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  • FILE - This Sept. 8, 2013 file photo shows musician Peter Gabriel at the premiere of "The Reluctant Fundamentalist " during the Toronto International Film Festival in Toronto. Gabriel will be inducted into the 2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on April 10 at the Barclays Center in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)

    FILE - This Sept. 8, 2013 file photo shows musician Peter Gabriel at the premiere of "The Reluctant Fundamentalist " during the Toronto International Film Festival in Toronto. Gabriel will be inducted into the 2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on April 10 at the Barclays Center in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)

  • FILE - This Sept. 8, 2013 file photo shows musician Peter Gabriel at the premiere of "The Reluctant Fundamentalist " during the Toronto International Film Festival in Toronto. Gabriel will be inducted into the 2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on April 10 at the Barclays Center in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)

    FILE - This Sept. 8, 2013 file photo shows musician Peter Gabriel at the premiere of "The Reluctant Fundamentalist " during the Toronto International Film Festival in Toronto. Gabriel will be inducted into the 2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on April 10 at the Barclays Center in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)

  • FILE - This 1991 file photo shows the band Nirvana, from left, Krist Novoselic, Dave Grohl, and Kurt Cobain. Nirvana will be inducted into the 2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on April 10, 2014, at the Barclays Center in New York. (AP Photo/Chris Cuffaro, File)

    FILE - This 1991 file photo shows the band Nirvana, from left, Krist Novoselic, Dave Grohl, and Kurt Cobain. Nirvana will be inducted into the 2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on April 10, 2014, at the Barclays Center in New York. (AP Photo/Chris Cuffaro, File)

  • FILE - This 1991 file photo shows the band Nirvana, from left, Krist Novoselic, Dave Grohl, and Kurt Cobain. Nirvana will be inducted into the 2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on April 10, 2014, at the Barclays Center in New York. (AP Photo/Chris Cuffaro, File)

    FILE - This 1991 file photo shows the band Nirvana, from left, Krist Novoselic, Dave Grohl, and Kurt Cobain. Nirvana will be inducted into the 2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on April 10, 2014, at the Barclays Center in New York. (AP Photo/Chris Cuffaro, File)

  • FILE - In this Dec. 3, 2013 file photo, former BP drilling engineer Kurt Mix arrives at the Hale Boggs Federal Building in New Orleans, Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013. Jurors are scheduled to hear closing arguments Monday in Mix's trial on two counts of obstruction of justice. He is charged with deleting text messages about the company's response to its massive 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. (AP Photo/Jonathan Bachman, File)

    FILE - In this Dec. 3, 2013 file photo, former BP drilling engineer Kurt Mix arrives at the Hale Boggs Federal Building in New Orleans, Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013. Jurors are scheduled to hear closing arguments Monday in Mix's trial on two counts of obstruction of justice. He is charged with deleting text messages about the company's response to its massive 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. (AP Photo/Jonathan Bachman, File)

  • FILE - In this Aug. 11, 1999 file photo, Kiss band members, from left, Ace Frehley, Gene Simmons, Peter Criss and Paul Stanley take the ceremonial first step on their new star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles. Kiss will be inducted into the 2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on April 10, 2014 at the Barclays Center in New York. (AP Photo/Katie Callan, File)

    FILE - In this Aug. 11, 1999 file photo, Kiss band members, from left, Ace Frehley, Gene Simmons, Peter Criss and Paul Stanley take the ceremonial first step on their new star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles. Kiss will be inducted into the 2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on April 10, 2014 at the Barclays Center in New York. (AP Photo/Katie Callan, File)

  • FILE - In this Aug. 11, 1999 file photo, Kiss band members, from left, Ace Frehley, Gene Simmons, Peter Criss and Paul Stanley take the ceremonial first step on their new star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles. Kiss will be inducted into the 2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on April 10, 2014 at the Barclays Center in New York. (AP Photo/Katie Callan, File)

    FILE - In this Aug. 11, 1999 file photo, Kiss band members, from left, Ace Frehley, Gene Simmons, Peter Criss and Paul Stanley take the ceremonial first step on their new star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles. Kiss will be inducted into the 2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on April 10, 2014 at the Barclays Center in New York. (AP Photo/Katie Callan, File)

