Pearl Jam and Tupac Shakur will be among the music legends inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2017.
Here's the Class of 2017:
The Hall is bestowing a separate Award for Musical Excellence to Nile Rodgers of the band Chic.
Rock Hall of Fame Foundation CEO Joel Peresman announced the news Tuesday morning on SiriusXM.
Chic itself, however, didn't get inducted, despite its 11th nomination. Here are the 2017 nominees who were snubbed for the final cut, and the number of times they've been nominated:
- Bad Brains (1)
- Chaka Khan (3)
- Chic (11)
- Depeche Mode (1)
- J. Geils Band (4)
- Jane’s Addiction (1)
- Janet Jackson (2)
- Joe Tex (5)
- Kraftwerk (4)
- MC5 (2)
- Steppenwolf (1)
- The Cars (2)
- The Zombies (2)
ESPN commentator Bomani Jones was among many Twitter users irked by Jackson's snub.
Another tweet acknowledged the "Poetic Justice," or perhaps injustice, of the announcement.
The Cars were one of five acts to earn an extra vote via online fan poll, but came up short.
ELO, Journey, Yes, and Pearl Jam were the other acts to receive a bonus vote via that online poll.
Wondering why nominees skew old? Artists qualify for the Hall 25 years after their first release.
The induction ceremony will be held April 7 at Barclays Center in New York City.