The Foo Fighters, Rage Against the Machine, Carole King and more announced as 2021 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nominees

Ladies, gents, and rockers of all ages, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Class of 2021 finalists have been announced!

The Foo Fighters, Jay-Z, Rage Against the Machine, Carole King, Chaka Khan, Iron Maiden, Tina Turner, and the Go-Go’s are just some of the artists who may be inducted into Cleveland’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame come the fall.

Out of the 16 artists who made it to the final stage, seven are first-time nominees. Those artists include Jay-Z, the Foo Fighters, Iron Maiden, The Go-Go’s, Fela Kuti, Dionne Warwick, and Carole King (as a performer).

For some musicians on the list, they have been here once (or several times) before.

This is the sixth time LL Cool J has appeared on the ballot; the third time for Todd Rundgren, Rage Against the Machine, and Chaka Khan; and the second time for Kate Bush. Devo, Carole King, and the New York Dolls.

If the Foo Fighters make it to the end, this will mark the second time Dave Grohl will be inducted into the Hall of Fame. He joined the exclusive club as part of Nirvana in 2014.

Grohl is in good company with others who may get the chance to get inducted twice under different acts. King was inaugurated in 1990 as a songwriter alongside Gerry Goffin, while Turner joined the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1991 alongside Ike Turner as half of the act Ike and Tine Turner.

For an artist to be eligible to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, their first recording must have been released at least 25 years ago.

From now until April 30, fans can cast their vote in the fan-cast category here.

The Class of 2021 will be announced in May, with the official ceremony taking place in the fall.

Iron Maiden and Ghost to embark on summer ‘Book of Souls’ tour

Last year, Iron Maiden embarked on their “Book of Souls” word tour with only a handful of dates for those in North America. Understandably, many fans were upset with the handful of dates resulting in the iconic metal band promising to return in the new year. On Thursday (Jan. 19), Iron Maiden kept their promise and announced a North American summer trek.

“The Book of Souls 2017” summer tour will kick off on June 3 at the Jiffy Lube Live in Bristow, Virginia and wrap up a month and a half later on July 21 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. In addition to several United States stops, the band will also venture north to Canada for several dates including stops in Toronto and Quebec City. Grammy Award-winning metal band, Ghost will join Iron Maiden during the complete summer tour. Last year, the Swedish metal band released their¬†Popestar EP and heavily toured behind the release.

Tickets for the general public will go on sale beginning next Friday, Jan. 27. Members of Iron Maiden’s fan club will be given the opportunity to purchase tickets before the general public. In addition to tickets, there will also be several “upgrade” packages which will feature¬†early entry, food, exclusive gear, and a chance to win prizes. For more information about that, head on over to Iron Maiden’s website here. For now, the complete list of tour dates can be seen below.

BOOK OF SOULS 2017 SUMMER TOUR DATES:
June 03 – Bristow, VA @ Jiffy Lube Live

June 04 – Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Center

June 07 – Newark, NJ @ Prudential Center

June 09 – Charlotte, NC @ PNC Music Pavilion

June 11 – Tampa, FL @ Amalie Arena

June 13 – Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena

June 15 – Chicago, IL @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheater

June 16 – Minneapolis, MN @ Xcel Energy Center

June 19 – Oklahoma City, OK @ Chesapeake Arena

June 21 – Houston, TX @ Toyota Center

June 23 – Dallas, TX @ American Airlines Center

June 24 – San Antonio, TX @ AT&T Center

June 27 – Albuquerque, NM @ Isleta Amphitheater

June 28 – Phoenix, AZ @ Talking Stick Resort Arena

July 01 – San Bernardino, CA @ San Manuel Amphitheater* (more bands TBA)

July 03 – Las Vegas, NV @ T-Mobile Arena

July 05 – Oakland, CA @ Oracle Arena

July 07 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Usana Amphitheater

July 09 – Lincoln, NV @ Pinnacle Bank Arena

July 11 – Kansas City, MO @ Sprint Center
July 12 – St Louis, MO @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheater

July 15 – Toronto, Canada @ Budweiser Stage

July 16 – Quebec City, Canada @ Videotron Centre

July 19 – Mansfield, MA @ Xfinity Center

July 21 – Brooklyn, NY @ Barclays Center