The 2017 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nominee list is here and it features some predictable names and some surprise guests. Both Pearl Jam and Tupac have been nominated and it's their first year to be eligible, since they released their first projects in 1991, while Depeche Mode, Bad Brains, Jane’s Addiction, Electric Light Orchestra, and Joan Baez were also nominated for the first time.

Chic has been nominated for an 11th time, while previous nominees Kraftwerk, Janet Jackson, Chaka Khan, MC5, and the Cars also grace the list. The full list of 2017 inductees will be announced in December.

  • The 2017 nominee list includes:
  • Bad Brains
  • The Cars
  • Chaka Khan
  • Chic
  • Depeche Mode
  • Electric Light Orchestra
  • J. Geils Band
  • Jane’s Addiction
  • Janet Jackson
  • Joan Baez
  • Joe Tex
  • Journey
  • Kraftwerk
  • MC5
  • Pearl Jam
  • Steppenwolf
  • Tupac Shakur
  • Yes
  • The Zombies