Green Day, Sting, Withers Among Rock Hall Nominees
The punk trio Green Day, the short-lived British band The Smiths, “Lean on Me” singer Bill Withers and Sting are among the first-time nominees for enshrinement in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
(c) The Associated Press FILE - This Sept. 21, 2012 file photo shows Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day on stage at the iHeart Radio Music Festival at the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas. Sting, Green Day, and Bill Withers are among the first-time nominees for the Rock and Roll…
Six of the 15 nominees for the hall’s Class of 2015 announced Thursday are on the ballot for the first time. More than 700 artists and other members of the music community will vote on the inductees, with the results announced in December.
Other first-time nominees are the abrasive rockers Nine Inch Nails and the late blues guitarist Stevie Ray Vaughan. To be eligible, a musician had to release a recording in 1989 or earlier.