Def Leppard Among the Nominees for 2019 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction

The 2019 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nominees have been announced and Def Leppard is among those on the ballot. The band has been eligible to be nominated since 2005; an artist becomes eligible for induction 25 years after their first album is released. Front-man Joe Elliott tells Billboard his thoughts on the 13 year long wait , “You're looking at the likes of Todd Rundgren (23 years) and Roxy Music (21 years) and Devo (15 years), and it took them long enough to get a nomination. So I don't feel so bad now that we got overlooked when you see people like them, people I was out buying their records when I was 12 years old. So it's alright. It's kinda cool."

Def Leppard has sold over 100 million records worldwide and both their albums Pyromania and Hysteria sold over 10 million copies in the U.S. Def Leppard are currently starting their tour in Japan and Australia.

Other 2019 nominees include Radiohead, Stevie Nicks, Rage Against the Machine, The Cure, Devo, and Roxy Music.

Fans can vote at once a day until December 9th.

The ceremony will take place at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York on March 29, 2019.

Jennifer Minor