2023 Rock Hall Of Fame Nominees: Cyndi Lauper, Willie Nelson, George Michael, New Order, Missy Elliot, & More

Reuters reports:

Late pop singer George Michael, 89-year-old country music icon Willie Nelson and rapper Missy Elliott are among the first-time nominees announced on Wednesday for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame’s class of 2023.

Of the 14 nominees on this year’s list, eight are first-timers, including singers Sheryl Crow, Cyndi Lauper and the late singer/songwriter Warren Zevon, alongside rock band Joy Division/New Order and rock duo The White Stripes.

Singer Kate Bush, heavy metal band Iron Maiden, rock band Rage Against the Machine, rock group Soundgarden, R&B vocal group The Spinners and hip hop group A Tribe Called Quest are returning nominees.

Variety reports:

Kate Bush didn’t make the final cut when previously nominated in 2018, 2021 and 2022, but would seem to have the wind at her back now, with her oldie “Running Up That Hill” having oddly become one of the biggest hits of the past year, due to a “Stranger Things” sync.

Rage Against the Machine is another act that appeared on the ballot last year that is up again for a fourth time; the band was also nominated in 2018, 2019 and 2021.

Soul group the Spinners was up three prior times, as well, but for them, it’s been seven years since their last nomination. The ensemble’s previous nods came in 2012, 2015 and 2016.