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With its most diverse nominee class in years featuring Tina Turner and Jay Z, it's hard to be mad at the museum ticket-selling apparatus.
'Hello Happiness' is Chaka Khan's first album in 12 years. As funk's standard-bearer, her dynamic voice is enough to stand the test of time—and genres.
The Cure, Stevie Nicks, Roxy Music, Def Leppard, and The Zombies have also been inducted. Rage Against the Machine, Devo, and LL Cool J didn't make it past the shortlist.
Bon Jovi, Dire Straits, the Moody Blues, the Cars, and Nina Simone make up the Class of 2018, with Sister Rosetta Tharpe receiving the Award for Early Influence.
He told Esquire that "it’s very lovely to be nominated, but we don’t quite culturally understand it."
Kate Bush, MC5, and Bon Jovi are also nominated for the class of 2018. And, as ever, there's a lot of weird snubs.
Snoop Dogg's Speech Inducting Tupac Into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Was Moving, Poignant, and Packed With Weird Stories
“That's right,” Snoop said at the ceremony in Brooklyn. “Tupac is the one that got Snoop Dogg smoking weed. I was a zig-zag man before that shit.”
David Letterman, the Lovely Man, Inducted Pearl Jam Into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame With a Charming Speech
"Never take the opportunity for live music for granted," the retired 'Late Night' host said. "That's the message I can bring you folks tonight."
Some of the late rapper's personal effects are being auctioned off in Brooklyn on Friday, reportedly without his mother's involvement.
An all-star tribute to the late rapper is still yet to be locked down.
The 2017 inductees were announced today.