Lou Reed, NIN, Green Day top 2015 nominees for Rock Hall

October 9, 2014 11:09 AM

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Velvet Underground founding member Lou Reed, punk-pop band Green Day, industrial dance-rock group Nine Inch Nails and ‘80s Brit-pop group the Smiths are among the 15 pop music acts that appear on the final nominees ballot for Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction in 2015.

They’re joined by Sting, who is already a Rock Hall member as frontman of the Police, along with such repeat nominees as the Paul Butterfield Blues Band, disco group Chic, hard-rocking Joan Jett & the Blackhearts, influential German electronic group Kraftwerk and Compton rap collective N.W.A.

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