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Janet Jackson, Pearl Jam, Steppenwolf, Chaka Khan, Depeche Mode and More Acts on the 2017 Ballot

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2017 has just released their nominees for the incoming class of 2017. HBO will once again broadcast the induction ceremony from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn in April 2017.

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2017 offers an interactive fan vote via their main website for music lovers to support their favorite acts.


2017 Nominees include:

  • Bad Brains
  • Chaka Khan
  • Chic
  • Depeche Mode
  • Electric Light Orchestra
  • J. Geils Band
  • Jane’s Addiction
  • Janet Jackson
  • Joan Baez
  • Joe Tex
  • Journey
  • Kraftwerk
  • MC5
  • Pearl Jam
  • Steppenwolf
  • The Cars
  • The Zombies
  • Tupac Shakur
  • Yes

This marks the first year being nominated for Pearl Jam and Tupac Shakur. The Rock n Roll Hall of Fame requires that bands to have had released their first album or single over twenty five years ago.

Voting is capped at one ballot per day for the fan vote.

The actual selection team that will vote on the next inductees is made of up 800 industry professionals.

In addition to Joan Baez being nominated, she also a upcoming live concerts. Browse over the tour dates.

Watch over select videos from 2017 nominees via the YouTube Playlist.

David Byrne Thinks Music Has the Power to Unify

Joan Baez on the Road

Tour Dates

Date | Location | Venue

October 19 | Cleveland, OH | State Theatre
October 20 | Carmel, IN | The Palladium
October 22 | Madison, WI | Capitol Theatre
October 23 | Milwaukee, WI | Pabst Theatre
October 25 | Chicago, IL | Symphony Center
October 26 | Minneapolis, MN | State Theatre
October 29 | Denver, CO | Paramount Theatre
October 30 | Santa Fe, NM | Lensic Performing Arts Center
November 1 | Phoenix, AZ | Celebrity Theatre
November 3 | Santa Barbara, CA | Arlington Theatre
November 5 | Los Angeles, CA | Disney Hall
November 6 | Oakland, CA | Fox Theatre
November 7 | Oakland, CA | Fox Theatre
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Matthew McGuire is the founder and editor of Crescent Vale News. In 2014, he acquired a master's degree in Professional Media and Media Management from Southern Illinois University Carbondale.