Rock Hall of Fame: Ozzy Osbourne, Oasis, Sinéad O’Connor and Cher lead nominees for 2024
11 Feb 2024, 11:01
The nominations for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2024 have been revealed, featuring the likes of Cher, Ozzy Osbourne, Oasis and Sinéad O’Connor.
Mariah Carey, Mary J. Blige, Dave Matthews Band, Eric B. & Rakim, Foreigner, Peter Frampton, Jane’s Addiction, Kool & the Gang, Lenny Kravitz and A Tribe Called Quest are also on the list, and the winners will be announced in late April.
John Sykes, Chairman of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Foundation, said in a statement: “This remarkable list of Nominees reflects the diverse artists and music that the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame honours and celebrates.
“Continuing in the true spirit of Rock & Roll, these artists have created their own sounds that have impacted generations and influenced countless others that have followed in their footsteps.”
In order to make it onto the nomination list, each band or musician must have released an album or single in 1999 or earlier. For many of the nominees, including Oasis and Ozzy Osbourne, this is their first time on the ballot despite being eligible for a number of years.
Sinéad O'Connor has been nominated for the first time, posthumously. The Irish singer passed away in July last year, which had a huge impact on the music world.
It will be the third nomination for A Tribe Called Quest and the second for Mary J. Blige, Dave Matthews Band, Eric B. & Rakim, and Jane’s Addiction.
The ceremony is expected to take place in Cleveland sometime later in the year and will be streamed live for the second year in a row on Disney+.
Historically, it has been a place for many bands to reunite and perform. Does that mean we could be seeing Liam and Noel back onstage together with Oasis? We’ll have to wait and see.
If not, it could also be a chance for the surviving members of Foreigner to make a rare live performance or for Ozzy Osbourne to take to the stage once again.
However, it’s unlikely we’ll be seeing Cher at the event after she told Kelly Clarkson in December 2023: “I’m not in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. You know what? I wouldn’t be in it now if they gave me a million dollars. I’m never gonna change my mind. I mean, they can just you-know-what themselves.”