The hall of fame announced its annual list of nominees Wednesday morning and half the field of 16 were first-time nominees. YES, Link Wray and The Zombies also received their first nominations.
KISS, LL Cool J, N.W.A., Cat Stevens, Deep Purple and Chic are among the repeat nominees. Chic is up for the eighth time since 2003.
More than 600 voters will determine the class of 2014. Inductees will be announced in December, with a ceremony next April in New York. The induction will be aired on HBO in May.
The Paul Butterfield Blues Band and The Meters also return as nominees.