The nominees for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2016 have been announced.

Patti Smith, Lou Reed and Ringo Star were amongst those inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame last year.

Fans can cast their votes for this year's nominees over at the Rock and Roll Hall of fame website. The top five artists voted for by the public will then be tallied with other votes from an international voting body; this year's inductees will be announced in December.

To be eligible, nominees must have had their first single released at least 25 years ago (no later than 1990). Below check out the music of some of this years nominees, listed as follows.

  • Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2016 Nominees:
  • Chicago
  • Cheap Trick
  • Deep Purple
  • The Cars
  • Chaka Khan
  • Chic
  • The JB's
  • Janet Jackson
  • Los Lobos
  • Steve Miller
  • N.W.A.
  • Nine Inch Nails
  • The Smiths
  • The Spinners
  • Yes