2020 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Nominees – and how you can vote…

A quick note on that other election this year.


Each year a ragtag group of rock and rock-ish artists are inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, located on the shore of Lake Erie in Cleveland, Ohio (remember, Cleveland rocks).  This year’s nominees were announced a couple of months ago, and I forgot to write about it.  Well, I remembered, and just in time, because the fans get a ballot – but your window to vote slams shut on January 10th.

The inductees will be selected and announced in late January, with the actual ceremony taking place in May.  Although the show does tend to run on a bit long it usually has some noteworthy performances and poignant tributes (think the Oscars but slightly more interesting).  Take a look at the alphabetical list below and get off your ass and vote, damnit!  You can only select five of the 16, which is freaking tough… https://vote.rockhall.com/

* indicates this is the first appearance on the ballot, and % indicates my personal selection:

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