Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Announces 2017 Nominees, Including First-Timers Tupac Shakur and Pearl Jam

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The nominees for the 2017 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony were unveiled this morning.

The list includes many first-time nominees, including Tupac Shakur, Pearl Jam, Jane’s Addiction, Journey, Electric Light Orchestra, Depeche Mode, Joan Baez, Bad Brains and Steppenwolf.

Artists become eligible 25 years after their first single or album has been released, making this Tupac and Pearl Jam’s first year of eligibility.

Of course, there are nominees that have been around the Hall of Fame block before, such as Chaka Khan, Janet Jackson, The Zombies and more.

The nominating process is open to public, who can cast their votes until Dec. 5. The inductees will be announced later that month, with the ceremony taking place in April.

Find the complete list of nominees below, and cast your vote via the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame website here.

Bad Brains
Chaka Khan
Chic
Depeche Mode
Electric Light Orchestra (ELO)
The J. Geils Band
Jane’s Addiction
Janet Jackson
Joan Baez 
Joe Tex
Journey
Kraftwerk
MC5
Pearl Jam 
Steppenwolf 
The Cars
The Zombies
Tupac Shakur
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