Janet Jackson inducted in Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Lawrence Kim
December 17, 2018

Both ladies will be joining fellow inductees Def Leppard, The Zombies, Radiohead, The Cure, and Roxy Music in the upcoming festivities at the Barclays Center.

"This was no one's kid sister", he wrote. Bella Donna began after the success of Rumors, and started the "Stand Back" singer on a path all her own.

It will be Nicks' second induction into the rock hall, since she's already there as a member of Fleetwood Mac. "For now I will just say, I have been in a band since 1968".

That gave them one extra vote on top of the ballots cast by the Hall of Fame jury, which includes about 1,000 musicians, critics and historians. A prestigious honor for recording artists and bands that have "influence and significance to the development and perpetuation of rock and roll".

Among those artists nominated who didn't make the cut were Devo, LL Cool J, Rage Against the Machine and Todd Rundgren.

Def Leppard, Nicks and Roxy Music were voted in during their first years as nominees.

There's some question about whether Radiohead will shrug its collective shoulder as an inductees.

"I don't want to be rude - but if you ask me what I'd rather be doing that night, I'd rather be sitting at home in front of the fire or going to a gig", said guitarist Ed O'Brien when asked about the band's nomination. "I think it might be a quintessentially American thing". Dapper member Bryan Ferry had a successful solo career and Brian Eno has been an influential producer.

The Zombies, formed near London in 1961 and best known for their hit singles "She's Not There", and "Time of the Season", were part of the British invasion of pop music that made it big in the United States in the 1960s along with The Beatles, The Rolling Stones and The Kinks.

The hall will announce ticket sales for March's ceremony next month.

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