After being inducted to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of Nirvana in 2014, Dave Grohl has once again been nominated, this time as the lead singer of Foo Fighters.
This year’s nominees include Jay-Z, Foo Fighters, Mary J. Blige, Iron Maiden, Tina Turner, the Go-Go’s, Rage Against the Machine, Kate Bush, Devo, Chaka Khan, Carole King, Fela Kuti, LL Cool J, New York Dolls, Todd Rundgren, and Dionne Warwick, all of whom have a first single or album that was released in 1995 or earlier.
Foo Fighters and Jay-Z are the only acts this year to be nominated in their first year of eligibility. The current Foo Fighters lineup of Dave Grohl, drummer Taylor Hawkins, bassist Nate Mendel, keyboardist Rami Jaffee, and guitarists Pat Smear and Chris Shiflett have made the ballot, while original drummer William Goldsmith and former guitarist Franz Stahl did not make the cut.
“This remarkable ballot reflects the diversity and depth of the artists and music the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame celebrates,” Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Foundation Chairman John Sykes says in a statement. “These nominees have left an indelible impact on the sonic landscape of the world and influenced countless artists that have followed them.”