The 2016 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees have been announced! Bands like N.W.A., Cheap Trick and more are among those who made the list. Check out all the inductees now!
What an honor! N.W.A., Cheap Trick, Chicago were revealed as the 2016 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees. The musicians were chosen by fans and more than 800 voters of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Foundation.
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s class of 2016 includes Cheap Trick, Chicago, Deep Purple, singer Steve Miller and N.W.A. These five inductees, along with other artists, will be honored at the 31st annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony on April 8, 2016.
This has been a big year for N.W.A., which was formed by Dr. Dre and Eazy-E. The hip-hop group’s story was chronicled in the summer smash hit Straight Outta Compton. Singer Steve Miller has spanned multiple genres over the course of his career. Deep Purple, formed in England in 1968, is best known for the song “Smoke On The Water.”
Cheap Trick is widely recognized for hits like “Fly Like an Eagle” and “Take the Money and Run.” Chicago, which was formed in 1967, has produced hits like “If You Leave Me Now.” Janet Jackson, Yes and The Smiths were on the short list of possible inductees but did not make the cut this year, according to NBC News.
Last year, Green Day, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, Lou Reed, Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble, Bill Withers and the Paul Butterfield Blues Band were inducted into the Hall of Fame.
HollywoodLifers, do you agree with this year’s nominees? Was there a band you like that didn’t make the cut? Let us know!