Nominees for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame's Class of 2020 have been announced. The list is capped by the Doobie Brothers, Judas Priest and Soundgarden.
Neither the Doobies nor Soundgarden have ever appeared on a Rock Hall ballot. Judas Priest earned a first-time nomination in 2018, but got passed over. They didn't make the ballot the next year, reportedly because of low voting scores on the fan ballot.
"I wish we had been in a long time ago," Doobie Brothers frontman Tom Johnston told the Cincinnati Enquirer. "Our band has definitely been around long enough, made enough noise hit-wise, given a lot of people a lot of pleasure and is still out doing it. I don’t know what else would be required. I think those are the requirements."