Stevie Ray Vaughan wins Rock Hall fan vote, Nine Inch Nails gets second place

If the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame decided its inductions according to fan ballots, Stevie Ray Vaughan would be a lock for 2015. Fans of the late guitarist voted for him over 18 million times — an astounding 31% of the total — and coming in ahead of a list of potential inductees that includes Joan Jett, Lou Reed and Sting.

Vaughan now has slight advantage over the rest of would-be members that Rock Hall chief Joel Peresman described as representing “the myriad places where rock ’n’ roll converges with blues, electronic, dance, Motown, R&B, funk and other genres.”

Stay tuned.

2015 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Public Poll Results
Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble: 31.0%
Nine Inch Nails: 22.2%
Joan Jett and the Blackhearts: 15.1%
Bill Withers: 6.4%
Paul Butterfield Blues Band: 6.2%
Lou Reed: 5.3%
War: 2.7%
Green Day: 2.6%
Sting: 1.8%
N.W.A.: 1.3%
Kraftwerk: 1.2%
The Smiths: 1.1%
The Spinners: 1.1%
The Marvelettes: 0.9%
Chic: 0.9%