Sixteen nominees make the first cut on the road to induction in 2014
KISS has been nominated for the 29th annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony, to be held in April in New York, the hall announced.
Other nominees include Nirvana, the Replacements, Hall and Oates, Deep Purple, Linda Ronstadt, Peter Gabriel and Yes are among the 16 nominees for the
From the Rock Hall's press release: Few bands short of the Beatles inspired more kids to pick up the guitar than KISS. With their signature make-up, explosive stage show and anthems like “Rock And Roll All Nite” and “Detroit Rock City,” they are the very personification of rock stars.
For a second year, the public will be given a chance to participate in the selection process, and can cast votes through Dec. 10 at USA TODAY, Rolling Stone, and the official Rock Hall site.The top five artists, as selected by the masses, will make up a fans' ballot, a single vote in choosing the 2014 inductees.
CLICK HERE to vote for KISS at the official Rock Hall site.
The final inductees -- anywhere from five to seven names from the above list -- will be announced in December.
Inductees will be determined by the hall's voting body of roughly 600 artists, historians and music industry professionals. The performers who receive the highest number of votes will be inducted April 10 in New York. The ceremony will be broadcast on HBO at a later date.