Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2016 Nominees: Cheap Trick, Chicago & More React
With the 15 finalists on this year's ballot for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame announced, the nominees have begun voicing reactions.
"On behalf of the members of the band Chicago, past and present, I am grateful for the creative life that Music continues to provide. We are surprised and honored to be nominated," Chicago's Robert Lamm told Billboard.
"Getting nominated for the Hall is an honor for Cheap Trick," the band's Rick Nelson said. "We owe it to our fans for keeping us working and relevant. Onward to 2016!"
Los Lobos' Conrad Lozano said, "Never thought that something like this would ever happen to a little band from East L.A. Maybe now we won't have to pay to get in anymore!"
"We are thrilled to once again be nominated for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and are honored to be recognized for being one of those having made an impact in music over all these years," said Yes.
Thank you to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame @rock_hall. And to all my fans, Truth is that I wouldn't be here without the love I stand on...— Janet Jackson (@JanetJackson) October 9, 2015
It's a busy time with my world tour & the release of #Unbreakable. This nomination is a surprise which I am humbled by & appreciate greatly.— Janet Jackson (@JanetJackson) October 9, 2015
I appreciate the nominee by the rock n roll hall of fame. Thank you to all the fans who support NWA , this is for you because you made us!!!— MC REN (@mcrencpt) October 8, 2015
The full list of nominees for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2016 are The Cars, Chaka Khan, Chic, Cheap Trick, Chicago, Deep Purple, the JB's, Janet Jackson, Los Lobos, Nine Inch Nails, N.W.A, the Smiths, the Spinners, Steve Miller and Yes.