Created on Tuesday, 17 December 2013 Written by MESFIN FEKADU, AP Music Writer
NEW YORK (AP) — Nirvana, Kiss and Peter Gabriel will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame next year.
FILE - This 1991 file photo shows the band Nirvana, from left, Krist Novoselic, Dave Grohl, and Kurt Cobain. Nirvana will be inducted into the 2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on April 10, 2014, at the Barclays Center in New York. (AP Photo/Chris Cuffaro, File)
FILE - In this Aug. 11, 1999 file photo, Kiss band members, from left, Ace Frehley, Gene Simmons, Peter Criss and Paul Stanley take the ceremonial first step on their new star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles. Kiss will be inducted into the 2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on April 10, 2014 at the Barclays Center in New York. (AP Photo/Katie Callan, File)
FILE - This Sept. 8, 2013 file photo shows musician Peter Gabriel at the premiere of "The Reluctant Fundamentalist " during the Toronto International Film Festival in Toronto. Gabriel will be inducted into the 2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on April 10 at the Barclays Center in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
FILE - This May 11, 2009 file photo shows Yusuf Islam, previously Cat Stevens, during a sound check for his concert at the El Rey Theater in Los Angeles. Islam will be inducted into the 2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on April 10 at the Barclays Center in New York. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
FILE - In this Sept. 17, 2013 file photo, American musician Linda Ronstadt poses in New York to promote the release of her memoir "Simple Dreams." Ronstadt will be inducted into the 2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on April 10 at the Barclays Center in New York. (Photo by Amy Sussman/Invision/AP, File)
The Rock Hall announced Tuesday that Hall and Oates, Linda Ronstadt and Cat Stevens also will be inducted April 10 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.
Artists are eligible for induction 25 years after their first release. Nirvana received a nomination in its first year of eligibility and next year the band will celebrate the 25th anniversary of its debut, "Bleach." The induction comes 20 years after frontman Kurt Cobain committed suicide at age 27.
This year also marked first-time nominations for Hall and Oates, Gabriel and Ronstadt. Kiss and Stevens, who have been nominated in the past, made the cut after being absent from the list for several years.
The Rolling Stones' managers, Andrew Loog Oldham and Brian Epstein, will receive Ahmet Ertegun awards, a non-performing honor. Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band will get the award for musical excellence.
N.W.A., one of the 16 nominees announced in October, did not make the cut. The iconic rap group includes Dr. Dre, who has launched successful solo albums and is the producer behind Eminem, 50 Cent and Kendrick Lamar.
More than 700 Rock Hall voters determined the 2014 class.
The 29th annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will be open to the public. Tickets go on sale next month.
The event will air on HBO in May.