Alongside Chic, The Replacements and more...

Nirvana are amongst the latest batch of nominees for the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame.

A high profile music museum, the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame always causes a stir. Potential nominees become eligible 25 years after their first release, and the latest batch of potential entrants have been announced.

Nirvana have been nominated for entry into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame. The Seattle group barely need an introduction, having re-written the rules on how a rock band should operate in their brief but glorious spell.

With 'In Utero' gaining a lavish re-issue (check out a lengthy Clash meditation on the album HERE), their nomination comes as timely. The same could well be said for Chic, with guitarist Nile Rodgers enjoying a late career high following the explosive success of 'Get Lucky'.

Elsewhere, N.W.A. have been nominated, while LL Cool J also makes the shortlist. Elsewhere, slacker pioneers / all round legends The Replacements have been nominated, although in true Replacement style they'll no doubt be forced to go through the entry process several times before getting their dues.

Funk outfit The Meters get the nod, joined by The Zombies, Hall and Oats, Link Wray, Deep Purple, Yes and the Paul Butterfield Blues Band. (via Rolling Stone)

The winners will be announced early next year.

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