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    Radiohead, Rage Against the Machine join J. Geils Band and The Cars on rock hall nominees list

    Ed O’Brien of Radiohead performed at Coachella Music and Arts Festival in California earlier this year.
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    Ed O’Brien of Radiohead performed at Coachella Music and Arts Festival in California earlier this year.

    NEW YORK (AP) — British rockers Radiohead, singer Nina Simone and The Moody Blues are among first-time nominees on the ballot for induction next year into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

    The hall on Thursday announced 19 nominees for induction in Cleveland next spring. Generally, each class has five to seven members. Nine of the acts are on the ballot for the first time, with Rage Against the Machine joining Radiohead in earning the opportunity in their first year of eligibility.

    Other first-time nominees are Judas Priest, Kate Bush, Dire Straits, Eurythmics and Sister Rosetta Tharpe.

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    Nominees also include the J. Geils Band, Bon Jovi, Depeche Mode, The Cars, LL Cool J, The Meters, MC5, Link Wray, Rufus featuring Chaka Khan and The Zombies.