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Monday, September 22, 2008

Metallica Tops List of Rock Hall Nominees

The nominees for next year’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction were announced today, with rockers Metallica and rappers Run-DMC nominated for the first time, the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports. Artists are eligible for induction 25 years after their first recording is released; just five acts are admitted each year. A rundown of some of the nominees:

The Stooges: The Iggy Pop-fronted proto-punk band, recently resurgent, has been nominated 7 times.
War: The genre-bending LA funk group had hits like Low Rider in the 1970s. This is their first nomination.
Wanda Jackson: Nominated for the second time, this rockabilly singer toured with Elvis and Buddy Holly in the 50s.
Chic: Niles Rodgers' disco-funk band was sampled for the original hip-hop hit, Rapper's Delight.

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