Sign up today and save up to 67% on a Hartford Courant digital subscription

Chaka Khan

Janet Jackson, Chicago, The Cars nominated for rock hall

Janet Jackson, Steve Miller, Chicago and The Cars are among the first-time nominees being considered for induction next year in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Cheap Trick, Los Lobos, Chaka Khan and James Brown's famed backup band The J.B.'s also are new to the ballot. Eight of the 15 potential honorees are first-timers, although none are in their first year of eligibility. More than 800 artists and members of the music industry vote on the inductees, who will be announced in December. Fans can also vote on the rock hall's website toward a "fan's ballot" that will also be counted. Artists back on the ballot for another try are Chic, Deep Purple, N.W.A.,...