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The Smiths lead nominees for Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's 2015 class

Steve Spears

Thursday, October 9, 2014 10:00am

Several legendary '80s-era acts were nominated today for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's 2015 Class, including The Smiths, Lou Reed, Kraftwerk, Sting, N.W.A., Stevie Ray Vaughan, Chic and Joan Jett and the Blackhearts.

Other nominees include The Paul Butterfield Blues Band, The Marvelettes, The Spinners, War and Bill Withers.

This marks the first year The Smiths have been nominated. With Morrissey recently announcing he was battling cancer, it would be interesting to see if the band could put differences aside and reunite to perform at the induction ceremony.

Sting is already a member of the hall of fame with The Police's induction in 2003.

The final class will be announced later this year. Induction is set for April 18.