  • FILE - In this Jan. 31, 2013 file photo, Dave Grohl, left, poses with Nirvana bandmate Krist Novoselic at the premiere of the documentary film "Sound City," in Los Angeles. Nirvana will be inducted into the 2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on April 10 at the Barclays Center in New York. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)

    FILE - In this Jan. 31, 2013 file photo, Dave Grohl, left, poses with Nirvana bandmate Krist Novoselic at the premiere of the documentary film "Sound City," in Los Angeles. Nirvana will be inducted into the 2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on April 10 at the Barclays Center in New York. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)

  • FILE - In this Jan. 31, 2013 file photo, Dave Grohl, left, poses with Nirvana bandmate Krist Novoselic at the premiere of the documentary film "Sound City," in Los Angeles. Nirvana will be inducted into the 2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on April 10 at the Barclays Center in New York. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)

    FILE - In this Jan. 31, 2013 file photo, Dave Grohl, left, poses with Nirvana bandmate Krist Novoselic at the premiere of the documentary film "Sound City," in Los Angeles. Nirvana will be inducted into the 2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on April 10 at the Barclays Center in New York. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)

  • FILE - In this May 20, 2008 file photo, Daryl Hall, left, and John Oates pose before the 56th annual BMI Pop Awards in Beverly Hills, Calif. Hall and Oates will be inducted into the 2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on April 10 at the Barclays Center in New York. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File)

    FILE - In this May 20, 2008 file photo, Daryl Hall, left, and John Oates pose before the 56th annual BMI Pop Awards in Beverly Hills, Calif. Hall and Oates will be inducted into the 2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on April 10 at the Barclays Center in New York. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File)

  • FILE - In this May 20, 2008 file photo, Daryl Hall, left, and John Oates pose before the 56th annual BMI Pop Awards in Beverly Hills, Calif. Hall and Oates will be inducted into the 2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on April 10 at the Barclays Center in New York. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File)

    FILE - In this May 20, 2008 file photo, Daryl Hall, left, and John Oates pose before the 56th annual BMI Pop Awards in Beverly Hills, Calif. Hall and Oates will be inducted into the 2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on April 10 at the Barclays Center in New York. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File)

  • FILE - In this Sept. 17, 2013 file photo, American musician Linda Ronstadt poses in New York to promote the release of her memoir "Simple Dreams." Ronstadt will be inducted into the 2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on April 10 at the Barclays Center in New York. (Photo by Amy Sussman/Invision/AP, File)

    FILE - In this Sept. 17, 2013 file photo, American musician Linda Ronstadt poses in New York to promote the release of her memoir "Simple Dreams." Ronstadt will be inducted into the 2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on April 10 at the Barclays Center in New York. (Photo by Amy Sussman/Invision/AP, File)

  • FILE - In this Sept. 17, 2013 file photo, American musician Linda Ronstadt poses in New York to promote the release of her memoir "Simple Dreams." Ronstadt will be inducted into the 2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on April 10 at the Barclays Center in New York. (Photo by Amy Sussman/Invision/AP, File)

    FILE - In this Sept. 17, 2013 file photo, American musician Linda Ronstadt poses in New York to promote the release of her memoir "Simple Dreams." Ronstadt will be inducted into the 2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on April 10 at the Barclays Center in New York. (Photo by Amy Sussman/Invision/AP, File)

  • FILE - This May 11, 2009 file photo shows Yusuf Islam, previously Cat Stevens, during a sound check for his concert at the El Rey Theater in Los Angeles. Islam will be inducted into the 2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on April 10 at the Barclays Center in New York.  (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)

    FILE - This May 11, 2009 file photo shows Yusuf Islam, previously Cat Stevens, during a sound check for his concert at the El Rey Theater in Los Angeles. Islam will be inducted into the 2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on April 10 at the Barclays Center in New York. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)

  • FILE - This May 11, 2009 file photo shows Yusuf Islam, previously Cat Stevens, during a sound check for his concert at the El Rey Theater in Los Angeles. Islam will be inducted into the 2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on April 10 at the Barclays Center in New York.  (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)

    FILE - This May 11, 2009 file photo shows Yusuf Islam, previously Cat Stevens, during a sound check for his concert at the El Rey Theater in Los Angeles. Islam will be inducted into the 2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on April 10 at the Barclays Center in New York. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)

