By: Gary Graff
Nirvana has made its first appearance on the ballot for possible induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
The Seattle trio, which this year celebrated the 20th anniversary of its third album, "In Utero," with an expanded deluxe edition, is one of 16 nominees on the Rock Hall's short list, joining fellow modern rockers the Replacements as well as KISS, and a cadre of Classic Rockers -- Deep Purple, Yes, Linda Ronstadt, Cat Stevens, Peter Gabriel, the Zombies, Link Wray, Daryl Hall & John Oats and the Paul Butterfield Blues Band -- 70s disco hitmakers Chic, New Orleans funk legends the Meters and rappers LL Cool J and N.W.A.
The final inductees will be voted on by 600 music industry professionals, while fans have a say via www.rockhall.com/vote.
The Class of 2014 will be announced in January, with the induction ceremony scheduled for April in New York City; HBO will film the event and broadcast an edited version in May.
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