Internationally acclaimed, multi-platinum, award-winning legends Duran Duran were announced as nominees to be inducted by the 2022 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.
This is the first time the British four-piece has been nominated, after 40 incredible years of dominating the charts, selling-out arenas and gracing the covers of magazines all over the world. It’s been a long-time coming.
Speaking on the news today, Simon Le Bon said: “Just to make it onto the nominations list is an honour that I never expected to experience… But for sure, this distinction is due in large part to the fact that we have an army of fans around the world who have unwaveringly supported us for the past four decades. We are extremely grateful to all of you for making this happen.”
John Taylor also shared:
“What a surprise and an honour! To be nominated by such a highly esteemed organisation is truly special in this, our fortieth, year. For decades now Duran Duran have been inspired by the incredible support of our beautiful and diverse fanbase around the world. To be considered by the Hall of Famers is truly next level. Let’s hope we make the cut!”
Roger Taylor revealed:
The feeling was pure gratitude when I heard this morning that we are nominees for induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. A big thank you to not only the Rock Hall for making us part of the ballot, but also to all our fans who have made so much noise over the years. The 12-year-old drummer in me just screamed very, very loudly!
Today through April 29, fans can vote every day at vote.rockhall.com, or at the museum in Cleveland. The top five artists, as selected by the public, will comprise a “fans’ ballot” that will be tallied along with the other ballots to select the 2022 Inductees.
Inductees will be announced in May 2022. The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame 2022 Induction Ceremony will take place this fall. The date, venue, and on-sale information will be announced later.
Nominee ballots are sent to an international voting body of more than 1,000 artists, historians, and members of the music industry. Factors such as an artist’s musical influence on other artists, length and depth of career and the body of work, innovation, and superiority in style and technique are taken into consideration.
The news follows the release of their critically acclaimed fifteenth studio album FUTURE PAST, out now via TAPE MODERN on BMG. Listen HERE.