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Dolly Parton, Pat Benatar Among Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2022 Nominees

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Photo Credit: 1. Michael Ochs Archives / Getty Images 2. 20th Century Fox / Getty Images 3. Aaron Rapoport / CORBIS / Getty Images

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio has announced the nominees for its 2022 inductee class. This year’s list includes a total of 17 acts, whose music ranges from hard-hitting rap to country and catchy electro-pop.

Dolly Parton holding her guitar
Dolly Parton performing at Agua Caliente Casino, 2014. (Photo Credit: Valerie Macon / Getty Images)

Those eligible for this year’s class are: Beck, Carly Simon, DEVO, Dionne Warwick, Dolly Parton, Duran Duran, Eminem, Eurythmics, the late Fela Kuti, Judas Priest, Kate Bush, Lionel Richie, MC5, New York Dolls, Pat Benatar, Rage Against the Machine and A Tribe Called Quest.

First-time nominees include Beck, Duran Duran, Lionel Richie, Carly Simon, Dolly Parton and A Tribe Called Quest, with 2022 also being the first year Eminem is eligible for nomination. According to the Hall of Fame, artists must have released their first commercial recording 25 years earlier than the year in which they’re nominated.

It’s the second time Pat Benatar, Dionne Warwick, Fela Kuti and Eurythmics are being nominated, and the third for DEVO, Kate Bush, New York Dolls and Judas Priest. Rage Against the Machine have received their fourth nomination, while MC5 are on their sixth.

DEVO performing on stage
DEVO in concert, 1981. (Photo Credit: Chris Walter / WireImage / Getty Images)

Inductees are chosen by a deciding body of over 1,000 music artists, historians and industry members, who take into account the musicians’ body of work, their influence on others in the industry and the “length and depth of [their] career.” Fans also have the opportunity to contribute to the process by voting online each day or at the Hall of Fame’s physical location in Cleveland.

The five artists who receive the most votes and best match the Hall of Fame’s criteria will make up the Class of 2022.

Kate Bush standing in front of the Jizo Bosatu Statue
Kate Bush standing in front of the Jizo Bosatsu Statue at Zojoji Temple, 1978. (Photo Credit: Koh Hasebe / Shinko Music / Getty Images)

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The Class of 2022 will be revealed this coming May. The date and location of the induction ceremony have yet to be announced.

Clare Fitzgerald

Clare Fitzgerald is a Writer and Editor with eight years of experience in the online content sphere. Graduating with a Bachelor of Arts from King’s University College at Western University, her portfolio includes coverage of digital media, current affairs, history and true crime.

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In her spare time, Clare likes to play Pokemon GO and re-watch Heartland over and over (and over) again. She’ll also rave about her three Maltese dogs whenever she gets the chance.

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