Nirvana among 2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees

Nirvana, and the flamboyant 1970s rockers from KISS, were among six new inductees to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the organization said on Tuesday.

The induction ceremony will take place in New York City on April 10, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Foundation said in a statement.

Nirvana was chosen as an inductee in its first year of eligibility. The Cleveland-based Hall of Fame establishes that an artist or group must have released their debut album or single at least 25 years earlier to be eligible.

The inductees were chosen by more than 700 voters from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Foundation, but fans were also allowed to cast votes online for the artists they believe were the most deserving of induction.

"This year's Hall of Fame Inductees really capture the passion of the fans," said Joel Peresman, President and CEO of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Foundation.

Fans cast 1.3 million ballots, with the most votes going to KISS (17.2%), Nirvana (15.7%), Deep Purple (11.9%), Yes (10.9%), and Hall and Oates (8.1%).

Read more here, courtesy of the Chicago Tribune.

Posted in NFC news section at on 12-17-2013 @ 4:42 PM (GMT).

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