published Tuesday, December 17th, 2013

Nirvana, Kiss, Peter Gabriel headed to Rock Hall

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    This Oct. 11, 2012, file image released by Starpix shows, from left, Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley, Eric Singer, Tommy Thayer of KISS as the band arrives at SiriusXM offices to promote their latest release "Monster," in New York. Kiss will be inducted into the 2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on April 10 at the Barclays Center in New York.
    Photo by Associated Press /Chattanooga Times Free Press.

By MESFIN FEKADU

AP Music Writer

NEW YORK — Nirvana, Kiss and Peter Gabriel will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame next year.

The Rock Hall announced today that Hall and Oates, Linda Ronstadt and Cat Stevens also will be inducted April 10 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.

Artists are eligible for induction 25 years after their first release. Nirvana received a nomination in its first year of eligibility and next year the band will celebrate the 25th anniversary of its debut, "Bleach." The induction comes 20 years after frontman Kurt Cobain committed suicide at age 27.

This year also marked first-time nominations for Hall and Oates, Gabriel and Ronstadt. Kiss and Stevens, who have been nominated in the past, made the cut after being absent from the list for several years.

The Rolling Stones' managers, Andrew Loog Oldham and Brian Epstein, will receive Ahmet Ertegun awards, a non-performing honor. Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band will get the award for musical excellence.

N.W.A., one of the 16 nominees announced in October, did not make the cut. The iconic rap group includes Dr. Dre, who has launched successful solo albums and is the producer behind Eminem, 50 Cent and Kendrick Lamar.

More than 700 Rock Hall voters determined the 2014 class.

The 29th annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will be open to the public. Tickets go on sale next month.

The event will air on HBO in May.

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