Queens of the Stone Age and Muse lead 2023 Rock Hall Candidates

queen of the stone age, Mouse and Missy Elliott headline the list of artists who will be eligible for Rock & Roll Hall of Fame the first time in 2023.

Formed in 1996 in Palm Desert, California, Queens of the Stone Age have made a mark as one of the most powerful forces in modern music. Led by vocalist and guitarist Josh Homme, the group’s only consistent member throughout its existence, QOTSA has created a distinctive sound by blurring the lines between alternative, stoner and hard rock. The group has released seven studio albums, toured the world and enjoyed the better part of two decades among the marquee names in rock.

Although their styles and backgrounds are completely different, Muse’s Rock Hall resume is just as impressive. The trio – consisting of frontman Matt Bellamy, bassist Chris Wolstenholme and drummer Dominic Howard, formed in Teignmouth, England in 1994. Since then they have established themselves as prominent arena rockers specializing in soaring guitar riffs and bombastic sounds. The group has sold more than 30 million albums worldwide and took home two Grammys.

Arguably the most influential artist to be eligible for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2023 is Missy Elliott. The rapper, born Melissa Arnette Elliott, broke out in the late 90s with her debut album Supa Dupa Fly. Hits kept coming into the new millennium, including “Get Ur Freak On”, “Work It” and “Lose Control”. She remains the best-selling female rapper of all time and has been hailed as a revolutionary artist in hip-hop history.

An artist becomes eligible for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame 25 years after their first release, meaning all 2023 inductees would have debuted in 1997. Other acts becoming eligible in the new year include Will Smith, Limp Bizkit, Black Eyed Peas, Sia, Destiny’s Child and P. Diddy.

The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame traditionally announces its nominees in early February, so fans will have to wait and see if any of these newcomers make it to the ballot in 2023. In total, 55 artists have been inducted into the Rock Hall in their first year of eligibility, the most recent was Eminem who was enrolled in the 2022 class.

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