Keyboardist Don Airey, singer Ian Gillan and guitarist Steve Morse of rock band Deep Purple perform in Rabat, Morocco, on May 30, 2013.Youssef Boudlal/Reuters
Two months after unveiling a December 17, 2015
Nine Inch Nails' rejection drew some ire of its own.
An artist is eligible for the Hall of Fame 25 years after the artist's first release. Nine Inch Nails' debut album, Pretty Hate Machine, came out in 1989.
Other nominees who didn't make the cut include the Cars, Chic, the J.B.'s (James Brown's backing band), Chaka Khan, Los Lobos and the Spinners.
The induction ceremony is set for April 8 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. Fans who can't make it will be able to watch it on HBO at a later date.