(Darryl(DMC)McDaniel; Reverend Joseph(Run)Simmons, RunDMC)

Run-D.M.C., Metallica and the Stooges are among nine nominees for next year’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame class, the institution has announced.

The other nominees are guitarist Jeff Beck, singer Wanda Jackson, Little Anthony and the Imperials, War, Bobby Womack, and disco and R&B group Chic.

The list is notable for the wide range of musical genres represented – hip-hop, metal, punk, disco and R&B – and the large number of first-time candidates. Only Chic, the Stooges and Jackson have been previously nominated.

The five leading vote-getters will be announced in January and inducted April 4 in Cleveland.

The ceremony returns to Cleveland after more than a decade in New York, and tickets will be available to the public for the first time.

Run-D.M.C. was nominated in the first year of its eligibility. Metallica this month released “Death Magnetic,” which marks a return to its early speed metal days.

The Stooges, recently given props in the film “Juno,” last appeared on the ballot two years ago.

Left out were Stevie Ray Vaughan and Bon Jovi, both eligible for the first time. To be nominated an act must have released its first single or album 25 years prior.

More than 500 musicians, industry professionals and journalists vote on the inductions

(source: AP; SF Gate)

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