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Nirvana, KISS, Peter Gabriel Among 2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductees

Image courtesy of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (via ABC News Radio)
Image courtesy of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (via ABC News Radio)

Nirvana and KISS are two of the acts who have been named to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's class of 2014.

Peter Gabriel , Hall and Oates , Linda Ronstadt and Cat Stevens round out the latest inductees, who will be honored April 10, 2014, at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.

Nirvana is being recognized in their first year of eligibility. 2014 will mark the 25th anniversary of their debut album, Bleach . Their frontman, Kurt Cobain , died in 1994.

KISS is somewhat of a surprise, not necessarily because they don't have the credentials, but because the band's fans had believed for years the makeup-wearing rockers had been wrongly snubbed.

Hall and Oates, Gabriel and Ronstadt were first-time nominees.

Bruce Springsteen 's backing group, the E Street Band , will receive the Award for Music Excellence. The Beatles ' late manager Brian Epstein and The Rolling Stones manager Andrew Loog Oldham will earn Ahmet Ertegun Awards, which is presented to non-performers.

The other nominees who were considered for induction this year were YES , The Replacements , The Zombies , guitarist Link Wray , Deep Purple , Chic , The Paul Butterfield Blues Band , The Meters , and rap acts LL Cool J and N.W.A.

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