Newswire: Tupac and Pearl Jam up for the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame

Fans of rock and/or roll and/or stiffly formal ceremonies have reason to celebrate today, as the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame has released its list of 2017 candidates for possible induction. The roster boasts plenty of first-timers, including Pearl Jam, Depeche Mode, Bad Brains, Jane’s Addiction, Journey, Electric Light Orchestra, Joan Baez, and Steppenwolf—some of whom just became officially eligible this year, some of them only now being added according to the inscrutable whims of its nominating committee, who often seems to settle on artists by putting Spotify on shuffle. They join several names who have been up for the honor before, including Kraftwerk, Janet Jackson, The Cars, Chaka Khan, MC5, The Zombies, Yes, The J. Geils Band, Joe Tex, and Chic (the Susan Lucci of the Rock Hall, with a record 11 nominations now).

While you can’t change these nominees no matter how …

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