Thin Lizzy nominated for Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Thin Lizzy nominated for Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

THIN LIZZY have been nominated for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for the very first time.

The rock band which was formed in Dublin in 1969 is among 14 nominees for the class of 2020, eight of which are also up for their very first nomination.

Formally fronted by the late Phil Lynott, the group has been suggested for the Hall alongside 15 other acts including the likes of Motorhead, Nine Inch Nails, Whitney Houston and The Notorious B.I.G.

The 35th annual Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will take place at the Public Auditorium in Cleveland, Ohio on May 2, 2020.

To decide who gets the nod, there will first be a public vote, which opens in January. This vote is taken into account along with an artist's musical influence on other artists, length and depth of career and bodies of work, innovation and superiority in style and technique.

Then, a panel 600 'rock experts' will consider the results and announce the official list of inductees in May.

Out of the nominees, the acts that are included in the top 50% of the voting are inducted into the Hall.

In order to be nominated, a particular group or artist must have released their first body of work at least 25 years prior.

From January 10, fans can go to Google and search "Vote Rock Hall 2020" to get involved in the ballot.

Thin Lizzy won't be the first Irish name to enter the prestigious Hall. Van Morrison was inducted in 1993 and U2 got the nod in 2005.