On Tuesday, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame announced its inductees for 2014. The most notable inclusion for this year is Nirvana, which was nominated at the first possible opportunity, 25 years after the release of their first album, Bleach, on Seattle-based label Sub Pop in 1989. Tickets for the ceremony — which will be held at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York on April 10 — go on sale to the public in January. Artists that didn’t quite make the cut for this year’s awards include The Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Chic, Deep Purple, LL Cool J, The Meters, NWA, The Replacements, Link Wray, Yes, and The Zombies. Here are the musicians being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame this year.
Cat Stevens, who now goes by the name Yusuf Islam, is known for his folk-rock sound and taking inspiration from meditation, yoga, and other Eastern-based spiritual practices. He is now a practicing Muslim. His 1970 album Tea for the Tillerman is ranked number 208 on Rolling Stone’s list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.
“It will certainly bring happiness to a lot of my loyal fans,” he said in a statement, seen by Rolling Stone. “And fulfillment to all those who have long-campaigned for it, not to mention how kinda embarrassingly good it makes me feel too. The sleepy Peace Train is beginning to chug its way slowly uphill, again.”