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IRON MAIDEN & RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE Shut Out of Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Class Of 2021

Foo Fighters made it, though.

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The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Class of 2021 includes Foo Fighters, The Go-Go's, Jay-Z, Carole King, Todd Rundgren and Tina Turner.

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Despite being on the fan ballot, both Iron Maiden and Rage Against The Machine did not receive enough votes to be inducted this year.

In addition to the Class of 2021, LL Cool J, Billy Preston, and Randy Rhoads have been announced for the Musical Excellence Awards, while Kraftwerk, Gil Scott Heron, and Charley Patton will receive the Early Influence Award and Clarence Avant will receive the Ahmet Ertegun Award.

The award ceremony will take place on October 30 at the Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in Cleveland, OH on October 30.

"This diverse class of talented Inductees reflects the Rock Hall’s ongoing commitment to honor artists whose music created the sound of youth culture," said John Sykes, Chairman of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Foundation. "It will make for an unforgettable live celebration of music in October at this year’s Induction Ceremony in Cleveland."

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To be eligible for the Class of 2021, all nominee's first singles or albums must have been released in 1995 or earlier. Iron Maiden released their first singles "Running Free", "Sanctuary", and "Women In Uniform" in 1980, while Rage Against The Machine released their first single "Killing in the Name" in 1992.

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