Green Day, NIN nominated for Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Green Day, NIN Nominated for Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Quite the day for Green Day. The '90s punk-rockers got just nominated to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Green Day isn't in yet, of course, voters will have to "come around" - get it? - to bring them into the 2015 class officially. Voters include music historians, artists and industry folk, along with fans.

This year's nominees feature plenty of rock: Sting, Lou Reed, the Smiths, Nine Inch Nails and Joan Jett and the Blackhearts are also up for consideration.

And then there's roll: Bill Withers, Stevie Ray Vaughan, the band War.

For the full list of nominees click through the slideshow or you can head to, where fans can also vote. For the third year, a fan vote will count as one ballot in the process.

2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nominees:

2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Nominees
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Green Day, NIN nominated for Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Paul Butterfield Blues Band

(Photo by Ed Perlstein/Redferns/Getty Images)

Green Day

(Photo by Todd Plitt/Getty Images)

Joan Jett & the Blackhearts

(Photo by Phil Dent/Redferns)


(Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images)

The Marvelettes

 (Photo by James Kriegsmann/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)


(Photo by Al Pereira/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)

Nine Inch Nails

(Photo by Ian Dickson/Redferns)

Lou Reed

 (Photo by Gijsbert Hanekroot/Redferns)

The Smiths

(Photo by Phil Dent/Redferns)


(Photo by Ebet Roberts/Redferns)

Stevie Ray Vaughan

(Photo by The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)


(Photo by Gijsbert Hanekroot/Redferns)

Bill Withers

(Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)


The Plain Dealer in Cleveland, where the hall of fame is located, notes this year's nominees stay pretty true to the promise of "rock."

And many outletsspotlit Green Day and Nine Inch Nails in their headlines.

Though, there are exceptions - up again for the third year in a row is N.W.A. An act can be nominated endless times.

In fact, the only new nominees this year are Green Day and Nine Inch Nails.

Lou Reed and Sting have both been inducted before, but as part of their respective bands - The Velvet Underground and The Police. Voting for fans ends December 9th.

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