DEF LEPPARD Beats Out STEVIE NICKS, TODD RUNDGREN To Win 2019 ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME Fan Vote

DEF LEPPARD Beats Out STEVIE NICKS, TODD RUNDGREN To Win 2019 ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME Fan Vote

DEF LEPPARD beat out Stevie Nicks, Todd Rundgren, THE ZOMBIES and THE CURE to win the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Fan Vote. The British rockers band had 547,647 votes, followed by Stevie Nicks (427,844), Todd Rundgren (365,370), THE ZOMBIES (329,052) and THE CURE (264,443).

According to the Hall's rules, the five top vote-getters in the fan vote are put on a single ballot, which counts no more than a ballot submitted by one of the Hall's 900 or so regular voters, consisting of artists, music historians and music industry insiders. That means that each single fan vote for DEF LEPPARD was worth 0.00182599 actual ballots, as reported by Cleveland.com.

The official choices will be announced on Thursday, December 13 at 8 a.m. EST on the Rock Hall's Facebook, Twitter and YouTube pages as well as on SiriusXM Volume channel 106.

Since the Fan Vote was created, the top vote-getter that year (previously BON JOVI, RUSH, KISS, STEVIE RAY VAUGHAN, CHICAGO, JOURNEY) has wound up being inducted into the Rock Hall.

Artists are eligible for the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame 25 years after the release of their first album or single. Criteria for inclusion includes "the influence and significance of the artist's contributions to the development and perpetuation of rock and roll."

One of the top-selling rock acts of of all time, DEF LEPPARD has been eligible for the Rock Hall since 2004.

The 2019 nominees had to release their first recording no later than 1993.

The 2019 Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame induction ceremony will be held March 29 at Brooklyn, New York's Barclays Center. HBO will broadcast a truncated version of the ceremony later in the year.

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