The 2014 nominees for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame will be announced in early October, and Sting is once again up for consideration as a solo artist. Will Sting’s widely publicized new projects help secure or hinder his inclusion on the list of nominees this year?
- His first album of new music in a decade was just released this week - The Last Ship.
- His Broadway musical of the same name will be christened next June 2014 in Chicago and set sail next fall in New York.
Technically, Sting has been eligible for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame since 2007 with the release of the 1982 Brimstone & Treacle soundtrack, which marked 25 years since his first work sans The Police. His solo album, The Dream of the Blue Turtles, was released three years later in 1985 and is more widely recognized as the work designating the 25-year anniversary of his solo career.
Is a nomination in the cards this year for Sting based on the hubbub surrounding his new venture into Broadway showtunes? If you think it’s high time Sting was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame based on his musical longevity and accomplishments, click through to the petition started three years ago and add your name to the list of fans who agree.
Then stay tuned for the nominees to be announced soon! What do you think are the odds we’ll see Sting on the list of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nominees this year?