The Replacements

The Replacements may be back, but they’re still getting no respect: The Roll Hall of Fame’s Class of 2014 was revealed by Rolling Stone tonight, and the ‘Mats, while nominated back in October, didn’t make the cut. Instead, Nirvana, Peter Gabriel, KISS, Hall and Oates, Cat Stevens and Linda Ronstadt will be inducted come April.

According to Rolling Stone, Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band will be given the Award for Musical Excellence, while Beatles manager Brian Epstein and original Rolling Stones manager Andrew Loog Oldgham each will receive the Ahmet Ertegun Award for non-performers.

The induction ceremony is set for Brooklyn’s Barclays Center on April 10, and will feature tickets sold to the general public for the first time. The event will be broadcast on HBO in May as well.

Among the other nominees that didn’t make the cut this time around: LL Cool J, N.W.A., Deep Purple, The Paul Butterfield Blues Band, The Meters, Link Wray, Yes and The Zombies.

To be eligible, artists must have released their first single or album in 1988 or earlier; of the 2014 nominees, Nirvana was the only act to be nominated in its first year of eligibility (the band released “Love Buzz” in 1988). Although they’ve been eligible for some time, this was the first nomination for both the ‘Mats and Gabriel as a solo artist, although he was inducted in 2010 as a member of Genesis.

 

 

 

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