Rock Hall announces 2018 Fan Vote Winners

The top five Nominees will receive an extra vote in the Official Induction Vote

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has released the 2018 Fan Vote Winners. Altogether, the organization received 6.8 million votes for all 19 Nominees. Bon Jovi tops the list with 1.16 million votes, the Moody Blues follow with 947,000 votes, Dire Straits land third with 613,000 votes, The Cars place fourth with 552,000 votes and Judas Priest round out the top five with 538,000 votes. Each of these artists will get an extra vote in the Official Induction Vote.

Other Nominees include Kate Bush, The Cars, Depeche Mode, Eurythmics, J. Geils Band, LL Cool J, MC5, The Meters, Radiohead, Rage Against the Machine, Rufus featuring Chaka Khan, Nina Simone, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Link Wray and The Zombies.

The Official Class of 2018 will be revealed Wednesday, December 13th at 7 am ET/4 am PT on the Rock Hall’s Facebook Page as well as on Feedback on SiriusXM’s VOLUME, channel 106. Special guests and interviews will be heard surrounding the announcement. HBO will once again broadcast the ceremony. Broadcast details will be announced later. SiriusXM will also carry a radio broadcast of the ceremony in April and carry special broadcasts throughout the year devoted to the Rock Hall’s Inductees—past and present— on Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Radio (Ch. 310).

The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame 2018 Inductions, presented by Klipsch Audio, will be held at Public Auditorium in Cleveland on April 14th. The 2018 Induction in Cleveland will also include a weeklong series of events including an Inductee exhibit opening, free admission day to the Museum and more. Details and ticket on-sale information will also be announced later.

To be eligible for nomination, an individual artist or band must have released its first commercial recording at least 25 years prior to the year of induction. The 2018 Nominees had to release their first official recording no later than 1992.

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