It seems like it was only yesterday that Radiohead released their debut single “Creep,” the quintessential track from their album “Pablo Honey” which brought them worldwide success.
But that was 1992, making the influential English alternative rock band seemingly a shoo-in for induction on their first year of eligibility to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, where performers qualify for induction 25 years after the release of their first commercial recording.
Along with Rage Against the Machine, Dire Straits, Judas Priest, among others, Radiohead is one of 9 first-time nominees for 2018 induction class. In total, there are 19 nominated artists announced on Tuesday.
By December this list will be truncated to five and revealed as Class of 2018. They will then be inducted during a ceremony at the Public Hall in Cleveland, Ohio on April 14th, 2018, an annual musical occasion which includes numerous performances by both the inductees and the presenters.
According to Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame website, fans will be able to participate in the selection process by selecting 5 artists at a time. This will comprise the “fan ballot” and will be tallied alongside the ballots from Rock Hall voting body, which is a group of more than 900 artists, historians and music-industry professionals.
Throughout the past, inductees include some of the most influential names in rock history, such as Chuck Berry, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, and The Jackson 5. Last year, Electric Light Orchestra, Joan Baez, Journey, Pearl Jam, Tupak Shakur, and Yes comprised the 2017 Hall of Fame class.
For the full list of nominees, click here.