Some of the biggest names in music are among this year's nominees for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
On Thursday, the storied institution announced the musically diverse new slate of nominees, representing classic rock, contemporary alt-rock, hip hop, blues and funk, to name just a few genres.
Among the rock artists in contention for induction are Bon Jovi, Dire Straits, Judas Priest, The Moody Blues, Radiohead, and Rage Against the Machine.
The British pop duo Eurythmics, the funk bands The Meters and Rufus featuring Chaka Khan, British pop rock singer Kate Bush, and hip hop artist and actor LL Cool J are among some of the other possible future inductees.
According to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, for an artist to be eligible they must have released their first single or album at least 25 years before the year they are nominated, meaning this new group had to release their first work before 1992.
The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame 2018 Inductions, presented by Klipsch Audio, will be held at Public Auditorium in Cleveland, Ohio, on April 14, 2018.
The Hall lost a beloved inductee earlier this week when iconic rocker Tom Petty died after suffering cardiac arrest at his home in Malibu, California. He was 66. Check out the video below for more on Petty's life and indelible legacy.