  • FILE - This  Oct. 11, 2012 file image released by Starpix shows, from left, Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley, Eric Singer, Tommy Thayer of KISS as the band arrives at SiriusXM offices to promote their latest release "Monster," in New York. Kiss will be inducted into the 2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on April 10 at the Barclays Center in New York. (AP Photo/Starpix, Amanda Schwab, File)

    FILE - This Oct. 11, 2012 file image released by Starpix shows, from left, Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley, Eric Singer, Tommy Thayer of KISS as the band arrives at SiriusXM offices to promote their latest release "Monster," in New York. Kiss will be inducted into the 2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on April 10 at the Barclays Center in New York. (AP Photo/Starpix, Amanda Schwab, File)

  • FILE - This  Oct. 11, 2012 file image released by Starpix shows, from left, Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley, Eric Singer, Tommy Thayer of KISS as the band arrives at SiriusXM offices to promote their latest release "Monster," in New York. Kiss will be inducted into the 2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on April 10 at the Barclays Center in New York. (AP Photo/Starpix, Amanda Schwab, File)

    FILE - This Oct. 11, 2012 file image released by Starpix shows, from left, Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley, Eric Singer, Tommy Thayer of KISS as the band arrives at SiriusXM offices to promote their latest release "Monster," in New York. Kiss will be inducted into the 2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on April 10 at the Barclays Center in New York. (AP Photo/Starpix, Amanda Schwab, File)

  • This Oct. 11, 2013 photo shows caprese skewers with tomatoes, mozzarella and basil on skewers at Queenshead, a restaurant in the emerging, funky Grand Central District of St. Petersburg, Fla.  In addition to British-themed entrees like shepherd’s pie and fish and chips, Queenshead has a creative menu of small-plate starters like the chickpeas, which work as a bar snack or a side dish to be shared. (AP Photo/Beth J. Harpaz)

    This Oct. 11, 2013 photo shows caprese skewers with tomatoes, mozzarella and basil on skewers at Queenshead, a restaurant in the emerging, funky Grand Central District of St. Petersburg, Fla. In addition to British-themed entrees like shepherd’s pie and fish and chips, Queenshead has a creative menu of small-plate starters like the chickpeas, which work as a bar snack or a side dish to be shared. (AP Photo/Beth J. Harpaz)

  • This Oct. 11, 2013 photo shows caprese skewers with tomatoes, mozzarella and basil on skewers at Queenshead, a restaurant in the emerging, funky Grand Central District of St. Petersburg, Fla.  In addition to British-themed entrees like shepherd’s pie and fish and chips, Queenshead has a creative menu of small-plate starters like the chickpeas, which work as a bar snack or a side dish to be shared. (AP Photo/Beth J. Harpaz)

    This Oct. 11, 2013 photo shows caprese skewers with tomatoes, mozzarella and basil on skewers at Queenshead, a restaurant in the emerging, funky Grand Central District of St. Petersburg, Fla. In addition to British-themed entrees like shepherd’s pie and fish and chips, Queenshead has a creative menu of small-plate starters like the chickpeas, which work as a bar snack or a side dish to be shared. (AP Photo/Beth J. Harpaz)

  • FILE - In this Sept. 17, 2013 file photo, American musician Linda Ronstadt poses in New York to promote the release of her memoir "Simple Dreams." Ronstadt will be inducted into the 2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on April 10 at the Barclays Center in New York. (Photo by Amy Sussman/Invision/AP, File)

    FILE - In this Sept. 17, 2013 file photo, American musician Linda Ronstadt poses in New York to promote the release of her memoir "Simple Dreams." Ronstadt will be inducted into the 2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on April 10 at the Barclays Center in New York. (Photo by Amy Sussman/Invision/AP, File)

