LL Cool J and N.W.A have both been nominated for consideration for slots on the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2014. This is the third time LL has been nominated and N.W.A.’s second time. Public Enemy was inducted into the Hall of Fame earlier this year.
Other people nominated are also Peter Gabriel, Nirvana, Hall And Oates, Linda Ronstadt, KISS. There are 16 nominees in total. Bands and artists become eligible 25 years after the commercial release of their first album or single. Thus, all those on the ballot had to be active in 1988 or earlier. For the second time in its history, the Rock Hall opened the voting to fans. Fans can cast ballots on a poll via rockhall.com, rollingstone.com and usatoday.com. The top five vote-getters will comprise a “fans’ ballot,’’ which will be considered as one ballot in the voting.