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Nirvana (finally) nominated for Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Nirvana (finally) nominated for Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
In this Dec. 13, 1993 file photo, Kurt Cobain, lead singer for the Seattle-based band Nirvana, performs during the taping of MTV's Live and Loud Production in Seattle. (AP Photo/Robert Sorbo, File)
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While many of this year's nominees for induction to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame have been on the ballot before, for Seattle's pioneers of grunge, Nirvana, this is a first. This also marks the second year that fans can vote for who they want to see inducted.  

To be considered, artists or groups must have released their first single or album before 1988; Nirvana snuck in with "Love Buzz," a cover, which made it to record stores in late 1988, according to Rolling Stone. The band's first album, "Bleach," was released by Sub Pop the following year.

Rolling Stone is also hosting the fan voting on their website. For the second year, the top five artists or groups will comprise what's called a "fan's ballot," which is counted as 600 votes and will be counted alongside the votes of other artists and industry members. 

This has been a big year for Nirvana, who celebrated the 20th anniversary of the release of their third studio album, "In Utero."

This summer, the surviving members of the band, Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic, played alongside Sir Paul McCartney at SafeCo Field in Seattle.

Nirvana is joined by KISS, N.W.A, Hall and Oates, and Cat Stevens, among others, in the list of potential inductees for the Class of 2014.  You can cast your vote here

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