The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has released its official inductees for the coming year. Joining the ranks in 2014 are Nirvana, KISS, Peter Gabriel, Hall and Oates, Cat Stevens and Linda Ronstadt.
On Nirvana’s induction in their first year of eligibility, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame President and CEO Joel Peresman said, “That’s really no surprise to me. People see the relevancy of that band. We’re just getting into the creative of the show, so I don’t know what’s going to happen with that performance. They have to figure it out.” KISS, on the other hand, have been eligible for induction for 15 years.
In addition to the aforementioned inductees, The E Street Band will receive the Award for Musical Excellence and Beatles mananger Brian Epstein and Rolling Stones manager Andrew Loog Oldham will both recieve the Ahmet Ertegun Award for non-performers. The induction ceremony will be held at Brooklyn’s Barclay’s Center on April 10th, marking the first time that the ceremony will hit an arena. Tickets are available to the public and will be on sale beginning in January. As in years past, an HBO broadcast of the ceremony will follow in May.