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The 2015 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Nominees 

Michael Darling
Updated June 14, 2019 3.8k votes 609 voters 6.3k views

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
Genre: Blues-rock, Rock music & Instrumental rock; Nationality: United States of America
2015 Inductee
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Kraftwerk is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The 2015 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Nominees
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Nine Inch Nails is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The 2015 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Nominees
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Lou Reed is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The 2015 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Nominees
Genre: Noise rock, Blue-eyed soul & Spoken word; Nationality: United States of America
2015 Inductee
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The Paul Butterfield Blu... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The 2015 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Nominees
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War is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The 2015 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Nominees
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Joan Jett and the Blackh... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The 2015 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Nominees
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Sting is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The 2015 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Nominees
Genre: Medieval music, Classic rock & New Wave; Nationality: England
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Bill Withers is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The 2015 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Nominees
Genre: Smooth soul, Pop music & Rhythm and blues; Nationality: United States of America
2015 Inductee
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The Spinners is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The 2015 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Nominees
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The Marvelettes is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The 2015 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Nominees
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CHIC is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The 2015 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Nominees
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Green Day is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The 2015 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Nominees
2015 Inductee
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The Smiths is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The 2015 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Nominees
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N.W.A is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The 2015 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Nominees