Run-DMC & Metallica Get Rock Nods
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nominations announced...
Run-DMC could become only the second Hip Hop group to be inducted into the 2009 Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame.
Joining the Hip Hop group on the nomination list are Metallica, The Stooges, Jeff Beck, Chic, Wanda Jackson, Little Anthony and The Imperials, War and Bobby Womack.
Five out of the nine nominees will be chosen in January next year and showcased during an April 4 ceremony. In order for acts to be eligible for the hall of fame, at least 25 years must pass since the release of their first single.
If Run-DMC are winners, they will be just the second Hip Hop group behind Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five who were inducted in 2007.
Metallica catch the eye also, after being nominated in only their second year of eligibility.
In a first for the event - which will be held in Cleveland, the 2009 ceremony will be open to the public for the first time.
The induction for Run-DMC would no doubt be dedicated to Jam Master Jay - R.I.P