Sting, Smiths among rock nominees

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Published: Thursday 9th October 2014 by The News Editor

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Sting and The Smiths are among the first-time nominees for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Six of the 15 nominees for the hall’s Class of 2015 are on the ballot for the first time.

Other new nominees are punk trio Green Day, Lean On Me singer Bill Withers, abrasive rockers Nine Inch Nails and the late blues guitarist Stevie Ray Vaughan.

Chic is on the ballot for the ninth time. Other repeat nominees include The Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Lou Reed, Joan Jett And The Blackhearts, Kraftwerk, The Marvelettes, N.W.A., The Spinners and War.

Results of the voting will be announced in December, with the induction planned for next April in Cleveland, Ohio.

Published: Thursday 9th October 2014 by The News Editor

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