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The 2015 Global Citizen Festival in Central Park Featuring: Eddie Vedder of Pearl Jam Where: New York, New York, United States When: 26 Sep 2015 Credit: Derrick Salters/WENN.com

The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame announced its new nominees, including Pearl Jam and Tupac



The nominees are in!

Bad Brains, Chaka Khan,  Chic, Depeche Mode, Electric Light Orchestra, The J. Geils Band, Jane's Addiction, Janet Jackson, Joan Baez, Joe Tex, Journey, Kraftwerk, MC5, Pearl Jam, Steppenwolf, The Cars, The Zombies, Tupac Shakur and Yes are all in the running. 


The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame will announce its new inductees Tuesday at 8 a.m. 

Members of the Hall are decided by votes from musicians, historians and industry professionals. There's also a fan vote, in which the top five artists from the fan poll combine for one ballot. 

Last year's class included N.W.A., Chicago and Steve Miller. Bands and artists become eligible 25 years after their first album was released.

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Who's likely to make the cut?

Pearl Jam is a "heavy favorite," according to the Cleveland Plain Dealer.

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Paul Weller, Tori Amos (pictured) and The Cranberries also recently became eligible, Diffuser reports.

Rapper Tupac Shakur arrives at New York's Radio City Music Hall, Wednesday, Sept. 4, 1996. The famed New York City landmark will be rocking later in the evening when the 13th Annual MTV Video Music Awards take center stage. (AP Photo/Todd Plitt)

And while he's not exactly a rock artist, Tupac Shakur is also eligible. (Hey, if N.W.A. made it, then surely Tupac can!)

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There are still plenty of artists and bands who didn't make it on the first try, including Nine Inch Nails, Janet Jackson (pictured), Sting,  Yes and The Smiths.

Who deserves to make the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame?

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