Judas Priest, Soundgarden Among Rock Hall Of Fame Finalists

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Judas Priest, Soundgarden and Nine Inch Nails are among the finalists for induction to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame next year.

"Judas Priest are in the screaming metal thrill zone again with our second RRHOF nomination," read a tweet from the band, "especially as we approach our 50 Heavy Metal Years Anniversary in 2020."

Nine of the 16 nominees made the list for the first time: Dave Matthews Band, the Doobie Brothers, Motörhead, The Notorious B.I.G., Pat Benatar, Soundgarden, T.Rex, Thin Lizzy, and Whitney Houston.

The acts chosen for induction next May will be announced in January.

The Hall of Fame considers artists and bands that released their first commercial recording at least 25 years ago. Inductees are chosen by more than 1,000 artists, historians and music industry insiders. Fans can also vote online.

Here are the finalists:

Pat Benatar

Dave Matthews Band

Depeche Mode

The Doobie Brothers

Whitney Houston

Judas Priest

Kraftwerk

MC5

Motörhead

Nine Inch Nails

The Notorious B.I.G.

Rufus featuring Chaka Khan

Todd Rundgren

Soundgarden

T.Rex

Thin Lizzy

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