The 2022 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Nominees 

Submitted by Sandy Graham

The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame have announced the Nominees for 2022.

Dolly Parton is one of several first-time nominees for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame along with a Tribe Called Quest. Also on the ballot are alternative darlings Beck and Kate Bush, New Wave groups DEVO and Duran Duran, and singer-songwriters Lionel Richie and Carly Simon.

Several of the nominees are nominated for the first time. First-time nominees include Eminem, who makes the ballot in his first year of eligibility. An artist or band becomes eligible for induction 25 years after their first commercial recording was released, according to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Foundation.

More than 1,000 artists, music historians and music industry professionals vote on the nominees, the foundation said, taking into account an artist or group’s influence on other musicians, their body of work and “length and depth of career.”

This year’s inductees will be announced in May, with an induction ceremony to follow in the fall

Last year’s inductees included Tina Turner, Jay-Z and Foo Fighters.

The following is the list of 2022 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame nominees:

Asterisks mark first-time nominees.


Pat Benatar

Kate Bush


Duran Duran*



Judas Priest

Fela Kuti


New York Dolls

Dolly Parton*

Rage Against the Machine

Lionel Richie*

Carly Simon*

A Tribe Called Quest*

Dionne Warwick