The nominees for induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame’s class of 2023 have been revealed, with Rage Against the Machine, The White Stripes, Kate Bush and Missy Elliott among those on the shortlist.
Other potential 2023 inductees include Iron Maiden, Joy Division/New Order, A Tribe Called Quest, Cyndi Lauper, Sheryl Crow, George Michael, Willie Nelson, Soundgarden, The Spinners and Warren Zevon. The majority of artists up for induction – Missy Elliott, Joy Division and New Order, the White Stripes, Lauper, Michael, Crow, Zevon and Nelson – are first-time nominees.
Sheryl Crow, Iron Maiden, Cyndi Lauper also among Rock Hall 2023 Nominees
— Rock Hall (@rockhall) February 1, 2023
This is Rage Against the Machine’s fifth nomination and the fourth for The Spinners. Soundgarden, A Tribe Called Quest and Iron Maiden are all up for induction for the second time. The class of 2023 will be announced in May, with the ceremony taking place later in the year.
In a statement, Missy Elliott – who is the first female hip-hop artist to be nominated for the Rock Hall – said it was “an incredible honor” and that she was “so humbled and grateful to be counted” among the nominees. “This one hits extra different as I hope it opens doors for other female emcees to be recognized,” Elliott said.
Lauper, in her own statement, said, “Seeing my name on this year’s ballot with so many talents that I admire means so much to me. It has been a lifetime privilege to reach so many different kinds of fans with a message of following your own path (and having fun along the way, too).”
The 2022 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony took place in November of last year, and inductees included Eminem, Lionel Richie, Carly Simon, Eurythmics, Duran Duran and Pat Benatar. Dolly Parton was also inducted, after initially declining the nomination before saying she would “gracefully” accept.