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The list of this year's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nominees are HERE!

The 15 nominees include Chicago, Deep Purple and Yes, bands long considered by fans to be worthy of induction. Disco pioneers Chic, Soul queen Chaka Khan and rappers N.W.A. also made the list.

The Cars, Cheap Trick and Steve Miller round out the Classic Rock nominees. Nine Inch Nails, Janet Jackson and The Smiths are among the more recent vintage of artists on the nominee list. 

James Brown's backing band, The J.B.s, is a nominee, along with Los Lobos and The Spinners

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's class of 2016 will be announced in December. 

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