Rock & Roll Hall of Fame's fan vote has been eerily precise
Driving the news: Fan voting ends April 28, with the class of 2023 scheduled to be announced in early May.
Why it matters: The fan vote has become one of the best indicators as to who will get inducted.
Details: The top five vote-getters — currently George Michael, Cyndi Lauper, Warren Zevon, Iron Maiden and Soundgarden — will constitute a single "fan ballot" added to a pool of more than 1,000 votes.
- Each of the top five acts in last year's fan vote — Duran Duran, Eminem, Pat Benatar, Eurythmics and Dolly Parton — were inducted.
The intrigue: Since the online poll debuted in 2012, the No. 1 vote-getter has been inducted all but once. The lone exception was Dave Matthews Band in 2020.
- In fact, all but three acts (DMB, Soundgarden and Fela Kuti) that finished in the top-five in previous fan votes are now Rock Hall inductees.
💭 My thought bubble: I wouldn't be shocked if all five acts on this year's fan ballot got in. I'm least confident about Iron Maiden.
Go deeper: Predicting the 2023 Rock Hall Inductees
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