Guns N' Roses, the Cure, Heart, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, Eric B. and Rakim, the Spinners, the Small Faces/Faces, Freddie King and Rufus with Chaka Khan are all first-time nominees. Beastie Boys, Laura Nyro, War, Donna Summer, Donovan and The Red Hot Chilli Peppers are also nominated.
Artists are eligible 25 years after releasing their first single or album. The artists whom receive the most votes will make the cut.
Guns N' Roses recently announced a fall tour that will kick off October 2 in Brazil. The Cure also announced it will be playing its first three albums from start-to-finish, with scheduled concerts in London, Hollywood and NYC.