|Punk-rockers Green Day are one of 15 nominees for the 2015 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame class|
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|Stevie Ray Vaughn released his first album,|
Texas Flood, back in 1983.
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In order for a music act to be eligible for nomination, it had to release its first recording 25 years earlier. In this case, the first recordings had to be released in 1989 or earlier. Nine Inch Nails' first album, 'Pretty Hate Machine' and Green Day's first extended play, '1000 Hours', were both released in 1989. However, acts like Bill Withers and Stevie Ray Vaughn have been added as nominees by the Hall of Fame nomination committee, even though they released material well before 1989.
|Los Angeles hip hop collective, N.W.A.,|
is best known for its 1988 debut album,
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Joel Peresman, the head of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame foundation, said in a statement, "This eclectric group of 2015 nominees represent the myriad places where rock and roll converges with blues, electronic, dance, motown, R&B, funk, and other genres. Rock and Roll incorporates the styles of so many different kinds of music and that's what what makes this group of nominees, and this art form, so powerful and unique."
Every year when the list of nominees and inductees are released, some acts are inevitably left off the ballot. This creates a wide amount of controversy among music fans throughout the world.
Here is a list of notable acts that have not been inducted and are NOT on the 2015 nomination list.
*The Cure (English rock band. Eligible since 2004. 13 released studio albums. Best known for their 1987 album, 'Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me' and hit singles like 1987's 'Just Like Heaven', 1989's, 'Lovesong', and 1992's 'Friday, I'm In Love'.)
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*Joy Division (British post-punk band. Eligible since 2004. Two released studio albums: 1979's 'Unknown Pleasures' and 1980's 'Closer'. Most famous for 1980's hit singles 'Love Will Tear Us Apart' and 'Atmosphere'.)
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|Lead singer Jon Bon Jovi.|
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*Deep Purple (English rock band. Eligible since 2003. 19 released studio albums. Most famous albums include 1972's 'Machine Head' and 1973's 'Who Do We Think We Are'. Their biggest hit single, to this day, is 1973's 'Smoke On The Water'. Along with Black Sabbath and Led Zeppelin, have been referred to as the 'unholy trinity of British hard rock and heavy metal in the early to mid-Seventies'.
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*Kate Bush (English singer-songwriter. Eligible since 2003. 10 released studio albums. Most famous albums include 1985's 'Hounds of Love' and 1989's 'The Sensual World'. Known best for hit singles, such as 1978's 'Wuthering Heights' and 1985's 'Running Up That Hill'.
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*Depeche Mode (English electronic music group. Eligible since 2006. 13 released studio albums. Most famous albums include 1990's 'Violator' and 1993's 'Songs of Faith and Devotion'. Known best for hit singles, such as 1984's 'People Are People and 1989's 'Personal Jesus'. Most recently in 2009, their album 'Sounds of the Universe' was nominated for Best Alternative Album at the Grammy Awards.
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Who do you think should be inducted, among the 15 nominees, into the 2015 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame class?
And which acts, still NOT in the hall, should be inducted?
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