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article imageRock and Roll Hall of Fame to add Nirvana, Kiss and Cat Stevens

By Marcus Hondro     Dec 17, 2013 in Entertainment
The 2014 inductees into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame were announced on Tuesday and as you'd expect it includes some pretty big names. Nirvana is in, so is Kiss, Peter Gabriel, Cat Stevens and the duo Hall and Oates. The induction ceremony is in April.
Musicians are eligible to be inducted into the Cleveland-housed Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 25 years after their first release. Linda Ronstadt is also in and Bruce Springsteen's band, the E. Street Band, will get an award for musical excellence.
Rolling Stones manager Andrew Loog Oldham and Brian Esptein will each receive the Ahmet Ertegun Award, an award for non-performing Rock and Rollers.
Nirvana: 'Bleach' and 'Nevermind'
For Nirvana it's their first year eligible after hitting the scene with their first album, Bleach in 1989. It was moderately successful and the band didn't really take off until their second album, 1991's Nevermind. Kurt Cobain, frontman for Nirvana, committed suicide 5 years after Bleach was released.
Kiss, Hall and Oates, Cat Stevens, Gabriel and Ronstadt had all been nominated previously. There were 16 nominations for 2014 and among those who did not make it are pioneering gansta rappers N.W.A. (with Dr. Dre), Deep Purple, Yes, the Paul Butterfield Blues Band, LL Cool J, The Zombies and early rock guitarist, the late-Link Wray.
Tickets for what will be the 29th Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony will go on sale to the public next month. This year the ceremony will be held at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn on April 10.
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