The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Foundation announced the nominees for 2022 Induction — with the list including BeckPat BenatarKate BushDEVODuran DuranEminemEurythmicsJudas PriestFela Kuti, MC5New York DollsDolly PartonRage Against The MachineLionel RichieCarly Simon, A Tribe Called Quest, and Dionne Warwick.

According to the Hall, “To be eligible for nomination, an individual artist or band must have released its first commercial recording at least 25 years prior to the year of nomination. Seven out of 17 of the Nominees are on the ballot for the first time, including Beck, Eminem, Duran Duran, Dolly Parton, Lionel Richie, Carly Simon, and A Tribe Called Quest. This is Eminem’s first year of eligibility.”

Inductees will be announced in May 2022. The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame 2022 Induction Ceremony will take place this fall. The date, venue, and on-sale information will be announced later.

SOURCE: Press release


  • Nominee ballots are sent to an international voting body of more than 1,000 artists, historians, and members of the music industry.
  • Factors such as an artist’s musical influence on other artists, length and depth of career and the body of work, innovation, and superiority in style and technique are taken into consideration.
  • The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame offers fans the opportunity to participate in the Induction selection process with the 2022 Induction Fan Vote. Through April 29th, fans can vote every day at, or at the museum in Cleveland. The top five artists, as selected by the public, will comprise a “fans’ ballot” that will be tallied along with the other ballots to select the 2022 Inductees. 

INTERNET COMMENTS – via — agree or disagree???

Just Jack wrote: “I think it’s time they called it The Music Hall of Fame.”

James wrote: “If anything needs a name change in today’s world it’s the Rock and Roll hall of fame…most of the nominees are not even rock and roll music anymore.”

Mikey wrote: “Im (sic) curious how many of these artists are eligible to enter the Country Music Hall of Fame.  Its (sic) time to change the name of the institution since its (sic) admitting in more non-rock musicians than anything.”

Lynn wrote: “Pat Benatar. YES!”

Deezer wrote: “Everybody loves Dolly, but she is NOT a rock n roller. Country music has its own HoF doesn’t it?  Either change the name of the R n R Hall of Fame to Music Hall of Fame or keep the country, rappers and pop people out. There are some great country musicians, but rap and pop, in my opinion, is not real music. Real music is real musicians playing real instruments and really singing. Not canned music beats, lip syncing or auto tune. Rap and pop is all canned.”

JB wrote: “How can Pat Benatar not be in already. It is called Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and they are letting non rockers in. I get that, but for women in rock, earlier performers like Joplin, Heart are shoe ins. Next has to be Benatar. She won 4 Grammys for best rock performance. So the critics liked her. She was a trendsetter in fashion at the time, has 15 top 40 songs and one of the great voices in all of rock. I guess Jann Wenner must not like her. You look at some some of the women they have let in ahead of her and it is ridiculous.”

Geno wrote: “I think it’s time they called it The Hall of Okay Musicians”

Panama wrote: “Trying to remember the Rock song that Dolly Parton did?”

Paul wrote: “The rock ‘n’ roll Hall of Fame has become a joke. How in the world can Iron Maiden or Dio, Judas Priest. Not be included”

Alan wrote: “Will Duran Duran be in the Country, or Rap, Hall of Fame?”

CHECK IT OUT: The 2022 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Nominee Announcement Video with President & CEO Greg Harris: