Photo Credit: Steve McPherson

Photo Credit: Steve McPherson

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO/AP) — The Replacements, who along with fellow Minneapolis rockers Hüsker Dü helped pave the way for a new alternative rock scene in the early 1980s, have been nominated for induction in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.

This marks the first time that The Replacements have been nominated for the honor. The nominations were announced Wednesday morning.

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The other nominees, some of whom have been nominated in the past but failed to achieve induction (denoted in italics), are:

Deep Purple
— Peter Gabriel
— Hall and Oates
LL Cool J
The Meters
— Nirvana
The Paul Butterfield Blues Band
— Linda Ronstadt
Cat Stevens
— Link Wray
— The Zombies

Nirvana is nominated in its first year of eligibility. If selected for induction, the band would enter the hall of fame almost exactly 20 years after frontman Kurt Cobain’s suicide at age 27.

Ronstadt receives her first nomination not long after she shared news that she has Parkinson’s disease. Fans have long questioned her absence from the hall’s roster of stars. Similarly, long-denied YES joins the list after Rush finally struck a blow for prog rock with its induction earlier this year.

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This marks the eighth nomination for Chic since 2003, but comes as co-founder Nile Rodgers is enjoying widespread attention after his collaboration with Daft Punk (“Get Lucky”) earlier this year.

More than 600 voters will determine the class of 2014. Inductees will be announced in December and a ceremony will be held next April in New York. The induction will be aired on HBO in May.

The institution is accepting votes on who should be chosen from the 14 nominees for next year’s ceremony here.

Other Minnesota musicians who have been inducted into the Hall of Fame in the past include Bob Dylan, Prince, Eddie Cochran, and Bill Berry (the original drummer for R.E.M.).

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