The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nominees for 2020 have been announced.  16 nominees in total and for once they have stuck to mainstream candidates… mostly.

The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Nominees for 2020 are…

  • Pat Benatar
  • Dave Matthews Band
  • Depeche Mode
  • Doobie Brothers
  • Whitney Houston
  • Judas Priest
  • Kraftwerk
  • MC5
  • Motörhead
  • Nine Inch Nails
  • Notorious B.I.G.
  • Rufus featuring Chaka Khan
  • Todd Rundgren
  • Soundgarden
  • T. Rex
  • Thin Lizzy

Eligibility requires you to have released a single or album by the end of 1994.  The final class of six or seven acts will be announced in January.  The induction ceremony will take place in Cleveland on May 2nd.

First-time nominations go to Pat Benatar, the Dave Matthews Band, the Doobie Brothers, Motörhead, the Notorious B.I.G., Soundgarden, T.Rex, Thin Lizzy, and Whitney Houston.

Previously, they have all been eligible except for Biggie.  This is his first time being eligible.

Bands/Acts that were snubbed again this year

  • Iron Maiden
  • Emerson
  • Lake & Palmer
  • Warren Zevon
  • Jethro Tull
  • Megadeth
  • Scorpions
  • Twisted Sister
  • New York Dolls
  • Slayer
  • Bad Company
  • Procol Harum
  • Ozzy Osbourne (technically already inducted with Black Sabbath)
  • Peter Frampton
  • Styx
  • Chic
  • Captain Beefheart
  • Devo
  • J. Geils Band
  • Jane’s Addiction
  • Pixies,
  • Rage Against the Machine
  • SmithsSonic Youth


  • Motley Crue

Motley Crue however, has been winning an unofficial fan vote held at the Rock Hall. You can read more about that here.

You can cast an official fan vote now on the Rock Hall’s website, or by searching “Rock Hall Fan Vote.”

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