This is the first nomination for hardcore punk pioneers Bad Brains.
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame bio:
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"For four decades, Bad Brains have inspired artists from the Beastie Boys and Henry Rollins to Lauryn Hill and Living Colour with their unique mix of breakneck-paced hardcore punk and dubby reggae. The group, whose members met each other in high school, formed as a progressive jazz band in a Washington, D.C. suburb in 1977 under the name Mind Power; after they saw Ramones and the Clash live, they focused their energy on punk and renamed themselves after Ramones' “Bad Brain.” The group – singer H.R., guitarist Dr. Know, bassist Darryl Jenifer and drummer Earl Hudson – also took inspiration from seeing Bob Marley live and began exploring reggae, figuring if punk and reggae could live together on the same stage at concerts in London, they could live side by side in Bad Brains’ music."