Meanwhile, British bands Radiohead, The Cure, and The Zombies, along with American rapper LL Cool J, German experimental music group Kraftwerk, and 1960s rockers MC5 were among those bidding for induction once again.
It could be second time lucky for Radiohead, who had their first nomination past year.
Music professionals and fans alike will whittle down the list of hopefuls prior to next year's inductees being decided in December, the Rock Hall said in a statement. The 2019 induction ceremony, presented by Klipsch Audio, will be held at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York on March 29 and broadcast on HBO and SiriusXM.
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But it also looked like O'Connor was moving on to reteam with Ben Affleck on the sports drama The Has-Been . As of right now, it sounds like they'll be using his script, but they have yet to find a director.
The Rock Hall revealed the complete list of 2019 nominees - 15 acts in all - on Tuesday morning (Oct. 9).
For an artist to be eligible, they must have released their first single or album at least 25 years before the year they are nominated. Voting is capped at one ballot per day. This year's nominees have just been announced and there are a handful of fan favorites in the fray.