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A Look at the 2010 Induction Nominating Committee

Friday, September 11: 5:03 p.m.
Posted by Jim Henke

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s Nominating Committee – a diverse group made up of about 30 rock and roll experts, including music executives, music journalists, historians and even a couple of musicians – met in New York City this past Wednesday to compile the ballot for the next Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee election. The committee meets once a year, and prior to the meeting, each member of the committee receives a package that includes a list of all of the artists who are eligible for the first time, all of the artists who have been nominated in the past but who have not been inducted and all of the artists who are currently eligible. Each member of the group can suggest up to three potential nominees. In addition, there are three subcommittees – one on progressive rock and heavy metal, one on hip-hop and one on early rock and rollers and rhythm & blues – that convene prior to the big meeting and suggest potential nominees in those categories. The only official eligibility requirement is that an artist must have released his or her first record at least 25 years ago.

Beyond that, the committee evaluates the influence an ...


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