Rock music fans have a lot to cheer about with the recent news of some of the top bands in rock music getting their due recognition. In addition to fan loyalty, there is nothing like acknowledgements from industry peers. The Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame has officially announced the names of several iconic rock bands making the cut for the 2018 nominee list. Radiohead, Bon Jovi and Depeche Mode have been chosen as official nominees to make the voting ballot for 2018. Dire Straits, the J. Geils Band and Judas Priest are also among the top bands making the nominee list.
Rock fans will have to wait to find out which bands make the top five official inductee list of rock bands for 2018. According to sources, the Hall of Fame is preparing for their official voting process to begin with the top five bands to be announced in the month of December. The Hall of Fame is conducting their honorary ceremonies in a new way this coming year. They plan to honor certain members of each selected band. This may include former band members of each nominee listed.
David Gahan, Martin Gore and Andy Fletcher of Depeche Mode are also listed as nominees. Their previous band mates Vince Clarke and Alan Wilder are also noted on Depeche Mode's band roster as well. This is the first year that Radiohead has made it to a nominee status based on the Hall of Fame's eligibility requirements. Pearl Jam, Journey, ELO, Joan Baez, and Yes made the inductee last for last year's awards.
Check out the full list of nominees here.