  • FILE - This Sept. 8, 2013 file photo shows musician Peter Gabriel at the premiere of "The Reluctant Fundamentalist " during the Toronto International Film Festival in Toronto. Gabriel will be inducted into the 2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on April 10 at the Barclays Center in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
  • FILE - This Sept. 8, 2013 file photo shows musician Peter Gabriel at the premiere of "The Reluctant Fundamentalist " during the Toronto International Film Festival in Toronto. Gabriel will be inducted into the 2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on April 10 at the Barclays Center in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
  • FILE - This 1991 file photo shows the band Nirvana, from left, Krist Novoselic, Dave Grohl, and Kurt Cobain. Nirvana will be inducted into the 2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on April 10, 2014, at the Barclays Center in New York. (AP Photo/Chris Cuffaro, File)
  • FILE - This 1991 file photo shows the band Nirvana, from left, Krist Novoselic, Dave Grohl, and Kurt Cobain. Nirvana will be inducted into the 2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on April 10, 2014, at the Barclays Center in New York. (AP Photo/Chris Cuffaro, File)
  • FILE - In this Dec. 3, 2013 file photo, former BP drilling engineer Kurt Mix arrives at the Hale Boggs Federal Building in New Orleans, Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013. Jurors are scheduled to hear closing arguments Monday in Mix's trial on two counts of obstruction of justice. He is charged with deleting text messages about the company's response to its massive 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. (AP Photo/Jonathan Bachman, File)
  • FILE - In this Aug. 11, 1999 file photo, Kiss band members, from left, Ace Frehley, Gene Simmons, Peter Criss and Paul Stanley take the ceremonial first step on their new star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles. Kiss will be inducted into the 2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on April 10, 2014 at the Barclays Center in New York. (AP Photo/Katie Callan, File)
  • FILE - In this Aug. 11, 1999 file photo, Kiss band members, from left, Ace Frehley, Gene Simmons, Peter Criss and Paul Stanley take the ceremonial first step on their new star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles. Kiss will be inducted into the 2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on April 10, 2014 at the Barclays Center in New York. (AP Photo/Katie Callan, File)
  • FILE - In this Jan. 31, 2013 file photo, Dave Grohl, left, poses with Nirvana bandmate Krist Novoselic at the premiere of the documentary film "Sound City," in Los Angeles. Nirvana will be inducted into the 2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on April 10 at the Barclays Center in New York. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
  • FILE - In this Jan. 31, 2013 file photo, Dave Grohl, left, poses with Nirvana bandmate Krist Novoselic at the premiere of the documentary film "Sound City," in Los Angeles. Nirvana will be inducted into the 2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on April 10 at the Barclays Center in New York. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
  • FILE - In this May 20, 2008 file photo, Daryl Hall, left, and John Oates pose before the 56th annual BMI Pop Awards in Beverly Hills, Calif. Hall and Oates will be inducted into the 2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on April 10 at the Barclays Center in New York. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File)
  • FILE - In this May 20, 2008 file photo, Daryl Hall, left, and John Oates pose before the 56th annual BMI Pop Awards in Beverly Hills, Calif. Hall and Oates will be inducted into the 2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on April 10 at the Barclays Center in New York. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File)
  • FILE - In this Sept. 17, 2013 file photo, American musician Linda Ronstadt poses in New York to promote the release of her memoir "Simple Dreams." Ronstadt will be inducted into the 2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on April 10 at the Barclays Center in New York. (Photo by Amy Sussman/Invision/AP, File)
  • FILE - In this Sept. 17, 2013 file photo, American musician Linda Ronstadt poses in New York to promote the release of her memoir "Simple Dreams." Ronstadt will be inducted into the 2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on April 10 at the Barclays Center in New York. (Photo by Amy Sussman/Invision/AP, File)
  • FILE - This May 11, 2009 file photo shows Yusuf Islam, previously Cat Stevens, during a sound check for his concert at the El Rey Theater in Los Angeles. Islam will be inducted into the 2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on April 10 at the Barclays Center in New York.  (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
  • FILE - This May 11, 2009 file photo shows Yusuf Islam, previously Cat Stevens, during a sound check for his concert at the El Rey Theater in Los Angeles. Islam will be inducted into the 2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on April 10 at the Barclays Center in New York.  (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
  • FILE - This  Oct. 11, 2012 file image released by Starpix shows, from left, Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley, Eric Singer, Tommy Thayer of KISS as the band arrives at SiriusXM offices to promote their latest release "Monster," in New York. Kiss will be inducted into the 2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on April 10 at the Barclays Center in New York. (AP Photo/Starpix, Amanda Schwab, File)
  • FILE - This  Oct. 11, 2012 file image released by Starpix shows, from left, Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley, Eric Singer, Tommy Thayer of KISS as the band arrives at SiriusXM offices to promote their latest release "Monster," in New York. Kiss will be inducted into the 2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on April 10 at the Barclays Center in New York. (AP Photo/Starpix, Amanda Schwab, File)
  • This Oct. 11, 2013 photo shows caprese skewers with tomatoes, mozzarella and basil on skewers at Queenshead, a restaurant in the emerging, funky Grand Central District of St. Petersburg, Fla.  In addition to British-themed entrees like shepherd’s pie and fish and chips, Queenshead has a creative menu of small-plate starters like the chickpeas, which work as a bar snack or a side dish to be shared. (AP Photo/Beth J. Harpaz)
  • This Oct. 11, 2013 photo shows caprese skewers with tomatoes, mozzarella and basil on skewers at Queenshead, a restaurant in the emerging, funky Grand Central District of St. Petersburg, Fla.  In addition to British-themed entrees like shepherd’s pie and fish and chips, Queenshead has a creative menu of small-plate starters like the chickpeas, which work as a bar snack or a side dish to be shared. (AP Photo/Beth J. Harpaz)
  • FILE - In this Sept. 17, 2013 file photo, American musician Linda Ronstadt poses in New York to promote the release of her memoir "Simple Dreams." Ronstadt will be inducted into the 2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on April 10 at the Barclays Center in New York. (Photo by Amy Sussman/Invision/AP, File)

