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)
Singer Linda Ronstadt will join some of the great musicians in history when she gets inducted in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame next year.
The Hall announced Tuesday that its newest class will include the 67-year-old singer of Mexican heritage, Nirvana, Kiss, Peter Gabriel, Hall and Oates and Cat Stevens. They will be inducted April 10 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y.
Artists are eligible 25 years after their first recording release. Nirvana received a nomination in its first year of eligibility – 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.
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.
The Rolling Stones' managers, Andrew Loog Oldham and Brian Epstein, will receive Ahmet Ertegun awards, a non-performing honor. Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band will get the award for musical excellence.
N.W.A., one of 16 nominees announced in October, did not make the cut. The iconic late 1980s rap group included Dr. Dre, who has launched successful solo albums and is the producer behind Eminem, 50 Cent and Kendrick Lamar.
More than 700 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 be televised in May by HBO.
Based on reporting by the Associated Press.