott and The White Stripes.

“This remarkable list of nominees reflects the diverse artists and music that the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame honors and celebrates, says John Sykes, Chairman of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Foundation. “These artists have created their own sounds that have impacted generations and influenced countless others that have followed in their footsteps.”

Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Nominees for 2023

  • Kate Bush
  • Sheryl Crow
  • Missy Elliott
  • Iron Maiden
  • Joy Division/New Order
  • Cyndi Lauper
  • George Michael
  • Willie Nelson
  • Rage Against the Machine
  • Soundgarden
  • The Spinners
  • A Tribe Called Quest
  • The White Stripes
  • Warren Zevon

Nominee ballots will be sent to an international voting body of more than 1,000 artists, historians, and members of the music industry. An artist’s musical impact and influence on other artists, length, and depth of career and body of work as well as innovation and superiority in style and technique are taken into consideration.

Fans around the world can participate in the induction selection process through the Fan Vote. Through April 28, music fans can vote online every day at or in person at the Museum in Cleveland. The top five artists selected by the public will comprise the fans’ ballot which will be tallied along with the other ballots to determine the inductees for 2023. Inductees will be announced in May, with the date, venue, and ticket information to be announced at a later date.