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The 2015 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Nominees  

Michael Darling
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List Rules Only the fifteen musicial acts nominated by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame are eligible. You can't add anyone not already on the ballot.

Update: The 2015 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees have been announced. Lou Reed, Green Day, Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, Bill Withers and the Paul Butterfield Blues Band will all join the class of 2015. This year's nominees included a diverse range of musicians, including rock, electronic, hip-hop, and R&B pioneers. Of the 2014 nominees, who do you think most deserved to get in? This is the complete list of nominees with a note under each musician who is going to be inducted. Do you think the right people were chosen? Vote for who you think should have been inducted among these nominees. 

This year's list includes alt rock icons like the Smiths, Nine Inch Nails, and Lou Reed, blues guitarist Stevie Ray Vaughn, disco legends CHIC, West Coast rap innovators N.W.A., and German electronic music forefathers Kraftwerk, amongst others. Vote on who you think deserves to be in the Hall, and feel free to debate the potential inductees in the comments.

 
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Stevie Ray Vaughan is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The 2015 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Nominees
Blues-rock, Rock music, Instrumental rock
2015 Inductee
2
Lou Reed is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The 2015 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Nominees
Noise rock, Blue-eyed soul, Spoken word
2015 Inductee
3
Joan Jett and the Blackhearts is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The 2015 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Nominees
Rock music, Punk rock, Hard rock
2015 Inductee
4
Sting is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The 2015 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Nominees
Medieval music, Classic rock, New Wave
5
Green Day is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The 2015 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Nominees
Pop punk, Rock music, Alternative rock
2015 Inductee
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Nine Inch Nails is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The 2015 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Nominees
Dark ambient, Industrial metal, Electronic music
7
The Spinners is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The 2015 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Nominees
Smooth soul, Philadelphia soul, Pop music
8
The Smiths is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The 2015 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Nominees
Jangle pop, Indie pop, Alternative rock
9
Bill Withers is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The 2015 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Nominees
Smooth soul, Pop music, Rhythm and blues
2015 Inductee
10
War is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The 2015 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Nominees
Chicano rock, Ska, Rock music
11
N.W.A is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The 2015 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Nominees
Hip hop music, Political hip hop, Gangsta rap
12
Kraftwerk is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The 2015 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Nominees
Krautrock, Synthpop, Electronic music
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The Marvelettes is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The 2015 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Nominees
Doo-wop, Pop music, Rock music
14
The Paul Butterfield Blues Ban... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The 2015 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Nominees
Blues Rock, Chicago Blues, Blue-Eyed Soul
2015 Inductee
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CHIC is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The 2015 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Nominees
Disco, Rock music, Reggae