Nirvana, Kiss, Peter Gabriel Inducted Into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Nirvana

It feels both about time and yet still too early for it to be true, but Nirvana are finally in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. As Rolling Stone reports, the inductees for 2014 have been announced, and it looks like Nirvana will be joined by Peter Gabriel, Kiss, Hall and Oates, Cat Stevens, and Linda Ronstadt in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

In addition to the listed names, Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band are receiving the Award for Musical Excellence, and Beatles manager Brian Epstein and Rolling Stones manager Andrew Loog Oldham will both receive the Ahmet Ertegun award for non-performers.

While the “winners” have been announced, nothing is official-official until the induction ceremony on April 10. The ceremony is open to the public and will be held at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center. Tickets go on sale in January (but you can always watch it air on HBO the following month).

The Replacements, N.W.A., Chic, LL Cool J, the Zombies, Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Deep Purple, Link Wray, the Meters, and Yes were all nominated this year, but unfortunately didn’t make the cut. Thankfully they can be nominated again later on — and many of those will get in eventually, as they should.

To be eligible for induction, artists need to have released their first single or album 25 years ago, and Nirvana were the only nominated artist that were in their first year of eligibility(their cover of Shocking Blue’s “Love Buzz” came out in 1988). I’d like to think Kurt is happy — today he’s found his friends, and they’re standing next to him in the hall of fame for all the years to come.

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