New York — Nirvana, Kiss and Peter Gabriel will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame next year.

The Rock Hall announced Tuesday that Hall and Oates, Linda Ronstadt and Cat Stevens also will be inducted April 10 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.

Artists are eligible for induction 25 years after their first release. Nirvana received a nomination in its first year of eligibility and next year the band will celebrate the 25th anniversary of its debut, Bleach. The induction comes 20 years after frontman Kurt Cobain committed suicide at age 27.

“For once ... I’m speechless. From the basements, to the dingy clubs, to the broken down vans, to ... the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame,” former Nirvana drummer Dave Grohl, now the frontman for Foo Fighters, said in a statement Tuesday. “I’d like to thank the committee not only for this induction, but also for recognizing Nirvana for what we were: pure rock and roll.”

“Thank you most of all to Kurt Cobain,” bassist Krist Novoselic said in the statement issued on behalf of Nirvana. “And to everyone who’s kept rock music going strong for 60 years and counting.”

This year also marked first-time nominations for Hall and Oates, Gabriel and Ronstadt. Kiss and Stevens, who have been nominated in the past, made the cut after being absent from the list for several years.

Peter Criss, Kiss’ original drummer and vocalist, said the band changed rock forever by raising the bar for live performances.

“We were four guys from New York City who brought Barnum & Bailey into rock and roll,” he told The Associated Press. Criss last toured with the band in 2003 and hopes to be asked to perform with the other three founding members at the induction ceremony at New York’s Barclays Center. The Hall of Fame is in Cleveland, but the location of the induction ceremony varies from year to year.

“We wanted the makeup and the costumes and the bombs,” Criss said. “Our idea was to give people a hell of a lot more for their money. We changed music by insisting you can’t go up there and just sing anymore. That’s going to stand forever.”

Singer/guitarist Paul Stanley, who with bassist Gene Simmons has anchored Kiss’ changing lineup for 40 years, said the band never cared when critics slammed them.

“The spirit of rock and roll for me has always meant following the paths I choose, regardless of what my critics or my peers think,” he said. “For 40 years, Kiss has built an army that apologizes to no one, and I’m honored to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame knowing we have remained true to ourselves and our fans.”

Also at the ceremony, The Rolling Stones’ managers, Andrew Loog Oldham and Brian Epstein, will receive Ahmet Ertegun awards, a non-performing honor. And Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band will get the award for musical excellence.

N.W.A., one of the 16 nominees announced in October, did not make the cut. The iconic rap group includes Dr. Dre, who has launched successful solo albums and is the producer behind Eminem, 50 Cent and Kendrick Lamar.

More than 700 Rock Hall voters determined the 2014 class.

The 29th annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will be open to the public. Tickets go on sale next month.

The event will air on HBO in May.

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Associated Press writer Wayne Parry in Point Pleasant, N.J., contributed to this report.