The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nominating committee will be coming together in the next two weeks to come up with a slate of 15 artists for possible induction next year. Each member of the roughly 30-person committee presents three names, and they vigorously defend their choices until they get it down to 15. Once down to 15, the nominees will be announced in late October or early November, with the voting to begin shortly thereafter.

In order to be nominated an artist had to release their first recording 25 years ago, and Nirvana is the next big act to cross that threshold, having released their first single, "Love Buzz," in 1988.

How about if we look (finally) at bands like KISS, Deep Purple, Yes, The Cars, Def Leppard, Joan Jett, Cheap Trick, Chicago, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Iron Maiden, Moody Blues, Jethro Tull, Joe Cocker, etc, etc, etc.