Nicks, Def Leppard among first-time rock hall nominees

Both Kraftwerk and LL Cool J have made it to nominee status the most times in previous years with five appearances each. They will be announced in December and inducted into the Hall of Fame at a ceremony in March in NY.

The list is completed by Roxy Music, Devo, Kraftwerk, the Zombies, MC5, John Prine, Rufus featuring Chaka Khan, LL Cool J and Janet Jackson.

More than 1,000 music industry members based around the world will vote to determine this year's inductees, based on influence, the act's career longevity and their musical innovation; additionally, fans can cast votes (one ballot per day) on or in person at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio, until December 9. She is nominated this time for her solo career.

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Within hours of the nominees being named on Tuesday, Nicks led the fan ballot with more than 38,000 votes, followed by Def Leppard with some 33,000, according to the Hall of Fame website.

To be eligible in 2018, each artist has to have released a single or an album in or before 1993. It counts as just one voice among the hundreds of other ballots.

A group of over 1,000 artists, historians and music industry figures will determine the finalists, except for a "fan's ballot" that will let the public pick an inductee by voting either online or in person at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland.

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