Nirvana, Kiss and Peter Gabriel among Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's 2014 inductees

By MESFIN FEKADU  Associated Press   – Tuesday, December 17, 2013

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This Oct. 11, 2012, file image released by Starpix shows, from left, Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley, Eric Singer, Tommy Thayer of KISS as the band arrives at SiriusXM offices to promote their latest release "Monster," in New York. Kiss will be inducted into the 2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on April 10 at the Barclays Center in New York.
  • This Sept. 8 file photo shows musician Peter Gabriel at the premiere of “The Reluctant Fundamentalist “ during the Toronto International Film Festival in Toronto. Gabriel will be inducted into the 2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on April 10 at the Barclays Center in New York.
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    This Sept. 8 file photo shows musician Peter Gabriel at the premiere of “The Reluctant Fundamentalist “ during the Toronto International Film Festival in Toronto. Gabriel will be inducted into the 2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on April 10 at the Barclays Center in New York.

  • In this Jan. 31 file photo, Dave Grohl, left, poses with Nirvana bandmate Krist Novoselic at the premiere of the documentary film “Sound City,” in Los Angeles. Nirvana will be inducted into the 2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on April 10 at the Barclays Center in New York.
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    In this Jan. 31 file photo, Dave Grohl, left, poses with Nirvana bandmate Krist Novoselic at the premiere of the documentary film “Sound City,” in Los Angeles. Nirvana will be inducted into the 2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on April 10 at the Barclays Center in New York.

  • In this May 20, 2008, file photo, Daryl Hall, left, and John Oates pose before the 56th annual BMI Pop Awards in Beverly Hills, Calif. Hall and Oates will be inducted into the 2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on April 10 at the Barclays Center in New York.
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    In this May 20, 2008, file photo, Daryl Hall, left, and John Oates pose before the 56th annual BMI Pop Awards in Beverly Hills, Calif. Hall and Oates will be inducted into the 2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on April 10 at the Barclays Center in New York.

  • In this Sept. 17 file photo, American musician Linda Ronstadt poses in New York to promote the release of her memoir “Simple Dreams.” Ronstadt will be inducted into the 2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on April 10 at the Barclays Center in New York.
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    In this Sept. 17 file photo, American musician Linda Ronstadt poses in New York to promote the release of her memoir “Simple Dreams.” Ronstadt will be inducted into the 2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on April 10 at the Barclays Center in New York.

  • This May 11, 2009, file photo shows Yusuf Islam, previously Cat Stevens, during a sound check for his concert at the El Rey Theater in Los Angeles. Islam will be inducted into the 2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on April 10 at the Barclays Center in New York.
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    This May 11, 2009, file photo shows Yusuf Islam, previously Cat Stevens, during a sound check for his concert at the El Rey Theater in Los Angeles. Islam will be inducted into the 2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on April 10 at the Barclays Center in New York.

NEW YORK - Nirvana, Kiss and Peter Gabriel will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame next year.

The Rock Hall announced Tuesday that Hall and Oates, Linda Ronstadt and Cat Stevens also will be inducted April 10 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.

Artists are eligible for induction 25 years after their first release. Nirvana received a nomination in its first year of eligibility and next year the band will celebrate the 25th anniversary of its debut, "Bleach." The induction comes 20 years after frontman Kurt Cobain committed suicide at age 27.

This year also marked first-time nominations for Hall and Oates, Gabriel and Ronstadt. Kiss and Stevens, who have been nominated in the past, made the cut after being absent from the list for several years.

The Rolling Stones' managers, Andrew Loog Oldham and Brian Epstein, will receive Ahmet Ertegun awards, a non-performing honor. Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band will get the award for musical excellence.

N.W.A., one of the 16 nominees announced in October, did not make the cut. The iconic rap group includes Dr. Dre, who has launched successful solo albums and is the producer behind Eminem, 50 Cent and Kendrick Lamar.

More than 700 Rock Hall voters determined the 2014 class.

The 29th annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will be open to the public. Tickets go on sale next month.

The event will air on HBO in May.