Who would have thought 2013 would be such a banner year for the Replacements? Fresh off a trio of unexpected reunion shows, the Minneapolis alt-rock heroes were just announced as nominees to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, reports Rolling Stone.
If reached for comment, frontman Paul Westerberg would surely say something wry and self-effacing.
Other big names include Nirvana, Hall & Oates and Kiss. Top vote-getters (fans get a say, too) will be inducted during an April 2014 ceremony. To be eligible, bands/artists must be 25 years removed from the release of their first album or single. Nirvana - who covered "Love Buzz" by Shocking Blue in late 1988 - is the only first-year-eligible act appearing on this year's ballot. The Replacements were first eligible in 2006, a quarter-century after the release of their 1981 debut, "Sorry Ma, Forgot to Take Out the Trash.”
The ballot is rounded out by: Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Chic, Deep Purple, Peter Gabriel, LL Cool J, N.W.A., Link Wray, the Meters, Linda Ronstadt, Cat Stevens, Yes and the Zombies.