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Iron Maiden, Rage Against The Machine & Foo Fighters Among 2021 Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Nominees


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The nominees for the 2021 Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame were announced this morning and should potentially put a smile on any long-suffering metalhead’s face. Among this year’s crop is the first-ever nomination for Iron Maiden—a band many have long felt was being unfairly overlooked by the Hall. In fact, it’s been a source of controversy over the years as Iron Maiden frontman Bruce Dickinson slammed the hall back in 2018 after repeated snubs, stating the following of the institution during a stop on his spoken word tour:

“I actually think the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame is an utter and complete load of bollocks, to be honest with you. It’s run by a bunch of sanctimonious bloody Americans who wouldn’t know rock ‘n’ roll if it hit them in the face. They need to stop taking Prozac and start drinking fucking beer.”

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Metal and hard rock fans can also rally behind the Foo Fighters, who also received their first-ever nomination this year, while Rage Against The Machine and the New York Dolls are also in contention. The full list of this year’s nominees can be found below:

  • Mary J. Blige
  • Kate Bush
  • Devo
  • Foo Fighters
  • The Go-Go’s
  • Iron Maiden
  • JAY-Z
  • Chaka Khan
  • Carole King
  • Fela Kuti
  • LL Cool J
  • New York Dolls
  • Rage Against The Machine
  • Todd Rundgren
  • Tina Turner
  • Dionne Warwick

The official inductees will be announced this May, while the induction ceremony will take place in Cleveland, OH this fall with further details still to come. Fans can cast their vote for their choice online over at rockhall.com.

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