The 16 nominees for next year's class of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame includes 9 who are up for the first-time.
The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame has announced the nominees for its class of 2020, and it is a versatile group of performers. Sixteen acts representing genres from pop rock, hard rock, synth rock, hip hop, and rhythm and blues are on the ticket this year. Nine of them have never been on the shortlist before. This year's nominees are Pat Benatar, Dave Matthews Band, Depeche Mode, The Doobie Brothers, Whitney Houston, Judas Priest, Kraftwerk, MC5, Motörhead, Nine Inch Nails, The Notorious B.I.G., Rufus featuring Chaka Khan, Todd Rundgren, Soundgarden, T. Rex, and Thin Lizzy.
The Notorious B.I.G., Soundgarden's lead singer and rhythm guitarist Chris Cornell, Lemmy from Motörhead and Whitney Houston were nominated posthumously.
The 35th Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction