Iron Maiden, Foo Fighters, Rage Against The Machine among Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame 2021 induction nominees
The three rock and metal titans join a shortlist completed by Mary J. Blige, Kate Bush, Devo, The Go-Go’s, Jay‑Z, Chaka Khan, Carole King, Fela Kuti, LL Cool J, New York Dolls, Todd Rundgren, Tina Turner and Dionne Warwick. These artists become eligible for nomination by the Rock Hall 25 years after the release of their first official recording – so from 1995 or before.
“This remarkable ballot reflects the diversity and depth of the artists and music the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame celebrates,” says John Sykes, Chairman of Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Foundation. “These Nominees have left an indelible impact on the sonic landscape of the world and influenced countless artists that have followed them.”
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While Rage’s line-up through the years has never changed, the Iron Maiden members that would reportedly get inducted include their current iteration (Bruce Dickinson, Steve Harris, Nicko McBrain, Adrian Smith, Dave Murray and Janick Gers) as well as former members Paul Di’Anno, Clive Burr and Dennis Stratton.
In camp Foo Fighters, meanwhile, all six of their current members – Dave Grohl, Taylor Hawkins, Nate Mendel, Rami Jaffee, Pat Smear and Chris Shiflett – would get in, but original drummer William Goldsmith and former guitarist Franz Stahl would not. For Dave, this is his second time available to enter the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame, given that he was also inducted in 2014 with Nirvana.
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