Soundgarden, Dave Matthews Band among 2020 Rock Hall of Fame nominees

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NEW YORK (AP) — Musical icons Soundgarden and the Dave Matthews Band are among the 16 acts nominated for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's 2020 class.

The prestigious organization announced Tuesday that Whitney Houston, Notorious B.I.G.,  Motorhead, Pat Benatar, Soundgarden, The Doobie Brothers, T.Rex and Thin Lizzy join Houston and B.I.G. as first-time Rock Hall nominees. The 35th annual Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will take place May 2, 2020, at the Public Auditorium in Cleveland, Ohio.

Nine Inch Nails, Judas Priest, Rufus featuring Chaka Khan, Depeche Mode, Kraftwerk, MC5 and Todd Rundgren round out the 16 nominees for the 2020 class. The official inductees will be announced in January.

Acts are eligible for induction 25 years after the release of their first commercial recording.

You can vote online for your pick once a day until January 10. Google "Rock Hall Fan Vote" to cast your ballot.

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