- Jane’s Addiction is ‘the Sex Pistols of the alternative nation, a band with a small but brilliant catalogue of songs and a shocking, groundbreaking ethos that changed music forever.’ This is their first nomination.
- Pearl Jam‘s nomination comes in the first year that the band have been eligible; their debut album Ten came out in 1991. When they released Ten Pearl Jam were a band of young unknowns to anyone not from Seattle, Washington.
- Yes is the most enduring, ambitious and virtuosic progressive band in rock history. The band have been eligible for more than 20 years and have been nominated twice, without ever being inducted.
Fans can cast votes through until December 5th 2016, and then an international voting body of more than 800 artists, historians and members of the music industry will make cast the final votes. Factors such as an artist’s musical influence on other artists, length and depth of career and the body of work, innovation and superiority in style and technique are taken into consideration.
Voting results will be announced in December and the induction ceremony will take place in April 2017 at the Barclays Centre in Brooklyn, New York, although the actual Rock Hall is based in Cleveland, Ohio.
To be eligible for nomination, an individual artist or band must have released its first single or album at least 25 years prior to the year of nomination, thus the 2017 Nominees had to release their first recording no later than 1991.
See all nominees and vote here.
Jane’s Addiction, Pearl Jam and Yes agent contact: Rod MacSween