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Nominees for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame’s Class of 2020 include Doobie Brothers, Judas Priest, and Soundgarden.
Although Judas Priest has been nominated before in 2018, they didn’t secure a nomination for 2019 due to low voting scores on the fan ballot. Meanwhile, the Doobie Brothers and Soundgarden are both making their first appearance on a Rock Hall ballot.
“I wish we had been in a long time ago,” Doobie Brothers frontman Tom Johnston admitted to the Cincinnati Enquirer. “Our band has definitely been around long enough, made enough noise hit-wise, given a lot of people a lot of pleasure and is still out doing it. I don’t know what else would be required. I think those are the requirements.”
Among the other nominees are Motorhead, Pat Benatar, Dave Matthews Band, Depeche Mode, MC5, Nine Inch Nails, Todd Rundgren. T. Rex, Thin Lizzy, and more.
Read the full story on Ultimate Classic Rock.