Nirvana was nominated for the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame in their first year of eligibility.

Bands become eligible for the Hall when their first release turns 25.  Nirvana's Bleach was released in 1989, but their first single, Love Buzz, was released in 1988.

(Read:  Who Will Perform with Nirvana?)

Other nominees include KISS, Hall & Oates, the Paul Butterfield Band, Chic, Deep Purple, Peter Gabriel, LL Cool J, N.W.A., Link Wray, the Meters, Linda Ronstadt, Cat Stevens, Yes, and the Zombies.

Fans can vote for their favorites on  The top five fan voter getters will comprise a "fan's ballot" that will count along with the other 600 ballots.  That sounds like a sham, but it might have helped Rush get into the Hall last year.